Trivet with a difference and great present for friends overseas

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One of my grand-daughters wanted to go on a humanitarian trip to a poor village in Borneo to assist the villagers in a number of ways. Tashi worked 2 part-time jobs all year while doing year 10 at school but was falling short on money and by September looked like not making it. Cost $6,000 and if you don’t reach the $6,000 you forfeit what you have paid to date.

I designed and made a batch of the trivets on the (then a new addition to the workshop) scroll saw for her and family and friends to sell and she consequently raised a lot of money at very little cost other than time, since much of the timber was red pine from a building job years ago and when that ran out I used radiata pine which is cheap. Sold most before Christmas as gifts for overseas friends and she had a very successful trip.

-- Milton Toal, Doncaster, Melbourne Australia.

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#1 posted 02-13-2013 07:20 AM

Very sweet way to help out…

-- Be safe.

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 02-13-2013 09:47 AM

You have not only shown us that you are an awesome woodworker, you are an awesome person.

Great job

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 02-13-2013 11:40 AM

Way to go Granddad. That was great!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 02-13-2013 12:10 PM

Awesome! :)


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

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#5 posted 02-13-2013 04:01 PM

Really well done to help like that Milton, and as we all know, everybody likes Australia, so success on both counts!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 02-13-2013 08:11 PM

A truely blessed Granddaughter with a heart of Gold.

...that Apple didn’t fall far from the tree.

“Paying it Forward” with a Labor of Love.

Best Regards to you Grandpa.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa 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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