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A Sand Ceremony Set For Your Wedding

At our wedding in October, Anne and I included a sand ceremony.  I made a base of apple wood to hold the vase and the three flasks we used to pour the sand.  I’ve been making these for other people’s weddings, selling them on Etsy.  Thought I’d post an update, showing some of the bases I’ve made. This one is made of Pear wood, and included wood caps for the vase and all the flasks.

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A Sand Ceremony For Our Wedding

At our wedding in October, Anne and I included a sand ceremony.  I made a base of apple wood to hold the vase and the three flasks we used to pour the sand.  It was a precious moment full of important symbolism.  We wanted everyone present to know the significance we placed on each part, so we included the following in our program:

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Bandsaw Boxes

Bandsaw boxes are generally made from a single block of wood.  The name is derived from the tool that is used to make these boxes — the Bandsaw.  All of the cuts which form the lid, sides, and bottom — all to form a hollow box — must be made in a specific order.  Do it in the wrong order and you end up with a pile of scrap.

When you examine the completed box, you will be able to follow the wood grain all around the box, from lid to sides, around all the sides, and from the sides to the bottom.  When done well, a common reaction will be “How in the world did you do that!”

Bandsaw boxes are unique — no two will be exactly alike — and that makes them excellent gifts.  Several of these boxes were made as gifts for family and friends.  Click on the small image to view the full size version. Take me to the Gallery