She said yes!

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Project by Rahm_of_the_Woods posted 06-11-2012 04:14 PM 2288 views 1 time favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I couldn’t stand to use the cheap cardboard box that the ring came in, so I decided to come up with a custom piece that my little lady would cherish forever. As I was obsessing over the tiniest details, an old guy that I work with told me to just take it easy. “She won’t even see the box anyway, she will only see what is inside it.”

I am happy to report that when I placed the ring on her finger, she said yes immediately! The best part was the moment when she realized that I made the box. That is when she started to cry. I am so happy that I spent all of those hours making sure that every joint and every detail was perfect! This might be the only project I have made that I would consider flawless!

Woods are mahogany and ash. The hinges are intended for use in doll houses, and required tweezers to align because they are so tiny!

Thanks for looking,


-- Imagination opens the gates of the universe. –William Patten

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#1 posted 06-11-2012 04:28 PM

Great little box. I hope you realise that this is only the beginning of those little and big jobs as all you will hear now is “Can you just make this or that”

By the way congratulations

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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Chris Speights

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#2 posted 06-11-2012 04:31 PM

That’s great, Bryan! Beautiful box and congrats on the news!

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Jorge G.

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#3 posted 06-11-2012 04:33 PM

Congratulations! But I have to agree with digger, you did too good of a job with the box, now she will expect the same kind of quality for your future kitchen, since she now knows you can make one there is no way she will want a mass produced one.. :-)

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#4 posted 06-11-2012 04:47 PM

Thats such a cool story! And a beautifull box! Congratulations!

-- “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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#5 posted 06-11-2012 04:47 PM

Shissssssss…... the heck with the box (Which is nice by the way) but man that one heck of nice looking ring. Good on ya brutha! Way to start it all out with such a positive icon!


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#6 posted 06-11-2012 04:53 PM

I love the size of this little box. She’ll cherish that little box always.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 06-11-2012 04:54 PM


Great looking box. Even better occassion. Best wishes.

-- 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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#8 posted 06-11-2012 05:43 PM

Thanks for the kind comments everyone… I think that I will gladly make any piece for my girl if it continues to put that little twinkle in her eye when she looks at them!

-- Imagination opens the gates of the universe. –William Patten

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#9 posted 06-11-2012 06:03 PM

very neat story.. fine job on her box. were would a guy get the hinges for that?

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#10 posted 06-11-2012 06:07 PM

Fantastic little box and an item to be cherished forever : )
Congratulations to you both !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#11 posted 06-11-2012 06:07 PM

That is a great box. and Congratulations.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#12 posted 06-11-2012 08:20 PM

Great little box. Congrats and best wishes for a long and happy life together.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#13 posted 06-11-2012 10:42 PM

“She said yes
And I said wow
And she said when
And I said how about right now
Love can’t wait
Then I asked if she believed in fate
And she said yes”

Yur making the ol’ married farts all misty now… ;) Congrats!

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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#14 posted 06-11-2012 10:49 PM


I’ve found its often not the size or the complexity of the project, but more the occasion and the recipient. To me, the most satisfying part of woodworking is seeing the look on someone’s face when you give them something you made specially for them.

This was an excellent idea to make your engagement that much more special.

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#15 posted 06-12-2012 01:29 AM

congrats, nice box, probably means just as much as the rings because you made it. Look at the stunning mitres, ha congrats

-- Bryan, york pa

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