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Emergency Hair Kit (Gag Gift)

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Project by TheGman posted 01-03-2017 01:56 PM 947 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 14 year old nephew has an unhealthy obsession with his hair. The running joke in the family is questioning what he would do if his comb, that he carries everywhere, were to break. So, for Christmas I made him this emergency hair kit. I started with a wooden box from a bottle of Booker’s Bourbon. I then planed off all whiskey related wording off the box. I also had to widen the slots that accepted the front glass to accept a custom piece of acrylic that I had laser engraved at work that reads “Break glass in case of emergency”.

I was originally going to make a velvet pillow to hold the comb and hair putty, but I decided to make it manly and filled it was plane shavings.

Not much woodworking involved for this project, but I thought you all might enjoy it.





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BigAl98

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#1 posted 01-03-2017 03:10 PM

Hello. What am I missing here? I don’t see no comb, nor hair putty. BTW, what IS hair putty?

-- Al,New Jersey -To thine own self be true

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TheGman

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#2 posted 01-03-2017 03:23 PM



What am I missing here? I don t see no comb, nor hair putty. BTW, what IS hair putty?

The putty is the circle black tin in the box and the comb is other black thing in the box. Is the photo coming up weird on your end? Or, is the picture I took just that bad?

Putty is just the term I use for hair gel, pomade, wax, etc. I don’t know what the cool kids call it.

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#3 posted 01-03-2017 05:08 PM

Hair putty/ That’s a new one for me also… What ever happened to”Brylcreem..a little dab will do ya”...I used it back in the long gone days when i had hare… Brylcreem is still available but my hair isn’t…

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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papadan

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#4 posted 01-03-2017 05:33 PM

Should have packed it with some old wigs. BigAl, remember, he had to empty the box first.


Hair putty/ That s a new one for me also… What ever happened to”Brylcreem..a little dab will do ya”...I used it back in the long gone days when i had hare… Brylcreem is still available but my hair isn t…

- Cajun Wood Artist


Cajun, I have hare in my back yard if you can catch them. ;-)

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playingwithmywood

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#5 posted 01-04-2017 07:01 AM

just so you know I totally understood your post when reading it and the photos were great in understanding your project

no trouble understanding your post

now how did he react to it ?

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TheGman

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#6 posted 01-04-2017 12:47 PM


just so you know I totally understood your post when reading it and the photos were great in understanding your project

no trouble understanding your post


Thanks.


now how did he react to it ?

He’s got a great sense of humor and his hair obsession has kind of become his schtick. So, it got a good laugh and he played it off as though this was something he truly needed. The rest of the family thought it was hilarious.

Later I caught him with the box open smelling the wood shavings. At first I thought, “weird teenager”, but then I realized that I would probably do the same thing.

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