Decided To Make a Ring Box, And Ask My Girlfriend A Question

So, after six years, I finally had a decent job and was able to purchase one of those fancy shiny ring things for my girlfriend. Being somewhat crafty, I felt that I needed to make something to help make the whole event/adventure just that much more personal. So I bought the ring, and then spent a large quantity of time looking for ideas for a cool box. I wanted something thin, that I could easily carry on my persons without being too obvious.

I found a neat design, and decided to put a bit of my own spin on it. I ended up adding a hinge and a few hearts and other personalizations. I planned the date, engraved the date, planned a day of activities and then convinced her to go on a quick hike before spending the day in Monterey (where we spent our 1st anniversary). I put the box in my sock, found the spot, set up the tripod, and then asked the question. Sooo, without further ado, here is the box.
Made up of PG Walnut, PG Cherry, PG Leather, and Epoxy to keep it together

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I found out that she did have some suspicions as a few weeks earlier she heard me sanding the box while on the phone. She asked what I was making and I told her not to worry about it, so she assumed it might be something for her. I was told that she tried not to get her hopes up just in case it was something for her birthday, and when we went on our hike she looked to see if there were any “Box Shaped” items in my pockets. With no box-like items clearly in my pockets, she was luckily less suspecting, and more surprised when I bent the knee, pulled the box from my sock, and asked the question.


And best part of it all, she said “Yes”

Sooo sorry for the overshare, but I wanted to share.

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that’s a fantastic box design.

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Many congratulations! Love the box design and great execution.

Now on to lasering all of the wedding things! :wink: :two_hearts:

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Nice box. Nice story. Congrats to you two.

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Congratulations!

The box is pretty cool too :slight_smile:

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Great story and great design. So special to do custom designs like this.

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Congratulations! My wife and I just got back from California where we celebrated our wedding anniversary. We were hiking in Big Sur on August 2nd.

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Congratulations! One of the best uses of the Glowforge I’ve seen so far. (And the box definitely fits the occasion.) :slightly_smiling_face:

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Congratulations! Great write-up, and perfect box.

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Awww. Happy for you both.

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Fantastic box and so special that you put in the extra effort to create it for her and take it up a few notches in scale–lucky her for that, and lucky you for her acceptance! Best wishes to you both!

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Omigosh…what a fun and touching story. And the box? Well…what a great addition to a great event.

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Wow, I love the box!

(And congratulations, of course!)

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Congrats on her saying YES! would you be willing to share how you made it?

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Literally 'forging the future. Incredible!

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Everything about this is just awesome! Thank you for sharing your story and photos. The box and the ring are beautiful, and you make a nice pair too. Congratulations! :ring::champagne:

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That’s some cloak and dagger, right there. Nice misdirection :wink:

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Hahaha theses were all nice to wake up to and read. Thank you all. My fiancée enjoyed the work I put into the box, but when sharing our story with friends and family the focus seems to be more about the ring, I didn’t make the ring… Haha. so I figured this would be the appropriate demographic where I feel my craftsmanship might be more appreciated. So I’m glad I shared.

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Congratulations!!

And NICE work on the box. well done.

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Great plan and execution - and the box rocks too!
Congratulations! And thank you for sharing that special day with us :sunglasses:
Easily creating customized gifts is our superpower.

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