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Project by redryder posted 11-18-2013 08:49 AM 1015 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 11-18-2013 11:39 AM

Beautiful tribute

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-18-2013 11:55 AM

Nice tribute. Beautiful burning.

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

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#3 posted 11-18-2013 02:09 PM

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


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#4 posted 11-18-2013 02:16 PM

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 11-18-2013 02:35 PM

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 11-18-2013 03:53 PM

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 11-18-2013 04:43 PM

The concept proves the artisit in you!

Very nicely done.

-- just rjR

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#8 posted 11-18-2013 06:56 PM

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 11-18-2013 07:10 PM

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

-- Jason - Happiness is Homemade!!

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#10 posted 11-21-2013 07:10 PM

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

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