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Blog entry by MNnovice posted 12-11-2013 02:24 PM 1167 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine sent this to me – thought I would pass it along.

Using your skills and time to give back..

http://www.kcci.com/news/central-iowa/this-is-iowa-woodworker-turns-garage-into-santas-workshop/-/9357080/23405948/-/r0gq8wz/-/index.html

Lyle Barkley creates 2,500 wood toys every year for an Iowa Children’s hospital.



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Julian

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#1 posted 12-11-2013 03:27 PM

A great video clip. Thanks for sharing.

-- Julian

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#2 posted 12-11-2013 04:02 PM

That put some tears in my eyes. Thanks for posting.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 12-11-2013 04:15 PM

Brought tears to my eyes! Great story, esp. this time of year.

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#4 posted 12-11-2013 06:17 PM

Thanks for linking to that, it was great.

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#5 posted 12-11-2013 06:24 PM

Tissue please. Great story, hopefully it will inspire a manufacturing co to bless him with a top of line scroll saw and an endless supply of blades. Imagine all the toys that could be donated next Christmas if we each made made just one…?

-- There's a crack in everything that’s how the light gets in - Leonard Cohen

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#6 posted 12-11-2013 08:18 PM

A great story. I do something similar to my local hospital, but not on that scale.

I just loves how he tears up watching the kid happy and playing with his toys.

Man that brought tears to my eyes

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#7 posted 12-11-2013 10:07 PM

Amazing story…thank you for sharing this! Could help but choked up.

-- Blessed to have a wife who supports my addiction...Hobbies!

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#8 posted 12-12-2013 12:52 AM

What a man, thanks for sharing!

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#9 posted 12-12-2013 11:52 PM

Thanks so much for sharing that story with us.

-- Deek

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