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This is a carving I did in memory of my Dad who passed away.He loved hockey, fishing,boxing,playing his viloin and reading the bible.The carving is done in 2” eastern birch and finished with a sanding sealer and wax.On the back it says The Lord saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be,so he put his arms around you,and whispered,”come with me” with tearful eyes,we watch you suffer and saw you fade away although we love you dearly,we could not make you stay,It’s lonesome here with out you,we miss you so each day,are lives aren’t the same since you went away,each time we see your picture,you seem to smile and say,”Don’t cry I’m in Gods keeping,we’ll meet again some day.

-- Brian Neufeld,Canada,www.canadawoodcarvings.com





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Mark A. DeCou

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#1 posted 2799 days ago

Brian: I can’t help but look at your work with my mouth open. Awesome. You bring a concept to plaque carving I have never seen before. The several layers, the personalization, and using the characters to express what make us all connected. This tribute to yoru father is incredible, and a something I wish I could do for my own dad. I marvel at a guy that could play hockey and the violin in the same lifetime, what a gift of a father God created for you.

Have you ever done any writing about how to create the type of layered carvings from photographs that you have captured? I would surely like to read about the process.

Thanks for sharing these pieces, I am inspired, and motivated by them. I surely loved seeing the worshipping people in your Church Sign. I am left with the wish that I could carve something like that for my own church. You have a great gift, glad that you shared with us lumberjocks.
Mark DeCou

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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pat sherman

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#2 posted 2779 days ago

brian, looking at your plague for your dad. i had to cry. so wonderful, you must have had a great relationship with your dad.

thanks so much fo showingus

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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Dan'um Style

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#3 posted 2568 days ago

excellent work !! you are a master carver

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 2567 days ago

wonderful tribute
wonderful carving.

I so love all of your work

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Drew1House

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#5 posted 2567 days ago

Very nice… I could never do such work… (well can’t imagine it being so… how did you get started?)

Drew

-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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mot

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#6 posted 2566 days ago

Man that’s amazing.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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woodspar

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#7 posted 2566 days ago

Great tribute and great carving.

-- John

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Douglas Bordner

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#8 posted 2436 days ago

Gulp. Fine art and very touching as well. Pat, pass me your hankie.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Blake

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#9 posted 2436 days ago

Really nice job. You are an amazing carver, I could never do that! And what Doug said.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Myron Wooley

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#10 posted 2436 days ago

As soon as my eyes dry out, I’m going to go pick up my 83 year old Dad and take him to Rockler. He loves to turn pens and boxes.
Thanks for reminding me how precious our parents are, and how important it is to break away from our busy-ness and spend time with them while we still can.

-- The days are long and the years are short...

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Russel

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#11 posted 2436 days ago

I can only echo what’s already been said, but I don’t believe enough good can be said about what you’ve done. The craftsmanship and the sentiment are absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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Karson

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#12 posted 2436 days ago

Brian. A great job and a great tribute. Well done.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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mcoyfrog

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#13 posted 2167 days ago

Emotional piece very nice

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Dennis Zongker

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#14 posted 2093 days ago

WOW, His face is very realistic.

-- Dennis Zongker

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Tom "BUG" Janos

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#15 posted 2086 days ago

beautiful piece he would be proud of it I am sure.

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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