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A friend told me he worked with a fellow with a 7-year old daughter who had cancer. So I decided to make her a wooden basket out of spalted maple and mahogany. Then my daughter and I went shopping for some toys to go in it.

In 2014 I got a dozen or so logs about firewood size for a woodworking friend. I sliced the logs into boards. I labeled each board indicating the log and the number of the board (on the end of the boards in last photo see B7 and B8). That way I could match the grain later. The 3rd photo is one of the logs and the last photo is some of the boards. I dried the boards for a year in my shop. I was holding onto these boards until I found a special project for them. This project is about as good as they get. I am honored to make her the basket.

I use my general finish of Zar polyurethane and mineral spirits.

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That is very cool, any way you look at it. Big thumbs up for that one.
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Special boards + special project = superb gift. Excellent.
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There are times, when some of you guys just exceed expectations!!!

A tip of the hat to you sir!!!

Beautifully done, all the way around
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A very nice project and a wonderful gesture.
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Great to please a kid with troubles. Really nice job and the perfect stuffing for the basked. That spalted maple is really dramatic.
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Doing things like this makes you feel kind of good.
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Great gesture,John,coundn't have come out better. Sure jazzed up that spalted maple,one of my favorites.

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Excellent work as usual, Malcolm! And a great cause, as well. Hope the little girl gets well and kicks that cancer.

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Beautiful basket Malcolm. Prayers to Adley and family.
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