Flowers made the wife cry

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Project by Time2beupinAZ posted 02-14-2013 12:38 PM 3461 views 10 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made these for my wife for Valentine’s Day. Found the pattern in the recent woodworking magazine and knew that these were the flowers I was going to give her. I usually don’t buy flowers on valentines because they are so much more money. I do buy them all year long for her though. Well when I gave them to her she cried. She thought they were the most beautiful thing ever. The flowers are made of blood wood and the leaves and stems are made of popular. Box is made of birch plywood and all finished with a coat of lacquer. The greenery is from Michaels. This was made to hang on the wall so she can see them every day. Thanks for looking and enjoy.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#1 posted 02-14-2013 12:59 PM

Wow, Those are BEAUTIFUL! And the best thing is she will have them forEVER.
That’s the thing I hate about real flowers… they cost a small fortune and in a week they’re ready for the mulch pile.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#2 posted 02-14-2013 01:13 PM

Beautiful! work Great detail & Nice Finish!
She is very Lucky!!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#3 posted 02-14-2013 01:27 PM

You win! :-)

-- Jeff, North Andover, MA

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#4 posted 02-14-2013 01:39 PM

These are absolutely beautiful. Congratulations. I know that she will cherish them.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 02-14-2013 02:15 PM

Beautiful and Amazing work! Very nice!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 02-14-2013 02:56 PM

That’s one thing I hate about lumberjocks… I feel like a pathetic husband for buyinig my wife real flowers.
Well done Tim.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#7 posted 02-14-2013 03:02 PM

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#8 posted 02-14-2013 03:29 PM

Very nice. and they will never die.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#9 posted 02-14-2013 03:42 PM

Way to make the rest of us look bad. Beautiful work.

-- “Always take a banana to a party, bananas are good!” - Tenth Doctor

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#10 posted 02-14-2013 03:51 PM

Tim, you out did us all buddy. Those roses are beautiful, but you sure have set the bar high for yourself. Can’t wait to see what you have in mind for next year :).

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#11 posted 02-14-2013 04:01 PM

Shame on you for making that lady cry. Haaa Haaa

Very beautiful and thoughtful. As said one thing about these is they are forever beautiful.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#12 posted 02-14-2013 04:24 PM

Thanks everyone. the wife is loving all your coments. Yes I am very worried about next year. I have no ideas yet but I do try to out do myself every year for her. I was thinking if I can talk her into a lathe I would make her a nice pole and I could do a pole dance for her next year. But then I though what if I get a splinter…... Ouch.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#13 posted 02-14-2013 05:25 PM

Crying is no big deal when giving the wife a present.

One year I got her an old gasoline powered Maytag washer…. she cried.
One year I got her a Thigh Master…... she cried.
One year I got her some Richard Simmons videos…... she cried.
Last year I got her a new Maytag Washer and Dryer combo….. she cried. even when I threw in an iron and ironing board extra!
This year she said she wanted something that tasted good and kept hinting for months.
I got her a gift certificate to Weight watchers….. she cried again.

I just cannot win. It’s all stuff she said she needed or wanted!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#14 posted 02-14-2013 05:31 PM

Sweet…...your the winner, very nice.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#15 posted 02-14-2013 05:56 PM

Excellent work on the flowers! And while real ones are nice, these will last many years to come. I’m glad your wife likes them!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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