Worth a million.

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Project by MarkTheFiddler posted 09-24-2014 02:01 AM 1703 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch


One of the ladies at work was having a miserable day. Boy do I get that! Still, she tries her durndest to keep the whole team in high spirits. For example, she brought us all a candy bar recently and said we were worth a million bucks.

I ate the candy bar today and got an idea. I hope she gets to feeling better by knowing she too is worth a million bucks.

Made from scrap length of Baltic birch, discarded hardboard, the last squeezings from titebond 2 bottle, the residue of a tung oil bottle, a paper towel used to dry my hands earlier this week and left in the bin, the hard plastic container packaging my circular saw guide came in and of course the fine art candy wrapper. I sanded with used 80 grit and 220 grit discs. I couldn’t find a used 150 grit piece. ;). Don’t tell her this is all garbage because I used some new pin nails to speed this project up.

1.5 hours start to finish. The glue was not even dry. I had to knock it out fast because I’m on a conference call with work while monitoring progress on my pc. I’m thrilled I could knock this out and it looks good. I have to go.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#1 posted 09-24-2014 02:45 AM

I’ll bet it made her day

You are a good man, Mark.


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#2 posted 09-24-2014 02:51 AM

You are a million dollar friend Mark the kind I like that repays the spirit .
Great idea and implementation .


-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 09-24-2014 02:52 AM

I’m sure she will appreciate it, great thought. Hey, the last of something is just as good as the first of it in my eyes.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#4 posted 09-24-2014 03:03 AM

Looks good and very thoughtful. I’m sure it picked up her spirits.

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

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#5 posted 09-24-2014 03:18 AM

Thanks very much for the kind comments my friends.

I think it’s a rather cool desk ornament. I know I would probably hang on to it if someone gave it to me..

My only problem is I need to share the wealth. I need to pick through the trash and make a few more gifts. My other co-workers are priceless folk as well. They just weren’t having a rotten day.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#6 posted 09-24-2014 06:54 AM


What a thoughtful pick-me-up!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#7 posted 09-24-2014 10:41 AM

Super, just super! Very thoughtful and full of recycle ingenuity.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#8 posted 09-24-2014 10:45 AM

Excelent gift!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 09-24-2014 11:20 AM

Great gift, ...great sentiment, ...and you’re a great friend. :-)

...and Mother Nature is proud of you for starving our bloated landfills, good job Mark.

Work Safely, Creatively and have Fun. – Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#10 posted 09-24-2014 11:34 AM

I love it. That kind of stuff really brings the team together. You made her day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good thinking , Mark

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

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#11 posted 09-24-2014 12:10 PM

Well done, Mark ~ Very thoughtful of you!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#12 posted 09-24-2014 12:58 PM

You should of just given her the million dollars. Everyday would be a good day for her then. LOL. Very considerate gift. Should be more workers like you.

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

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#13 posted 09-24-2014 03:24 PM

Nice gift Mark with an even better story. Well done sir

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#14 posted 09-24-2014 04:29 PM

That is really cool

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#15 posted 09-24-2014 11:58 PM

Way to go Mark! I’ll bet this made her day.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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