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Project by MarkTheFiddler posted 05-01-2015 08:03 PM 1884 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Friends,
I hope you bear with me on this.

An old drawer front kicked to the curb. The red oak was finished blonde.
Western cedar fence offcuts that would never protect someone’s yard.
Rejected white oak flooring that was warped, discolored, diseased or pocked.
A painted drawer front of finger joined pine from a desk no one loved.
A lonely warped and cracked hunk of walnut at the dusty bottom of the offcut bin.
Lonely, forgotten, imperfect, obsolete, broken and flawed, all are made new. All the disfigurements are beautiful. All the stains of the past are removed. All have come together to be far greater.

These crosses are going to people who are on our hearts.
Thanks for reading.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#1 posted 05-01-2015 08:21 PM


May the Lord bless you and the recipients.


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#2 posted 05-01-2015 09:39 PM

What a Beautiful thought, process and gift.

A ‘Wink and a Nod’ from Mother Nature for re-purposing her products.
Thanks for sharing, Mark.

Have a great week.
Work Safely and have Fun. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#3 posted 05-01-2015 10:30 PM

Mark- That was great!!! I know we joke and kid each other on here (part of the fun) but I am joke less on this one. What a great project and life lesson. Well done sir!!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#4 posted 05-01-2015 11:44 PM

Thank you for the blessings Herb. They mean a lot.
Len, I appreciate you more than you can know my friend. Thank you sir.
Buster, I understand the serious note. But just so we understand each other, you really reeled in your last project. Thank you my friend.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 05-01-2015 11:48 PM

Sweet. I love ‘em!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 05-02-2015 12:56 AM

Nicely done Mark, they look Great!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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Dave Dufour

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#7 posted 05-02-2015 02:25 AM


-- Dave, from Canada,

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#8 posted 05-02-2015 03:55 AM

Very nicely done—good to see your display of faith in this day and age!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 05-02-2015 05:51 AM

Very Nice. The finish is just right. Keep the faith.

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#10 posted 05-02-2015 11:48 AM

Awsome work, crosses are beautiful.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 05-02-2015 12:40 PM

These are so beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#12 posted 05-02-2015 02:36 PM

A wonderfull jesture of your faith. God Bless.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#13 posted 05-02-2015 02:58 PM

Wonderful thoughts and great looking crosses. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#14 posted 05-02-2015 03:37 PM

Good morning, it’s a beautiful day here in Austin Texas. We are here for my nieces wedding. They receive my wife’s pick for them.

Thank you all so much for the very kind comments and blessings. It’s an incredible day.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#15 posted 05-06-2015 10:41 PM


God Bless You, Mark…

Great work… Great Idea!

Just plain wonderful! :)

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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