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Building the Shop #16: Thanksgiving Weekend

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Blog entry by Lance posted 11-26-2011 06:03 AM 1502 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I had a couple days off of work and my parents came up from Dallas to eat turkey with my wife and I, thought I might take advantage of his extra hands! lol He never knew it was coming, provide beer and a man will help every time.

We all got up to play in the BLACK FRIDAY mess, I wanted to be at WoodCraft before 7 a.m. so I could get a shot at the lumber racks for 39.99, reg. 59.99 and the Woodriver chisel set, on sale for 49.99 reg. 79.99. Lets just say I was the first one in the door and was already checking out before the next person was entering, got to love OKC! lol

Installed the racks, I should have bought theses months ago!

My wife and I finished up some yard decorations that we’ve been working on for a couple days.

So my parents gave me their light from the master closet in their house in Dallas, FREE light, anytime!!!!

I made my mom a frame with chicken wire on the back so she could hang 3 12”x12” scrapbook pages she creates on them, also made her a hard maple candle holder out of scrap laying around the shop.

Finally we finished setting up our lights outside, getting ready for SANTA!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""



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#1 posted 11-26-2011 06:07 AM

Santa won’t come to Hook’em Horns residence in Oklahoma. He knows they are counterfeit Okies

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#2 posted 11-26-2011 06:15 AM

LOL, O’ grandpa, You know how much crap my wife and I get from BOTH sides of out families that live in Texas.

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#3 posted 11-26-2011 06:40 AM

I can only imagine. Wait until you have a child born here. I have a “cheese head” grandson but we still love him. You mentioned having some hard maple scraps in the shop and building something for your mother. I tried to buy hard maple in Lawton last Wednesday and it was not available….at least in the stores where I had time to visit. Think about that while hurrying to the Woodcraft store. Was that up on North May or near there?

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#4 posted 11-26-2011 06:49 AM

Yeah, it’s off of N. May. I go to Phoenix hardwoods off of Western and Britten, great prices and they have a lot of it, check it out!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#5 posted 11-26-2011 06:52 AM

Well, I went to Lowe’s and HD thinking they would have it. Not a bit of maple in those stores. I didn’t have time to drive across Lawton before closing time so I came on home. I used to use Paxton’s in Packing Town. Last time I called and the store had changed its name. They told me they no longer sold retail and I should call some guy in Dallas. Right. Only 3 hours or so to get there. Well, it is late for an old man. He is out of here for today. Have a good evening.

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#6 posted 11-26-2011 08:58 AM

Grandpa & Lance, Paxton’s is now McKinleys and they do sell to the general public now. Stopped in and checked it out a few weeks ago. Our turning club buys our wood there for our tops and bowl blanks for classes.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#7 posted 11-27-2011 01:49 AM

Great info. Thanks Darell! I called them about a year ago and they told me they no longer sold retail to the public and suggested I call this guy in Dallas and mail order. I really like to go tough things if yo know what I mean. I will try them again. Can I get McKinleys phone number from information or do you know that?

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#8 posted 11-27-2011 08:41 PM

Nice job on the rack and decorations, beautiful candle holder too.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 11-27-2011 08:48 PM

Tool cool I dragged Blondie there last year that early. We went to Rockler, Woodcraft & a BBQ store. I bought those same Woodriver Chesil’s last year on sale as well. I think there great once to spend some time sharpening them. I was some what shocked on how much Japanese water stones cost. I have enjoyed watching your shop grow. Well done. Kinda still made when Texas beat Michigan in the Rose Bowl in the last seconds of the game. Oh well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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