My Christmas Present is finally finished.

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Project by Karson posted 02-28-2012 06:44 PM 2844 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For Christmas my wife gave me a handsaw. She said that she wanted to get it painted with something woodworking.

So then she gave it to my daughter whe finished the saw and then gave it to me on my birthday.

I then took the saw and made a mounting plate to mount the saw.

So given all of that processing, it is finally finished.

The backer board is a piece of Maple Burl that I got about 4-5 years ago. I wrote about it in one of my wood gloates You can see in the last two pictures how the color streaks have moved around because of the burl in the tree. The sap path was not very straight.

The saw has been painted with sections for each of the family members. The left roller coaster is Karrie and her family. There is room for one more car but she said no way.

The merry-go-round has my oldest daughter Missy She is professing that no more will be allowed to get on that ride.

Then there is the tent for my wife Linda and me along with my son Daniel and Dave

The Ferris wheel is my daughter Rebecca and her clan. It would take a lot of work to add another car to that ride.

The final section is my son Martin He’s not been very active on LumberJocks but I figure some day when a place is available for a shop, he might get started. Marty has been a Chef in New Jersey, Philadelphia and New York. His wife Elizabeth is a hand Surgeon so work safely so you never have to visit her.

I want to thank the family for all that they have done to make my life so enjoyable. And thanks for the Christmas/birthday present.

God bless you all.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#1 posted 02-28-2012 07:21 PM

that is a sweet gift.

looks like you’ve been busy lately with all that gloat wood huh?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 02-28-2012 07:29 PM

COOL Gift…

Sneaky means… LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 02-28-2012 08:33 PM

That has a lot of family ties ,that’s one coolest and most unique gifts anyone could get.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 02-28-2012 08:45 PM

Nice, Karson,

It’s great to appreciate one’s family.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 02-28-2012 10:08 PM

Good look’in saw…......However….........Please don’t use it on wood ;)

Thanks for sharing!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#6 posted 02-28-2012 10:14 PM

What a great family you have, Karson!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 02-28-2012 10:54 PM

A great gift Karson.
PS. is that you on the merry-go-round?. LOL

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 02-28-2012 11:20 PM

Great gift for a great guy.
You are a lucky man to have such a wonderful family Karson.

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#9 posted 02-29-2012 12:10 AM

what a wonderful gift
that the whole family is part of

a family saw
to go along with the
family tree

-- 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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#10 posted 02-29-2012 02:58 AM

Great gift, and the backer wood is spectacular.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#11 posted 02-29-2012 03:29 AM

love is good.

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#12 posted 02-29-2012 11:16 AM

How sweet it is…
May God Bless You too, my Friend.

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#13 posted 02-29-2012 03:46 PM


-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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