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Eric_S

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760 days ago

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.

http://blog.woodworkingtooltips.com/2010/11/navy-veteran-carves-thedeclaration-of-independence/

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 Indianapolis, IN


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Donna Menke

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#1 posted 760 days ago

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!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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#2 posted 760 days ago

That is amazing what a labor of love.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Roger

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#3 posted 759 days ago

Incredibly incredible !!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#4 posted 600 days ago

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

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#5 posted 600 days ago

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 599 days ago

WOW! That is over the top! WOW!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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