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AUGUST 02, 2020

What to give SWMBO for our 50th Anniversary?

For those that watch or have wives that watch The Bachelor or Bachelorette show knows about the rose ceremony where the chosen are given a rose. Keep that thought.

One day I was watching YouTube videos and came across one that showed how to make a rose out of copper. That gave me an idea for a gift for my wife of 50 years.

So I decided that I would make a vase with the the number 50 on it. The container part was made with Oak and Sapele. The base was cumaru. The numbers were cut out of oak and glued on then rounded over with carving chisels.

Finished with Watco Danish Oil.

I then made the rose. It’s made from some scraps of copper pipe I had laying around.

I then added the stem (grounding wire) and some leaves..

Then put the two together ….

… and SWMBO liked it so it earned me lots of points.

Hoped you enjoyed the short story.

Comments and favorites welcomed and appreciated.

Thanks for looking.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#1 posted 08-03-2020 12:56 AM

Beautiful work, Alex!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 08-03-2020 01:10 AM

Nice! Did you apply any finish, are are you planning to let it acquire a patina with age?

-- Most of my tools are older than I am

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#3 posted 08-03-2020 01:15 AM

Amazing. Thanks for sharing.


-- Lakeside Woodworker

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#4 posted 08-03-2020 01:16 AM

beautiful testament to your enduring love

congratulations !!!!

watched all you build vids you shared today
wonderful work all around

here’s to another 25 years for you both

be safe and be blessed

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 08-03-2020 02:05 AM

Great job ty’... 50th. aniversary, guess your out of your teens!

Only points???

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#6 posted 08-03-2020 04:50 AM

Very nice, she probably didn’t anymore Gold anyways:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#7 posted 08-03-2020 11:20 AM

Wow! Glad my wife is not on LJ. You have set the bar too high for us mortals.

-- Petey

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#8 posted 08-03-2020 11:30 AM

Great gift! Very beautiful made!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 08-03-2020 03:12 PM

Very, Very nice as well as thoughtful

-- 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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#10 posted 08-03-2020 05:38 PM

Very nice. I have seen copper flowers that you go over with a torch on the leaves which gives the tips some pretty cool colouring effects.

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#11 posted 08-04-2020 03:02 AM

Wow! The wood is nice but your copperwork is amazing.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#12 posted 08-04-2020 01:17 PM

That is one Beautiful Rose, great craftsmanship, Joe well Done!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#13 posted 08-04-2020 04:02 PM

Really a beautiful piece of work.

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#14 posted 08-08-2020 04:05 PM

Wow Alex, That’s beautiful work on that rose. Very nice!

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

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#15 posted 08-10-2020 03:52 PM

Wow mate, that surely is a great piece for a great cause.
Looks very real.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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