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Project by Arnold posted 10-30-2008 06:06 PM 2838 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first veneer attempt.

Christmas Approaching, Sister wanted an iPod. So I got her one… out of wood. She was ecstatic for a split second. Then gave her the real iPod. She showed her friends, and they kept pressing buttons asking, “Have you charged it yet?”

I only had a few days before Christmas before I thought of this idea, so had little time to make it. Even took the vacuum bag to work.

Have any of you made a gag gift wooden or not?

Select Pine back
ebonized maple veneer front
curly maple slider front
Lacewood screen
Burned in writting (Hobby burner, ouch, need a real burner… Probably buy one from Lee Valley)

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#1 posted 10-30-2008 06:36 PM

Hilarious and amazing! What a great conversation piece.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#2 posted 10-30-2008 07:20 PM

Very cool, well done.


-- Woody, UK

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#3 posted 10-30-2008 11:18 PM

Very cool!

Thanks for the post


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#4 posted 10-31-2008 03:05 AM

ha ! ha ! ha !

welcome to lj’s

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 10-31-2008 04:54 AM

that’s pretty cool!

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#6 posted 11-02-2008 02:18 AM

very funny. love it!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#7 posted 09-29-2009 07:16 PM

Great job! It definitely does fool you for a minute!

-- Gregory Kenny, Vancouver BC

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#8 posted 07-02-2010 04:32 PM

I did that sort of with a student’s cell phone one day. When phones get taken away in class I have them drop them in a 5×8 manilla envelope. I then write their name on them. I either decide to give them back at the end of class or send it to the office. It all depends on my mood and the student’s attitude.

This particular student was the typical class clown. I basically cut a block of oak the same size, it worked out to be about the same weight, lightly soften the edges of the block with sandpaper, then put it in a separate envelope.

At the end of the hour, I gave him the gag envelope back, after going through a debate about whether or not I should give it back or give it to the office. His buddy was talking with him as he walked out, so the “phone” stayed in the envelope until he opened it about 100 yards down the hallway.

That was the talk for the next class.

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