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I found a piece of board years ago with a couple pieces of carved wood but a outline of two ducks flying. My father told me that my grandfather (woodworker) started that right before he past away in 1981. So I gradually had to take a razor blade and each was labeled with the species of wood and where it was to go and the shape it should somewhat be in. So I started little by little and after a about two years, I’m almost finished. I yet have to frame it!!

-- Not all those who wander are lost~ http://lumberjocks.com/galleries/webean03





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chrisstef

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#1 posted 667 days ago

Good on you webean. Lots of us around here were inspired by our parents or grandparents, me being one of them. This piece will serve as a constant reminder and a friendly face around your home.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 667 days ago

What a labor of love ,your so fortunate to have a work of art made by your grand father.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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shipwright

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#3 posted 667 days ago

Nicely done and a great story.
Jim said it , an obvious labor of love.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Gshepherd

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#4 posted 666 days ago

Great story, I bet some memories came back to you while finishing this up for him, who knows maybe it was left on purpose? A great start to a fun and satisfying hobby.

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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tinnman65

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#5 posted 666 days ago

Very nice, I’m sure he’s looking down on you smiling! A true family heirloom.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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Fishinbo

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#6 posted 666 days ago

Almost a tearjerker to be able to finish this up. You should be proud of this one.

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Grumpymike

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#7 posted 666 days ago

Your Grandpa is a little prouder of you today

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Woodenwizard

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#8 posted 666 days ago

great job!

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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Milton Toal

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#9 posted 666 days ago

Truly lovely piece of work. Very well done.

-- Milton Toal, Doncaster, Melbourne Australia.

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hunter71

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#10 posted 666 days ago

You made his name proud. Nice job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Roger

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#11 posted 666 days ago

Gr8 creativity, and story. Super nice

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

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webean03

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#12 posted 666 days ago

Thank You!!

-- Not all those who wander are lost~ http://lumberjocks.com/galleries/webean03

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Ken90712

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#13 posted 666 days ago

He’s up there smiling going thats my grand-daughter!!!!!! Well done

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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wallkicker

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#14 posted 665 days ago

It came out great and the story that goes with it is something you will always cherish . All who wander are not lost, one of my favorite sayings !

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Monte Pittman

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#15 posted 665 days ago

Your grandfather would be proud. Nice job.

-- 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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