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Project by Bullet posted 03-09-2010 02:17 PM 1015 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Mom just turned 75. Here are a couple gifts I made for her.

The box is made from oak, cherry and walnut scraps I had. Inside it is 75 memories that we have of her from our lives – there’s room for more. I painted a farm scene on one side because she grew up on a farm in Vermont – each one of the animals represents a person in the family.

The acorns and bowl were my first lathe project. They’re made from birdseye maple, cherry, walnut burl and mahogany. The bowl is also mahogany. I need some more practice.

-- Anything is possible when you have no idea what you're talking about.





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ND2ELK

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#1 posted 03-09-2010 03:20 PM

Wonderful gifts! Very nicely done. And would you care to share, which animal are you and why?

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 03-09-2010 03:44 PM

What a truly awesome gift. I love the memories idea. Making things like this for those we love makes them truly priceless. Great work!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 03-09-2010 04:09 PM

Great idea for the gifts. They look great. Nice job. I bet she will be very happy with them.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Bullet

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#4 posted 03-09-2010 05:41 PM

Wayne – She cried.

Tom – I’m the horse – I guess I’m kind of off in the pasture kicking up my hoofs while my wife (the border collie) is keeping everything and everyone in line. My sons are the barn swallow (off flitting around and having fun) and the duck (very personable and nurturing). My parents are the hen and rooster – just because.

The memories were a great idea by my wife – my mom can’t sleep some nights so they’ll give her something to do at 2am. Also, my brothers and sisters can contribute their memories too.

I wish I had a bettter picture of the painting but I gave them to my mom already and both my parents are technologically illiterate.

-- Anything is possible when you have no idea what you're talking about.

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donjoe

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#5 posted 03-10-2010 03:24 AM

Great gift idea. Wondeful jesture.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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