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    Box for my daughter

    My daughter Laura asked for a box to put her son Eliot Robert's memorabilia in. He passed away last April 26th. I made the cross for his grave but really didn't have it in me to build this box until recently.

    I thought about inlaying and other fancy stuff but I decided on a simple cherry and curly maple box with rosewood splines. She really loved it.

    I went with a sturdy piano hinge only because I figured her 2 other kids would probably be opening and closing it often putting in drawings and other stuff they made for him.

    Interesting note on the name Eliot. On my mothers side, we are descendents of John Eliot. John came over on the Mayflower in 1620 landed at Plymouth rock and preached Christianity to the Indians. Two of my daughters have the middle name Eliot.

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    Faith, Hope & Charity

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    Bob great looking box, and I know it' gonna be cherished for years to come.

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    That box turned out beautiful. Great for memories. Interesting story about the name Eliot also.
    "We the People ......"

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    Beautiful work, Bob. Your heart shows in the work...no extra embellishment needed.
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    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    i agree that no extras needed, the wood and the persons skill that made it was just right.. interesting story bob on the mayflower, now maybe you can dress up and do some reenactments..
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    Simple and elegant.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

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    Great job! The curly maple looks great.
    We create with our hands in wood what our mind sees in thought.
    Disclosure: Formerly was a part-time sales person & instructor at WoodCraft in Buffalo, NY.
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    Love it.

    I love the wood - Cherry ALWAYS looks great and I just LOVE cutting it.

    The maple is really pretty too.

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    Now that is one pretty box, Well done Bob.
    I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

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    You are letting the wood speak...cherry, curlie maple, splines, those are the best! Nothing but the best for this project Bob, from the heart, well done!

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