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Project by Rick posted 12-23-2009 03:42 PM 2384 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I see that someone just posted one of these but I’m going to have to give my credit to fellow LJ Dudley.

I thought that a nice spin on this would be to refine it a little and make an ornament for my wife. We’ve been married for a little over a year now and someday we’ll have kids. So. Written on the little inner square is my name, my wifes name, Christmas 09, and there’s 3 more sides for more names to come. Jokingly, but also a just a little serious, I was thinking about adding the dogs name so there’d only be 2 sides left for names. I didn’t, but it crossed my mind. ;-)

I made it following the pictures Dudley showed me in his project post, But I used oak and walnut.
I gave it some color with a soak in danish oil. Let it dry and put on 1 coat of wipe on poly.

For the ribbon I drilled a 1/8inch hole straight into one corner but not all the way through. I squirted some Gel super glue in the hole, twisted the two ends of the ribbon together and stuck them in the hole.

Hope you guys like it.

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#1 posted 12-23-2009 04:26 PM

Nice idea! (I won’t tell anybody …)

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#2 posted 12-23-2009 05:12 PM

Hi Rick. Nice job. That gives me an idea for one similar to it.


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 12-23-2009 05:20 PM

Well Hey now. Let’s hear that idea.


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#4 posted 12-23-2009 05:28 PM

Your welcome Rick. Very neat idea. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#5 posted 12-23-2009 07:10 PM

Looks Great Rick !!

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#6 posted 12-28-2009 07:41 AM

Cool ornament. I’m going to give this one a try.

-- Glen

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#7 posted 01-31-2010 05:40 AM

Nice job Rick. Original idea. That ought to be a keepsake for your family for many myears to come. Why don’t you make a memory box? ... each Xmas stuff a new note, picture etc….. Uncle Snail

-- Dale, Michigan, objects scare wife scares me too.

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#8 posted 01-31-2010 06:55 AM

Cool work

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