last weekend at the holiday boutique at the ymca, i spoke with this older gent about my woodworking, and he asked if i made larger items. i said that i did, and what did he have in mind? he told me about their trip to normandy,
and how they were smitten with the monument they saw on omaha beach called 'the brave'. smitten to the point where it had influenced the redecorating their living room. almost all curves, he said, and using influences of the
monument. he said that they had just had a walnut mantel put in over the fireplace, and wanted a mantel clock for it, that would be in keeping with the rest of the living room. i told him that i would be happy to give it a try, and
send him a rendered version of what i came up with. he liked the first version, and asked for a modification. they liked the second version, but asked to see what it would look like with one of the items moved behind the main
item (no problem since it was still electrons). he said that the third version was perfect, and wanted to know my price, and possible delivery time. i reminded him of our conversation at the y, and that the shop was shut down for
the winter, and that the earliest i could get to it would be early march. they were happy with the price and the march delivery time. i told him that the time until then would be spent doing up working drawings, ordering the clock
insert, etc. we were in complete agreement that i should take the first version and enter it in next year's competition at the state fair. here are the pics....