|Forum topic by MedicKen||posted 02-20-2010 07:05 AM||1149 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
02-20-2010 07:05 AM
The past few weeks around our household has been very exciting and eventful. On Jan 25th my wife had knee replacement surgery and last night my oldest son was admitted to the hospital with a severe case of ulcerative colitis. So, me being the nice guy that I am I took 3 weeks off work to stay home and take care of her and the kids. Little did I know that also included cooking, cleaning, shopping, getting the mail and other chores that I had forgotten about. I most definately have a new found and rekindled love for her. I had taken for granted all that she does and forgot how hard her 2nd job really is.
Now ya’ll are saying what does all this have to do with and “unexpected surprise”? While in my multiple trips all over town today I stopped and picked up the mail. Now mind you the mailbox is a community box about 200 yards from the house. In the box was a key to open one of the other boxes where the PO places packages that are too large for the normal box. I grabbed the key and open the locker and there was a priority box with a familiar name as the sender. I put the box and the rest of the mail in truck and made a bee-line for the house.
I was thinking during the short drice what could be in the box? I hadn’t ordered or requested anything. I ran in the house like a fat kid looking for the cake. I grabbed a kitchen knife, glad the wife wasn’t home, and cut through the tape on the box. As I began to open the box I caught a slight glimpse of oak. Now what could this be and why am I getting it? I flung the top open and found this awesome handmade oak and maple square. The handle is oak, blade is maple and some nice, possibly mahogany, dowels pinning it all together. The blade is approx 12” in length and 2” wide and it feels really nice in the hand.
I vaguely remember a post of a project with some squares. So I looked it up on here and found that 3fingerpat had made some after reading an article in FWW but didnt have the time to get to it. I feel really honored and cant wait to see the square with a little BLO on it to bring out the grain in the maple. So, PAT, if you are reading this I really appreciate it and it is an awesome gesture and I wonder what I did to deserve this? The original post can be found here
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