Workshop Signs

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-13-2014 04:30 PM 1960 views 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

On my list of things to do for our place in Arizona is to make a workshop sign. I was planning on it saying High Chaparral Workshop, but then we lost Danny ( LJ Dingle) a few weeks ago and Danny was the one who obtained the original permission to occupy that building we made into our shop. He worked hard on the cleaning out of the space and all of the construction and then made the deals and bought most the machinery in there.

It seems only fitting that we name the shop for him. I think he will smile down on us when he sees it hanging in the shop!!

The second sign is going to Mary Lou for Danny’s shop in the barn at the their home in Indiana.

It was a hard to cut these, thinking of Danny. I slipped off the line a few times but I don’t think he’ll mind!

The boards are some mahogany covered poplar table leaves that I got from LJ Doug Scott …Thanks, Doug

They have holes in the top for hooks and keyhole slots in the back in case we mount them on a wall.

They are finished with gloss lacquer.
.................................................................RIP, Danny….............................................................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 07-13-2014 04:37 PM

I love them both,very thoughtful of you to make one for Danny’s shop.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#2 posted 07-13-2014 04:58 PM

a great thing to do for such a good friend and a great man, i know his loss is a hard one to his family and to his friends..his life speaks of who he was and what he did, you all have wonderful memories of him, he will smile when he see’s them hanging…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 07-13-2014 05:12 PM

Wonderful job on these Jim and a great way to honor your friends memory and well deserved too. A truly meaningful project.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 07-13-2014 05:52 PM


What a Wonderful way to Memorialize your Arizona Shop!

... you can’t do it any better than that!

Thank you for sharing your wonderful gesture!

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

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#5 posted 07-13-2014 05:54 PM

I would like to think he would be proud of those. Great work

-- "The Cedar King"

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#6 posted 07-13-2014 07:06 PM

A wonderful tribute to Danny. He would be proud.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 07-13-2014 10:11 PM

That should bring back many a pleasant memory of times gone by with DJ when you’re down S’th each year Jim, wonderful thought, you’re a real mate :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#8 posted 07-13-2014 11:14 PM

Those are very nice, I’m sure he would love them. Sorry for the loss of your friend.

-- Semper Fi

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#9 posted 07-13-2014 11:32 PM

I would be proud and thankful if these were made for me. I’m sure he will too. Just a suggestion Jim, how about adding the year if possible ( Est. 2008 ) or whatever it was.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 07-14-2014 12:26 AM

Very nice sentiments Jim. Mary Lou will be comforted by this. Danny will be remembered forever.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#11 posted 07-14-2014 12:51 AM

What a great way to be remembered. They look great!

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#12 posted 07-14-2014 01:03 AM

A great tribute Jim.

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

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#13 posted 07-14-2014 01:22 AM

Very classy Jim

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#14 posted 07-14-2014 01:33 AM

Wonderful gesture and signs, Jim.

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 07-14-2014 02:02 AM

Very thoughtful and appropriate memorial. Nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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