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Project by redryder posted 278 days ago 813 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is for my daughter. Her favorite dog was hit and killed by a car a few months back and I wanted to give her something more than just a photo to remember the dog.

I knew I did not have the talent to do this wood burning so after some research I found this great lady with more talent than I had imagined. She was very easy to work with and provided me with great communication as to what I was interested in getting. I sent her a photo and she gave me several options. The detail is unbelievable. She can get these done before Christmas. This one is 6” x 9” but she can do a larger one if wanted. I don’t think she charges enough money.

The image is burned on a Basswood slice. Approx 6” x 9”
I did the frame all in Tennessee Red Cedar and the small slices I burned on small alder slices.
No finish on the frame but the burnings have been sprayed with clear coat for protection…........................

-- mike...............

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#1 posted 277 days ago

Beautiful tribute

-- 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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#2 posted 277 days ago

Nice tribute. Beautiful burning.

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

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#3 posted 277 days ago

Simply incredible! And very thoughtful, caring, and loving of you, too.


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#4 posted 277 days ago

We lost a family dog a couple months back. This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

-- Your freedom to be you, includes my freedom to be free from you.

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#5 posted 277 days ago

Nice work, Mike.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 277 days ago

This talented lady does beautiful work! How wonderful she was able to help you bring this special gift from the heart together. Just make sure you have plenty of Kleenex on hand when your daughter opens this gift, Mike!

Years back our little Dixie died from old age. No matter the circumstances, it’s terribly sad to lose our treasured pets. I made this small ash urn (approx. 5”x3”x2”) that sits along with our collection of family photos, and it never fails to bring out loving memories each time I have to bite the bullet and dust around here!

Gosh … It’s time to dust again!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#7 posted 277 days ago

The concept proves the artisit in you!

Very nicely done.

-- just rjR

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 277 days ago

Wonderful Gift!

She will absolutely LOVE IT!

Great wood burning!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#9 posted 277 days ago

That’s awesome….. gives me a new idea to add to my burning projects.

-- Jason - Happiness is Homemade!!

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#10 posted 274 days ago

A beautiful and thoughtful gift that your daughter will love. It will remind her how great was your dog.

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