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Blog entry by Tim Scoville posted 1933 days ago 1687 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A pic of me and a woodworker in Battambang in NW Cambodia. Made friends with Lance Rasbridge, a social worker, from Dallas area who sits on the board of an NGO called Saboras. He is also a part-time woodworker who started a vocational training program different from our model used in Phnom Penh. This woodworker is a graduate of the program and has his own business now and employs/mentors two other young men. They are using a similar model with sewing, small gas engine repair, computer repair, etc.

Some of his work.

More of his work.

Some of our crafts on display in a local coffee shop in Phnom Penh.

A closet full of woven rugs for sale. Some make it back here to the states and the proceeds go back to the mission.

One of the ladies, Touen, preparing some of the scrap pieces for weaving into rugs. Her young daughter is in the hammock next to her.

-- Tim S, WA



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Francisco Luna

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#1 posted 1933 days ago

Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed the pictures!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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Tim Scoville

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#2 posted 1932 days ago

Thanks. Saw your page. Like the stool and chisel handle. The bench is a work of art.

-- Tim S, WA

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Don

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#3 posted 1932 days ago

Tim, thanks for sharing this. God bless you in your work in Cambodia (drop by and visit me in Australia when that close – LOL).

Love the rocker – more detail please

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Tim Scoville

97 posts in 1936 days


#4 posted 1930 days ago

Don,

Getting back to Australia would be great fun – one day. I have seen other chairs like this in Cambodia, but no more info for now. If I come across something, I’ll pass it along.

-- Tim S, WA

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dennis mitchell

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#5 posted 1924 days ago

Very interesting!

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Mauricio

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#6 posted 431 days ago

Wow, great work, I like that big band saw they have in the background.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 430 days ago

Tim, it looks like you have an interesting job. It sounds like you might know how to make a difference in the world.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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