Dirty Santa (aka: Why my wife doesn't let me wrap presents)

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Project by TrBlu posted 12-10-2011 09:00 PM 2165 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I are attending a Christmas party later this evening. Part of the festivities includes playing a round of “Dirty Santa.”

We decided to take one of the ornaments I turned. I decided it needed some extra special packaging.

First pic is the ornament, held by my lovely daughter. Next four are the packaging process.

Now for some special gift wrap and wait to see the face of the vic… errrrrr.. receipient.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#1 posted 12-10-2011 09:05 PM

What no duct tape? Thats how i permenantly got out of wrapping presents ;). Nice turning, itll make a nice dirty santa present for sure.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 12-10-2011 11:03 PM

Just in the nick of time. I’m gonna steal your idea and do the same thing for the party I’m going to tonight, but with a business card holder. Thanks for the idea. :)

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

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#3 posted 12-11-2011 12:53 AM

Reminds me what my mother would every year. She would decide who she was going to do it to. She then procedded to wrap the gift in so many ways, that you would not believe. One year she nailed my brother. I can’t remember how many rolls of TP she used. About half way through the wrapping she put a note with a asprin in it. Can’t remember what the note said. After my brother finished opening it up. All there was a note telling him where his gift was. HE TOOK THE ASPRIN!!!!

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 12-11-2011 01:14 AM

My mother was the master at wrapping presents. She used to tape every edge of the box to seal it, the wrap it 3-4 time with various papers and in multiple boxes.

A few years ago I got even. I crated her Christmas present, glued and nailed it shut on all edges, then wrapped it in the prettiest foil paper I could find. She had to take a crowbar and a circular saw to open it.

She hasn’t given me a wrapped present since. 8-)

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#5 posted 12-13-2011 09:51 PM

Everything looks better with sawdust on it!

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

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#6 posted 12-14-2011 01:53 AM

Fun packing, fine ornament.
Beautiful daughter.
Hope it was a good party.
Merry christmas to all of you.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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