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Keepsake Heart Box for a little 5 year old young lady

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Project by woodshaver Tony C posted 03-22-2020 02:16 AM 800 views 0 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was helping a neighbor with a project that she was working on and she had her little 5 year old daughter with her. On my bench I had some small pieces of walnut that I used to cut some hearts out of for inlays that I needed for a box I was making.
I was just throwing these pieces out thinking they were unuseable. When the little girl saw the hearts she smiled at me so I gave her a few to take home. After They left I thought maybe I should just make a little keepsake box for the little girl using some of the waste from making the inlay hearts. After I made it I decided to make the inserts red. Well this is what I came up with. When they returned to my shop I gave the box to the little girl; she was so happy! Made my day!
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#1 posted 03-22-2020 02:20 AM

Good Man Tony, that’s what life is about.
Kudos to you.

-- I only know what I know, nothing less, nothing more -- That doesn't count what I used to know..

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#2 posted 03-22-2020 02:25 AM

Cute box and sweet to make it for the little girl. Nice story

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#3 posted 03-22-2020 02:35 AM

AHH Tony, you big softie!!!!!!LOL
Seriously though, that is a beautiful gift for a little girl who will remember you for a very long time.
Great job Mate.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#4 posted 03-22-2020 03:09 AM

Nice work, with the box, and the little girl’s heart.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#5 posted 03-22-2020 03:12 AM

I’m sure both of your hearts have a warm feeling in them now. Too bad there was no hug involved but the hug was there in spirit. Another good reason to keep those scraps around, eventually they become a treasure.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 03-22-2020 03:15 AM

very thoughtful buddy,you did something she will never forget,and thats the beauty of woodworking.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 03-22-2020 03:23 AM

That’s a beauty, tony!!
Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 03-22-2020 03:34 AM

Hey Tony,

Every thing and everyone has value. love has and added value to creation. Stay safe!

Nice!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 03-22-2020 03:42 AM

Thanks everyone!
Nothing feels better than making someone happy! Especially if it’s a child!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#10 posted 03-22-2020 04:20 AM

What more can I add than a job well done!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#11 posted 03-22-2020 04:31 AM

Great design, I like it’.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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#12 posted 03-22-2020 11:38 AM

Thanks LBD and Jim!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#13 posted 03-22-2020 01:23 PM

You sure conquered her hearth….beautiful box!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 03-22-2020 02:12 PM

Thank you Ivan!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#15 posted 03-22-2020 02:17 PM

Tony, she’s a cuttie I can see why you would want to make anything she wants all day long:)
Just wondering why you consider this a band saw box?

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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