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Project by Roger posted 746 days ago 1385 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did this for my in-laws in honor of their 60th wedding anniversary. Their actual anniversary was Dec 18, 2011, so, it only took me 7 months… Really, I had some serious delays…. Anyway, made of Walnut w/Oak inlays and splines, measures about 20×23. I even broke out my scroll saw to cut a few things, and filled with momentos from the little party we had. Pic of them in Dec 1951, and also Dec 2011, along with a pic of their original 8, and a last pic of the whole fam-damily, which I lost count, but, you can see, there are plenty o folks in thar… :) Also some pieces-n-parts of decorations and also an anniversary card from our President & 1st Lady, the Obama’s. Thnx for the looks and any comments, good and/or bad.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#1 posted 746 days ago

Wow, that will be appreciated for years to come. Love the inlay

-- Norman

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#2 posted 746 days ago

Very nice Roger. I’m sure they will treasure it.

-- Chuck

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#3 posted 746 days ago

60th Anniversary, wow Roger that is some testimony to friendship & love.
I’m sure they will love your contribution toward their big day :))

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

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#4 posted 746 days ago

Hey Roger – nice job preserving those memories…..looks good – sorry for the scroll saw, hope it lives to scroll again!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#5 posted 746 days ago

Very nicely done! What a great commemorative.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#6 posted 746 days ago

Very nice Roger

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#7 posted 745 days ago

My mom & dad made it to 62 years. It’s very special. I’m sure they’ll appreciate it. It’s very nicely done.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#8 posted 745 days ago

Wow how lovely a gift that is. It is something that will be cherished in the family for generations to come.

-- Grandpaj

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#9 posted 745 days ago

Great projcet and well done.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#10 posted 745 days ago

Great Job Roger!!

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#11 posted 745 days ago


Beautiful. I’m sure it was appreciated.


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

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#12 posted 745 days ago

Just something to add in regards to long marriages, my parents will make 58 years this coming march.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#13 posted 745 days ago

Thnx everyone. This really sounds impossible, but, very possible at the same time. Congrats to any couples out there who make it to these lengths.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#14 posted 745 days ago

Beautifully done. Very nice piece and one they will cherish for a long time. Great job.

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

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#15 posted 745 days ago

Sweet shadow box, Roger I’ll bet they love it!!................JIm

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

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