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Project by Hoakie posted 1097 days ago 874 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of years ago we lost a great neighbor and my wife’s best friend, Julie, too early (53) to Multiple Myeloma. Julie and my wife spent many hours together raising our kids and enjoying the outdoors. Julie was about 15 years older than my wife so she was also a teacher, mentor, and confidant.

One of the things we always remember was the year she planted several red bud trees in her front yard. They took forever to take and start growing, but when they did they became very healthy trees. This year Julie’s husband decided to widen their driveway to make room for the boat. This meant that one of Julie’s red buds needed to be removed so I asked if I could have the tree. It is finally dry enough to turn, and this is the first project that I made from it. This one is for my wife, but I hope to turn similar items for Julie’s family and her sisters.

Thanks for looking.

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]





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sarahss

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#1 posted 1097 days ago

what a wonderful way to memorialize a friend—very nice

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FloridaArt

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#2 posted 1096 days ago

This will be a very meaningful keepsake. Nice work.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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kiefer

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#3 posted 1096 days ago

You have created a great memory which is too rare these days .
You are a special person may you live a happy and full life.

Thanks KIEFER

-- Kiefer 松

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Michael1

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#4 posted 1096 days ago

That is a nice turning and wonderful way to memorialize your friend. I am sure her family will be greatly appreciative of anything you make from her tree.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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Michael1

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#5 posted 1096 days ago

That is a nice turning and wonderful way to memorialize your friend. I am sure her family will be greatly appreciative of anything you make from her tree.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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