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    Part of a family tree from part of a family tree - by jfk4032 @ LumberJocks.com ~ woodworking community
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    Last edited by Joel Kaufman; 10-23-2011, 08:27 PM.
    ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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    With the background story about the wood, those will be cherished for generations to come. Very well done.
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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    • #3
      I love hearing the stories behind projects like this - what a great present! Wonderful job!!
      T
      Theresa

      http://WoodNGoods.weebly.com

      http://woodngoods.blogspot.com

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      • #4
        What a wonderful concept. I love the way you did them. Thanks so much for sharing.

        George

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        • #5
          Beautiful job. It will be an heirloom. How about writing that story up and putting a copy inside the back of each of those pieces. Then the story will not be lost. Make sure you identify your grandparents, yourself, the occasion and date of the gift, and the names of the high school graduates. You do want to keep that story with the gift.
          Just a thought
          Rose

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          • #6
            Joel, I think Rose's suggestion is great, to put a copy of the story inside the back of each piece. Maybe on acid free paper, so it will last a long time.

            It's a wonderful story, and shows a lot of love and caring in your family. I'm sure that everyone was touched by your thoughtfulness.
            Carole

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            • #7
              That is a very nice piece of work. Well done.
              Kirk Thaemert
              St Charles Mo
              Scrollin' for fun

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              • #8
                Great idea about mounting the story and other family details to the backside of each of these...it's so nice to get great ideas from everyone!

                Joel
                ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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                • #9
                  Joel ~
                  What a wonderful son! What an inspirational piece and a lovely story. I think you should send this story/link to heartwarmers.com - I subscribe to them and this is the exact kind of story we read every week. Someone - a loving son - is able to warm the hearts of so many with a heart felt gift. The portraits are great! The mounting is great! You are top notch in your soul and top notch in the wood working.

                  Thanks for posting this.

                  John
                  I've Got A Lot More To Learn
                  About Leaving Battlegrounds Alone
                  "~~ Molly Venter

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                  • #10
                    What a fantastic project! And well executed as well. Outstanding!

                    I really like the idea of making projects from source wood that has some family history. Yours is perfect! Not everyone has the luxury of being able to do that. I've made furniture for both my daughters as wedding presents. The wood came from trees harvested from their grandfather's farm. The trees themselves didn't have any sentimental value, but the fact that they have that connection, through the generations, is really cool and makes the piece even more of a treasure, especially as it gets handed down to future generations.
                    Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter. Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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                    • #11
                      Some mighty fine cutting to go along with some family history.For sure write the story up and keep with the keepsakes.
                      Tony

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                      • #12
                        Wonderful project and wonderful story. All the people in the story are going to be touched!
                        DeWalt 788

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                        • #13
                          what a great story and what beautiful cuttings. They should be treasured for a long time, Great work.
                          jim
                          penquin

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                          • #14
                            Thanks Rose and Carole for the great feedback and ideas for documenting this project for future generations...I put together a write up of the piece and also included a family tree diagram going back to the grand kid's great grandfather...the colonel who owned the house with the cherry tree. I'm having those run out at work on a digital press and then I'll film laminate them on both sides to better protect and serve the test of time and then I'll glue them to the backside of each set of portraits.
                            ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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