|Project by Eddie||posted 08-26-2013 03:20 PM||4122 views||22 times favorited||27 comments|
My Wife’s family has a tradition, called the Man Shower.
It is the masculine equivalent to a bridal shower.
Men, in support of the groom, gather, grill meat, compete in manly games such as target shooting or flint/magnesium fire starting, and most important of all give gifts to the Groom.
Now there are rules to the gifts one brings to a Man Shower:
-It must belong in the garage, wilderness, or shop
-It must be wrapped…you CANNOT use wrapping paper
-No cards allowed
-No thank you cards allowed from the Groom.
Typically, a wedding is filled with gifts for the kitchen or bedroom… a man needs tools.
The goal is to get the groom a good start on his way to taking care of a home.
My cousin is getting married in a couple weeks, so his Man Shower was last weekend.
The house was in the suburbs so the games were slightly modified. We used a crossbow, and throwing knives to target shoot (neighborhoods dont typically like the sound of guns), and competed in the speed in which we could begin a fire using a striker and magnesium.
This was the first mallet I had ever attempted and it was a really fun project. I “wrapped” it in a quick box with hand cut dovetails with a sliding top that reveals the mallet nestled in plane shavings.
Mallet is made from Walnut and Ash
Here are a few pics of the build.