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Blog entry by Schwieb posted 02-25-2013 05:06 PM 1203 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello woodworking friends around the world. I just had to post something while I had access to the internet. I wish I was more technically savvy so I could post some pictures. My wife, Heidi and I are in Brazil for 2 weeks. We have 4 days left on our trip. We started in Rio, went to a Carnival parade. That was incredible! We visited many places and then flew to Salvador for 5 days, did a lot of sightseeing and visited a famous cigar making place. The gal giving us the tour happened to be from Switzerland so I got to speak a little German. She took me on a special tour of the woodworking shop where they make the Spanish cedar boxes for the cigars. She said she had never had a request to see it before. They had a pile of cedar lumber to die for and the 2 guys working there felt very special to have photos of them taken. We are now back in Rio. Went to the famous Christ statue on a mountain top this morning, what a ride that was. I will figure out some way to post photos when I get back to the states.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.



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stefang

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#1 posted 02-25-2013 06:00 PM

Sounds wonderful Ken. Continue to enjoy yourself and please don’t forget to post some of those photos when you return! Keep a close eye on your camera.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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559dustdesigns

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#2 posted 02-25-2013 06:10 PM

I sounds like the perfect vacation and you even found a way to learn some local woodworking. Thanks for sharing and I also look forward to those pictures.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 02-25-2013 07:44 PM

That sounds like a great time.

Lee

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

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Sodabowski

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#4 posted 02-25-2013 08:11 PM

OMG Ken I hope you took benefit of your time in Brazil to buy tourmalines in the rough!!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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mafe

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#5 posted 02-25-2013 11:31 PM

Sounds wonderful Ken.
At the carneval!
Look forward to see photos.
Wish you and your wife a nice tour.
Best of thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Dennisgrosen

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#6 posted 02-26-2013 12:16 AM

sounds like you have toooo much fun :-)
ok well deserved … looking forward to see pictures of the grand tour
from the cigarcompany

enjoy and have fun
Dennis

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Natalie

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#7 posted 02-26-2013 04:39 AM

Looking forward to the photos, hope you took one of the pile of wood.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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Bill Duane Brooks

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#8 posted 07-20-2014 09:14 PM

I love working with Spanish cedar! I can only imagine what that box making shop must have smelled like. Sounds like a wonderful trip.

-- duane

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