A Bench for a friend

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Project by DrSawdust posted 04-21-2013 02:50 PM 2823 views 9 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was visiting with a friend of mine one afternoon. His Dad passed away a short time ago and I asked how he was doing with it. He put a smile on his face and said he was doing alright. He enjoyed visiting his Dad’s grave site in a near by cemetery. He only wished there a place to sit down when he was there. Especially for his Mom when she went to visit. I told him I might be able to help. We got to exchanging ideas and agreed on a design that I found in Wood Magazine. He runs a car repair shop and is going to return the favor by fixing up my car.

Using our talents to bless the lives of our friends is what being a Lumberjock is all about.

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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#1 posted 04-21-2013 03:08 PM

That bench is beautiful.
Your execution of their design looks just like the one in the magazine.
I bet your friend will be very happy to receive it and I’m sure every time he and his mom are visiting his dad, he’ll be thanking you.
Nice job.

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#2 posted 04-21-2013 03:20 PM

This bench is wonderful blessing to a friend and his family.


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#3 posted 04-21-2013 03:41 PM

A great bench and story of helping a friend! Love it. The bench looks great. Love the thickness of the arms and the lines on this. It flows well and looks comfy, great work.

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

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#4 posted 04-21-2013 03:55 PM

It’s beautiful and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 04-21-2013 04:05 PM

great bench and even nicer story.helping a friend is a blessing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#6 posted 04-21-2013 04:16 PM

“Using our talents to bless the lives of our friends is what being a Lumberjock is all about.”

Very nice sentiment, and a very beautiful bench.
Congrats, on both.

-- "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather, teach them to long for the sea." ~Antoine de Saint Exupery

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#7 posted 04-21-2013 04:38 PM

I really like the design.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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#8 posted 04-21-2013 06:04 PM

Great Project! Nicely executed. And done for a great customer. Wondering if the cemetery approved it? ( I might have considered a collapsible seat.)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 04-21-2013 06:53 PM

Outstanding bench – has great looks and appears to be quite sturdy.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 04-21-2013 08:34 PM

Excellent build and a good design choice and it was very decent of you to offer to build it for your friend and his family.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 04-21-2013 09:25 PM

Beautiful job, and a great story to go with it.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 04-21-2013 09:54 PM

Thanks everyone! I’ll try and get a picture of it at it’s new home.

Doc, he got the approval before we started building.

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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#13 posted 04-22-2013 01:34 AM

Whew! Way ahead of me!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#14 posted 04-22-2013 01:37 AM


-- Chris

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#15 posted 04-22-2013 10:44 AM

A great bench and a great friend to do this. I’ve always like the people at LJ and this is why. Thank you.

-- Bob, --Silence & smile are two powerful tools. Smile is the way to solve many problems & Silence is the way to avoid many problems.

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