Does anyone know something cute to make for a gf?

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Forum topic by Mlke posted 05-15-2010 04:20 AM 1832 views 0 times favorited 25 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-15-2010 04:20 AM

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Just wondering, thanks guys.

-- The hard work won't take too long, the impossible will take a little longer

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#1 posted 05-15-2010 08:04 AM

Depending on gf’s age, tastes and lifestyle:
Jewelry Box
Holder for phone, keys etc,
Recipe book holder
Coffee table

-- David

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#2 posted 05-15-2010 08:09 AM

A picture frame would be nice. With a picture of the both of you in it?

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#3 posted 05-16-2010 03:27 PM

ditto the jewelry box. What young lady wouldn’t want a hand made box? And just think, everytime she sees it she’ll think of you. Even if she dumps you! :)

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#4 posted 05-16-2010 04:10 PM

you know what I have to agree with the jewellery box idea… even though I was going to suggest picture frame!

I had a lad make a jewellery box and I still use it even though we broke up 8-9 years ago… it’s so beautiful I can’t bear to ever get rid of it.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#5 posted 05-16-2010 04:34 PM

Some of the intarsia that I’ve seen on this site is pretty cute, if you don’t want to go down the jewelry box path.

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#6 posted 05-16-2010 05:01 PM

I’ve made this and it turns out quite nice:

For a picture frame you could check this one out:

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#7 posted 05-16-2010 05:14 PM

get some special wood, and do what you do best … i see that you’ve got some bowls in your gallery … make her a set of bowls, or if you like a set of knives.

and, by the way, if you have to ask us for ideas, you are probably in trouble. i mean, really we don’t know your gf.

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#8 posted 05-17-2010 05:33 AM

Her name on a key holder or wood ring or bracelet

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#9 posted 05-17-2010 06:32 AM

I made my girlfriend an jewelery box for her birthday and she loved it.

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#10 posted 05-24-2010 10:01 PM

ahem…a ring box!

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#11 posted 05-24-2010 10:13 PM

If you are in trouble there better be a ring in the box.

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#12 posted 05-24-2010 11:33 PM

did you decide?

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#13 posted 05-24-2010 11:42 PM

I guess it depends on how much time and work you want to invest. I like the jewelry cabinet. I built the oak one in my gallery for my GF and she was pretty excited about it.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#14 posted 05-24-2010 11:46 PM

get enough wood to make a porch swing or something along those lines… have it delivered to her place on her birthday along with the plans and a promise to build it alongside her.

-- San Diego, CA

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#15 posted 05-24-2010 11:52 PM

i made her a penguin, lol we’re only fourteen so that kinda ruins the swing plans, recipe book holder, and the coffee table.. plus shes not really allowed to be dating.. :’( so i cant really make something toooo obvious..

the penguin i made has maple on the sides, so they look like wings (i kinda forgot their belly was white and not their wings..) with a mahogany body and i put a yellow heart beak on it, turned out nice but i didnt take pics..
and i carved a couple hearts with my dremel, very small ones btw like <1>

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