|Project by mafe||posted 10-04-2010 11:34 PM||2756 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
Grandfathers day we decided today
A cross for the graves using the kerfmaker
The other day my daughter and I bought some of those little grave candles with a metal top, and agreed that we would go together to visit the graves of our grandfathers on mothers side (her mother’s father and my mother’s father).
And since I was so full of smiles today because of a gift from South Africa, I decided it was the perfect day to share this ocean of happiness.
Just before leaving the house, I decided to take a quick tour in the workshop, app. 20 minutes…
That was the time it took to make the two little crosses, including cutting, doweling, glue up and oiling.
The kerfmaker are so brilliant! Make one or buy one now, what else can I say! I thoughts I would not even be able to make some tight fit joints like that, and now in less than 5 minutes! The wood comes from a old wooden summer parasol I found one day in the street.
So out the door, pick up my wonderful daughter, and we went to the graveyard where they are both resting and put our lights and crosses – while we stood by each of their graves we spend a moment in silence, and then called the grandmothers and told them we were thinking of their late husbands and them, and that we lit a candle a put the cross. It was a very sweet moment between generations that I will carry in my heart from now and to share this with my daughter – yes I smile!
The picture of my daughter is on her grandfather’s grave, and me on my grandfather’s grave.
Hope it can be to some inspiration,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.