|Project by GrandpaD||posted 07-17-2008 09:36 PM||1231 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
I have never been ask to do this before and will probably never again. I have a friend that works in a machine shop and somehow they adopted a pet duck. They fed it and worked with it until it would come into the shop and take food out of their hands. They named the duck “Oil Can Harry” because he would tip over their oil cans and wallow in the oil. Well …. Harry came up missing one day and they found feathers and his remains in a nearby yard next to the dog house. My friend ask me to make Harry a tombstone because they wanted to give him a proper burial. This is what I came up with: I took an 8/4 piece of oak and carved the duck and letters which reads “Here lies Oil Can Harry – Shop Mascot – 2005-2008”. I finished it off with 4 coats of Spar urathane. Yea! This is certainly one man’s junk and a shop full of men’s treasured memories of a pet duck named “Oil Can Harry”!
-- GrandpaD, Painesville, Ohio - firstname.lastname@example.org