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Blog entry by Woodwrecker posted 06-26-2014 09:19 PM 1647 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I almost started crying in the middle of the isle…..

Balsa wood crap

“Security, theres a man throwing crates around in the home department isle”

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#1 posted 06-26-2014 09:50 PM

One born every minute, indeed.

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#2 posted 06-26-2014 10:28 PM

Old retailer’s saying …
“Whatever the traffic will bear”

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#3 posted 06-26-2014 10:35 PM

That’s gross, dude.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#4 posted 06-26-2014 10:35 PM

I don’t want to sound dumb, but I don’t get your point?

-- @craftcollectif ,,

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#5 posted 06-26-2014 10:44 PM

I feel your pain!

-- ~Julie~

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#6 posted 06-26-2014 11:38 PM

yea…...where is my hammer…....hey…it would be called redecorating…re arrangement of the slats…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 06-27-2014 12:37 AM

My wife tells me that kind of stuff is all the rage on Pinterest (whatever that is).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 06-27-2014 12:51 AM

And quality workmanship, to boot!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 06-27-2014 01:57 AM

Wow, boxes for all occasions and what superb craftsmanship…only in America :).

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#10 posted 06-27-2014 02:33 AM

Did you now that balsa wood has more than double the strength to weight ratio of titanium? Not that I’d want a crate made of titanium, either, for that matter. But balsa wood for a crate is going to have to be massively thick, or…broken.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#11 posted 06-27-2014 04:21 AM

Please reveal where you were able to find these works of art. I want to get several dozen to decorate my palace . . . and all at such a bargain rate for such quality workmanship. That’s actually bleached ebony and it’s worth hundreds of times that price. They bleach it and put it through a secret scientific process to reduce its weight so they can sneak it into the U.S. without true artisans getting their hands on it! It’s almost like the Emperor’s New Clothes!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#12 posted 06-27-2014 04:28 AM

I need four more to make a coffee table.

I made one for my step daughter and she loves it.

and I made a wine rack. Still got a couple more to make.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#13 posted 06-27-2014 03:21 PM

On the positive side…. it is made in the USA.

Depot offers free pdf plans to make rolling storage – - – that looks more like Pine.

C’mon lightning… who wouldn’t want a titanium crate? :-)

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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#14 posted 06-27-2014 04:02 PM

Eric, I believe the ones you saw in this isle are not meant to be sold to woodworkers. Probably dedicated to skills-less people or the ones lacking from a good thickness planer ! :)

All the best my friend,


-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#15 posted 09-07-2014 03:22 AM


Its great. With $12 bucks you can buy enough pine to make 30 crates -just 3 aisles over!

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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