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Blog entry by hunter71 posted 05-13-2012 11:54 AM 4374 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

That was my last trip to Afghanistan. Health issues had me return to Alabama, never to return there again. That is not to say I won’t go somewhere, just not to a 3rd world country any more. I did make one find during my last trip. They have a fire pit in the embassy and the wood is brought in from local sources. I was standing over the pile and found a highly figured piece of something. I got it home and sliced off a piece. WOW, this is neat. I am making a knife out of it now. The pieces are small, so I have to be creative with the use. I’ll have it up on LJ’s projects soon.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#1 posted 05-13-2012 12:44 PM

Sounds good, Hunter. I just looked at all of your other projects. They are really nice and I’d like to see the knife when you add it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 05-13-2012 12:48 PM

Welcome home hunter71. Glad you made it back safe and sound. Can’t wait to see what you do with your new found treasure!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 05-13-2012 01:35 PM

Welcome home.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#4 posted 05-13-2012 02:19 PM

Welcome home! It’s a shame what people will burn sometimes. Maybe not a huge issue that the figured pieces are small, there are A LOT of small parts you can make on those models, haha. Looking forward to seeing your knife!

-- Ryan

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#5 posted 05-13-2012 07:40 PM

welcome home :-)


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#6 posted 05-14-2012 09:50 AM

Welcome back Hunter,

I am working my way through the proticol of lumberjocks and now hope I can talk with fellow toy makers, with skills such as yours. I have submitted my first toys for approval.

-- Bryan

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#7 posted 05-16-2012 05:29 AM

Welcome back Doug. Rest at home for awhile is a good thing!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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