Going away gift

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Project by RobbH posted 06-26-2011 06:48 PM 1629 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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When my boss started his job here in Germany the person he replaced left him a bottle of Old English as a joke. Because of the stress of the position she also jokingly put a note on it that said “Because you need it”.

He thought it was funny and kept it for 3 years. Before he left I decided to make a shadow box to hold the bottle so he could proudly display it at his next assignment.

The wood is local German Beech, stained and waxed. It was a great wood to work with for my first “nice” woodworking project. I learned a lot (like putty and stain can cover MANY novice mistakes) and had a great time with this project.

-- Robb, Germany

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#1 posted 06-26-2011 07:00 PM

Nice display box. Blocking out the inscription really makes us want to know what it says. lol

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#2 posted 06-26-2011 07:02 PM

Very cool gift and thoughtful. Sure he loved it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 06-26-2011 07:06 PM

It is just his name and work info :) I figured he didn’t want me posting it…

-- Robb, Germany

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#4 posted 06-26-2011 07:12 PM

Probably the closest thing ive ever seen to “putting earrings on a pig”. A great shadow box for arguably the worst beer on the planet!

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#5 posted 06-26-2011 07:33 PM

Very nice work, I haven’t seen a bottle of OE in along time.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#6 posted 06-26-2011 07:43 PM

8 ball solves all problems. until the next morning

-- Gritty Roots i can build anything as long as i have 2 things the internet and my father-in-law

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#7 posted 06-26-2011 10:15 PM

We did that to a guy with Habu Sake, at Kadena.

-- A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. -- Mark Twain

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#8 posted 06-27-2011 03:21 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks, and thank you for your service to your country. Can understand why the
bottle remained unopened. Great shadow box for the memories. Thank you for sharing and hope
you continue to have fun in the workshop.

-- As ever, Gus-the 78 yr young apprentice carpenter

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