Finally got back late last night. Reunion went over great. Lots of people, not as many as expected but still a great turnout. Had lots of food and fun. Great to hang out with family you unfortunately get to see once a year. The auction went well. The rocking chair was the last to go up for bids and they asked me to come up and explain about the chair. I don't really like to speak in front of people anymore but I did it because it was for " Uncle Rod ". We were hoping his daughter would be able to outbid those who wanted it but she didn't have enough to do it. My aunt even told her to bid it up and she would back her. All in all my cousin won the chair with a bid of $ 350.00. Most ever made on a single item. It was a very emotional time. Some tears and a lot of hugs and thank yous. My cousin talked to uncle Rod's daughter and said he would see to it that she gets the chair when he passes. He wanted the chair because he and uncle Rod were about the same age and growing up here in northern Michigan they had done a lot of things together, some they shouldn't of, and the chair means a lot to him also. My son video taped the auction and that along with pictures thru the making of it and pictures of uncle Rod will go on CD and be given to my cousin to be kept with the chair. Thanks for asking about the chair and the kind words from you for the finished product.
It's nice to know you guys are there encouraging us on.
My next project is a highchair for my daughter. Hopefully this one will not be as stressful. Roger.