Hey Mike, What a great way to honor our father. I am sure he is very proud of you and takes great pride in having a very skilled and capable son.
Now, could you stop by and finish my kitchen I have been thinking of working on for the last decade? It shouldn't take much and when I was talking with Norm at the Yankee workshop, he said you were the guy to talk to!
Those are some fine specimens of craftmanship! the best wood work I have ever done (besides pick up an original MIKRADLE) was a bowl I made in wood shop. It has seven, yes seven 1/2 inch layers of real pine and was turned on my junior high school lathe. I spent more time in the stain room than at the work bench though, Boy those were the days! I still have it as a golf ball holder on my nightstand.