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Our daughter Sydney asked me to help make something for her other dad that she had seen on the internet. She was five when I married her mother, and has been a daughter ever since. Her dad re-married and she now has two half sisters.
Syd came out to the shop and went through a lot of wood before she found the perfect piece. I tried to help her design the graphic in Corel Draw, but could not figure out how to cut out the part where the names would be. I had to give my son a call and he figured it out for us. Syd picked the fonts and the sizing of the names.

The wood is a piece of curly red oak. When we lasered in the names the letters took on a life of their own. It looks even better in real life.

We are so very happy with the way it turned out. You just do whatever it takes to make your children happy.

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That's really fantastic in look, design, and the back-story. Well done other-other Dad.
 

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That's pretty special to do with/for her….
 

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Very nice - unique one of a kind design and a great piece of lumber
 

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Special work for a special child. Hope her other Dad is as good as you. Nice work on the sign
 

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Nicely done on several levels!
 

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Good job Dad. Hope the other one is just as good to you!
 

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That's great!
 

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I thank all of you for the nice comments. I will have to admit it was a strange emotion that I had while working on this one. I was asked why I picked such a nice board for this one, but I did not pick it, Syd did and that is what mattered.

Syd had given me this several years ago with much emotion. It is a treasured item.
 

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That's awesome!
 

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Great project to do with your daughter. Very nice.
 

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I like the design. I also like the back story.
 
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