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  1. #1
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    Birthday box

    The wife and I are heading up island to Qualicum beach today to meet with some island forum members (finally may get to meet Cynthia lol and yes pics will be taken) With Janet still on the mend from her surgery last friday ( yes she is doing great and besides some slight pains she is almost back to full use of her hands) this was all up in the air because of the suregery but when I mentioned that we were meeting in qualicum beach at the Old Dutch inn her eyes lit up as her aunt and uncle live almost across the street. It was uncle Bob's 81 birthday the other day so we are going to make a day of it. I thought why not make him a gift so I got on the lathe this morning and made him a box. Something different from what I have done before. Finishing the top was a challenge as the jaws didn't want to go that extra little bit so I changed the inside to a stepped lid to mask my opps and I was able to work it out. It is horse chestnut 5 inches high by 3.5. Lid is not loose or tight. I just buffed it out with wax.
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    Last edited by Drew Watson; 12-15-2010 at 05:32 PM.
    Daily Thought: SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES..... NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS...............

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    I like it,
    "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
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    I like it alot. great job and he's gonna love it.

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    I can't go, I'm sorry---my daughter is here and leaving tonight for Calgary....sorry........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynthia White View Post
    I can't go, I'm sorry---my daughter is here and leaving tonight for Calgary....sorry........
    No need to be sorry I am sure it will happen again and if not i am sure that either we will be up there skiing or you will be down here visiting LV and the kids again.
    Daily Thought: SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES..... NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS...............

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    Thanks for the compliments on it. I think I am getting the hang of this spinny stuff.
    Daily Thought: SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES..... NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS...............

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    I think you are well past "the getting a hang of it" stage.

    Your uncle will love it.

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    Sweet looking box Drew.
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    I like it
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    Great gift, Drew. Happy belated birthday to Uncle Bob.
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