School music program raffle

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This is the second year we will raffle a carving for a local cause. This year the money will go to the school music program. My neice has a son in 7th grade, and he is learning to play guitar through this program. They have a husband and wife team teaching and they are fantastic. We live in the country and have less then 100 kids in the whole school. The school was built in 1928. There aren’t enough kids for a regular band, so they teach guitar, drums, and bass, which makes a lot more sense then the tuba any way( nothing against the tuba). My neice and her friend really hustle to sell tickets at some of the bigger towns in the area and also set up a booth at all the home basketball games where they bug the heck out of everybody to buy tickets. Last year we raised $3400 and hope to do even better this year.We draw the winning ticket at the last home basketball game of the season…......I forgot,this is a piece of redwood driftwood found at cape blanco on the oregon coast. Cape Blanco is the farthest westerly point in the continental united states and is my favorite place for driftwood. It’s 2 hours from home. It is one of the few beaches in Oregon that is still legal to drive on,otherwise a lot of the wood I get would be to heavy to carry.

--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#1 posted 12-09-2010 08:59 PM

What a great donation, and for a great cause! Good for you. I hope it’s as great a success this year as before.


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#2 posted 12-09-2010 09:08 PM

Wow, great donation. That will make someone happy.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 12-09-2010 10:17 PM

Great work on the carving,,It’s fun helping with fund raisers, especially when its a notable cause.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#4 posted 12-09-2010 11:07 PM

That is absolutely gorgeous! I love the depth of the fish. It makes them very life-like. I have seen other similar carvings that don’t have that depth to them and they look too 2-dimensional. Those nice fat fish look good enough to fry. Nicely done.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#5 posted 12-10-2010 02:30 AM

You’ve shared some very nice fish carvings, and this is no disappointment. That is quite the piece

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#6 posted 12-10-2010 03:45 AM

Steve you did good on a bunch of levels here bud. Outstanding carving (as usual…..You talented carvers make me so dern jealous….lol) and donating it to a great cause….... Yea man, that’s good stuff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#7 posted 12-10-2010 01:20 PM

Steve, That looks awesome! It would make a great fire place mantel. Your generosity and talent are amazing.

-- Have a great day.

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#8 posted 12-10-2010 04:46 PM

Great carving for wonderful benefit. It is good to see someone doing something for the schools and
education. I like your realistic fish and your “found” wood. About all I can get here is pine, with an
occasional piece of juniper thrown in, although I keep hoping for a good big chunk of Larch/tamarack.
Thank you for sharing your carving talent.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#9 posted 02-16-2012 11:39 PM

Hugely geneerous Steve. A wonderful donation!

-- bilbaggins says: The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now. ~ Chinese proverb

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