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Thread: Another just finished Memory Chest

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    Another just finished Memory Chest

    My Grandson Lawson, who is 8 yrs. old informed me some time ago that he was nearly a teenager. As such he needed a box to put those things in that are precious to him now, but won't be played with when he reaches the magic age of 13. He wondered if Gramps would be able to make something for him to store those valuables.
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    This box was made from Basswood, and measures approx. 10" X 14½" X 6". It has been stained with Wood-Kote® Gel Stain cherry, and finished with Deft® lacquer spray.
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    The pattern of the ship has been taken from a publication by "Chipping Away©" -- Free Form Patterns for Chip Carving.
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    That's a CDN 2007 twoonie embedded along side Gramps message to Lawson.
    Mack C. in Brooklin ON
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    Nice again.. Thats the artsy stuff that isn't in my line of gifts.

    With the carving, wood choice, and stain color it almost looks like tooled leather...

    How many hours or shouldn't one ask

    Garry

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    Mack, I saw that over on the carving forum! Fantastic box! I love the ship. that will be quite treasured, no pun intended!

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    Cool

    Beautiful Mack

    Now that's my idea of an heirloom

    Sounds and looks like you two love each other very much
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    Mack,........... You do nice work! Carving is not my gift either but there is no doubt it is yours. Well done.
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    mack, that`s cool! you`ve got quite a few hours in the chip carving let alone the layout! you done your grandson proud
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    Great boxes. I have always admired chip carving. You did an amazing job. I would be in a rubber room if I tried that, just don't have the patience.
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    Beautiful piece and sure to be a very cherished heirloom. The craftsmanship and chip carving is enviable.

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    This thread is worth resurrecting. Wow.

    Thanks for posting the link after your Larry visit! Amazing work.

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    Somehow I missed this one the first time around. That's outstanding work, Mack.
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