Tapestry holder

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 02-19-2011 01:19 AM 2957 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had some help in the shop last weekend. My dad and I made a tapestry holder for a really old crib blanket.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 02-19-2011 01:39 AM

that’s awesome. very fun to out there with Dad doin what you do. nice project. really enjoyed watching.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#2 posted 02-19-2011 02:01 AM

Thanks Roger. I only see my dad a couple times a year at best. To work on a project with him was really special.

Our M.O.: think about the project, drink beer. Talk, drink beer. Discuss the project, drink beer. Make a few cuts, drink beer. Well, you get the idea. It’s really quite amazing we actually finished this!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#3 posted 02-19-2011 03:58 AM

Thanks for sharing. It looks like you guys were able to have fun even if you only did a little bit of woodworking there :)

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#4 posted 02-19-2011 04:03 AM

now that was a great vidio Steve there I envy you having the oppetunity to work with your dad
in the shop and this time making a tapestry for a speciel blanket that bring memery´s for
both of you
thank´s for sharing this speciel moment with us

take care

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#5 posted 02-19-2011 04:16 AM

Spending some shop time with your Dad, hoisting a few, and producing a meaningful family project… what could be better?!
Nice Story and Project Steve!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#6 posted 02-19-2011 08:23 AM

Real good Steve. Time well spent, making memories you’ll enjoy from now on. Nice story about the blanket. Your dad is a good sport.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#7 posted 02-19-2011 09:26 AM

Great video Steve. I was just in the shop with my 7 year old son a week ago building a small project and he loved it. It would be so awesome to share this craft with him for years to come and build something with him in his shop one day (not to mention maybe a beer or 7) As an aside, I have to say that when I first saw one of your videos, I wasn’t sure what to think. But you have become one of my favorite Internet woodworkers and I look forward to your videos! Keep it up!

-- Family, Friends, Jiu Jitsu, Woodworking. Order varies daily!

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#8 posted 02-19-2011 09:36 AM

Another interesting flick Steve ;-) Glad nobody cut a finger off in the lathe after all the beers!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 02-19-2011 01:32 PM

Brillig and quite mimsy – you beamish boy!

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#10 posted 02-19-2011 01:37 PM

Great video and wonderful project Steve! How is your dad dealing with the instant fame he received after doing the video? I hope he does OK!

It is great to have stories and history passed down from family. It is a wonderful story about the crib blanket and it was also cool to see your dad at the lathe. Now we are going to expect you to pick up the chisels from time to time and show us some lathe work.

Cool project and presentation. A star is born! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#11 posted 02-19-2011 04:31 PM

I think beer in the workshop is really underrated. (Just kidding with you…)

Another great video! BTW- My grandfather was born around the time your father was born. I think you are dating yourself as much as your father’s lathe!

Oh- and tell your dad that the beer he was drinking WAS a single malt, and a lot cheaper than scotch!

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#12 posted 02-19-2011 05:06 PM

Great vid
But, I sure miss the coyote running through.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#13 posted 02-20-2011 01:08 AM

@Don: My dad, the bandersnatch, would have this to say about my woodworking -ahem- skills:

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!”

@Sheila: My dad just emailed me about the video. He says I need a new casting director. (Since there are only two people in the video, I have to ponder to whom he is referring.) And I would love to do more lathe work, but never seem to find a purpose for it. I seem to get the sense that out of all woodworkers, turners and scroll-sawyers are the most cult-like. Wait, what? ;-)

@Jim: Now I never want to talk to you again. Haha! But seriously, it’s a strange thing when a guy has more gray hair than his 75-year-old dad. Ugh..

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#14 posted 02-20-2011 03:43 AM

Nice project Steve & what better way to make it than with your Dad it was good to watch I’m also sat with a beer so Cheers to you both

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#15 posted 02-22-2011 01:00 AM

Nice project!

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