#1
I'm going to be making a birthday present for my girlfriend very soon (time constraints and lack of artistic skill mean I have to start WELL in advance).

I'm thinking about engraving something into wood, either a picture of a panda or a chinese symbol of some sort.
It will be a small piece of ebony or Rosewood that I might put into a stand made from a lighter coloured wood.

She likes metal,nicknamed panda and I don't know what else I can tell you.
Suggestions please?
Tim
#2
Honestly, pay a woodworker to do it and tell her that you did it.
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#5
yeah, I was thinking it was silly, but it's just because of the intracacies :/
any suggestions anyone?
#6
i take it you play an instrament if not the guitar by being a member of this site. so write her a tune, chix dig songs written about them, you'll prolly get some booty out of it.
Im gonna pistol whip the next guy that says shenanigans !!!!
#8
i'd go with carving a panda into the wood, that would be really cool
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#9
I can't write songs for ****, I've been trying to write her one for months.
seems like it'll be the panda.
Do you guys have a preference to Ebony or Rosewood?
#10
I'd go for Ebony. And definitely a panda, not a Chinese character. I'm Chinese and I can't even write my Chinese name nicely, it looks like a kid wrote it. It's so easy to make the characters look bad.
#11
I think a carving in ebony would be rather hard to see.
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#12
IF she likes metal then why engrave it in wood???

Nah, Im not really that daft.

Here, i googled "Chinese Symbol for Panda"
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#13
^^
Yeah, I have that here too
Thanks though
I think I might engrave a panda and then write her name under it or something
#14
New idea.
Use fret inlay material to make the body of the panda.
What do you guys think?