Santa Surprise - RUINED!

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Project by Nick_R posted 12-02-2012 01:50 PM 1927 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I have been slaving away in the “wood shop” also known as a garage making Christmas presents. My wife came in and saw the project I was working on for her. It is an all Walnut box with an oak acorn inlay on the lid and acorn feet. She saw it about halfway through and loved it…... So surprised ruined!

I finished it and gave it to her early.. So I am back in the “wood shop” working on yet another surprise.

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 12-02-2012 02:47 PM

A devious plot to get more presents :-)

Looks great

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-02-2012 02:48 PM

The good news is she loved it! And, the good news is you get to continue playing in your shop. And, the bad news is . . . .??? Looks like a win, win to me.

Very nice project. I can see why your wife loved it.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 12-02-2012 02:55 PM

Nick that is a nice wee box.

The secret is to have two projects.

One for her to find, it’s good for them and one

that has the various parts hidden until final assembly.

That does not always work either :)


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 12-02-2012 03:50 PM

A wonderful box and excellent gift.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 12-02-2012 04:29 PM

Neat. I was looking at the top and it could be a great place to place a badge for a retiring officer. Of course you would need to make it into a shield. Thanks for the post.

-- BD, where bad wood finds a home. Va

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#6 posted 12-02-2012 08:20 PM

great box anyway, even if spoiled surprise. how about building an acorn box to put rings in. a turning project.

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#7 posted 12-03-2012 03:13 AM

I found a necklace and earrings set with an acorn that I purchased. It would look lovely in that box. To bad my husband isn’t a woodworker like I am. Oh well. It’s quite lovely anyway.

-- Becky, Wisconsin I love belonging to splinter groups

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#8 posted 12-03-2012 08:02 PM

Excellently done! Such a perfect gift !

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#9 posted 12-04-2012 04:04 PM

That’s why women aren’t allowed into my shop!!! Way too nosy.
I favorited this box because of it’s creative shape… really nice.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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