Aroma Therapy

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Project by Jeremy posted 11-09-2011 01:06 PM 2267 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at a box. I made it for a friend and coworker of mine in the Air Force. He is a fellow lumberjock and was deployed to the desert. Being that he was unable to do any sort of woodworking I thought he might be missing it. Our office wanted to send him a care package and in that package I wanted to put some sawdust but I couldn’t figure out how without it getting all over the place. Thus the Aroma Therapy box was born. I found out how hard it is to get perfect 45 degree cuts on something so wide. But I drilled a bunch of small holes on top so he can smell it without really breaking it. I added Pine, Oak, Poplar, and Aroma Cedar. I was looking for a tiny hammer to put on the side but I was unable to find one so I printed one out and glued it to the side, it also saved weight. But I finished it with hand wiped poly. I really liked how it turned out. He liked it so much when he got it that he proudly displayed it at work.

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#1 posted 11-09-2011 01:47 PM

I like this a lot! It’s friends like you that make deployment durable! Thanks for serving our nation!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 11-09-2011 02:15 PM

Hahaha :) funny idea and a very friendly move.

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#3 posted 11-09-2011 03:14 PM

I think all LJ’s need one of these when they can’t get out in their shop to work !!!

-- If it ain't broke don't fix it, if you fix it make it better than it has to be.

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#4 posted 11-09-2011 07:35 PM

Amusing idea! Good for you; good for him! I’m sure this serves as a reminder of home. But… I have a brother-in-law who served in Iraq. I’ve spoken to him about going out on patrol. Civilians generally don’t think about some of the practical, personal hygiene issues involved with being out in the desert for a month! I wonder if cedar repels camel spiders?

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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#5 posted 11-09-2011 10:17 PM

Nice work, cool idea! Having spent 3 years in Iraq any package was a blessing so I am sure it was well appreciated.

As for Camel Spider repellant, doubt it in my experinece the bottom of my boot was best repellant. Someone once said an ounce of prevention is worth a ton of reaction. Kill it before it kills you ya know? (laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 11-15-2011 05:17 AM

haha, great idea

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23

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#7 posted 06-15-2012 07:52 PM

This is great, I could use one of these in my office!

-- Chris G. ; Los Angeles, CA

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