This was my first project in a lot of years.

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Project by JustChet posted 01-11-2015 06:14 PM 948 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As the title states, this was my first project in a quite a few years. I had shortly before taken over the ownership of most of my woodworking tools from a very good friend who was slowly dying from brain cancer. I’d worked with Don on a couple of his projects, but this one was entirely mine. I started with a Maple scrap from his scrap bin, used his old band saw for the cutout edges, used one of his old routers on the edges, and used some of his old stain for finishing. Heck, I think the shaping on the edges was from an idea we had worked out for a clock he wanted to do, just bit more drawn out for this project. It now hangs proudly by the entrance I use as my home’s main entrance. Not a day passes that I don’t use it, see it, and think fondly of Don. He’d be proud of it, and of how far my skills have matured. That’s all that matters to me.

-- Proudly creating designer firewood since 2010!

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#1 posted 01-11-2015 07:54 PM

Thanks for sharing your story – It is so cool that you have a tribute to your old friend in this project.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#2 posted 01-12-2015 01:04 PM

I think t is great that you took such a simple, everyday kind of thing and not only made it interesting and special but also created something that helps you to fondly remember your friend. Kudos to you!

-- Ride the bevel!

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