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Blog entry by Tim Scoville posted 04-12-2009 06:13 AM 2756 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A pic of me and a woodworker in Battambang in NW Cambodia. Made friends with Lance Rasbridge, a social worker, from Dallas area who sits on the board of an NGO called Saboras. He is also a part-time woodworker who started a vocational training program different from our model used in Phnom Penh. This woodworker is a graduate of the program and has his own business now and employs/mentors two other young men. They are using a similar model with sewing, small gas engine repair, computer repair, etc.

Some of his work.

More of his work.

Some of our crafts on display in a local coffee shop in Phnom Penh.

A closet full of woven rugs for sale. Some make it back here to the states and the proceeds go back to the mission.

One of the ladies, Touen, preparing some of the scrap pieces for weaving into rugs. Her young daughter is in the hammock next to her.

-- Tim S, AZ

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#1 posted 04-12-2009 05:54 PM

Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed the pictures!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#2 posted 04-12-2009 09:26 PM

Thanks. Saw your page. Like the stool and chisel handle. The bench is a work of art.

-- Tim S, AZ

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#3 posted 04-13-2009 01:13 AM

Tim, thanks for sharing this. God bless you in your work in Cambodia (drop by and visit me in Australia when that close – LOL).

Love the rocker – more detail please

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#4 posted 04-15-2009 06:03 PM


Getting back to Australia would be great fun – one day. I have seen other chairs like this in Cambodia, but no more info for now. If I come across something, I’ll pass it along.

-- Tim S, AZ

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#5 posted 04-21-2009 06:07 PM

Very interesting!

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#6 posted 05-23-2013 06:35 PM

Wow, great work, I like that big band saw they have in the background.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#7 posted 05-23-2013 06:53 PM

Tim, it looks like you have an interesting job. It sounds like you might know how to make a difference in the world.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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