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these are two wedding gifts i made for my wife. the one with the pennies in the piece of wood has the dates on it when i was born, when she was born, when we met, and when we got engaged, and the year we got married. this same log that i used was used as a decoration piece at are wedding. once we got married i then cut the decoration in to a small piece of wood. i countersink the wood enough to fit the pennies in and sit flush with the wood. i then glued the pennies into the wood, then i put 3 clear coats of finish on it.

the frame in my last picture is another project i posted.

very fun and very sentimental

-- don't out smart your common sense

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#1 posted 182 days ago

Very unique idea, another project to add to my list. (laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 182 days ago

Thank you!! she loves this gift. my wife has showed all of her friends. and now i have her friends asking me to make them one for their wedding dates ha ha! :) its hard to find the right date pennies, but it’s worth it!!

-- don't out smart your common sense

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#3 posted 182 days ago

Very cool idea. Very unique and sentimental.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#4 posted 182 days ago

Great idea! I once framed coins from the marriage year of a couple for their 50th anniversary. I went to a coin shop in Chicago to buy the coins. I expected to pay a considerable premium. It turned out that they cost me only exact face value! (That was before silver dimes and quarters began paying big premiums.)


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#5 posted 182 days ago

Very unique, great idea

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#6 posted 182 days ago

more things to do – GREAT gift idea

Thanks for sharing

-- Dick, Ohio

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#7 posted 182 days ago

Five cents for a wedding gift….I’d say she likes you. You married well. Congratulations on the very creative and successful projects, and finding the right girl.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#8 posted 182 days ago

These will definitely please your wife. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#9 posted 182 days ago

Great projects.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#10 posted 181 days ago

That is really cool, thanks for sharing

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#11 posted 180 days ago

That is a unique idea; my 50 will be coming up in 2016 and this could be a cool keepsake!
I am going to make this a favorite of mine!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#12 posted 180 days ago

You are going to do ok as a husband, because you understand what women like.
Something personal and thoughtful like this will make a woman happier that a truck load of roses.

My 30th ann. is coming up and I just want to say – THANK YOU!

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

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