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Blog entry by clieb91 posted 05-25-2011 03:29 AM 2253 reads 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As I mention in my last weekly blog posting “The Hands of Masters” I had the pleasure of watching a structure come together over the past year. As I promised also I wanted to share with you all some of the pictures of this that were taken during the process of building it. While some handheld power tools and a chain saw were used to make things a little easier a large portion of this work was done by hand tools.

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The carpenters worked through a very warm summer and the first part of September when the roofers came in to do their work. A very big thank you to Bob who dilegently took the above pictures and allowed me to use them.

The bell itself arrived in the beginning of May.

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Thanks for looking and as I mentioned in my blog if you are ever in the Northern Virginia area stop by to take a look at this structure. You will not be disappointed.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)



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cabmaker

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#1 posted 05-25-2011 03:36 AM

Thats what im talking about, nice

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#2 posted 05-25-2011 04:08 AM

Thanks Chris, for the story and the pictures…
Impressive and Fascinating work in every way!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#3 posted 05-25-2011 04:19 AM

Some very impressive work. It would have been a blast to see these guys work.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#4 posted 05-25-2011 04:21 AM

what a treat

thanks for showing

master craft at work

-- 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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#5 posted 05-25-2011 05:11 AM

very cool…very beautiful and impressive

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#6 posted 05-25-2011 05:22 AM

wow.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#7 posted 05-25-2011 06:26 AM

Beautiful! There’s a similar Korean Friendship Bell on the coast of San Pedro, CA.

-- The more things change, the more things remain the same.

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#8 posted 05-25-2011 07:40 AM

Why am I reminded of playing with Lincoln Logs as a kid when I view this?

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#9 posted 05-25-2011 02:23 PM

Fantastic creation with various talents at work. Must see it once in your life time.

Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 05-25-2011 03:44 PM

Something like this is so interesting to me. I’m making it a favorite because I love seeing fine work like this. It makes me feel so good. Thanks

-- 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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#11 posted 05-29-2011 03:46 PM

So beautiful!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#12 posted 05-31-2011 05:50 PM

WOW!!!!

-- Gritty Roots i can build anything as long as i have 2 things the internet and my father-in-law

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