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Project by chewbuddy13 posted 09-28-2010 05:16 PM 1960 views 0 times favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife wanted me to make her something special, so I decided on this. It only took me about 5 minutes to make, but it took her about 41 weeks to finish it. She finally finished it on September 22 at about 6:53. As you can see it’s not very large, only 20 inches long and weighs 7 lbs 6 oz. We decided to name it Gavin Reece Mann. As this is my first project of this type I would appreciate any constructive criticism anyone would have, so I can make the next one better.

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#1 posted 09-28-2010 05:22 PM

It don’t get any better than that!

Hope mom and son are doing well and will be home soon.

Be careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#2 posted 09-28-2010 05:24 PM

Congratulation, from Denmark.
Best thoughts to all of you,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 09-28-2010 05:34 PM

Enjoy these early years as much as you can. Before you know it he will be asking to borrow the car.

Best Wishes to you and yours…

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#4 posted 09-28-2010 05:36 PM

Congrats! Its the finishing time thats going to take the longest i assume.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#5 posted 09-28-2010 05:40 PM

Lots and lots of practice….
Still don’t come out any better than the first !

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#6 posted 09-28-2010 05:40 PM

Congrats to all 3 of you, gald it went well. No need to brag it took you 5 min to make, Makes the rest of us look bad! LOL…. Kidding aside thx for sharing!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Jon Edmonds

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#7 posted 09-28-2010 05:41 PM

Simply awesome work. You are obviously at the top of your game. Congradulations to you both.

-- Jon In Sunny California

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Jamie Speirs

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#8 posted 09-28-2010 05:42 PM

What a wonderful finish.
That is Craftman/womanship at the highest level.
It is also a good investment if you oil on a regular basis at first.

All the best to your family from ours.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#9 posted 09-28-2010 07:03 PM

you deffently need to repair that finish owen , he look too cute….lol
congrat´s to all of you and the best wiches from Denmark in the future

I realy like picture Nr. 5

thank´s for sharing it

Edit : is the litltle Lue (hat) from rivergirls shop….lol

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#10 posted 09-28-2010 07:10 PM

Awesome! You have some great great fun ahead! Congratulations to you are your missus.

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#11 posted 09-28-2010 07:13 PM

Boy what a little bundle of joy that you have there. That’s Fine boy, and I’ll bet he’s a chip off of the ole block. Nice work, dad. Of course we also think that dear ole mom deserves some of the credit don’t we? :)

I’m happy for the both of you and congratulations.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 09-28-2010 07:37 PM

Congratulations on a fantastic project!

As others have said practice is very important. The beauty of this type of project is that while your wife is finishing the next one, you can continue to practice for the one after that. :-)

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

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#13 posted 09-28-2010 07:52 PM

congratulations and you are just getting stared on the project and it not a cake walk there are all kinds of turns to deal with but just stop and think thrue and you will be ok and be there when they need you with open arms

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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#14 posted 09-28-2010 09:00 PM

Wonderful, wonderful wonderful! I think the best and perhaps the only way to improve this already perfect model is to PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE…........................... Congratulations.!!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#15 posted 09-28-2010 09:48 PM

Congratulations Mommy and daddy,
Now you can wear the rockers off the new rocking chair.
After 40 years of raising kids, the greatest secret I have learned is for you and momma to be on the same page in front of the kids. If you disagree on raising methods, do it in private. Whether you are right or wrong really is not as important as the unity between the parents. Best wishes on this lifetime project, because you never really get them raised. lol
You have an absolutely beautiful family! God Bless, Rand

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