Monday, September 9, 2013

My Father's Shoe Shine Box

I visited my mother recently and she gave me my father's old shoe shine box.  I remember him using it to shine his shoes before going to work or church.  I dust off my dress shoes maybe 5 times a year so I won't use it much, but I do cherish it since my dad made it.  Do men still shine their shoes like they used to?

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to make one just like it.  So, I traced dad's curved details and the funny-looking foot rest on top, then built one of my own.  It was a fun project, but now I just have to figure out what to do with TWO of them.  I guess I could use one for left shoes and the other for right...5 days out of the year.

Click here for drawings traced directly from my dad's shoe shine box if you would like to make one too!

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