The engagement ring I bought came in a horrible little box, so I made one I thought she would like. She has a thing for bees, and sunflowers, so I found an old bee-shaped trinket box and built a ring box out of some decorative flowers I picked up at a hobby shop.
Inside the bee, I placed a piece of paper asking her to marry me, and then I opened up the flower to show her the ring.
Received a photo from the buyer of the Shakier Shaker rack. Always makes me happy when a customer is happy and when a pipe rack finds a good home.
Reddit’s /r/PipeTobacco Pipe of the Year 2014 by J&J Pipes.
The local Greek Orthodox Church asked for my help to hang a few icons they had. The wood that the icons were painted on was too thin to drill into, so I made some simple backings to attach to each of them that I could route keyhole notches in.
The names of each Saint is written on the icon in Greek, so for non-Greek speakers I stamped the names of the Saints depicted on the icons into the wood of the backings I made - Sts Panteleimon, Kyrikos, and the Holy Fathers of Mar Sabas Monastery in Jerusalem. These icons are of the Saints whose relics are housed in the parish’s altar.
It was an honor to help, and I hope I’ll be able to work on the fourth icon of St Kyrikos’ mother, St Julia, when it arrives.