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     My grandfather was a wood carver and whittler. My early childhood memories are of sitting in his cedar shavings and of him letting me try his Buck knife. There is something special about taking wood and creating a one of a kind item.  Just knowing that our Lord chose carpentry as an occupation should make us think twice when we do it!   Living on a farm, I get lots of opportunities to work with wood. One of my special projects as a Dad is to make the girls hopechests. When they turn 16, they get a hopechest for Christmas. You might say, There’s no surprise in that.” Well, I’ve built 3 so far and they are all as individual as the girls are. I carve their names in the top and put some design or picture on it.


Hope Chest
When the girls turn 16, I build them a hopechest.


I hand carve their name and some patterns.
This is a chip carved rosette.

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Philippians 3:13-14 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

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