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Blog entry by Dan'um Style posted 11-15-2007 01:35 AM 1096 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

had this piece of wood with me for nearly 22 years … still hasn’t found the right project

Got this piece of white ash when we lived in Denver.

Bought it out of a short box at Paxtons Beautiful Hardwoods near Arvada. Was making a rocking girraffe for my son Nathan who hadn’t even learned to walk yet. Still got it. It is in the attic.

Perfect condition, except for the “red cedar” I used for the ears broke off. ... and the 2 inch round white wood googley eyes are lost too.

Eight inches x 8 inches by 6/4.

Sanded to 80 grit

linseed oil

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-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain



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Betsy

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#1 posted 11-15-2007 02:24 AM

Looks like a special box to me. It’s beautiful.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 11-15-2007 02:36 AM

How come yer bac’erds?

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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miles125

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#3 posted 11-15-2007 02:42 AM

Dan (or is it sretlaw?) i know i got some Walnut chunks i’ve had close to that long. You’re not alone in the “waiting till the spirit moves me” category. Lol

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Dan'um Style

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#4 posted 11-15-2007 03:09 AM

just entertaining my wife.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Douglas Bordner

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#5 posted 11-15-2007 05:00 AM

When the notifier showed up I wondered if I had become buddies with some Slavic fellow while sleepwalking.
Thanks for keeping things fun!
BTW nice bit of lumber. I’ve been taking a walk through the lumber stash recently trying to use some offcuts for the Xmas push. I’ve got some like this but not quite as figured. Damn, I love wood.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Peggy

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#6 posted 11-15-2007 05:33 AM

Someone please help me! Do any of You want Dan to come stay withYou for a whille?

-- Peggy

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Chip

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#7 posted 11-15-2007 06:00 AM

Toooo funny (ummm, you Peggy, not Dan ;-)

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 11-15-2007 08:39 AM

Why do you want to get rid of him? He look’s level headed. LOL

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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cajunpen

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#9 posted 11-15-2007 09:34 AM

Nice piece of wood Dan and nobody can say that you are not a patient man. Send it to me and I’ll figure out what to do with it :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Dan'um Style

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#10 posted 06-09-2009 03:09 AM

add another couple years >>grinz<<

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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