My grandson is getting married this spring and I want to make something special for him and his fiance. Looking for ideas!
Looking to do the same for my nephew.
I don’t have any great ideas yet.
One might be a small plaque with their names and the date as a simple reminder, which might help him remember 30 years from now
Small wooden box. Filled with cash. If you don’t want to fire up the CNC, just use a plain envelope instead of the box.
That’s what newly married couples need.
You can do either a plaque or something like that with their names with “Established date” on it.
A cutting board with their names and wedding date, inlayed in contrasting wood. They will use it everyday and remember you as long they have it.
I created a two-tier, 12-inch diameter, round charcuterie board that rotates/pivots on a #8 machine screw to reveal utensil storage underneath. Here’s the link to my Vcarve .crv file:
The board is red oak with their names and date inlayed with walnut, and is based off of a similar design, made from bamboo, sold on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B088ZM72GN).
I made two of these in total so far, the photos below are for the second one to my nephew and niece, whereas the link to my Vcarve file was for my neighbors. The photos below show a failed version that I kept (for posterity) where I accidentally drilled through the top of the board when attempting to make the hole for the pivot screw.
I managed to find a 12-ish sized width board (3/4 thick) of red oak which prevented glue up, and I originally had this design as a 10-inch version but trying to fit the utensils was a tough squeeze.
For the wavy part of the bottom board, which is attached to the underside of the top board as a pivot stop, this was done freehand using a jigsaw and applied using glue and two wood screws followed up with plugs.
Primary bits used were
Whiteside SC70 carving liner bit
Whiteside 1570 pointed roundover
1/4" end mill
You can order a set of utensils from Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07B6P8VPC/
How about carving their engagement picture and adding the date towards the bottom!