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New **Special** Contender Wood For The Entire Family

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by tred1956, Mar 26, 2020 at 10:51 PM.

  1. tred1956

    tred1956 Member

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    To completely explain the importance of this New Wood I will start with a little background. My Dad, God rest his soul (He would have been 92 this year) really enjoyed working with wood. He and several of his friends cut a Huge Black Walnut tree down and hauled it to the saw mill. I was about 12 so that would make it about 50 years ago. Daddy kept a 3X10 8 foot long piece of the center of this tree. His plans were to make a mantel for His living room. Unfortunately He never got around to His mantel. After several years of trying to decide what I could use it for, I contacted a Friend of mine Mr. Dave Dolin. The rest is history. I explained to him that I knew nothing about this wood but trusted him to be honest and if it was useless at least it would make a good fire.
    Just got a package in the mail from a Fine Gentleman and a good Friend. I was like a Child on Christmas Morning. Couldn't wait to open them. Two are Mine, one is for my Son, one is for my Son-In-Law and the final set is for my Grandson. Can't wait to get them finished. The have some very small defects (look PERFECT to Me), but they sure put a smile on my face when I see them. I know Daddy is looking down and smiling knowing His mantel will be enjoyed by all of us. I sure do miss that precious Man
    Thanks again Brother Dave
    Doug
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    georgel Behind Every Blade of Grass

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    Nice. Can't wait to see one finished. Everyone in your family shoots Contenders?
     
  3. tred1956

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    Unfortunately Contenders are an addiction I have passed on to them all :D
     
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    Windini SWDD Charter Life Member

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    What a fine tribute to your Dad! One the whole family can participate in.