Scroll sawn Declaration of Independence 10 years in the making

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Forum topic by Eric_S posted 07-02-2012 01:00 PM 1483 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-02-2012 01:00 PM

Topic tags/keywords: scroll saw scrollworking july 4th declaration of independence independence

This article was posted by Highland Woodworking a couple years ago and reposted today again by them. I searched through LJ to see if someone already linked it but couldn’t find it. So I thought I’d share this incredible story of a vet who spent 10 years making an exact copy of the Declaration of Independence. He even finished it after having a life threatening stroke.

He was also working on the Gettysburg address but it had to be scrapped due to severe water damage. Anyways, enjoy the article. Truly a remarkable piece.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#1 posted 07-02-2012 03:35 PM

Amazing work. Patience and perseverance more than most of us can muster. Thanks for posting the link for us.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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#2 posted 07-02-2012 03:37 PM

That is amazing what a labor of love.

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#3 posted 07-03-2012 01:34 AM

Incredibly incredible !!

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#4 posted 12-09-2012 04:01 PM

A fitting tribute to Charles Thomson, the Secretary of Congress who engrossed the original.

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#5 posted 12-09-2012 04:28 PM

That is very impressive. I do not think I could stick a project like that. Congratulations on your fine work.

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#6 posted 12-09-2012 06:00 PM

WOW! That is over the top! WOW!

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