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Thread: Silver anniversary

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    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Spitting distance north of Detroit Michigan

    Silver anniversary

    No not my marriage, though we will be celebrating ours in Aug this year...

    Nope, this is my 25th wishing well since I started playing woodworker. A friend of the owner of the hunting club I belong to, seen the one I sold to the landowners daughter back a few{8-10} years ago. That year he ordered 4 for his grown kids. Well this one was ordered from one of his boys, for his child's wedding.

    Just borg pine & cedar shims for shingles with Helmsman spar finish...hope I'm still around{and able} for their next generation

    Those whose eyes are working will notice the fascia trim was an afterthought{the side view surely gives it away}

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    Last edited by Ken Cook; 06-16-2012 at 02:44 PM. Reason: added finish

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    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    What a great tradition. Great work Ken.
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    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Very nice work. Are they typically a wedding gift of sorts? That would surely look nice tucked into a corner of the yard....
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    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    well that looks sharp but your yard does to ken you got that spiffied right well
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    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Man you do great work, that is just beautiful.

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    Amherst, New Hampshire
    You do build some pretty cool stuff Ken
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    Jan 2011
    Spitting distance north of Detroit Michigan
    Thanks guys I enjoy these as they are cheap & simple{like me} to make. I should mention that these 25 are of the large variety {5' + tall}. I have made a ton of smaller ones as well... Most of the folks that I've dealt with, keep them for themselves & fix a liner of some sort in them and plant flowers inside. I did find a photo of a couple of the smaller ones from a few years ago...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    ...Are they typically a wedding gift of sorts? ...
    Not that I'm aware of Though I would say over half of the ones I've made 'were' for wedding/anniversary gifts, as the purchaser usually requests the receivers names & a date be placed on them.

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