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"Noel chair" In memory of my brother

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 01-29-2010 01:12 PM 4496 views 20 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I lost my dear brother USAF MSGT Severino “Noel” Reyes in 2007. It was he that Brought me and a friend to Colorado where I was inspired to conceptualize the Rocker “Tumba tumba”
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/25030
He was a friend, a brother and a confidante. He believed in me and supported me when I was just starting with my woodworking business.
In memory of my dear brother, i designed the Noel chair. As tough as he is in his endeavors and spirit, the back splats are of Dungon (ironwood) . As flexible and as giving as Noel, the back splats has the flex of a bow and will flex to follow the bend of your lumbar. The crown is of Saplungan. The seats are made from Ipil as well as the arm rests. I introduced the Noel chair last christmas and have lined up a substantial list for orders. I have immortalized my brothers name!
“You may long be gone brother but your name will always be remembered”.

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benji-Reyes/88321902103?ref=ts





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LeChuck

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#1 posted 01-29-2010 01:23 PM

It’s a very beautiful chair, Benji. Fantastic work that you do.

-- David - Tucson, AZ

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mcchairs

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#2 posted 01-29-2010 01:57 PM

It looks very inviting to sit in , does the seat slope back ? , it would be interesting to know dimensions just to get an idea of sizes , sorry for your troubles , I couldnt do that for my deceased brother . Keep them comming , send the link to your gallery , thanks .

-- Do you like it here or would you rather be working ? . mcchairs@tpg.com.au

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Benji Reyes

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#3 posted 01-29-2010 02:01 PM

Noel chair dimensions:

Ht. 42”
W: 24”
D: 22”

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benji-Reyes/88321902103?ref=ts

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patron

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#4 posted 01-29-2010 02:21 PM

beautiful tribute for your brother ,
excellent work !

i lost my brother last year also ,
made some boxes in his honor for the whole family .

each is part of the whole .

they come and go in our hearts !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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woodchic

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#5 posted 01-29-2010 03:39 PM

Hi Benji! Beautiful, strong, and made with love in honor of your beloved brother, you put your soul, and spirit, and thoughtfulness, into your work, and it has not gone unoticed. It is a treat veiwing every design that you have made and shared with us here on Lj’s. Thanks Benji…...................

Robin

-- Robin Renee'

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toddhelmkamp

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#6 posted 01-29-2010 03:47 PM

Awesome. I think your brother would be proud of you.

-- Todd Helmkamp, http://www.thornhillknifeworks.com

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richgreer

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#7 posted 01-29-2010 03:50 PM

Beautiful, original and creative.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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JohnR

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#8 posted 01-29-2010 05:04 PM

A truly wonderful tribute; a truly masterful piece of craftsmanship.

Thank you for sharing it with us.

-- Sola Gratia, John

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stefang

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#9 posted 01-29-2010 05:13 PM

I’m sorry to hear you lost your brother Benji. This chair he inspired says a lot about how you felt about him. every time I see one of your chairs I just naturally want to go into a praise rant, and this one is no exception. Thanks for sharing this wonderful work with us and I hope you will continue to show us the new ones as you build them.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#10 posted 01-29-2010 05:46 PM

Sorry to hear about your brother. I know this chair will be another reminder of him every time it is sat in.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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woodworm

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#11 posted 01-29-2010 06:33 PM

Stunning design, fantastic workmanship and marvelous finish – that’s how I see it.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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rookie54

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#12 posted 01-29-2010 06:34 PM

a beautiful memorial…
yer brother’s name will live on…

just az you have been blessed to have him in your life,
he iz eternally blessed to have you in hiz…

namaste,
rookie

-- rookie ...we'll see what happens...

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Tim Dorcas

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#13 posted 01-29-2010 06:38 PM

As cool as it is to look at, it still looks like a very comfortable chair. Awesome! Tim

-- www.craftedbytim.com - A Woodworking & Renovation Blog & www.craftedbytim.com - I make. You buy.

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Rj

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#14 posted 01-29-2010 06:55 PM

Sorry for the loss of your brother. What a master piece!!! I love everything about it and I’m sure your brother would be so Honored .
His spirit will live on forever!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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Heidi Neely

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#15 posted 01-29-2010 07:10 PM

WOW, quite a beautiful chair with a wonderful meaning…thank you for sharing it with us!

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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