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Forum topic by gurnie posted 11-18-2010 10:24 PM 826 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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gurnie

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11-18-2010 10:24 PM

I have two friends of mine that are getting married in January. I’m looking for an easy to do box that can hold their Marriage Certificate. Not sure if there are any project plans out there.

They’re both punk rockers so i thought it might be cute to have two little armbands with the pyramid spikes connected rather than having two wedding bands. Nor sure if this a project best done via inlay, marquetry, or intarsia (which i think would be the easiest and it would be 3 dimensional). But i’m open to any suggestions

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#1 posted 11-18-2010 10:37 PM

I was thinking about a box with safety pins & studs?

jamie

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#2 posted 11-18-2010 10:54 PM

haha cute. safety pin joints, hahaha

I was thinking of two of these looped together on the top of the box.

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#3 posted 11-18-2010 11:13 PM

You gotta top it off with a Purple Mohawk then….

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#4 posted 11-19-2010 04:16 PM

Hahaha. actually i was thinking about what Alba said and i thought wouldn’t it be nifty if the lock on it looked like a safety pin? That would be so awesome.

But any suggestions where I can find a project plan for a wedding certificate (or does anyone mind measuring their box that holds their certificate? I’m not married yet so I have no idea how big to make it)

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#5 posted 11-19-2010 06:18 PM

The size of the certificate does vary by location. So call the county clerk and get an idea if you can. The only things like this that I’ve seen are for the invitations. Usually with lace and dried flowers and rings. Maybe some dead, black flowers? Please show us how it turns out, I really want to see this.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#6 posted 11-19-2010 06:38 PM

How about a miniature coffin? ;-)

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gurnie

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#7 posted 11-19-2010 06:39 PM

cute idea but that’s more gothic i think. does nail in the “till death do us part” part

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#8 posted 11-19-2010 09:14 PM

this is my awesome sketch

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#9 posted 11-19-2010 09:30 PM

I recently had a friend ask me for a box to keep his ear rings and watches. I guess you could say he is punk. I was going to make a dovetailed box and contrast white and black. I was going to make the ends white and the sides black. I thought the white and black contrasting dovetail joints would look pretty cool… You don’t have to do that but maybe use some kind of contrasting colors either by painting or finding a colored exotic wood.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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