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Project by kiefer posted 11-03-2014 03:21 AM 1869 views 10 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I think EMBRACE is a good name for this sculpture which I created in memory of my wifes sister which recently passed away .
While visiting with my wifes family and making funeral arrangements I tried to occupy my mind with thoughts of the time that lay before us all and what I could create as a memory to her life for her children and grandchildren .
When we returned home and I entered my shop it all came to me just like it was meant to be , there where four sets of arches that I had made a while ago but could not come up with a design to complete them and I simply added a walnut cross and stone base to complete the sculpture .
They will be sent to our niece and nephew to be placed in a special place in their home .

Sorry for not being online lately but the circumstances did not seem right nor did I feel like spending time in the shop although I found that it is good therapy in the last couple of days as life must go on .


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 11-03-2014 03:32 AM


Those are incredible memorials. You have poured your incredible design and woodworking skills into them. It really shows. The passion and emotions are equally visible. I’m praying for you and yours brother. I can tell by your sculptures that you know where comfort and even joy comes from. They are beautiful to both my eye and heart. God Bless.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#2 posted 11-03-2014 03:43 AM

Very nice memorials, Klaus. Sorry to hear of your loss!!............Jim

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

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#3 posted 11-03-2014 03:59 AM

Exquisite in design and craftsmanship! My condolences on your loss, but your memorial will be appreciated and cherished.

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

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#4 posted 11-03-2014 04:03 AM

As Always, wonderful work Klaus

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 11-03-2014 04:04 AM

These are beautiful and heart warming pieces. Great job on the bending. Really nice to see them passed down to her children. Your a kind man Klaus. Bless you.

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

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#6 posted 11-03-2014 04:09 AM

A beautiful memorial. Well done. Condolences on your familyʻs loss.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#7 posted 11-03-2014 04:16 AM

Klaus. Beautiful sculpture. Was this bandsawed out of a large block of wood or was it bent?
How was it attached to the stone?

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#8 posted 11-03-2014 04:26 AM

Thank you for your kind words and condolences and they are much appreciated in times like this .

The arches are band sawn from a piece of red willow which I also used for this project .
The arches are glued and doweld to the stone with CA glue .

-- Kiefer

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#9 posted 11-03-2014 05:18 AM

Beautifully made, Klaus. Sometimes we make things and don’t know why, then it becomes clear. God bless your family in this time. Thank you for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#10 posted 11-03-2014 05:20 AM


Good to see you expressing your feelings, with your hands.///////////////////////////////

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 11-03-2014 06:09 AM

Work of art, great simplicity in the contrast color/line

-- Dreaming patterns

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#12 posted 11-03-2014 07:22 AM

Sorry for your loss…

Great work for long and good memory.

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#13 posted 11-03-2014 09:52 AM

Outstanding design Klaus and of course a touching momento for your wife’s family.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#14 posted 11-03-2014 10:09 AM

I love this very creative work Klaus. The arches looks like an eternal flames to me and it is perfect with the cross. A wonderful, beautiful memorial which I’m sure will be cherished by her children and grandchildren.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 11-03-2014 11:20 AM

My condolences for you family’s loss. The arches are beautiful Klaus.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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