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Unfortunately, this is a bittersweet project. I just finished setting up my new table saw and router in the extension table. This is the first project.

This past week, a young man lost his life in an auto accident while on his way home from work. Apparently he fell asleep and run off the road, rolling his vehicle several times, and he was ejected. Two of our daughters went to school with him and his brother. He and his brother helped with the water damage clean up after Hurricane Ike damaged our house in 2009.

A friend of ours asked if I could make a cross so they could put it on the side of the road where the accident happened. I couldn’t say no. I bought a 1 inch treated deck board and made this simple cross. It will be ready tomorrow. Our friend said he was going to get a simple plaque made for the cross.

This is a sad way to end the year for sure. I hope his family will appreciate it.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 607 days ago

Nice work a kind tribute.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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kiefer

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#2 posted 607 days ago

Nice gesture and I am sure it will be appreciated .
Yes a sad way to end a year but let us remember to be kind without being ask .

-- Kiefer 松

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David

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#3 posted 607 days ago

Nice Job, a fine tribute. Keep his Life Song, singing in your life.

-- http://littleredshop.net " Have Fun, Go Fast, and Take Chances for Christ's Sake!!"

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Grumpymike

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#4 posted 607 days ago

Nice work, but so sad …

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

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CatholicWoodworker

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#5 posted 607 days ago

Nice cross. Also, a reminder to us all how fragile life is.

-- "What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway." -Mother Teresa

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sticks4walking

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#6 posted 606 days ago

May God be with his family. Also, God bless you for making it for him. Have a great new year.

-- Mike, Somewhere in Indiana with a splinter or two!

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BTKS

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#7 posted 606 days ago

A kind and lasting gesture, not to mention, a tactful design.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Time2beupinAZ

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#8 posted 606 days ago

Very Kind of you. Nice work.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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Dave Dufour

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#9 posted 601 days ago

Nice Work MT, sorry for the lost

-- Dave, from Canada, http://simplywoodproducts.ca

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MT_Stringer

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#10 posted 601 days ago

Thanks.

Our friend had a plaque made for the cross. He sent me a couple of pics of it after they had placed it at the accident site but I can’t figure out how to post it. It is a media file sent by a text message. I was glad to help.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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