|Project by C_PLUS_Woodworker||posted 09-04-2014 04:40 PM||1055 views||1 time favorited||17 comments|
Please excuse the personal nature of my comment, but this is off the scale for me and I feel like sharing. Some of you will “get it”.
My Mother left me a box….......mostly junk that I threw away. I had this little beat-up envelope in my hand and I swear it was halfway to the garbage can when I stopped to look inside it.
There were sqaure negs with oval portraits in the envelope. These pictures were taken in 1918. They are photos of my Mother’s parents. Now I have the original negatives. Almost 100 years old. The photo lab I used said they rarely see negs this old.
I recognized them immediately and began to unashamedly bawl. The “originals” were also in oval frames and were in their living room for 50+ years. What an honor to gain ownership of these photos. No one in the family knows where the original full-size framed photos are.
Both photos needed a little touching up and the photo-lab surpassed excellence.
There is about a 1/4 inch of epoxy over each photo. Got a new sexy router bit to do the key hole in the back. It is straight, it just looks crooked. A picture like this should hang flat against the wall, not leaning out on a wire. They are Wallace and Elva, my Mothers parents.
Grandpa has had more of an influence in my life than anyone I know. Won’t bore with too many details, just suffice it to say that. When I was working young horses, I would actually say in my head “Now, what would Grandpa do right now”? I know I did that a thousand times in my life about horses and treating women and “what would Grandpa have me do in this life situation,...or in business, or ANYTHING” !!
Everyone should have a humble man that grew to great status (not wealthy, but accomplished and widely respected as a great man) as a role model for them.
Walnut, SealCoat, 2 coats of Waterlox Original, 2 coats of Waterlox Satin, rubbed out with that super-fine steel wool and then 3 coats of wax. Bowl bit with bearing and 1/2 MDF template.
Sorry if I got too personal.
-- We must all walk our own green mile