Rants, Raves and Recipes from the Edge of Sanity
I used multiple layers of carbon fiber cloth and an autoclave to wrap a friends gif5 one year. It took a diamond saw to get it open.Exile1981
some entertainment is not worth the cost.....vaquero viejo
I once wrapped the contents of a two-pound bag of peanut M&M's individually. You do NOT eat them quickly!
If you cut them off correctly they can be used again. Yep, poor people have poor ways...
Worth the effort. Worth it!
I wrapped a gift once using duct tape and stainless hose reinforcing wire. Put the gift on the lathe at work, and spun it on. Stopped periodically to cross the wires over. The initial shape strongly resembled a 1911 pistol. Couple of king sized candy Bars and a piece of hard board.Well worth it.
One year for Christmas I dug a frozen Osage Orange out of a snowbank, wrapped it up and stuck it under the tree for one of my sisters. The one I didn't like so much at the time.She ended up crying after opening the package to see a thawed out ball of nasty mush. Santa was so mean.I ended up with a beating from my old man.-RWT
All of these comments made me laugh...and the post reminds me of my dad wrapping anything....soooo much tape....Sooooooo much tape....oh and did I mention the TAPE?As I watched my grandson try to open one of his gifts yesterday, I KNEW my dad wrapped it! He ( my 5 year old) grandson had to take his pocket knife out and carefully cut the wrapping paper off to get to the gift....yes he was assisted by his mother. Yup wrapped by great grampa!
Many years ago, in the middle of the summer, I sent my Dad a gift of a very small harmonica as a gag gift for Christmas . I wrapped it in ever increasingly larger boxes, each one taped shut. IIRC there were over forty boxes and the last one was the size of a small freezer.In the bottom of the next to last box I put in a layer of brick. Out of the top of the last box I ran a short piece of extension cord with instructions to not leave it unplugged for more than three hours at the most and not to open it until Christmas as I would be home on leave. They were so excited when the delivery truck pulled up to the door and very carefully kept the thing plugged the whole time. I laughed like a maniac watching the old man unwrap all those boxes down to a little harmonica not more than an inch long. He got the last laugh though as he was able to coax a tune out of it.foodgrower
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