Retirement Gift

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Project by Norman1 posted 05-26-2022 03:11 PM 706 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A good friend of mine recently retired from Federal service. I wanted to give him something special for his more than 30 years of Federal service so I made him a cherry and ash box with hand cut dovetails. I also made him a pen (he had been hinting for years that he wanted me to make him one) and a bottle opener with an imbedded coin. I also gave him a bottle of whiskey to help him with the transition from Federal service. It seems to have worked out well for him.

-- Michael A. Norman

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#1 posted 05-26-2022 03:27 PM

Bottle of whiskey would be a great gift on its own ))
But with beautiful box and always useful pen and bottle opener it is a grand gift!

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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#2 posted 05-26-2022 03:30 PM

Wow… great box and wonderful gift.
It looks great.

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#3 posted 05-26-2022 03:49 PM

That’s a great looking box. I’ll bet you did ease him into retirement quite well.

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#4 posted 05-26-2022 06:14 PM

Both great gifts…nice work on the box!!


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

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#5 posted 05-26-2022 07:48 PM

Beautiful box, and a wonderful retirement gift. Whiskey looks good to.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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#6 posted 05-27-2022 12:58 PM

Thoughtful gift all ‘round. The box is elegant in the simplicity of its lines.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#7 posted 05-27-2022 02:28 PM

That box turned out great and that bourbon is a really great value. It’s bottled here in VA not too far from me.

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#8 posted 05-27-2022 04:33 PM

Nice work on the box. What took you so long to make your good friend (I think you mentioned he was a Federal Worker) a pin? 8^}

What kind of whiskey is that? It looks high end.

-- James E McIntyre

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#9 posted 05-28-2022 02:14 AM

NIce work.. it all goes nicely with the whiskey ;)

-- Galootish log blog,

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