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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Obsessed - A Veterans Day Tribute Letterbox

Well it happened to me again. Monday morning I woke up thinking about Veterans Day. I usually don't make a big deal of it, but Monday it occurred to me that it would be nice to have a nearby letterbox honoring our Vet's. That was the end of rational thought. I then HAD to produce a box.

I quickly went through options.

1. I could use one of the extra small lock-n-lock boxes that I have in reserve - Check.

2. Make a smaller logbook for it - Get some small notepads and lighter thread to bind it. I found some thread in my old military emergency sewing kit and started a shopping list (Small Note Pads and light but durable stock for the cover).

3. Find an illustration that would be on topic, but be OK for a hasty carve. After some surfing down the web-trails I found a Liberty Bell that I could modify and use.

So I ran to the nearest office supply and got my stuff, edited the bell photo, transferred it to some PZ Kut, and made a quick carve. Then I assembled the logbook and the assorted inserts, dug through my military things and found a first finders Easter egg, covered the box with camo, and assembled the whole kit and kaboodle.

I had an idea of where I wanted to put it but that location was so pristine that it would be difficult to plant it where it wouldn't be accidental found. My first alternate location had the same problem, so I settled on a location in the middle of our small town where there are several war memorials. I planted it then came home to work on the clues.

I hate it when I get OCD about something like this. Anyway the results of this rush job sure weren't the prettiest I have ever seen but it is done and I can stop dwelling on it.

The weather has been cold and wet since then which has pretty much kept me at home. But I need to finish up here and go do the grocery shopping, so till next time.

1 comment:

Gene said...

Larry: Great idea and great stamp. Dot