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Offline sbwhart

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My dads Rolls Royce
« on: March 01, 2009, 03:13:14 PM »
When my Dad retired some 20 years ago he declared he was not going to make anything in metal any more :-

he was going to make things from wood, this is one of the things he made.



He raffled it off for charity raised over 2000 last I heard it was in a jewlers shop.

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Stew
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Re: My dads Rolls Royce
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2009, 01:33:26 AM »
Your Dad sure did some beautiful work. Wish I was that tallented.

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Re: My dads Rolls Royce
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2009, 03:18:58 AM »
That is a Magic Model , Very nice, Have you got any more pictures Please, What is he Making at present ?
I went the othere way I Trained in wood and now play metal..

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Re: My dads Rolls Royce
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2009, 12:46:42 PM »
Thanks for you kind comments chaps I,ll tell my Dad it will cheer him up.

Peter

Unfortunately that's the only photo we have, he made quite a lot of toys for my son and daughter, ride on fork lift, dolls house etc, and when his eyes started to fail a he went onto garden furniture, including a barrel, he tried his hardest to make one that would hold water, but never quite got their. The Rolls was his master piece, its sad that he raffled it, my Mother had a bad heart, and the proceeds went to the British Heart Foundation I think it was his way of doing his bit.

His health is not to good now he's 83 and frail, so he doesn't make anything know, I know he finds this very frustrating, he's held on to a lot of his tools and some times he'll go and stand in his shop just looking around: I'm sure he's going through the process in his head.

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Location:- Crewe Cheshire