Buckeye Cruise for Cancer TRUNK

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Project by dmoore posted 07-18-2009 04:38 AM 2941 views 6 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over the past 6 months I was finishing my chemo treatments for pancreatic cancer and needed wood to build my daughters a trunk but I was a little short on cash when a fine gentleman I found on Craigs list (yes Craigs list) offered to give me the wood I needed if I would build this trunk to be auctioned off on a annual cruise for cancer held by former Ohio State Athletes and coaches etc.. and all of the proceeds would go to the James Cancer Center in Columbus, Ohio, I agreed as it would be an honor for me to give something back after they were and continue to be so kind to me. I have been lucky to have been able to build this and I hope all of you enjoy it. Woodworkers are some of the best people in the world and I am proud to be one. Also I want to say thanks to the LORD because see I was supposed to have died about 6 months ago and guess what the DR’s cant find the cancer now NONE I had losy 50lbs of my 175 and now I have gained it back they aslo took out the spleen and halof of my pancreas I am now back to work full time and they say I am one lucky fella and you know what I think they are right. God Bless and Happy Woodworking


-- Duane, Ohio

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#1 posted 07-18-2009 04:42 AM

He does work in mysterious ways!!

Everyday now is a gift to be lived to the fullest. Enjoy every sunrise and sunset and everything in between.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 07-18-2009 04:47 AM

That’s great news about you recovery and the nice gentelman giving you wood. Also a great looking trunk.
And God does bless you.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 07-18-2009 05:03 AM

Great chest, great story.

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#4 posted 07-18-2009 05:28 AM

It’s good to see someone survive pancreatic cancer. My uncle died one week after he was diagnosed.
You did a great job on the chest. It will be an heirloom!!!

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#5 posted 07-18-2009 06:23 AM

Very nice job, and great cause. I hope it goes for good amount at the auction. Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#6 posted 07-18-2009 07:16 AM

Beautiful work and I hope you raise alot of money for the cause. Take care.

-- People who say it cannot be done should not interup those who are doing it

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#7 posted 07-18-2009 08:04 AM

Thank you for sharing both your project and your story. May He hold you in the palm of his hand.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#8 posted 07-18-2009 12:36 PM

Great chest for an even great cause. Glad you beat it. Stay healthy

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#9 posted 07-18-2009 02:14 PM

Wonderful post! Very nice work making the chest.
Congratulations on your recovery; that’s fantastic.

-- Gary, Florida.

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#10 posted 07-18-2009 02:34 PM

I also have cancer so this story hits home. Congratulations and yes the Lord is with you and me. It was his doing finding that guy on Craigslist and healing you. You have been truly blessed. God Bless, nice project.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 07-18-2009 04:36 PM

Gorgeous piece of work there. The colors are just awesome.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#12 posted 07-19-2009 02:14 AM

The colors, grains and mix of wood plus a suberb build make this a very special box. Well done. Really cool looking project. Best wishes on a continued recovery and god bless you and your family. Bob

-- Bob A in NJ

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#13 posted 07-28-2009 07:11 PM

I’m glad yo beat the cancer. Great piece.

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

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#14 posted 12-07-2009 09:31 AM

Beautiful Chest. Thanks for giving God the glory. Very inspiring story. Thank you

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#15 posted 01-03-2010 09:28 PM

Very nice work. I love the mixture of colors and grain, especially the way you included the sap wood. What wood is this? Walnut and Cherry?

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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