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well here goes, last year on valentines day i found out my mom had cancer, the Dr. gave her 12 weeks at best. went home and that night i came up with the idea to make a heart puzzle, so that all the pieces could be given out to all of the many people that she touched over her 86 years. went to the shop the next day laid out a piece of cardboard and in one movement drew a perfect heart, that never happens. drew the pieces and cut them out of various types of wood, oak, cedar, ash stuff i had laying around. got it all done and got a hold of a few people that could do the leg work to get signatures. word spread like wildfire when people found out what i was doing, this was all under complete silence to my mom. as time went by and Dr. visits came and went i told everyone i wanted the pieces back as i was going to give it to her on her 86th birthday. she was taken to hospice on her birthday, so Easter Sunday was to be the day we showed it to her. all she said was it was the most beautiful thing she had ever saw, it was on display at the hospice till her final day April 23rd. after that Sunday she never really was awake so i guess you could say i pulled it off. a total of over 850 signatures were on the 21 pieces. it now hangs in my dining room. thanks for letting me tell the story its the first time i have.

-- Terry Uncle Buck Carvins "woodworking minus patience equals firewood "





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Billfish

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#1 posted 03-22-2018 03:53 PM

That is beautiful Im sorry for your loss She must of been loved by many people
Bill

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#2 posted 03-22-2018 03:56 PM



That is beautiful Im sorry for your loss She must of been loved by many people
Bill

- Billfish


she was indeed farmed since she was 12. her dad lost his hand in a corn picker so she took over.

-- Terry Uncle Buck Carvins "woodworking minus patience equals firewood "

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Joe

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#3 posted 03-22-2018 05:07 PM

I agree, that beautiful. What a thoughtful inspiring thing to do, you couldn’t have done better. Thank You for sharing this with us.

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#4 posted 03-22-2018 07:20 PM

This heart puzzle is an outstanding piece and beautifully done.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#5 posted 03-22-2018 07:27 PM



This heart puzzle is an outstanding piece and beautifully done.

- helluvawreck


thank you a labor of love for sure.

-- Terry Uncle Buck Carvins "woodworking minus patience equals firewood "

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Hawaiilad

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#6 posted 03-22-2018 09:28 PM

WOW, just WOW. I had to read this story to my wife and she was impressed as I was. I would have loved to meet and talk story (as we call it here in Hawaii) with her. Just amazed at how many people touched by her. Would love to read the book written about her life.

Thank you for sharing.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#7 posted 03-22-2018 11:22 PM

Amazing – Well Done

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#8 posted 03-23-2018 12:39 PM



WOW, just WOW. I had to read this story to my wife and she was impressed as I was. I would have loved to meet and talk story (as we call it here in Hawaii) with her. Just amazed at how many people touched by her. Would love to read the book written about her life.

Thank you for sharing.

- Hawaiilad


thank you i wish i could write a book, what you read is about the most i have written for a long time, it was very hard to tell the story i had forgotten how hard it was but as the anniversary gets closer i thought it was fitting to share it. thanks again. i bet you have some very exotic wood there i have a saw mill it would be fun to mill some of that pretty wood.

-- Terry Uncle Buck Carvins "woodworking minus patience equals firewood "

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Hawaiilad

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#9 posted 03-23-2018 07:32 PM

Yes, there are some really nice looking wood growing here in the Islands. I use allot of Koa, Mango and Monkey Pod. I have friends that do pick up logging (they go way up in the mountains and find the fallen tress ) and then mill it. I am able to receive some that may have some rot but allot of good wood for free at times, and other times we barter for items I make with the wood.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#10 posted 03-23-2018 08:07 PM

yes i am familiar with the barder system

-- Terry Uncle Buck Carvins "woodworking minus patience equals firewood "

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#11 posted 04-24-2018 05:30 PM

((((Terry)))) Beautiful!

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 04-24-2018 05:32 PM



((((Terry)))) Beautiful!

- CFrye


yea yesterday was a year hard day but i can go home and look at the heart and smile thanks

-- Terry Uncle Buck Carvins "woodworking minus patience equals firewood "

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