Lumberjocks; the Community ,Creates an Memorial

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Blog series by Dusty updated 02-17-2008 03:54 PM 6 parts 16583 reads 111 comments total

Part 1: The Idea ... In Memory of Mark (Osconer)...

01-13-2008 02:55 PM by Dusty | 27 comments »

December 30, 2007 The idea was very simple and straight forward; create a memorial project to Mark (Osconer) that would generate funds for Lumberjocks, the common dominator amongst all of us. Simply stated, without the website as the common thread we wouldn’t have been introduced to Mark or been brought together as a group. For this reason it occurred to me that the best way to memorialize someone would be to see to it that the vehicle that brought everyone together had the resourc...

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Part 2: Im Memory of Mark; The Drawing

01-19-2008 09:32 PM by Dusty | 19 comments »

“In Memory of Mark; The Drawing! Several of us Lumberjocks were still kicking around ideas about what would be the best way to create a lasting memorial that could also be ongoing way to raise money to help defray the expenses of the Lumberjocks website. Concurrently, along with the exchanges and various ideas flowed back and forth between the Lumberjocks, I needed to move forward with building the stained glass piece. The drawing in stained glass work is called “the cartoon”. From ...

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Part 3: The Project;

01-26-2008 03:51 PM by Dusty | 14 comments »

Finally I was able to get down to the actual building of the stained glass piece. The drawing had been completed and copies had been made of the cartoon so I could cut out the patterns which I would use to cut the glass. I also made a pattern which provides a guide for laying out the individual pieces of glass when cut and ground to size. The best way to describe this is to look at the pattern as the “template” or blueprint for the pieces of glass that will form the final piece. It is ...

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Part 4: The Final Project, Handing it off to Karson...

01-27-2008 10:32 PM by Dusty | 11 comments »

Totally exhausted the previous evening and before I headed to bed I had taken some pictures and emailed a progress report to Karson, asking him to be kind in his criticism. It had been a long day. The next morning I called Karson and his wonderful wife Linda answered the phone. She was so kind and supportive of the project. Karson had showed her the pictures along with a few other people. They all were encouraging and supportive. That certainly made it easier to start the task of fi...

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Part 5: Fractures, Glass and Bones; lead to new beginnings...

02-05-2008 05:06 AM by Dusty | 22 comments »

The irony of it all was; all I could concentrate on was my current situation. That was the fact that my father was in Intensive Care fighting for his life. My sister walked with me down the hall to the ICU unit in the hospital to see my father for the first time since his accident the day before. As best she could, she had tried to prepared me for what I was about to see. He had several broken bones and to make matters worse a face full of stitches and two black eyes. I had just...

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Part 6: Karson's Dove Inlay Frame Arrives...The mounting and assembly is completed before the final drawing.

02-17-2008 03:54 PM by Dusty | 18 comments »

Karson finished his frame and posted his blog detailing how he built this project. When we first started talking about this memorial for Mark we were kicking around various ideas for the project and frame. Karson called me ; Quote ”I called Dusty, he wasn’t any help at all. He said whatever you create will be great. So it was back in my court again.” For the record; telling Karson how or what to build would be like trying to tell Tiger Woods how to golf or Sam Maloof ho...

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