5 year (wood) anniversary gift for a co-worker

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Project by InsideTheBox posted 11-24-2018 06:30 AM 1308 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My co-worker asked if I would make a wooden ring as a gift for his wife for their 5th (wooden) anniversary. It challenged my skills. Had to get a ring sizer, try out different slices, wood types and styles, and sneakily find out her finger size. Finally settled on a koa/avocado/koa ring on the lathe, with a small box made from a plum branch… and their initials burned into the top of the box. As with the ring, I had to make a few boxes before I was satisfied with the final version.
Finally, his plan was to show his wife the plum branch and tell her happy anniversary, then take out the ring to surprise her… we came up with another plan of showing her the piece of almond firewood, which contained the smaller box….
Aaaaanyway…. he texted me today to let me know she loved it. Success!!

-- There's no such thing as a mistake; only a quick change of plans.

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#1 posted 11-24-2018 10:43 AM

Everything is just great – beautiful ring, perfect packaging and the band saw outer ( log ) box is one of the MOST outstanding ideas that has come along in quite a while.
Can that be considered “thinking outside the box ? ” none the less, the whole project is a perfect gift and one to be remembered for quite a while

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 11-24-2018 10:15 PM

Very creative, I’ll bet we will see a few more people copy this as time goes by.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#3 posted 11-25-2018 03:34 AM

Lot of details which came together nicely!

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