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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.

Malcolm / Kentucky USA
 

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Theo
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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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Beautiful basket Malcolm. Prayers to Adley and family.
 
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Don't know where to start. Certainly hope and pray that the young lady beats this health issue. That is an excellent idea to match the wood all around. What caught my eye was the angled corners with the contrasting wood. My complements on an outstanding job.
 

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I take my work for engraving prior to assembly to an engraving shop. I think he uses a CNC machine. Generally I take one to three a week for engraving.
One of the two engravers that I use call me Urnie Ashes since I take him so many funeral urns to be engraved.

Malcolm / Kentucky USA
 
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