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My father in law used to go rabbiting as a boy, during the war he helped feed family and also to make a few dollars (shillings in those days) for himself. He is now in aged care and quite frail and has given many of his traps and nets away to several historical societies. His eldest Grandson decided he would like a net, and a trap in a display box. It also features an article written about him and his rabbiting days. So this is the result, using a quality set of hinges and a small jewellery box catch.
The timber is spotty gum, with a burnished finish.
The reflection on the glass makes photography challenging. 


The trap is anchored to prevent the glass being broken. The peg was anchored with a small pipe saddle of the same colour.


The back opens for access to the items inside.


A better view of the ferret net, trap and a photo of my father in law.
A family keepsake.

Kerry - Working with wood, the smell the feel, is such a joy, its a meditation of sorts.

Nice way to preserve the history!

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thats history in a box. what better way to honor his memory. nice work.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.


Rabbitting is better than duck hunting...

Damn I can spin a lot of rabbitting yarns from back in the 80's when mixi' was still a hit and miss affair.  Remember, old ma "Hawkins" in her nightie showing me how to properly skin a rabbit in 30 seconds.... I eventually got it down to 35 and got arrested for all the blood.  

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

We used to have rabbit as kids, cheap and with a good cook, my mum, it filled the family. 
Beautiful display case Kerry. 

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Nice job on the case. I like the addition of the photo on the back.
Stuff like that is a worthy keepsake. Those days are gone for most, and keeping that memory safe is just as priceless as the stories that go with them…well done, and worthy!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".