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Blog entry by bigfish_95008 posted 12-08-2009 02:33 PM 814 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son called recently and told me what he wanted for Christmas. A simple wall hung display cabinet for his military challenge coins. While I am home at my dad’s house I thought I would go through his wood piles and see what I can find. He has a little of this and a little of that for scrapes that are stuffed above the work bench. Being a small case cabinet I figure I should be able to find the right pieces in several different species. There is ash, hickory, apple, several differnt oaks, maple catelpa and even some mahogany. We will see what we can do as far as grain matching is concerned. Then I just have to box it up and send it back home. First I need to get the heat going in there. It is easier to work when you can feel your hands. LOL.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh



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#1 posted 12-08-2009 02:45 PM

good idea , dad ,

and getting wood from your dad ,
is special .

keep it in the family ,
for generations !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 12-08-2009 04:33 PM

Wish my kids were close enough to go through my scrap wood pile. great idea…

-- Splinters - Living and Loving life in the Rockies - http://www.splinterswoodworks.com/ - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5220040

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#3 posted 12-09-2009 01:47 PM

Actually I wish I lived a little closer. I could do a lot of woodworking on just his cut offs. I just can’t wait 3 years to come home again.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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#4 posted 12-10-2009 01:46 PM

I found it! during the shop clean up for Dad. It is not cut offs from above the bench but a really nice OLD! ash board that is about 12 feet long. It has a beautiful patena to it already. I will have to cut it in 1/3’s to ship it home – which I hate to do – but the project is small, 2×3, so I can get away with it. Dad thinks I am crazy to spend the money to ship it, but there is no way to find a board like that in LA. I packed a smaller box last night with cut offs for some cutting boards or other small project.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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#5 posted 12-14-2009 03:46 AM

The board was cut into 3 pieces yesterday and packed. Put it on the plane this morning and it is safely home in LA now. It was cut open I hope the inspector liked the grain.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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