|Project by stefang||posted 12-30-2011 09:01 PM||2521 views||0 times favorited||28 comments|
I get depressed every year before Dec.25th. I’m not bi-polar, but I do fret about what to get my wife for Christmas. Her wish list is usually too short and way to0 modest! This year she gave me her list on the 23rd (we exchange gifts here in Norway on Christmas eve). At the bottom of her list she wrote “a fancy mobil phone?” Wow! I really hopped onto that one. At last, something worthwhile giving her. The problem was that I couldn’t get an iPhone locally without a contract with a service provider, so I had to order it from the online Apple store, which meant no delivery until after Christmas.
I didn’t like the idea of her not getting a package from me, so I did what any woodworker would do, I made her an iPhone out of wood. My son found an iPhone cut-out pattern on the net that could be printed out and. My son said that he printed out 5 copies for me. I thanked him for his confidence in my abilities (I did after all succeed with the fourth one). I made up a wood blank in the right dimensions, rounded the edges and the corners then stuck it on with two sided tape around the edges (fourth try). This worked like a charm as you can see from the brilliant results. I then made a fabulous gift box for it which took me 15 minutes to make (give or take and hour). I hope you like it.
Now that my wife has gotten her real iPhone, I am tempted to keep the wooden one and just flash it around to make folks think that I have one too and that I don’t really dislike mobil phones.
As for my wife, she isn’t particularly happy with her gift (yet). It takes awhile for her to get used to new things these days. We are, after all, 71 years old, so while the old things are easy, it does take us awhile to figure out the new stuff. Eventually she will wonder how she managed without it! As for me, I am proud to have entered the electronic/digital age!
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.