A Marriage Proposal

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Project by John posted 01-06-2008 06:41 PM 2624 views 7 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Curly maple box with biscuited mitered corners. Interior tray and dividers and mahogony. Inlay and red velvet is from Rockler. Finished with Tung oil. I proposed to my wife with this box and locked the ring inside.

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.

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#1 posted 01-06-2008 06:42 PM

Well, since you proposed to your wife we can deduce her answer. Very nice box.

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#2 posted 01-06-2008 07:14 PM

thats a very nice box, and a nice story to go along with it.

-- bryano

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#3 posted 01-06-2008 07:18 PM

Proposed to your wife? But you’re already married to her! (just kidding).. Nice box. I really like the curly maple. What is the inlay, wood, or shell?

-- Jamie, Kentucky

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#4 posted 01-06-2008 07:22 PM

forget the box…the other result was the project…hope the construction lasts a lifetime…hope the box lasts a while too…its gorgeous…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 01-06-2008 07:49 PM

Hope you gave her the key so she knew what was inside…

Now that is just beautiful. Nicely done.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#6 posted 01-06-2008 09:20 PM

Great Box and great story to go with it….will have to pass that one down through the family :>)

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#7 posted 01-06-2008 09:22 PM

You have one luck wife. Great box!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 01-06-2008 09:33 PM

Thanks Guys,

She did say yes! I am one lucky guy. I gave it to her locked and when she went to open it is when I popped the question. Inlay is a federal fan that I got from Rockler. I’ve tried making a few but I need more practice.

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.

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#9 posted 01-07-2008 04:13 AM

John, You have a whole bunch of great projects here. I just don’t have time to comment on all of them but they all seem to be as well done as this one. Keep up the good work.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#10 posted 01-07-2008 04:15 AM

Great story and great box. What was the opera?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#11 posted 01-07-2008 04:17 AM

Beautiful box! Congratulations on a nice box and your new wife to be.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#12 posted 01-07-2008 12:52 PM

Thanks guys.


The opera was Tosca in Chicago

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.

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#13 posted 01-07-2008 06:54 PM

Very beautiful. This box will be forever a family heirloom. Well done.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#14 posted 01-07-2008 09:50 PM

Beautifully done John, both inside and out. Certainly an heirloom especially with a story like that.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#15 posted 01-11-2008 07:43 AM

Should you propose to me with such a box and the opera tickets and I’d say yes without thinking it twice John, especially if you also threw in the deal the Jeppesen updates. Too bad I’m a guy and already married. ;o)

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