The "Stud"

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Blog entry by Paul posted 12-15-2007 01:15 AM 875 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Went to McCoy’s (Lumber Yard Chain) to pick up my 2×4 today.

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Found a fairly straight grained, and straight – realitivley knot free – 8 foot 2×4

$2.05 plus tax

Hmmm . . . what do I see? An image is materializing in my mind. I’ll post the process when I post the final project.

The box half of the challenge project is actually materializing slower in my imagination.

-- Paul, Texas

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#1 posted 12-15-2007 01:51 AM

Wow, you found a decent 2×4 at McCoys? I used to live in Texas between Military and personal about 10 years. I am surprised.

I have my project drawn out. I just get out to the shop when its a bit warmer than freezing and gets to rippin’!

Good luck!

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#2 posted 12-15-2007 03:28 AM

Well, it hasn’t corkscrewed YET

The worse piece of trash I ever built warped and twisted after I built it with McCoy’s green ply

-- Paul, Texas

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#3 posted 12-15-2007 05:08 AM

Very nice 2-by ;)

Just so I’m clear (new to LJ’s), for the challenge, you have to enter
with both projects? Something made of a 2×4x8 and make a box? Or are they

-- Still learning everything

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#4 posted 12-15-2007 05:11 AM

They are two separate projects. But you can enter the same project in both contests, if you follow the rules of each contest. Meaning it must be a box. (1) and must be out of a 2 X 4 (2).

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 12-15-2007 06:59 AM

To get the high points for the grand prize though, entering both categories will be necessary.

-- Paul, Texas

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#6 posted 12-15-2007 12:53 PM

Thats a fine looking 2×4 ya got there! I personally think you should incorporate the bar code sticker on the end of it in your project. :-)

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

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#7 posted 12-15-2007 01:12 PM

i think you should get some high points for finding a straight 2×4 !

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#8 posted 12-18-2007 02:44 AM

Oooops. I messed up while cutting my project pieces. But I think my plan will work. It’s a do over. Will I find another straight stud?

-- Paul, Texas

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