Note Card / Family History Box

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Project by joshtank posted 04-12-2012 01:55 PM 2443 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Note Card / Family History Box
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Made from sapele and beech. A simple little box to hold a neat idea.

One note card for each day of the year. Try your best to write down something notable that happened that each day as the year passes. Next year start the cards over on the next line. A neat sort of family history project to look back on ‘this day in history’, ‘remember when..’ etc. We started in when my daughter was born.

Thanks for looking and for your comments.

More about it here –

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL -

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#1 posted 04-12-2012 02:14 PM

If someone can stay dedicated to it… it would be an amazing gift for any child when they grew and had their own children.

Thank you for the inspiration.

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#2 posted 04-12-2012 02:15 PM

yes, it’s become part of dinner. “oh get the box.. what happened today?”

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL -

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#3 posted 04-12-2012 03:47 PM

beautiful box, and a great idea, we do a lot of family history and have loved doing it…good luck with yours

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 04-13-2012 08:53 AM


I love working with sepele. It is a great wood for boxes.

You have done good work here. The corner splines are nice and tight and the lift and raised lid you chose add interest. Since you have just one picture I can’t tell if you have a hinge or not. What is going on with the three “notches” on the front of the top? The close fitting inset top is an interesting pick.

Please include a couple more pix next time, so we can tell more about what you are making. Neat box and neater idea about history. Keep boxing.

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 04-16-2012 05:54 PM

no hinges, lid just lifts off. the notches on the lid just add something visually similar to the corner splines. since, without them, the lid seemed a little too foreign to the box to me.

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL -

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