Rotten Apple for the Teacher.

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Project by doubleDD posted 01-23-2015 09:29 PM 1888 views 2 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A teacher at the high school that works with my wife (close friends) is retiring next week, getting married, and moving to another state. My wife asked me to also make her something for Christmas but it just wasn’t ready and the wood kept moving on me. Anyway after being reminded I finished it just in time and also put in a little creature as a added bonus. I know she will like it with her great sense of humor and hope she will display it in her new adventures.
Made of apple wood, of course, and finished with lacquer. About 4 1/2’’ tall. Found the old worm in the tackle box.
Thanks for looking.

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

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#1 posted 01-23-2015 09:43 PM

Absolutely super! Great idea for the teacher. Your work is simply magnificent.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#2 posted 01-23-2015 09:49 PM

Cool! Great and very unique gift! Thanks for sharing.

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

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#3 posted 01-23-2015 09:51 PM

Nice job and I bet she will love it…...looks like a golden delicious.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 01-23-2015 10:08 PM

Great retirement gift for sure !......Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#5 posted 01-23-2015 10:13 PM

This is one nice gift.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 01-23-2015 10:24 PM

The perfect gift for a Teacher! Looks great! And… Dave and your picture’s are good too!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#7 posted 01-23-2015 10:27 PM

Looks super, except for the worm of course!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#8 posted 01-23-2015 10:42 PM

Roger, Very well suited for the gift….Realy like the apple wood and it shows that you can make something of beauty from something in the raw that most would not consider. Fantastic.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#9 posted 01-23-2015 10:52 PM

That is really cool. Love it. The worm is def a nice touch! Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#10 posted 01-23-2015 11:06 PM

Great imaginitive gift idea…well executed, too!

-- Ed

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#11 posted 01-23-2015 11:20 PM

Neat gift. The worm’s a nice touch too

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#12 posted 01-24-2015 12:39 AM

very nice project

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#13 posted 01-24-2015 12:53 AM

What a unique retirement gift Dave your wife’s friend will cherish it for sure.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#14 posted 01-24-2015 01:05 AM

That is very original, a great idea and I’ll bet a cherished gift.
Love the worm.


-- 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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#15 posted 01-24-2015 01:21 AM

Very nice Apple…

Very nice Worm…

Except one thing… The worm should be 1/2 of a worm… :) LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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