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New niece, new name plate, "Eleanor"

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My nephew’s wife recently blessed the Durning family with a new niece, so you know what that means…. Uncle Joe had to make her a name plate. For the boys I have been doing things like trucks and trains, but of course this would not be appropriate for a girl!

Took me a bit of cogitating ( Mark Wilson, that’s a Southern term for “thinking” ) and after trying unsuccessfully to do cut-outs of teddy bears and bunny rabbits, I happened to remember the princess bed that someone made here a few years back. And (again for Mark) the voices in my head said ... ”You big dummy, this new little Princess needs a Carriage !”

So that’s what I did. Took me several tries (aka: failures) to cut one out. The first one I cut thru the window frame because I wasn’t paying attention. DOH! On the second try I broke the carriage while trying to cut out her name.

And once again the voices in my head said ”Big dummy. Make the name SEPARATE from the carriage”

And that’s how this one came about. The name is cut from a piece of walnut I had in the pile. The base is of unknown species from a pallet. The wheels are plywood, and I simply have no idea what wood the carriage is. So without further adieu …

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And here’s the little sweetheart that I sent it to.
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-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 04-12-2016 11:32 AM

Awesome

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Roger

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#2 posted 04-12-2016 12:17 PM

Congrats to all. She is precious

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#3 posted 04-12-2016 02:09 PM

I like what you did Joe. Now my wife wants me to make one for our grandson. I guess I’ll have to get busy.

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

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#4 posted 04-12-2016 03:02 PM

Congrats to the whole family, and welcome to the world little Eleanor! What a lovely nameplate :)

-- "My plate is full, I can't possibly take on anything more... Oh, look! A project!"

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#5 posted 04-12-2016 03:20 PM

Wow congrats and great job.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#6 posted 04-12-2016 05:10 PM

Both projects turned out well. Congrats.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#7 posted 04-12-2016 06:02 PM

Very cute. Those letters are realy funny such different sized.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 04-12-2016 09:52 PM

Love it, Joe.

-- Mark

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#9 posted 04-13-2016 06:22 PM

very nice,Joe

-- bambi

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#10 posted 04-13-2016 10:00 PM

beautiful

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#11 posted 04-20-2016 04:15 PM

Thank you all. She is a cutie pie and I hope to meet her in person soon. They live in Texas and we live in Georgia

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

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