Teacher Award

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Project by 58j35bonanza posted 07-26-2011 03:55 AM 1987 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My granddaughter wanted to get her music teacher something special, a, end of school year gift.
She also wanted to include all her classmates.

Callie did all the typesetting and her dad Chris, did the artwork and a friend of his (Mellow) worked at a sign shop and made the plaque.

I got the honor of coming up with a base to hold it, over the weekend. It is a chunk of purple heart.
I kind of used the Andy style carving method.
Not sure how we all pulled this off but I can say it turned out great and the pictures surely don’t do it justice.
She gave her teacher the award on stage in front of the school assembly. Her teacher was thrilled.
Thanks for looking

-- Chuck

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#1 posted 07-26-2011 04:19 AM

Nice job by all involved!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 07-26-2011 04:40 AM

Thats really cool, great job.

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#3 posted 07-26-2011 04:28 PM

You should make a sculpted box next.

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#4 posted 07-26-2011 04:58 PM


That has been on my list of things I want to make. I see you have made some. They look real nice.

-- Chuck

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#5 posted 07-26-2011 05:02 PM

Very nice! You are a box maker in process! Went back through your projects and I can see your progression. Even though this is a collaborative project it shows your evolution? I have some ideas for a friend who is an artist and I’m hoping that it will just fit together when I attempt it. LOL Been watching the box makers creative progress. Like Greg and Andy? Looking to see what’s next?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 07-26-2011 10:43 PM

I am sure the teacher loved it! Well, done, Chuck!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#7 posted 07-27-2011 04:26 AM

Beautiful work. The sculpting on that base is phenominal and the finish looks perfect. Actually, that base looks like a fancy dessert with chocolate iceing.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 07-28-2011 02:37 AM

Thanks, DocSavage45, LittlePaw, gfadvm. I sure appreciate it.

-- Chuck

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#9 posted 07-28-2011 11:44 AM

Very nice project….. Love the lines….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 08-08-2011 11:07 PM

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