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Project by grizzman posted 09-28-2014 08:04 PM 2718 views 2 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a set a tv trays i made for for my neighbor, he was in a terrible car accident, rolled three times and spent the next three months in ICU, 2 of those months was in a forced coma, he just came home on friday and i knew i wanted to do something for him and his wife, so i made these trays, there are 2 of them with different woods in each, one is cherry handles with walnut and red cedar, the other is walnut handles with a large walnut center piece and red cedar with spalted oak , i was so happy to do something for them and she served him breakfast saturday morning on his new tray…he still is not able to walk very good, basically gets up to his walker and to the toilet…his very good friend bought him an electric go cart, i got into it when i took the trays over, it sure is a zoomer…but i would rather be able to walk then have to use that…so many people in the world go through things like this, and i pray for themA i thanks God for the blessings of being able to walk, these trays are finished with 4 coats of spray lacquer, the cherry handled one is my favorite…thanks for looking in…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#1 posted 09-28-2014 08:12 PM

A great act of decency on your part. Beautiful pieces.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 09-28-2014 08:18 PM

Nice pair of trays, Grizz! Kinda partial to the spalted oak one, myself :-)
Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 09-28-2014 08:26 PM

Looking to make some trays for the wife and me. collecting ideas. Your’s looks as good as any.
Nice act of kindness btw.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#4 posted 09-28-2014 08:28 PM

Very nice gesture Bob. It must be pretty depressing recovering like that. I agree, we who have freedom of movement and relatively good health should always be grateful for what they have and not sour about what they don’t have.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 09-28-2014 08:44 PM

That is an awesome act of thoughtfulness and kindness Bob…I know he and his wife will forever remember this great gift from you.

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#6 posted 09-28-2014 08:44 PM

i am thinking to make some of these for the Xmas rush… thanks for sharing your wonderful trays…

-- Be safe.

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#7 posted 09-28-2014 08:45 PM

Wonderful trays, even more wonderful gesture!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#8 posted 09-28-2014 08:53 PM

Love the trays and he will too. Maybe a stand to set them on when he has trouble getting out of bed? Just thinking outside the box, :<)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 09-28-2014 09:01 PM

Good work Grizz! Keep at it.

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#10 posted 09-28-2014 09:06 PM

Nice gesture and the trays look great! I love ANYTHING that has spalt in it, so that is my favorite!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#11 posted 09-28-2014 09:08 PM

Hi Bob
As always great design and super build. A big thumbs up for sure.


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#12 posted 09-28-2014 11:07 PM

You are the most generous person I know.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#13 posted 09-28-2014 11:23 PM

Looks very nice. Love the colors. Well done, and very thoughtful of you.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#14 posted 09-29-2014 12:05 AM

lovely trays and a very thoughtful gift.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#15 posted 09-29-2014 12:13 AM

thank you lew for your kind words, and thank you all for your support of my wood work, i do love people and my thoughts of how we should treat one another has come from my beliefs in Christ and his love for us, i know were not suppose to talk of religion here, but i will say this…and just thank you all for being so kind…i’ve been feeling better and my back problems have been eased lately…so i’ve been in the shop more and have loved it…i’ve got so much wood to use and i just love being able to work…its great…have a good week folks…bob

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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