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Offline HarveyWildes

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Treasure Box
« on: October 14, 2019, 11:41 AM »
We have a family tradition that the grandkids get treasure boxes on their fifth birthday.  Here is one that I recently did for a granddaughter turning five this Wednesday.  The carving is based on a tutorial book on Northwest Native American art that I got on our 6-week drive to Alaska this summer.  She is the daughter of my youngest son, who is blind.  I added the aromatic cedar and the Braille initials for him.
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Offline HarveyWildes

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Offline Bob D.

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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2019, 05:23 PM »
Very nice Harvey, and a nice tradition to have in the family too.

I am sure they will treasure it for life and think of you every time they open it.
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Offline WarrenT

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Re: Treasure Box
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2019, 06:07 PM »
That is a beautiful box, Harvey.   It shows a lot of skill and a lot of thought :-)

Offline Peter Halle

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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2019, 06:10 PM »
@HarveyWildes , beautiful project that will be cherished even more years from now than now.  Your images reminded me of work down and shown here by @Frank Pellow.  Perhaps if you are ever in need of inspiration you should do a search for his member name and then select "show posts".  Really cool stuff.

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Offline Dick Mahany

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Re: Treasure Box
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2019, 06:20 PM »
What a beautiful work for a wonderful tradition.  You put a lot of thought and effort into it and it turned out great.  Very cool on the Braille symbols.  They appear to be a metal of some type?  What did you use for them?

Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Treasure Box
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2019, 11:44 PM »
What a beautiful work for a wonderful tradition.  You put a lot of thought and effort into it and it turned out great.  Very cool on the Braille symbols.  They appear to be a metal of some type?  What did you use for them?


Just everyday brass brads, cut to a short enough length not to poke through.  I glued them in with gel super glue, as I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to place epoxy in the holes without getting it everywhere.  The Braille is actually double size - otherwise the brad heads would have been too large.  I asked my son about sizing them that way and he thought it wouldn't be an issue to read.