Here's the finished book. What's inside, and what he made is truly amazing.

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Here is one finished page. There are 8 in total, with custom engravings, puzzles, and mechanical parts.

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The exterior of the book book played off the theme "perfect fit."

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In an early iteration of the box and connectors, the connectors were loose, which he would fix.

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He used Adobe Illustrator for design work.

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This is the inside view of the cover page.

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These are the pieces for the book! He later realized he should have used CAD software to model everything as it would have saved a lot of time.

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Some of the pieces wee laser cut. Most pages were maple. He also used alder and walnut in places.

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He took 30-40 iterations of this before he was happy with the result. Wow!

He used Photoshop, Illustrator, and did "Live Image Trace" and laser cutting to achieve the results.

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This is the actual photo he used as a template for the etching shown previously.

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From the photo, he transferred it to Photoshop and then manipulated the contrast.

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He lasered the text, and kept the speed low to get a crisp finish.

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An example of the text.

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He added overlays in places to make some parts "pop."

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These are the parts for just the first page! The page had a Christmas-themed puzzle.

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He found characters online, then touched them up in Photoshop before etching them onto wood.

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The pages had an immense amount of detail. This one is a representation of an aerial view of Burning Man.

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Many of the pages had moving parts.

This one has a moving camper and pieces to represent some of the places they visited, such as Zion National Park.

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For the last page, he built a mechanical Iris.

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To assemble it, he made two prototypes before doing the final assembly.

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Here is the finished back cover, which shows the road that were traveling on the day that he proposed.

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The back cover had a loving message on it.

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Inside the book, he would hide the ring, which he also made!

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Here's the ring. Beautiful, right? Let's take a look at how he made it himself.

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He started with a hunk of platinum.

He says that having the right equipment to do this project was critical. He worked with a man named Adam at the DIYWeddingRings website to get the needed equipment.

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Here's the setting.

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After he stretched the platinum, he annealed it on a clean surface.

He annealed the metal after any manipulations to reduce the likelihood of failure.

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Once he got the metal to the right diameter, he cut it to size and then bent it into an oval shape.

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Next, he annealed it again.

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He brazed the oval together to make a solid ring, and then placed solder over the gap.

He heated the ring first and then heated the solder to create a solid joint.

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He hammered the ring on a mandrel until he had a good circle.

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To get the ring closer to be the right size, he used a machine that could either stretch or compact a ring.

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This is the first time the ring was actually a circle!

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He sanded the sides of the ring on a flat surface and the inside of the ring using a dremel.

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After he made a cut in the ring for the setting, he inserted the setting and brazed it.

He says it is really important to get this part right because this is the weakest part of the ring.

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He heated the ring until it was glowing and then soldered it.

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After the setting was complete, he moved on to finish work: sanding and using a Dremel.

He has a professional setter place the diamond in the ring.  Setting diamonds is a sub-speciality and he wanted to make sure the diamond would stay in place for 50+ years.

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Here's the complete ring.

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He placed the ring inside the puzzle of the last page of the proposal book. Shesaid yes!

For more information on the book project, check out the Instructable that he wrote and see the comments on Imgur.  For more information on the ring project, check out his posting.

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