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Project by degoose posted 10-30-2010 10:35 PM 1361 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Please forgive the atrocious photography… I took these pics just before delivering the sign… and can’t now get a better one…
The story…
A good friend’s Father-in-Law died recently and he is interred on a hill over looking a valley with a back drop of Melaluca trees… His surname is Grima and he now has a great View… hence the lettering of the sign…
Not a long story but a nice one…
The sign was made using the copy attachment on the TWC and only took a few minutes once set up…
I finished it with two sprayed coats of exterior polyurethane…I understand he will use gold leaf to highlight the routed words…
Thanks for coming by and taking a quick look…
BTW timber is Camphor Laurel. 900 mm [3ft] by 150 mm [6 in] by 25 mm [1in]
And as usual a small teaser… 4TH pic is a small box…I hope to have this finished in the next week or so… pics to follow…
Edit… I am adding photographs of the two failed attempts…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...





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rivergirl

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#1 posted 10-30-2010 11:12 PM

Nice story. I’m sure the family will cherish the sign. :)

-- 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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#2 posted 10-30-2010 11:45 PM

NICE SIGN LARRY, I LIKE THAT BOX TOO, IS THAT MADE FROM SOME KIND OF MAHOGANY? VERY COOL. PLUS ALL THE LITTLE BOXES UNDERNEATH.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 10-31-2010 12:16 AM

Nice work Larry. I’m sure they will like it. Story makes me think of my dad on a hill over looking the Snake River Valley watching the Rainbow Riders galloping through the purple sage for all eternity.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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ellen35

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#4 posted 10-31-2010 12:54 AM

A thoughtful sign… and a sign of things to come (the box!)... hmmm
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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stefang

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#5 posted 10-31-2010 01:56 AM

Nice sign and story Larry. I loved the box, especially the form of the legs at the foot.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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lilredweldingrod

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#6 posted 10-31-2010 02:05 AM

Great sign and story. It is nice that you always give the world your best and then teach us how as well. Thank you Larry.

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matt garcia

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#7 posted 10-31-2010 02:16 AM

COOL!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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wchips

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#8 posted 10-31-2010 03:51 AM

Nice sign Larry

-- wchips

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Karson

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#9 posted 10-31-2010 04:28 AM

Larry a great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Beginningwoodworker

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#10 posted 10-31-2010 04:50 AM

Nice sign, Larry.

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tomakazi

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#11 posted 10-31-2010 05:23 AM

Nice work Larry! I always like to hear these stories, thats why we do what we do!!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 10-31-2010 05:53 PM

Nice job, Larry

Lee

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#13 posted 10-31-2010 06:15 PM

nice story…i think when I go I want to be burried with a view…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#14 posted 11-02-2010 03:11 PM

cool sign nice story

-- self proclaimed copycat

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