My wife and I embarked on a 9 week tour of America. We headed west from Florida to Arizona, north to Montana, east to Wisconsin, then southeast back home! what a wonderful trip it was. On the way home on the last day, I looked at my wife and we both said the same thing at the same time, “Lets go back”.
Back to the reason for this post: One of the “highlights” on this trip was stopping to see one of our own Lumberjocks, William in Mississippi. I brought a box filled with various pieces of different species of wood for William. Needless to say, I think he was thrilled with the collection. He showed us around in his humongous shop (I was envious of the space he has) showing us his wood stash (quite a pile) and we got to talking shop. My wife left me there and went out on a photo shoot! We talked about problems with turning, different woods, projects done, goals, etc! I identified a mystery wood he had as Rosewood and compared it to a piece I had brought along and it was a match. When it was time to go, William insisted that we take this beautiful, intricate plaque home with us! My wife and I were flabbergasted with the gift. We both knew how much time and effort that went into making this piece because both of us are also scrollers. Thank you William from the bottom of our hearts. It now hangs on the wall of our dining room. I have to say that every single Lumberjock that I have met are all super nice people!
Below is a picture of William giving me/us the plaque.
Thank you William, again for the beautiful plaque. Erwin
-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL