Wedding present for my niece

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Project by nailbanger2 posted 07-20-2010 08:27 PM 1514 views 12 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother’s little girl grew up, met a boy, and fell in love. I got the invitation, but could not attend the wedding, so instead, I decided to build something. I put her in touch with LumberJocks and told her to look around. She and her fiancee looked and were impressed with Tim Marko’s wine steward.

It was a fun project that built my skills and let me get to know some new tools I hadn’t used before. It is made of hard maple and african mahogony. I hope she enjoys it for many years (at least until the kids come along).

On a side note, with the amount for packing and shipping, I’m really glad she didn’t pick a blanket chest or something similar!

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#1 posted 07-20-2010 08:28 PM

Cool design and great gift. Very well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 07-20-2010 08:32 PM

Jim, were you looking over my shoulder while I was typing the story? How do you do that? It’s like Gibbs on NCIS. Just kidding, glad you liked it.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#3 posted 07-20-2010 08:35 PM

Looks great!
A fantastic gift.

Thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#4 posted 07-20-2010 08:38 PM

I know your present will be appreciated greatly. it looks very nice with the contrasting woods.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#5 posted 07-20-2010 08:46 PM

Great looking wine caddy, I am sure they will love it. She could have picked Garrett’s Maloof-double Rocker, but the new hubby needs a project.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#6 posted 07-20-2010 09:13 PM

wseand, I would have had no problem with that. Mostly because I could have just emailed her and told her it was above my skill and tool level. ha ha

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#7 posted 07-20-2010 09:37 PM

Nice Gift !! Come on how many people know of Gibbs-Tony-Zeva-Abby-Ducky-McGee

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#8 posted 07-20-2010 09:51 PM

Very nice design. The side shapes are subtle and compliment the theme.

-- Homers / Murphy, TX

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#9 posted 07-20-2010 10:15 PM

a very nice gift ,

well made
and thoughtful ,
sure to be treasured .

daddyz ,
who doesn’t ?
still waiting for the next season !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#10 posted 07-20-2010 11:43 PM

Gibbs knows everyone!

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#11 posted 07-20-2010 11:50 PM

I also really like this item…...saved a pic on my desktop. Someday I might have a little shop time to build one as well…..nice job.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#12 posted 07-21-2010 02:48 AM

Very nice of you

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#13 posted 07-21-2010 01:28 PM

Thank you all for your very nice comments, it is a thrill to have people that I admire look favorably upon my work.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#14 posted 01-29-2011 12:47 AM

thats really nice work. I think I would like to try this project.

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#15 posted 01-29-2011 12:50 AM

I’ve been going through this site for inspiration and you guys have done it. Thanks.

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