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    A little back story on this cutting:

    Somewhere between 35 and 40 years ago, my uncle bought the land where my great-grandparents homesteaded and raised their four children. His plan was to build a new house with plenty of room for the family to gather. There are two entrances to the property--one that would have required about a 400 yard driveway, or to build a bridge closer to the house. He decided to build the bridge, but make it covered and did almost--if not all--the work himself.

    I posted a request for a pattern from the first picture and "joleet" (Ron) made me one as did "Fremmed" (Kevin). Both were great patterns and I chose to cut Fremmed's since it was just a tad less complicated.

    Picture two is the pattern glued up on a three piece stack of 1/16" BB ply. Number three is the cutout mounted on black art board and number four is the framed piece.

    Most of this was cut with a #1 Ultra Reverse FD, but there are a few cuts done with a #1 spiral.

    Thanks to Ron and Kevin for their assists. This will be Christmas presents for my uncle's widow and his daughter and son.
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    When looking at the clock at work--the correct time is:
    Too early to leave, too late to call in.

  • #2
    Beautiful work Jim, it is a great gift as well.


    • #3
      Nice work on that one Jim. I like the frame too. Did you make it?
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      • #4
        Wow,that's a fabulous cutting there and pattern too.For sure your aunt will treasure it.way to go there.


        • #5
          What a great tribute and treasure for your Uncle.
          Great cutting...!!!!

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          • #6
            Nice work Jim. we have 16 covered bridges in our county. Each year they hold a festival and have poeple submit depictions of the bridges be it scale modles paintings ect. So im working on a few of them for next year. 1 scale modle an 2 fretwork I will be sure to post them
            Nicw job on the pattern Kevin
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            • #7
              Kevin did a nice job on the pattern, and you did his pattern justice. Wonderful story and this will bring tears when presented. Great job!
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              • #8
                beautiful lookin bridge jim,and a great cutting,
                well done.....
                not doing much
                and busy doing it

                having fun making sawdust.



                • #9
                  Jim, you did the pattern justice with your cutting. Looks great. I think the Bridge is the neatest thing to have on the Homestead. I would have loved to have one. Thanks for showing us. --- Perk


                  • #10
                    Sweeeeeeet project from all involved.......what a thoughtful gift Jim.
                    Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.


                    • #11
                      very beautiful gift for sure. the frame is just as beautiful. your friend Evie


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by oily View Post
                        Nice work on that one Jim. I like the frame too. Did you make it?
                        That frame is a $7.00 special from Target. (And I had a gift card from buying printer ink earlier!) Completely ran out of time to make frames this year.
                        When looking at the clock at work--the correct time is:
                        Too early to leave, too late to call in.


                        • #13
                          Great cutting Jim,and a lovely story to go with it.
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                          • #14
                            AWESOME work....
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                            • #15
                              love covered bridges great pattern thanks 4 sharing....


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