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Project by rilanda posted 07-04-2012 03:15 PM 827 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Eddie was a good mate who sadly died earlier this year. We used to meet up twice a week at a local cafe called Boathouse Cafe which is part of the marina complex and stands at side of the river Trent, on a fine day it is idyllic. We would have a couple of coffee’s and a bite to eat, sit and put the world to rights, and always we would have loads of laughs. As I say he died earlier this year rather suddenly and I made this memorial from Mahogany to him and it hangs in the cafe we used to meet in. He was a vintage motorbike enthusiast his favorite bike being the Triumph Bonneville, hence the model bike on the memorial which is a model of a 1968 Bonneville. He was a most likeable man who would make friends with anyone, his favorite phrase being that you need gumption to succeed in this world. Another one of his sayings was “You slide further on B*llshit than you do on gravel” which was always greeted with large amounts of Laughter. RIP EDDIE

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 07-04-2012 03:17 PM

It’s a beautiful memorial to him . I’m sorry for your loss.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 07-04-2012 03:24 PM

I just looked at your other projects. Bill you do beautiful work and I’d love to see your shop when you have time to post it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 07-04-2012 03:56 PM

A wonderful tribute to your good friend may he RIP.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Cozmo35

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#4 posted 07-04-2012 08:55 PM

Great project/memorial, choice of wood and skills. Eddie sounds like my kinda people. RIP EDDIE!!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Green_Hornut

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#5 posted 07-07-2012 12:11 AM

A classic bike, and a classic guy. Not everyone has a friend like that, you are truly lucky to have spent the time with him. I morn your loss and celebrate your friendship. No better tribute than something you made.

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#6 posted 08-03-2012 01:15 AM

Very nice memorial to your friend

-- Dana, Tn and Tx artist

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