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Project by Dale J Struhar Sr posted 588 days ago 875 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspirations from my Dad.
As I wrote in my bio my father was a great inspiration in my life. These are some of the things he made by hand. The sleds are to scale and made with tongue depressors or popsicle sticks. I can’t remember what the scale dimensions were after all these years. The scale model of the house is of the one we lived in which he built himself. Again I don’t remember what the scale is. I do remember him sitting in his shop with files, and sandpaper making each little piece of lumber. He would sand a little then check his dimensions with a set of micrometers. He didn’t finish the model before he passed (the home is a two story). Thought you would enjoy. Thanks.

I could not get this to post under a blog sorry.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#1 posted 588 days ago

This serves as an inspiration to your readers.
Thank you for sharing the heartwarming story.

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#2 posted 588 days ago

I admire your dad’s workmenship and attention to detail. And I also thank you for sharing your story with us,.

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 588 days ago

Thanks for sharing this , My father was a true inspiration to myself even though it was not in the woodworking department.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 588 days ago

That’s the kind of thing you hope your children will be smart enough pass along to THEIR children. Very Nice!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#5 posted 588 days ago

Thanks for sharing this with us. Nice tribute to you Dad !!!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#6 posted 588 days ago

Beautifully done miniature work Dale. I find that the smaller the work, the more difficult. I’m sure you have inherited your fathers love of precision which we see in your own work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 588 days ago

Sorry to hear about your Dads passing. Very nice tribute. I remember popsicle sticks & elmers glue as a kid. I never did anything as talented as these tho.

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

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