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    A little box I made and the customer

    I had a piece of 4/4 Sappelie laying around the shop and decided I practice my miter joint skills. I resawed the Sappelie and put together this little box. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	36965When my grandaughter saw it she asked if she could have it.
    The top is bookmatched but doesn't show up well in the picture.
    Last edited by Don Baer; 09-22-2009 at 12:31 AM.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    way to go big don!
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    Sweet box Don, and a little sweety of a customer

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    another satisfied customer.

    Nice mitred box, adorable granddaughter.

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    We can tell she has you wrapped around her little finger like her Grandma did when you all were dating!!! When she asked for that there box Gramps, bet'cha didn't even blink before saying, "why sure honey, it's yours!"
    Of all the things you will make, that there box fifty years from now will be a treasure. Take a sharpie marker and put some info on it for her on the bottom to make it more special years from now, like a personal note from Gramps. You rock Don!!!!!!!!!
    Jon

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    Jonathan,
    She's had me wraped around her little fingur since the day she was born. She's my shop buddy. There is no way I can tell her no. Heck I lost 65#'s cause I want to be around to attend her wedding. Her dad and mom, and her live with us while they are back in school getting their teaching degrees so I get to see here every day.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    Great box Don and a beautiful granddaughter. I have the same relationship with one of my granddaughters, Abby. She is about 3 1/2 years old. She lived with us for almost 3 years and now she is over my house 4 or 5 days a week. She has her own stool at my workbench, her own hammer, screwdriver, gimlets and wood pile. She never leaves my side when she is here.
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    who said yu didnt have any charm with the ladies and i think yu got a real good price on that box don,, her grin is priceless
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