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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 2747 days ago 705 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I want to show everybody how proud I am of the accomplishments of one of my Sons’. He works for a floor installer, & finishing company. He’s there sanding specialist. Especially when it comes to the meticulous areas around stairways, balusters, & radiators. It takes a person with an awful lot of patience, & perseverence. I don’t beleive I have that much patience. He says ”He always enjoys the outcome of his labor”

I used to tell my Boy’s as they were growing up, that when you do something that others will see. “Make sure its good enough that you wouldn’t be ashamed to sign your name to it.’ I think both of my Sons’ are following my advice.

This is an installation they did last winter.

It’s 36” Stained Ash parquet. with a Cherry border.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1



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Don

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#1 posted 2746 days ago

Wow, spectacular! No expense spared there, Dick. You have a right to be proud of your sons. Been looking for the signature (LOL) but can’t find it yet.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Shawn

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#2 posted 2746 days ago

I’ll quote my exact reaction to that phote “WOW, HOLY WOW, HONEY COME LOOK AT THIS FLOOR” Beautiful work your son does.

-- Cheers

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Dusty

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#3 posted 2746 days ago

wow, hats off to the craftsman…........

-- Dusty

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 2746 days ago

The signature must be under the rug. LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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dennis mitchell

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#5 posted 2746 days ago

A chip off the old block!

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frank

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#6 posted 2746 days ago

Hi Dick;
—-your son has indeed done a very fine piece of work here! He must be very satisfied at the end result.

I used to do ceramic tile floors and wood floor refinishing till my knees gave out from all the kneeling and up and down. I used to tell my customers that the beauty of a finished wood floor was all in the sanding process and it looks like your son knows this also. Once again, very fine job.

GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 2746 days ago

I was just informed by my Son that I made a mistake on the Wood type. So what do I know. When brain gives out the whole body suffers.
Stained Ash, with Cherry Border.
I hope you Lumberjocks will forgive me.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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scottb

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#8 posted 2746 days ago

Proof positive that ash can look just like oak… not that it matters. the floor is fantastic. what an upgrade from the off the shelf oak parquet that came with my kitchen!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 2746 days ago

They had to buy a special orbital sander for this job , because of the multiple grain direction.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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PanamaJack

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#10 posted 2621 days ago

Dick, He learned from one of the best.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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