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52 Weeks #48: Woodworking and Disney..

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Blog entry by clieb91 posted 12-12-2011 03:07 AM 1697 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Yes I know I have used that title before. The reason though is simple my family and I spent all of last week there. We took the Amtrak Autotrain down last Friday and came back on it this morning. If you live in the Virginia area and want a scenic way to get to Florida it is worth the trip, just don’t expect to get a good nights sleep. Lots of cool wood along those tracks, always forget how much swamp land Virginia actually has.

But I digress. This past week we saw a lot of Disney and it was a hectic but good trip, Make sure to keep your eyes peeled on the Hollywood Studios Backlot Tour and you can see one of the number of woodworking shops on the property. I was no able to pull my camera out fast enough though to get any decent shots. We also took a the Behind the Seeds Tour on Epcot, I wish there was a way to get some of the branches from some of the 9 pound lemon trees, they might make some interesting pens.

Being away from my shop and recovering from the train ride today did not leave me any time to work on a project. Instead I bought a few..

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These are 2 more Japanese Puzzle boxes that I purchased in the Japanese store in Epcot. They only had one of the set that I bought the last time so I picked that one and this other one which is decorated with Yosegi Handicraft, the box itself is refered to as Himitsu-Bako ( Personal Secret Box). They are bot very cool little boxes and they will look nice sitting with my other wood stuff around the office. The store has a number of boxes priced from $20 up to $500 I have seen a few of the more expensive ones in books and such.

On our last day I happen to glance at the Christmas tree in Downtown and noticed these cool decorations…

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They are all just half finished on the facing side and looked to be made very simply out of dimensional wood. The simple look of them is what caught my eye.

Well I have prattled on enough, I promise to have an actual project or at least be working on one for Next week.

Have a good week in and out of the shop all.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)



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#1 posted 12-12-2011 05:17 AM

I thought you were talking about me for a minute there, as Disney is my job, and woodworking is my hobby :) Neat to see some of Disney’s decorations, and those are some fancy boxes!

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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