Donations for Cancer

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Project by Rockbuster posted 09-14-2014 07:01 PM 1117 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Every year in February, here in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, the local American Cancer Society holds an auction of many different products, to raise money for all of the many different programs that they sponsor here. Being a cancer patient myself, I know and realize the importance of such a program. I don’t have a lot of money to donate to such a worthy cause, but thought that I would use what wood talents that I do have to help support the program. These are some of the woodworking items that I am donating, in hopes that they might bring in some revenue for the organization. Since donating these items, I have talked to my personal advocate at the center who is also in charge of the children with cancer, she has expressed that the kids there really liked the pull spin tops, so I made an additional 10 tops and gave them to her for the kids. If any of you Lj’s have some free time on your hands, and want to see some kids eyes light up, just make and donate a couple of tops, or yo-yo’s or some simple wood toy to any organization that cares for children with health problems. It’s hard to believe, living in a new electronic and cyber world, but kids do still appreciate some old fashioned toys.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#1 posted 09-14-2014 07:15 PM

What a nice way to contribute to the cause Don, You have some great woodworking skills and I’m sure your projects will bring in some donations and also make someone very happy to have the fine things you make.
Keep up the great work that you do!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 09-15-2014 01:29 AM

Those are beautiful Don, I’m sure there will be a few dollars raised from these items.
Those Cancer groups do some really great work and deserve all the help they can get.
There was a few hours involved with this lot no doubt.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 09-15-2014 06:36 AM

Bless you wife and I have our way of helping friends with cancer. I just have to ask you, on the cutting board, are the round parts plugs into that board? thanks for sharing

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 09-15-2014 01:08 PM

good on you, rockbuster..super projects, and I bet they will help with the cause.

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#5 posted 09-15-2014 01:51 PM

Thanks for your comments guy’s, Nice hearing from you again Larry, and yes, they are plugs in the cutting board.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#6 posted 09-15-2014 02:53 PM

All of this is very nice work for a great cause.

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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#7 posted 09-30-2014 08:35 PM

Nice gesture. I like this disorder on board.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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