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[i]This happened a while ago, figure it might be worth being reposted here.[/i]

A friend has married abroad. Soon after, after-wedding party invitations flew in. A bunch of friends and I grouped up to collect for a present. At some point, we decided, screw presents, because you rarely find something one might actually like or want. Quickly it was decided, we'll be gifting money.

But sure as hell, there's gonna be a catch...

The idea came quickly, as unoriginal as it was, since it probably has been done to death. In some form, anyway. We'll get a load of coins and encase them in a cube of something. Everyone agreed and was happy about it.

But in what? Concrete? Hell no, while the easiest way out for making the encasement, the guy might actually call it quits trying to get the coins out. Especially if he'll postpone it and lets the concrete dry even more. And it was been done often enough. The next idea was salt. You could make it look like one of those silly salt lamps. But screw that, too, because salt has a melting point of like 800 Edited by John S.
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I'm not creative enough to come up with a real comment

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nice work

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man that truly deserved a cool $tory bro

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Wow, what a PITA. Fun putting together I'm sure, but, wow. You must hate him :laugh:

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I'm pretty sure mold will probably grow on this as well. There's really no escaping that on anything organic.

You might have been better off using a clear epoxy and then using a dye to make the desired coloring.
You could always break the cube up, melt it to get the money back, and then try again.

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Epoxy would have been nice, but a real pain in the ass to take apart again. It didn't last long, anyway.

[img]http://www.storageserver.be/awful/sugarcube/killingit2.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.storageserver.be/awful/sugarcube/killingit3.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.storageserver.be/awful/sugarcube/killingit.jpg[/img]

I've still an idea in the back of my mind, that's pretty time consuming, tho. Cutting a square tube into cubes and tack welding them to each other in 90

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how much money did you put in there? at some point I think I would have just said screw it and left it in there.
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This is what Germans do with their spare time? Nice.

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good project, well thought out. 10/10 for imagination :)

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[quote name='jerzdawg' timestamp='1329165423' post='594652772']
how much money did you put in there? at some point I think I would have just said screw it and left it in there.
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Over 400

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Very cool idea :)

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Awewsome idea there. (Y)

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The guy smashing it apart isn't Israeli is he? Looks like a guy I know...

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The original concept was nice... would be actually pretty awesome if it came out right lol

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I would have gone to the street, put a couple of firecrackers, and boom.

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Jello would have been a better idea...at least that you could eat.

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[quote name='ahhell' timestamp='1329263923' post='594655798']
Jello would have been a better idea...at least that you could eat.
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I was thinking the same thing, Jello could have provided the effect at least.

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just to let you know, featured on hackaday

http://hackaday.com/2012/02/17/wedding-gift-fail-has-happy-couple-cursing-your-name/

appears two of us submitted it >.>

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[quote name='Stephen' timestamp='1329515676' post='594663676']
just to let you know, featured on hackaday

[url="http://hackaday.com/2012/02/17/wedding-gift-fail-has-happy-couple-cursing-your-name/"]http://hackaday.com/...sing-your-name/[/url]

appears two of us submitted it >.>
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thats how I found this thread.

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