Something with an "R" #1: Concept creation

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Blog entry by sras posted 06-13-2015 04:48 PM 1385 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Sorry – no pictures on this one. They will show up in the next post. Just a brief introduction to this project.


My brother and sister-in-law have a gift exchange we do. It is not tied to any holiday or schedule. When we are ready to exchange – it happens. If not, wait until the next time we get together.


One requirement is that the gift is handmade (at least mostly). Another is that it follow a theme. These are drawn from an idea box after the previous gifts are exchanged.


For this gift, the theme was “Something with an R” (for our last name).


At first, I was going to make a big “R”, but didn’t like how that was working out. I then realized that with their 3 children, I could add everyone’s initials and have 6 letters. AND – a box has 6 sides!


Okay – now I had a concept. A box with 6 initials. But how to set up a box so that all 6 sides are visible??


Stay tuned


PS – this project started 2 years ago and is completed. I wanted to wait until the gift was given to share it here.


Another note – I wanted to thank Martyn ( Britboxmaker ). Seeing his work is certainly part of the reason that I chose this concept.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#1 posted 06-13-2015 05:03 PM

..and the excitement continues to build!!

Looking forward to this one, Steve!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 06-13-2015 05:08 PM

Thanks Lew!

The blog should go a lot faster than the project – I started this in late 2012 and it took just over 2 years to complete!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 06-13-2015 05:18 PM

You make me curious.

Do we have to wait another 2 years till exchange will happen? ;)


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#4 posted 06-13-2015 05:20 PM

The gifts were exchanged a few months ago. All we need to wiat for is me to make the blog entries (and get the final pics off my wife’s camera)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 06-13-2015 05:26 PM

Added and update at the end – I needed to acknowledge Martyn’s work as inspiration.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 06-13-2015 07:43 PM

Now I am curious as to how you will pull this off Steve. I know it will be something nice.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 06-13-2015 07:45 PM

Thanks Mike – There IS a creative angle to this ;)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 06-14-2015 11:39 AM

Many thanks for the mention, Steve.

I’m intrigued as to how this will turn out.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#9 posted 06-20-2015 03:33 PM

A way cool idea Steve. Look forward to seeing how it comes out

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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