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330 days ago

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what should i make my girl friend for our one year anniversary? please help!!


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WayneC

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#1 posted 330 days ago

Jewelry box? Small Table?

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Biff

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#2 posted 330 days ago

An engagement ring?

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#3 posted 330 days ago

Oh boy where to start. I hear ideas for new things to make almost daily. I have a long list of things to come. For the people in my life cutting boards, blanket chest, bucher block islands, jewelry boxes, make up boxes and thats just the stuff i can remember!

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#4 posted 330 days ago

Biff has an idea.. hah

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#5 posted 329 days ago

Jewelry box, keepsake box, Chevalier mirror, clock…

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#6 posted 329 days ago

A jewelry box with a ring in it. hahaha

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rhybeka

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#7 posted 329 days ago

eyeroll you guys :) it’s only year one! yeesh! :D give the guy some space :D All of the above are good ideas, just depends on what your gf is into. Does she have any hobbies that could use something functional and useful? like I dunno – if she plays music, a music stand? etc.

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 329 days ago

Jewelry box with name or initials on the lid. Make it personal.

Next year has to be a ring

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Kaleb the Swede

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#9 posted 329 days ago

As said above when making something for someone as a gift, I would think more in terms of functionality. What is something that she could use? Don’t just make a box, although sometimes they are good, make a box specifically for her hair pins, or for her earrings, or something to that affect. Also take into account your time. If you only have a week that will weed out the lowboys and bed frames, unless you are a really, really fast builder. I’m sure she will be happy with something handmade as opposed to store bought. Good luck

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#10 posted 329 days ago

Nothing says I love you like a new tablesaw!

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#11 posted 329 days ago

Definitely, something with an electrical cord attached! LOL. Seriously, this worked as a belated Christmas gift for me last year: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/77392 Good luck with whatever you decide, but remember the actual date is the real key.

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BinghamtonEd

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#12 posted 329 days ago

Like rhybeka said, what’s she into? Build something with that in mind.

My wife is a music teacher and had this crappy pressboard clock shaped like a treble clef that fell off the wall and broke. I secretly kept the pieces and the clock internals and am going to use them as a template to make a new one from cherry/maple.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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michaelsgarage

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#13 posted 329 days ago

well shes an artist, what do you guys think about an easel ?

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Nygiants77

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#14 posted 329 days ago

If you have a lathe you could make the easel and turn some matching tool handles.

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knotscott

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#15 posted 329 days ago

”Nothing says I love you like a new tablesaw!”

Amen! LOL….

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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