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flames by my best friend.... R.I.P. HELLIAN!!

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Project by tomakazi posted 465 days ago 1396 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

years ago I gave my buddy some scrap wood, he was a mechanic and I was shocked that he wanted some wood ( most mechanics that I know hate sawdust). He made some grips for a pistol that showed real talent. when he showed me the flames that he carved, I could not believe it!! I thought that he had a friend make them on a CNC machine. AWESOME!!!!

A little over a year ago, I made the flame pen for his surprise 40th birthday party (I used the throwaway parts to make the one with black flames) Well he died of a heart attack the day before the party. My best friend of 25 years.

The last picture is an unfinished tribute tattoo of him. Unfinished meaning that there are no flames yet!!

REST IN PEACE BROTHER!!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent





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deon

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#1 posted 465 days ago

Sorry about your buddy. The work looks good

-- Dreaming patterns

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tomakazi

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#2 posted 465 days ago

Thanks Deon, the pictures do not do it justice!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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TheTalkingGrape

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#3 posted 465 days ago

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bazz135uk

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#4 posted 465 days ago

LOVE THE WORK GREAT VISION TOUCHING TRIBUTE TO A BEST FRIEND

Bazz Windsor West London UK

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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oldnovice

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#5 posted 464 days ago

That is flaming beautiful! That was CNC carved?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Rustic

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#6 posted 464 days ago

Beautiful work sorry for your loss.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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olddutchman1

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#7 posted 463 days ago

Sorry to hear of Your loss!! True friends are born, brought together by an exceptinal set of values and circumstances that happen on a life’s journey! They don’t discontinue, but run true for ever! Be Happy for the ability to have Friendships like this. Stay helpfull to His Family, and You will Heal and find support for Yourlife as well! He did some amazing work! Thanks for sharing!

-- Saved! and so gratefull.Consider Who Created it All

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tomakazi

645 posts in 1909 days


#8 posted 462 days ago

Thank you all.

oldnovice, they were not CNC carved, they were carved with a dremel and hand sanded!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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dust4tears

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#9 posted 461 days ago

Badass~

-- Ride hard or go home~

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