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Project by peteg posted 11-30-2011 05:06 AM 2074 views 4 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dont know how many of you LJ’s support some of thoese folk not so luck as ourselves.
Our Sth Auckland W/turners Guild has for many years had several ongoing projects suporting variors groups.
This is my latest contribution to the Guilds collection.

Butterfly Boxes,
these are given to the little girls with terminal cancer, one of our lady members makes little butterflies for inside the lids, they are only 90mm dia.

Wig Stands,
these are handed to the Breast cancer foundation for the ladies who loose their hair thru Chemo, they store their wigs on thes & use them to dry out & care for the Wigs, The guild makes in the order of 300 to 400 per year

Spinning tops
These are also made for the “Kids Can” (Can being Cancer), the little boy patients love these & are also used by all the “little” visitors who get bored hanging around Hospital wards, they get spun all round the Hospital floors, we make hundreds of these each year. Once you have roughtout a say 1 metre blank you can wack these oout at about 1×3 mins straight of the skew.

I would probably do about 5 or 6 little runs of these a year. Lot of fun & a great way of keeping on top of your skew,
Do any of you guys or Gals get up to anything similar, should have maybe put htis into a forum or blog format

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#1 posted 11-30-2011 05:25 AM

Good on ya Pete.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#2 posted 11-30-2011 05:33 AM

oh these are great, wonderful job…like paul said, good on ya

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

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#3 posted 11-30-2011 06:13 AM

Good Work Pete!! Makes you feel good when you help others, don’t it!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#4 posted 11-30-2011 06:26 AM

Well done Pete. I’m sure they will be well appreciated.

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#5 posted 11-30-2011 07:48 AM

Great work Pete, they will bring joy to those receiving. Congrats to you and your guild members on a job well done. .

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#6 posted 11-30-2011 07:50 AM

Excellent, inspiring work. Think I might look around here to see if anything similar is being done.

-- -- Never entrust power to those who desire it.

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#7 posted 11-30-2011 08:26 AM

these are an awesome idea…well done…. the cancer kids certainly would get hours of fun out of these

-- just get stuck in and have a go!!!

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#8 posted 11-30-2011 09:40 AM

Good one mate… keep up the good work… Inspiring…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#9 posted 11-30-2011 03:25 PM

Pete, that is so nice of you guys to do that. I’ll bet it means a lot to the kids, too.
Great going..God bless you for doing it!!!!!!!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 11-30-2011 03:43 PM

What a wonderfull way to share your work. I haven’t heard of this being done in my area, but now I’m going to look. Thanks for sharing.

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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#11 posted 11-30-2011 03:45 PM

: ) You are really one of the good ones!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#12 posted 11-30-2011 04:00 PM

what a great idea

and a wonderful gift
for all in need

thank you all

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#13 posted 11-30-2011 04:09 PM

What a great thing to do. Bravo my friend !

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#14 posted 11-30-2011 05:25 PM

Great work for a great cause…kudos to you and your guild!

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#15 posted 12-01-2011 12:40 AM

Very generous of you.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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