Reclaimed iron support and gift for our Pastor

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Project by gbrown4 posted 07-27-2015 05:25 PM 924 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our Pastor recently was elected president over the Missouri district LCMS. As a departing gift our congregation asked me to make a frame for a iron support plate from the church which is over 100 yrs old. The plate was part of the foundation which is the basis of our church and belief. I used maple and carved the quote into the frame. I also made a desk plaque to accompany the frame out of maple. Needless to say it was a big hit with our congregation and Pastor Hagan.

-- Greg, Concordia, Mo

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#1 posted 07-27-2015 05:37 PM

That could have been a very tough one to photograph well but you ‘nailed it’. Everything looks just right. This caught my eye immediately. Nice job.

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#2 posted 07-27-2015 07:44 PM

Very, very nicely done project. Your hand carved lettering is perfect. Great craftsmanship all the way around.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#3 posted 07-27-2015 07:57 PM

Beautiful piece. I’m sure he loved it !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#4 posted 07-27-2015 09:00 PM

Very nice gift and the carving is spectacular. I figured it was done with a laser. I’m an ELCA Lutheran and I knew a man named Ken Hagen that became a pastor.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#5 posted 07-27-2015 09:05 PM

Carving was done with a CarveWright. The tricky part was cutting the dado for the iron flange. One side was 1/2” thick then it varied to 3/8” due to the flange rusting over the years.

-- Greg, Concordia, Mo

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