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Big Scrabble Tiles for a Wedding Gift

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Project by KnotCurser posted 04-09-2013 11:41 PM 1831 views 10 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was created as a wedding gift for two great friends of ours who were married this past weekend on 4/6/2013.

I like to take pieces that the couple includes on their invitation or announcement and create a gift from them. This happened to be on their wedding invitation – they used actual Scrabble tiles and her engagement ring to spell the work “Love” and I took one look at it and knew it would make a great wall hanging.

Each tile in the hanging measures 4×4.125 (a tad taller than wider) and is solid cherry. I used my CNC Router to do the lettering on them. The ring was cut out with my scrollsaw. Overall dimensions, of course, are around 8 inches square.

Finish was a coat of Danish Oil and then a few coats of spray lacquer.

Picture four is a cell phone pic of the couple a few minutes after opening their gift last night. They loved it!

Congrats Amy & Kent – we love you guys!

Cheers!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com





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#1 posted 04-09-2013 11:50 PM

Very cool and creative.

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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SPalm

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#2 posted 04-10-2013 12:00 AM

Well, that is gosh darn cool.
You really have a gift of seeing these things. Way clever.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 04-10-2013 12:13 AM

The smiles say it all.

-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour

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scrollsaw

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#4 posted 04-10-2013 12:16 AM

Very creative great job.

-- Todd

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#5 posted 04-10-2013 12:55 AM

That is neat and I think your friends are very happy with it
Jamie

-- 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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#6 posted 04-10-2013 04:21 AM

wow my wife plays scrabble all the time and when she saw this , she wants one too so guess what out to the wood shop I go. what a wonder full gift for a new couple.

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#7 posted 04-10-2013 04:45 AM

Very cool Bob.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 04-10-2013 08:13 AM

COOL,

No criticism here, but if you ever do another one, you could make the hole in the band of the ring a picture frame. Just a thought.

-- Imagine It... Build It... Enjoy It!

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KnotCurser

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#9 posted 04-10-2013 11:45 AM

Screwge,

That’s a great idea!

In this case, I wanted to duplicate the image on the invitation as close as I could, but using the ring as a frame would even make this project nicer!

Thanks!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 04-10-2013 11:50 AM

This is awesome Bob! What a wonderful keepsake for them. Your ideas are great! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#11 posted 04-10-2013 12:21 PM

Very appealing, Bob

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#12 posted 04-10-2013 01:19 PM

Very cool idea!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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MrsN

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#13 posted 04-10-2013 04:40 PM

This is really cool! Scrabble tile art is really popular these days, and you did a great job recreating it.

-- ----- www.KNWoodworking.com ----- --

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#14 posted 04-10-2013 08:10 PM

Nice. I’ve always wanted to make !a real scrabble game. Too bad I couldn’t make them large like this then shrink them

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#15 posted 04-11-2013 10:22 AM

Very creative. The wedding ring would hold a pic of the happy couple nicely

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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