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Here is my Valentine days gift to my wife. I made it last year but I re-gave it to her this year. I think she was pretty surprised (if not particularly happy about it). Pesonally I like the concept as it represents eternal love with an eternal present. I guess I’m just too romantic. What do you think?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.





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CFrye

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#1 posted 02-25-2014 10:56 AM

Cute little box Mike. I wouldn’t let my husband get by with re-gifting the same thing to me 2 years in a row either! Good try though.

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 02-25-2014 11:42 AM

Cool, did it work?

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#3 posted 02-25-2014 12:45 PM

Much better than what I tried to get away with.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#4 posted 02-25-2014 12:49 PM

Loved your story Mike! Great little heart too! Maybe each year you could put something new inside the heart box to surprise her. Just a thought!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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stefang

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#5 posted 02-25-2014 01:05 PM

Thanks for that guys and Tony, a good idea, maybe she would like my head in there. Luckily it doesn’t fit.

I have to confess that I had forgotten it was Valentines day this year and I saw the box laying on the shelf so in desperation I gave it to her (again). She had a laugh anyway. I’ll try to make up for it next year, she really deserves better.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 02-25-2014 01:09 PM

That’s Sweet Mike!
But you might want to try
putting some Jewelry in it next Year! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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PASs

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#7 posted 02-25-2014 01:44 PM

E for effort….busted!
Time for a night out doing something she likes for the recovery attempt.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 02-25-2014 02:20 PM

I took my wife out to dinner but if I had done what you did she would probably liked it more. I’m glad you didn’t hurt yourself by making that little box. Sometimes the smaller projects is what will bite you.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Roger

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#9 posted 02-25-2014 02:29 PM

Mike, that is really awesome. Small packages mean big finishes. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#10 posted 02-25-2014 03:33 PM

Not sure my wife would buy the eternal love/ gift Idea for valentine’s day. Nice box

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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kiefer

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#11 posted 02-25-2014 03:36 PM

Should have put a nice ribbon around it and maybe a little card .
Next year put a liner in it and call it the gift I keep on giving .
Glad to see you survived .

-- Kiefer 松

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#12 posted 02-25-2014 04:18 PM

As the years go on, it might get easier to regift. Unfortunately you forgot about Valentine’s day but she had not yet forgotten about last year’s gift. Time will solve everything!
Let’s not forget, however, that Valentine’s day is a made up holiday and consumerist convention sets the expectations. If you really want to make it up to her, you can declare valentine’s day to be any other day of the year, when she is really not expecting it!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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Philip

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#13 posted 02-25-2014 04:27 PM

Too funny Mike!

-- I never finish anyth

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#14 posted 02-25-2014 08:38 PM

Looks good to me Mike. What could be better than hand made? Store bought ? ;-(

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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lanwater

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#15 posted 02-26-2014 04:42 AM

I am surprised she still talks to you.

I got to give you credit for the eternal love part though.

It’s a nice box.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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