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Hey fellow sawdust makers,

I do volunteer work for a local charity called Blissful Bedrooms.
They choose handicapped, inner city kids, and make over their bedrooms in a weekend. Since many of these kids are confined to their bedrooms, it’s important to give them a nice environment. They interview the child, and find out what the bedroom theme should be. The next bedroom build will be for Nikolye.
http://blissfulbedrooms.org/nikolyes-bedroom-makeover/
He wants a Jamaican, reggae music studio theme…and his favorite reggae star is Bob Marley (mine too).

We are having a pre-build meeting tomorrow to discuss the bedroom design…but I decided to scroll a fret work portrait of Bob to bring to the meeting. I stack cut a 1/8” and a 1/2” piece of baltic birch, and scrolled a portrait pic that I found by googling Bob Marley images. Nicolye loves the roots colors (red, yellow and green), so I decided to spray paint one of them (the 1/8” piece)...BIG MISTAKE…I can work the scroll saw, but I suck at painting. I want to keep 1 of them, but I will let them choose the one that they want, and then I’ll frame it.
They have good painters, so I should have left that to them…oh well.
I can always cut another.

Thanks for looking

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz





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Maveric777

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#1 posted 02-04-2014 05:47 PM

Cool project for a great cause Bud… Very well done… Hats off to you and everyone involved.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Hawaiilad

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#2 posted 02-04-2014 07:40 PM

Just love to read stories like this…Bless you

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Bob Areddy

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#3 posted 02-04-2014 08:09 PM

I think the painted one looks great!

-- --Bob http://www.areddy.net/wood

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degoose

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#4 posted 02-04-2014 08:32 PM

Looks fabulous to me…. keep up the great work…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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oldnovice

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#5 posted 02-04-2014 09:55 PM

Good project and good cause! Thanks for sharing both.

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

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shopdog

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#6 posted 02-04-2014 10:47 PM

Thanks for the comments.
I’ve had a blessed life…and I’m very happy to give back to the less fortunate.

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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Gianni

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#7 posted 02-05-2014 12:07 AM

Paint job doesn’t look that bad to me. These turned out very well, and would probably fetch a decent price in Washington or Colorado right now as well.

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AMMOSHORT

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#8 posted 02-06-2014 10:37 PM

I agree with Bob the painted one is my favorite looks really nice. Good on you!

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Bob Current

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#9 posted 02-06-2014 11:17 PM

I vote for painted version, my daughter in law has a tee shirt from Jamaica that looks just like it.
Interesting charity focus,

-- When you are wrong admit it, when you are right forget it.

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shopdog

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#10 posted 02-07-2014 08:03 AM

Yeah…they liked the painted version

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 02-10-2014 12:56 AM

Very nice!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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