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Project by grizzman posted 1271 days ago 1840 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a plaque Ive made for a friend in Arizona, Ive done something similar but this is a plaque, the tree is made of oak and red cedar and the rest is done in walnut, the plaque itself is walnut,and has a outside strip of red oak that goes around the outside edge, the straight line going through the tree is holly wood. Its a little hard to see but my friends name is carved up at the top, i did it with a router and could have cleaned it up a little better, but i did as good as i could on it , the outside of the plaque has a 1/8th inlay of padauk the goes all around the outside edge and at the corners it crosses itself and the round fruit in the tree is made of dogwood, the sign at the bottom that says hold to the rod was cross stitched by my wife..the reference to rod means the word of god..so hold to the rod …means hold onto the word of god..and with the way things are going in our world today …i believe we need to hold on to the word of god always…and this will have a personal message to my friend….i really love making these tree’s…each piece is about one inch long and are cut at a 45 degree angle..there glued in separate rows and then i put them in a small jig i made the lets me clamp it all together..with a piece of walnut in between each row, thank you for looking at my project and thank you for your comments..grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']





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NBeener

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#1 posted 1271 days ago

Beautiful, Grizz.

Beautiful, and very special.

-- -- Neil

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 1271 days ago

That is really cool, Grizz! I love it and the choices of wood you used were outstanding. Your friend is going to really love it! :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Lenny

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#3 posted 1271 days ago

That’s a great looking piece Grizz. Great job as always. It’s also very personal and touching. Sure to be well-received.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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Beginningwoodworker

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#4 posted 1271 days ago

Beautiful work, Grizz.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 1271 days ago

That’s great Griz, and your certainly right about God and our world today. Amen

-- Dan Wiggins

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Karson

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#6 posted 1271 days ago

Very nice 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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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 1271 days ago

Hey Grizz…

Great job!!!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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ND2ELK

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#8 posted 1271 days ago

Very nice looking plaque. When I look at the walnut around the bottom of the tree it makes it look like a shadow box instead of a plaque. Maybe no one else sees it but that is what I see. Thanks Grizz for sharing this beautiful piece. Hold To The Rod my friend.

God bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Rj

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#9 posted 1271 days ago

I love it Grizz very touching in deed!!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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janice

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#10 posted 1271 days ago

Very nice Grizz. Nice story too as usual.

-- Janice

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NBeener

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#11 posted 1271 days ago

Mike: Congratulations on your graduation, and HUGE congrats on NBSS. You’re going to be great !!!

-- -- Neil

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#12 posted 1270 days ago

Ya done good this time Grizz!!

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

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oleCB

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#13 posted 1270 days ago

Grizz, If your friend don’t like it.. Give him my address!!!

-- There was only one perfect carpenter... It wasn't me!

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ellen35

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#14 posted 1270 days ago

Beautiful… with the Grizzman touch….
Ellen

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

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stefang

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#15 posted 1270 days ago

Yes, very cool Grizz. It definitely has your unique style and look to it (that’s a good thing) and an excellent message as well. I always enjoy seeing your work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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