Marriage Proposal Suprise

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Project by Robw posted 04-29-2011 07:29 PM 2966 views 27 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just found these pictures of this proposal box that I helped my son build. He gave it to his girlfriend a year ago Valentines Day saying he built her a present. She opened it and was very pleased with the cool box till she opened the box and saw the ring and he proposed. The wedding is this August. From the scrap wood pile to sweet story.


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#1 posted 04-29-2011 07:44 PM

Very Unique, something to cherish for many years to come. Congrats

-- Rob V

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#2 posted 04-29-2011 07:46 PM

Nice story. Nice box.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#3 posted 04-29-2011 07:46 PM

Super cool story. I coaxed my fiance out into the snow to look at this hokie snowman I made. One of my friends built a rocking chair for his girl with a secret compartment. Very cool ideas.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 04-29-2011 07:47 PM

Beautiful – clever way to propose. What kinds of wood did you use? I particularly like what looks like some type of figured maple on the sides.

-- Doug, Georgia

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#5 posted 04-29-2011 08:23 PM

Doug, it’s figured maple, purple hart, and padauk. The ring holder is a piece of cut pipe insulation that she till has in the box.

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#6 posted 04-29-2011 08:24 PM

love the maple!

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#7 posted 04-29-2011 08:25 PM

Nice box great story

Good wishes for them in the future


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#8 posted 04-29-2011 09:15 PM

Where’s my ring and marriage proposal I’m WAITING Hmmmph

still WAITING hmmmph Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#9 posted 04-29-2011 11:12 PM

nice,and Rob you might be called something different in the future,Grandpa,LOL…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#10 posted 04-30-2011 01:06 AM

Very nice! How did he cut the curve on the inside of the box?

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#11 posted 04-30-2011 01:07 AM

Nice Box and Story Rob!!
Congratulations to all involved, and Best Wishes to your son and future daughter-in-law!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#12 posted 04-30-2011 02:25 AM

Nice little box Rob, love the wood combination and that curly maple really does “pop” !
Congrats to your Son and his bride to be…........

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#13 posted 04-30-2011 05:17 AM

Thanks for sharing that, Bob. Nicely done, and kudos to your son for his display of style.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#14 posted 04-30-2011 02:02 PM

nice story, and a great way to propose. I wish them the best

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#15 posted 04-30-2011 02:53 PM

Hi Rob,

I don’t know what is more cool…...that you built this wonderful little box with your son,

or that he used it to hold a promise to your future daughter in law.

Thank you for sharing the love, my friend.

as Mafe would say: “Best wishes.”

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