The Other Xmas Gift

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Project by WhiskeyWaters posted 12-30-2010 11:42 PM 1921 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I never did get my wife an engagement ring when I should have six years ago now. I finally picked up a diamond for her. In order to make it a surprise and get an excuse for “what did you do all day on your week off”, I spent half a week building her a laptop stand.

The top is reclaims stage floor, while the tray is just something laying around. I added some oak strips for anchoring for the hinges. I bought the hinges. The blue cloth is a place mat folded over and held in place with staples. The hollow was filled with rice. It took a few days to complete, but I worked slow and spent that time shopping for a ring.

The block set I made for my son’s over here:

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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#1 posted 12-30-2010 11:48 PM

More pictures! -that looks amazing! It is better than any ring!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#2 posted 12-31-2010 03:31 PM

I BET SHE LOVED THE RING!!! whooo hoooo ! Diamonds are always a perfect fit!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#3 posted 12-31-2010 04:58 PM

Great job!!! Nice design and build.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 12-31-2010 08:57 PM


-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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