A Gift For A COP

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Project by screwge posted 12-22-2011 03:30 AM 1920 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a gag gift I made for a relative.

This was the first time I’ve tried this kind of joinery using splines.

Turned out pretty good for a first attempt.

Finished with 3 coats of spray poly and a couple coats of furniture wax.

————Update to original post———-

I had seen something similar in a gift shop a couple of years ago; so, I can’t take credit for the idea.

The recipient is a Police Officer and does in fact have a good sense of humor. I didn’t end up in handcuffs, so I think he liked it. :-)

The donut was very difficult to track down. In fact, I had really given up on the idea until I was on vacation in SFO and happened upon it in a souvenir gift shop. Its made of foam and the icing is some sort of colored epoxy with plastic sprinkles added.

The box is some left over Poplar and the splines were cut from Brazilian Cherry hardwood flooring

The Police Badge logo on the back was just printed onto a clear sticker project paper and adhered to the wood. I applied poly to that as well to protect the ink from smudging.

-- Imagine It... Build It... Enjoy It!

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#1 posted 12-22-2011 03:35 AM

very nice work,, shinju

-- enjoy, be well and enjoy life with all around you

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#2 posted 12-22-2011 03:51 AM

cool hope he gets the joke

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#3 posted 12-22-2011 03:51 AM

How did you come up with / make the donut?

This a a great prank.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#4 posted 12-22-2011 04:25 AM

Very creative, thanks for sharing…

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#5 posted 12-22-2011 04:46 AM

That’s cool. I gotta steal this idea

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#6 posted 12-22-2011 05:08 AM

Thanks for sharing. I had a good laugh. Great gag gift.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 12-22-2011 05:22 AM

Yes, I hope he has a sense of humor!

-- Lloyd Kerry; creator of the Kerry-All Pouch,

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#8 posted 12-22-2011 10:40 AM

As an ex member of Toronto’s finest, I got a real belly laugh out of this one! It would have made a great gift for many police officers I knew then, both on my own force and several “queen’s cowboys” (pet name for members of the RCMP) I knew.

This one goes in my “favorites” file.


-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#9 posted 12-22-2011 05:40 PM

That’s hilarious!

-- Steve, Pennsylvania

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#10 posted 12-22-2011 07:55 PM

Hello screwge

A good idea

A good joke

A nicely work

I like the idea of using splines joinery

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#11 posted 12-22-2011 08:32 PM

I hope this finds it’s way to a police department one day. It will make a great prop in a break room.
Love it, thanks.

-- I'll get it done when I get a-round-tuit.

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#12 posted 12-23-2011 01:15 AM

I added some updates to the original post above.

Hopefully, answers any questions.

-- Imagine It... Build It... Enjoy It!

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#13 posted 12-23-2011 02:55 AM

LOL thats funny!

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#14 posted 12-23-2011 04:17 AM

Good one, glad to hear he liked it.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#15 posted 12-23-2011 06:50 AM

Haha, very good.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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