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« on: July 18, 2013 03:56:17 PM »

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So for my friends 30th birthday was coming up he had gone through a rough year and I wanted to make him something that would cheer him up but didn't know what. I saw something similar to this that someone else had made and decided it would be a perfect gift for him. I made the whole thing for $35 dollars with some luck goodwill finds. Enjoy:

Case Closed

Open the case to show the manliness contained inside.

- Hatchet (for manly things like chopping trees and fighting bears)
- 2 shot glasses (for drinking by yourself or with another gentleman)
- 1 Flask of Gentleman Jack (A gentlemanly drink if I ever had one)
- A case of Cigars (to smoke and look manly and not girly with little cigarettes)
- An ash tray (To not be a savage while you smoke your manly cigars)
- A deck of card (to play manly games)
- Poker chips (to make gentlemanly wagers)

Contents removed

When you remove everything all the routed out spaces are lined in a dark green felt.

And here are the cigars

Hope you enjoyed

Materials Breakdown
Suit case = $3.50
Ashtray = $0.50
Poker Chips = $1.00
Cigar case = $1.00
Cigars = Free from a friend who works at a cigar shop
Hatchet = $10.00
Deck of cards = $0.50
Shot Glasses = $1.00
Bottle of Gentleman Jack = $15.00
Felt = $1.00
Wood = Scrap wood from a pallet
Stain = Left over from other project
Lacquer = Left over from other project
Leather straps = Scrap leather from other projects
Beads = Donated by my wife
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2013 05:40:00 PM »

It's fantastically MANLY!   Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2013 08:07:52 AM »

What a cheery gift!

I am sure it will bring a smile to his face...particularly knowing that you put such thought and care into making it a special gift for him...nice selection of cigars (he can use his manly hatchet to cut off the ends! Grin) and excellent top shelf adult beverage! Grin

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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2013 10:48:47 AM »

Had to "Rock" this, it's fantastic.  Now, I'm not a "gentleman" but I sure would love to  have it.

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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2013 08:11:14 PM »

This is amazing! Very manly  Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2013 04:18:31 AM »

So cool, your friend is a lucky gentleman!

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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2013 05:34:04 AM »

He really enjoyed it. His parents were visiting when I brought it over and his Dad kept trying to take the cigars (cause my friend has never smoked one). But all in all he really liked it. i was a little upset with the routing job because the bit kept walking down and getting a little lower so digging in deeper but I think I fixed it well enough. And the wood stained a bit spotty but I think it was just stuff in the wood because it came from a pallet.
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2013 04:32:34 PM »

Brilliant, Joe! And of course it's the hatchet that really makes it. Nothing says "I'm a real man" like wielding an axe!


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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2013 08:38:09 PM »

This is the perfect gift for a manly man! I'm sure it was a huge hit. Beautiful work, as always Smiley.

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