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Project by WistysWoodWorkingWonders posted 1476 days ago 1829 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone,

This was a commissioned project that I did for a friend who was a Clearance Diver in the Canadian Navy.

The second picture shows the original work that took me over 48 hours to complete (just the stained glass work)
When my friend was moving from Toronto to Borden, the moving company “lost” the piece on him but we later found out that they had dropped it and threw it away (heartbreaking after all that work).

So, my friend asked me to build him another one which I gladly did, but this time I also built him the shipping case to go with it so he had a way to move it safely… I also built the two frames in picture 3 to go with it for him to select from. The replacement piece and woodworking took a little over 52 hours to complete.
The first picture shows the replacement piece in its wooden frame.

The shipping box was a first for me as I had never done finger joints before, but I think they turned out ok for a first timer. He didn’t know I was building the shipping box for it either…

Needless to say, my friend was very happy to receive the second piece and the shipping box to go with it.

Wisty

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)





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degoose

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#1 posted 1476 days ago

Bravo Zulu

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 1475 days ago

Hi Wisty;

Really excellent work, on both the piece, and the shipping box.

Lee

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#3 posted 1475 days ago

Thanks guys…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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kolwdwrkr

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#4 posted 1475 days ago

Nice work. I enjoy making stained glass projects too and can relate to how much time is involved. Unfortunately for me there isn’t to many things I do that require the need for stained glass, so when I make a piece it’s just for practice. Well done

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#5 posted 1475 days ago

Those that can work with glass have a special talent within them. The work you produce is extremely nice.

-- Norman

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#6 posted 1475 days ago

Thanks everyone, appreciate the compliments… Stained Glass work is something that I do as another one of my many hobbies…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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MarkR

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#7 posted 1462 days ago

Your work is very impressive, thanks for sharing.

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#8 posted 1452 days ago

Thanks for the compliments MarkR… much appreciated…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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KnifeL

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#9 posted 1451 days ago

Nice work. I like that you include a dark and light frame.

-- Will in Boulder, CO

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#10 posted 1450 days ago

Thanks KnifeL… I made both colored frames as my friend that commissioned me for this job didn’t know what the decor of his new house would be so I game him both options… The shipping box was designed to get the piece from Victoria BC to Borden Ont. Survived the trip, but he dropped the piece later which broke one of the coner pieces of glass… small repairs to be done next time I’m out his way…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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