|Project by KnotCurser||posted 07-29-2011 02:50 AM||1669 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
My “regular” job has about the best group of co-workers I care to imagine. The vast majority of them have been like an extended family to me – some of them for over 10 years now. They have also ordered and/or purchased many, many woodworking items from me over the years.
Tomorrow will be my last day with all of them as I have received a different assignment from my company and will be “moving on” as the saying goes. All good things must come to an end they say.
So, as a Farewell gift from me to all of them, I created what you see above. This is a stack-cutting taken to the next level.
I found a very nice work done by the Graffiti Artist “Banksy” and added my own words to it – kind of a “Goodbye” message to everyone.
I then sandwiched 26 pieces of Card Stock (thick paper) between two 1/8” pieces of BB Plywood and taped it all together with clear packing tape. After affixing the pattern to the top piece I went ahead and cut the image and when it was peeled apart and separated I had 27 works I was able to hand out today during my luncheon they held for me!
They measure 5×7 inches. The wooden ones were soaked in lemon oil and backed with felt – one went to my boss and the other I am keeping. The Cards were backed with different colors of construction paper.
I had just enough to go around as a few guests from the past were invited as well to say some nice words.
This was a really cool project to do as I was able to give out 27 gifts today to 27 really wonderful people! :-)
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