My Award for 2009 Lumberjocks Summer Challenge #2: HERE"S MY PRIZE FOR THE "GARDEN BENCH CONTEST"

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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 09-24-2009 12:46 AM 2065 reads 0 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I finally have some time to show off our contest prize.

As you may know, we won 3rd place in the contest
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The prize was a CUSTOM BRANDING IRON, donated by Terry Desilets.

The prize was supposed to be a Stock Branding Iron, but I opted to have a custom one made.

I sent Terry a sample of my signature.

And he designed it to be compatible with a brand design.

He sent me 2 samples to choose from, & I chose A
The finished size of the brand is a 3/4” X 1” oval

The Branding Iron, fresh out of the box.

A close up look.


You can watch a slideshow of my first trying it out. Photos by Barb

I really like this tool. Now, ”Here I go a Branding!”

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#1 posted 09-24-2009 12:53 AM

Sharp! I really like that design. Hopefully some day I’ll get to the point where branding my work wouldn’t be a mockery ;)

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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#2 posted 09-24-2009 12:57 AM

You did very good Dick I am so glad for you.

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Tim Dahn

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#3 posted 09-24-2009 01:08 AM

Well that is a nice gift for you Dick, you should get a lot of use from it. Please satisfy my curiosity and tell me the piano tune playing in the slide show.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#4 posted 09-24-2009 01:11 AM


The iron looks great!!!!!!!!!!

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#5 posted 09-24-2009 01:49 AM

Congratulations Dick & very impressive iron.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 09-24-2009 01:53 AM

Pretty sweet Dick. You deserve it with that beautiful bench you made.
Some day I hope to get to where I won’t be too embarrassed to brand my work.
The way some of my stuff turns out, I’d rather stay anonymous…..LOL.

Those carving tools will be a legacy to you 100 years from now!

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#7 posted 09-24-2009 02:23 AM

Cool prize…the bench was awesome and the prize is deserved…..

That will make your work stand out and show the pride of creation….well done!

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#8 posted 09-24-2009 02:54 AM

That’s the best prize ever !!
The brand really adds that personal touch to your work.


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#9 posted 09-24-2009 03:27 AM

That is a cool prise for a job well done!

-- Dave, I wood if I could but I can't so I woodknot

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#10 posted 09-24-2009 03:36 AM

Way to Dick and Barb. I been thinking of getting one too. Maybe I’ll ask for one for Christmas….........LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#11 posted 09-24-2009 03:51 AM

Nice brand. At least you have penmanship. I’d love one but it would be a waste on my henscratching!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#12 posted 09-24-2009 03:59 AM

Pretty neat I am looking at having one made for me

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#13 posted 09-24-2009 04:35 AM

Great Job on The Bench nice prize

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#14 posted 09-24-2009 04:44 AM

well deserved .
and a great addition to your work
and tools .

congratulations !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#15 posted 09-24-2009 05:38 AM

Looks great.

-- Mike, VT

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