Prayer box

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Project by Joey posted 04-23-2008 03:16 AM 2159 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was going through my pics and found this one. I made this last summer for a girl who was in our youth group. My wife and I lead a small group with the youth and this girl was in it. I’ve met very few people in my life, including adult, who have her faith and convictions. She and her family were moving and my wife wanted something special for her. So I made a small prayer box. The idea was whenever she needed support or had something troubling her, she could write it down and place it in the box and know that there was always someone praying for her.

It’s bubinga, sanded extremely smooth. I finished it with my typical tung oil, boiled linseed oil, and poly blend that I mix myself. It’s not the best pics in the world, sorry wasn’t planning on joining LJ’ back then. The inside is flocked in a maroon color, which blended very good with the reds in the bubinga. It’s a small box and the top come off, no hinges. Dovetailed jointery. There is another piece of bubinga that is fitted to the inside dimensions of the box, just to keep the lid in place.

-- Joey, Magee, Ms

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#1 posted 04-23-2008 03:24 AM

Nice box an an extremely thoughtful gift that she will always cherish and find comfort in.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 04-23-2008 03:26 AM

Very well done. Did you cut the dovetails by hand ?

-- JJohn

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#3 posted 04-23-2008 03:40 AM

no, leigh jig

-- Joey, Magee, Ms

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 04-23-2008 04:02 AM

This is a beautiful box. The dovetails add nice visual details to it.

Thanks for the post and thanks for the story behind it as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 04-23-2008 04:15 AM

The box itself is very nice but when you know the story behind it then it becomes beautiful! Thanks for sharing the box as well as the meaning.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#6 posted 04-23-2008 04:51 AM

I’m with Tim on this. The box is very nice but the story really makes this special. Thanks for sharing it Joey.

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#7 posted 04-23-2008 05:18 AM

Very nice box. I like to hear what is behind the project, too. Bubinga is one of my favorite woods… great post… thanks!!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#8 posted 04-23-2008 03:34 PM

Beautiful box, and thoughtful gesture. I could’nt think of anything better to give a friend. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 01-20-2009 08:05 AM

Wow, that is an awesome gift! I recently met some friends that are very christian and they got married last July. I wanted to make them a wedding gift that had a christian twist and I think I just got an idea. :D

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#10 posted 04-07-2011 06:18 AM

Hey thanks for your help on the finish/Tung oil question. I like your work. Do you use a wax topcoat? How Many coats of the tri-blend maloof thing do you use?

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#11 posted 09-26-2017 01:12 PM

This box is beautiful and the wood is wonderful. You have done a fine job on this box.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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