The love of my Life

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Project by woodmight posted 01-28-2010 10:38 PM 2620 views 0 times favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Folks… I know what has a dog got to do with woodworking !!! This lovely lady sat at my side for almost 15 years. Watching the dust and chips fly, as if to say whats you doing Dad, and every piece that went into my projects. She was also a big part of my project The Hidden Forest. When she passed on.. I wanted to do something as a tribute to her. As I made this project, the tears where just rolling down my face. She will always be in my heart and mind, the pattern was taken from this picture…. I wasn’t going to post this picture but I guess I am getting to be a softie in my old age. But here she is… Woods used are: Aspen, Walnut, Ebony, Oak, Pink Ivory, and Western Red Cedar.

-- ~~ Remember You can't saw... What you can't see ~~

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#1 posted 01-28-2010 10:50 PM

Beautiful dog, wonderful tribute!

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 01-28-2010 11:01 PM

id love to be able to do that suff, maybe someday but we wont hold the “softie” against ya, our 2 dogs are our kids so its well understood ;)
o and incredible job!

-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea

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#3 posted 01-28-2010 11:05 PM

What a wonderful tribute, and a great likeness!

My sympathies on your loss.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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John Steffen

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#4 posted 01-28-2010 11:06 PM

Excellent tribute!

-- Big John's Woodshed - Farmington, IL

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#5 posted 01-28-2010 11:16 PM

Great project, we need to keep them in our hearts.

-- Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

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#6 posted 01-28-2010 11:28 PM

Only if I could make one of those for my Bubba. One day maybe I will be skiled enough. I lost him Jan. 10 and the shop is just not the same without my pug.

-- Leslie, TX

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#7 posted 01-28-2010 11:32 PM

Beautiful tribute. You were lucky to have her as was she to have you.

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#8 posted 01-28-2010 11:36 PM

Man & woman’s best friend, they are one of the family. Very sorry for you loss.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#9 posted 01-28-2010 11:47 PM

That’s really nice!

Great job on designing that tribute.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Robert Herring

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#10 posted 01-29-2010 12:07 AM

What a wonderfull memory. I just lost my best friend, Shadow, after 15 3/4 years. All the tears can’t describe how much I miss him. Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert M. Herring

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#11 posted 01-29-2010 12:09 AM

That is one of the best tributes I have seen, Beautiful craftsmanship. We had to say goodbye to one of our dogs this year who was also 15, so I know where you are coming from. Thanks for sharing.

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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#12 posted 01-29-2010 12:21 AM

You did a fantastic job on the likeness. I’m sorry you lost her, but this is a wonderful way to keep her alive in your heart and you home.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 01-29-2010 12:28 AM

A beautiful rendition. Very lifelike. It’s a wonderful tribute to someone who has been such a part of your life.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#14 posted 01-29-2010 12:33 AM

What a fantastic tribue to a friend of a life time. I bet your work will feel lots of your longing finger prints in the years to come. Gone but never forgotten.

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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#15 posted 01-29-2010 12:37 AM

Have been there too, one of the best things in our lives, given to us by God. Their never faltering love. Nice job.

-- Dan Wiggins

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