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Project by lateralus819 posted 478 days ago 851 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One more…

This is a proposal to my now fiance Jen. She’s a HUGE Zelda fan and i took advantage of that. She has this exact symbol tattooed on her leg.

It started off with wanting to think outside the box from the regular just down on 1 knee and propose.

I thought this up. The base is HDPE plastic multi color brown/tan. At work we have a 3 axis thermwood CNC router, i had a co-worker route it out for me. I then made a frame of curly maple to encase it.

The box itself was a great learning experience. First time doing non 45 degree joints, ended at 30 degrees for a sym. box. Curly maple box, walnut splines and top.

The top was very fun to do, had to do 2 to get it right since im a perfectionist! :]

The chip you see in the top is for a greeting card. I asked her, her favorite love song and loaded it onto it.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 478 days ago

A really nice gift. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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scrollsaw

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#2 posted 478 days ago

very creative thank you for sharing this project.

-- Todd

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waho6o9

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#3 posted 478 days ago

Best Wishes lateralus819!

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deon

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#4 posted 478 days ago

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 478 days ago

Looks great, And neat story… I assume she sid Yes? :>)

Way to think outside the box!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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lateralus819

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#6 posted 477 days ago

Yes, she said yes. I had the plaque on the table and told her to close her eyes there was on more part. :)

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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Chase

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#7 posted 477 days ago

Congrats, she sounds like quite the nerdly catch!

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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Schoffleine

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#8 posted 477 days ago

So does it play the ‘bum bum bum bummmm’ sound when you open it?

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lateralus819

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#9 posted 477 days ago

No, it plays a song by “the bright eyes”

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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UncleStumpy

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#10 posted 476 days ago

I don’t know who or what Zelda is, but you get 5 stars for thinking outside the box (pun intended!).
When you have been married 25 years, a woman would rather have something tiny, but special to her, than a truckload of flowers or chocolate. Like remembering something she mentioned 6 months ago, and surprising her with it out of the blue. With this project, Zelda and the song, it looks like you are on the right track!

Glad she accepted!!!

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

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lateralus819

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#11 posted 475 days ago

Thanks uncle stumpy. I really wanted to do it as a way to show her i pay attention to her and her interests. And for that reason! 20 years from now she will STILL remember it and still have it. Much more meaningful than the typical proposal.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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