More Adventures of Mark and Jordan

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Blog entry by Jordan posted 12-17-2015 10:58 PM 1110 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, you know that a few weeks ago I had a special project and by golly, this special project – 20 of them, needed to be framed. And not just your average Walmart frame but a deep, rustic frame with a 5/16” rabbet – a term I never knew existed.

So I crawled here on my knees asking for help. Up piped Mark Wilson, a Lumberjock who reveres his buddies immensely.

Okay so Mark got the job but what did I know – his specialty is grand art, not silly frames. But he came through with flying colors and the project got done.

When the recipient received her order, she was over the moon with delight and promptly ordered more, which threw Mark and I into high gear – he had them to me in three days and I just finished off my part at 4:30 this morning and fedex has just come to collect them.

I will say, these frames were even better than the first ones! Even my wife commented at how lovely they were and how well they matched my sculptures. Thank you Mark, I hope we can have another adventure real soon.

The recipient – Dolly Parton, loved them!!!


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#1 posted 12-17-2015 11:16 PM

Jordan; Awesome man, I really like them. Wow, you and Dolly are getting to be good friends by now huh? Also, Mark; very nice job on the frames. I hope when I grow up, I can work Jordan.

-- Mike, Somewhere in Indiana with a splinter or two!

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#2 posted 12-17-2015 11:21 PM

What a tribute to your awesome work!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 12-17-2015 11:31 PM

That is so so cool.
What an honor.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 12-17-2015 11:39 PM


It’s nice that someone can come here, ask for help, and GET IT!

Very COOL story, project, etc. etc.

Looks like she will be ordering many many more…

Merry Christmas and I’m sure a
Happy New Year!

edit: Isn’t this website open to the world? Hope all is OK!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#5 posted 12-17-2015 11:59 PM

Great News! A Win-Win

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 12-18-2015 12:59 AM

I am honored in the extreme to have my work associated with the Honorable Jordan Straker. He’s a real pip. And, Beloved Buddy, God go with you on the morrow.

-- Mark

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#7 posted 12-18-2015 03:11 PM

Jordan and Mark – how absolutely wonderful for you both to be involved in such a project. And the ‘perfect’ customer for the product too. Bravo gentlemen!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#8 posted 12-18-2015 07:39 PM

Jordan, my wife and I just saw a great movie that she recently did about growing up with her family in the Smoky Mountains. I think the name of it was The Coat of Many Colors. It was a real tear jerker and we both loved the movie. She is a very talented lady so if she put her stamp of approval on how the project turned out then I’d say that you and Mark received quite a fine compliment concerning your fine craftsmanship. Congratulations to the both of you.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#9 posted 12-18-2015 09:30 PM

The movie will be aired again on Christmas day


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#10 posted 12-21-2015 11:30 AM

Sooooo cool.
Merry Christmas,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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