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Blog entry by hairy posted 07-04-2010 10:00 PM 1212 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last year I fell into a good deal on some walnut. Thanks, Dan!
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/11032#reply-113488

Today I got off my can and got started on a project I’ve been kicking around for some time. I cut off the split end on that piece on the left in the pic above. I used a handheld circular saw. I know, no pics = didn’t happen. I didn’t think about a blog until I was into it.

It had a bow in it, so I cut it pretty much in half before jointing.

I have to get the vehicles out to use the garage tools.

It’s worth what I gotta do to do it. I wound up with 6 spindle blanks, and very little waste. I’m still waiting for the right project to come along for the rest.
2 2" x 39"
1
2” x 28”
1 2" x 17"
1
1 & 3/4 ” x 12” 1 @ 1 & 3/4” x 11”

And now for the hard part. I’m going to let them sit in the basement for a few weeks before I do anymore. Just to see how much they’re going to mopve on me. I don’t expect a lot. Those slabs were cut more than 10 years ago.

I only have 1 project in mind. I hate to stop when I get going on a project that I really want to do. I think about it going back and forth to work, and spend every minute I can on it.I love walnut.

I hope your day was as good as mine.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...



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hairy

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#2 posted 07-04-2010 10:03 PM

Hairy Your photos did not come out

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#3 posted 07-04-2010 10:04 PM

Sorry I see you made a change. lol

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#4 posted 07-04-2010 10:05 PM

I need to read “Blogs for Dummies”

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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#5 posted 07-04-2010 10:05 PM

You did come out with very nice pieces.

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#6 posted 07-04-2010 10:46 PM

Hairy, if you add an ! at the beginning and end of the link your photos will show up in the blog like this:

Picture 1

Picture 2

Picture 3

Picture 4

This makes it much easier to follow your post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 07-04-2010 11:34 PM

Thanks Scott; great tip; I didn’t know how to do that either.

Blanks look great Hairy; can’t wait to see what you do with them.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#8 posted 07-04-2010 11:38 PM

Thanks, Scott! Actually, I should know better, having blogged here before.

I’m gonna blame it on the heat.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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#9 posted 07-04-2010 11:40 PM

I PM the same thing to Hairy I guess he did not see it.

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#10 posted 07-05-2010 12:02 AM

shopguryl I tried that”HTML” and the pictures came out too large.

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#11 posted 07-05-2010 01:54 AM

cool

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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