Table Challenge #5-#5

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Blog entry by jockmike2 posted 05-30-2007 05:11 AM 921 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

2 days left and I got a finish coat of stain on tonight, after my wife got home from work and helped me get a burl. The city dumps trees and compost and dirt about a quarter mile behind my house and my cousin is on the DPW. So I have free access to all the fallen trees in the city. The other day I was back there with the quad checking out my lumber and noticed a big old maple burl I could’nt pass up. So I started working on it with my chain saw. I never finished it through the holidays just too busy. I was afraid I would lose it or it would get burned up. So when my wife got home from work she went with me and after 2 hours of hard work we got it free. Then I went back to work on my table and finished staining the rest that I had started earlier. So tomorrow it gets a finish coat or two and my brother has agreed to take pics of it and I’ll finally get to post it. Its no winner but I’m proud as hell that I got it done in time. I really did’nt think I could. jockmike2

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#1 posted 05-30-2007 05:13 AM

I’m looking forward to seeing pictures of your table and the burl. Nice find there.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 05-30-2007 05:40 AM

Great Job Mike. Waiting for the pictures.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 05-30-2007 06:52 AM

We gots ta have some pics.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#4 posted 05-30-2007 06:55 AM

Great job Mike. We are waiting to see the results.

And a good catch on the Maple. I wonder what we will see come out of that.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#5 posted 05-30-2007 12:40 PM

Atta Boy Mike !!!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 05-30-2007 05:27 PM

Thanks all for the support. I’ve needed it. It has been hell at times. And there has been weeks I could’nt even work on it, which I knew would happen. But its done. Thanks again. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 05-30-2007 05:52 PM

Go Mike Go! Go Mike Go! Go Mike Go!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#8 posted 05-30-2007 06:04 PM

thanks spiddy. jm

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 05-30-2007 08:11 PM

Sounds great, Mike. Looking forward to the pictures of the finished project.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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#10 posted 05-30-2007 08:44 PM

And the crowd roars as Mike crosses the finish line….....(sounds of cheering fans)! OK…now we need pictures.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#11 posted 05-30-2007 11:24 PM

I miight have come in last but at least I have pictures :P

And I totally understand about geting it finished in time

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#12 posted 05-31-2007 05:49 PM

You old bugger you, rubbing it in while a man is down, no that did’nt sound right. Ah never mind, good for you mike. Jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#13 posted 05-31-2007 07:11 PM

Can’t wait to see the finished table, buddy! I’m looking forward to what you are going to make with that burl. I’m sure it is going to be exceptional.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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