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Blog entry by shiney5757 posted 03-09-2008 02:12 PM 1607 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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If you noticed my garden bench project,
at the same time i was asked to make a gift for the person who was opening the local cottages,
and i made this sean & martin
Look at that smilesean & martinthis is me presenting our deputy first minister martin mcguinness with the gift for opening the local cottagessean & martin

-- I cut it twice & it was still too short

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#1 posted 03-09-2008 03:05 PM

You have truely created a heirloom for all to enjoy. You did a beautiful job on this piece. Thank you for posting.


-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 03-09-2008 03:25 PM

Hello Shiney

As I said in the earlier post the use of the natural state wood is a nice detail and adds to the beauty of the project. I have never considered this but may have to work it into a project sometime.

I always thought that there was a question of stability with respect to leaving the bark on the wood. But after seeing your posts I am beginning to question this paradigm. Have you experienced any problems with leaving wood in its natural state like this?

Slán agus beannacht

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 03-09-2008 05:23 PM

I reviewed the Sperrin View weblink you had provided and was wondering if you had made that “weather station” as well. Nice project and even better as a nice gift. Most weather stations are small and tiny but I really like this large variety. It not only commands attention but you could defend yourself with it as well! LOL!

-- Make Woodworking Great Again!

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#4 posted 03-09-2008 06:18 PM

Very nice! I love the live edge.

BTW my grandmother was an O’Heffron.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 03-10-2008 12:10 AM

Thanks for all the comments,your question Scott with this type of project its ment to be fixed to the wall and hopefully not handled to much, I’ve removed any loose bark and then with the plastic coating (_rustins should hold it.
Dadoo, i was contemplating cutting the wood smaller maybe three pieces, but it just looked to dam nice;but your right i wouldn’t want hit with it

-- I cut it twice & it was still too short

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#6 posted 04-01-2008 05:41 PM

Greetings from snowy Ontario Canada.
Smart idea, and like others comments you can rest assured that this piece will be around for generations.
MY grandmother was an O’mara.
There are two types of people in this world…. the Irish, and those who wish they were Irish
ha ha

-- surfdude

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#7 posted 04-01-2008 07:30 PM

That is a first rate weather station. It will be admired for years to come.

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