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A frame in tribute of my Father

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Project by SisQMark posted 1003 days ago 884 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello all. I thought that I would post a project that holds dear to my heart. It wasn’t very hard to make but I thought I would share. You see, my father is the on that sparked my interest in woodworking. We lost him on valentines day in 2005. He gave me a picture of himself when he was in the navy & I wanted to keep it in a special frame, so I made this one. I used padauk & purpleheart. Just some simple half lap joints for this beautiful wood. I put on a good coat of some 2 part epoxy, the stuff they use for bar tops. I didn’t want to distract from the photo so I kept it simple. I sure miss him, we had some very good times together. Thanks for looking.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 1003 days ago

Beautiful frame. Nice job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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WoodSpanker

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#2 posted 1003 days ago

Gorgeous wood. Brings Honor to his memory, I think he would have loved it.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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sras

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#3 posted 1002 days ago

Now you have a wonderful frame to show off your treasured photo. Thanks for sharing you story with us.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#4 posted 1002 days ago

Nice work. Great picture. 2005 was my year too. He was 3 days short of 90.

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

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SisQMark

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#5 posted 1002 days ago

Thank you all for your complements.
TopamaxSurvivor: I”m sorry for your loss too. Bad year I guess, it was the hardest time of my life. One thing was rather coincidental, when he passed I was 41, he was 63 years old. He was born in 1941 & I was born in 1963. Kind of weird huh?

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 1002 days ago

That is odd. A friend of mine retired early saying that nobody in his family had ever made it past his early 60s. He had a heart attack shortly after retiring, but survived it and is healthy and well. Good thing he was on guard!

Hardest part for me war watching dad’s memory go. I thought he had alzheimer’s starting. Mom is an RN. She said it was a reaction between his BP med and the anesthesia used in a surgery. The Nurse’ s Association did the research to prove it and the Drs finally admitted the problem.

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

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Roger

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#7 posted 997 days ago

very awesome. I appreciate his service. I’m sure that he sees it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Karson

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#8 posted 943 days ago

Beautiful frame. Nice job and a grat story to go with it.

-- 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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#9 posted 943 days ago

a loving tribute ,well done

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rance

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#10 posted 943 days ago

Nicely done. It makes me want to do the same for some very old pictures I have of my dad in the Navy. I have an idea of your loss.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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