For once in my life!

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Project by Tom Regnier posted 02-13-2012 05:01 PM 2901 views 9 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife is a Library Director, an avid reader and a true romantic. I was thumbing through some old woodworking magazines this weekend and came across these plans for the wooden books. She’s seen these before and always said how cool it would be to have….and for once in my life I came up with an original romantic idea!
I flew into my workshop and made some quick glue ups of different sizes and ran out to the shed and planned down 3 books at random thicknesses. The books are really easy to make… takes a little time to create the pages look on the table saw but other than that it’s simple.
Now for the romantic part; I wrote her a note saying that the 3 books represented our past, present and future. That no one else could ever know what lies in the pages locked away from everyone else but us. That when she looked at the books and day dreamed of their contents to envision the last book being the greateast story she would ever read!

Hey….it’s all I got and better than spending $50 on roses….right?

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#1 posted 02-13-2012 05:03 PM

What a fantastic idea! Love the past, present, future part of it. And great execution!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#3 posted 02-13-2012 06:13 PM

Inspired!!! – and she will remember this as the most romantic thing you ever did.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#4 posted 02-13-2012 06:14 PM

A very nice project and how fitting. I think your note will be a treasure for your wife for a long time. Would you mind sharing the source of the article? TNX


-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#5 posted 02-13-2012 06:24 PM

Sheer genius!

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 02-13-2012 07:11 PM

Great story, very nice.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#7 posted 02-13-2012 07:41 PM

Now that is very cool! Very creative…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 02-13-2012 08:44 PM

Well done, well said

-- We are all one decision away from stupid.

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#9 posted 02-13-2012 08:54 PM

Great idea!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#10 posted 02-13-2012 09:19 PM

Very impressive on all counts!!! I’m sure she will treasure everything associated with it forever!!

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#11 posted 02-14-2012 01:28 AM

Very nice and original to boot! My wife says, “How come all I got was roses?” Ouch!

-- Dana, Tallahassee, FL

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#12 posted 02-14-2012 02:07 AM

very very cool! nice job!!

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#13 posted 02-14-2012 02:22 AM

Hahaha, nice! Smooth operator, good for you.

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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#14 posted 02-14-2012 01:43 PM

nothin better than a good wood book

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#15 posted 02-14-2012 03:14 PM

You bet, that’s better than $50.00 that will wilt and be tossed! Great story and neat little projects.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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