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Spring is in the air, thank goodness

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Blog entry by jockmike2 posted 03-06-2007 02:48 PM 818 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m so tired of the ice, snow, and cold I could barf. For one thing it keeps me in one little part of my garage, which I made my shop so it would’nt be so hard to heat. But when it warm up I use the whole garage. When it thaws I’ll be able to get at the wood I got last summer from an old guy I know that gave me a bunch of wood all cut up and stacked. Great guy. He gave me all the walnut, red and white oak I wanted, hickory, a little cherry, elm and some iron wood. It’s all covered, but frooze solid.
My big problem is my garage. I bought about 1500 bd. ft. of red and white and good white,hard maple in different thicknesses last spring at a lumber mill and dried it myself and thats all in the garage, along with about 700 bd. ft. of 1×6 TxG cedar I’ve got to find a use for. So I want to try making something other than turnings. Maybe cabinets or bookcases, something like that. We have to finish our patio and I know my wife wants some patio furniture and planters made from the cedar. But the other problem I have are the machines i’ve aquired as I’ve upgraded my machines. So I have like 2 lathes, 2 scrowll saws, 2 band saws, a 17 ft canoe, an extra kitchen table and chair set, a quad, an extra table saw, and a lot of other junk I’ve been trying to sell by hand bill. I’m gonna try the news papers next and ebay as a last resort, i’ve been hearing bad things about ebay lately, so I’m leary about going that way. I just hope the machines hold up to all the machineing I’ve got to do on the wood before I can use it. I’ll probably give out before they do. Any way the sun will feel mighty good. Even with the sceeters. God Bless All jockmike

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



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frank

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#1 posted 03-06-2007 03:27 PM

Hi Mike;
—-yeah I thought I smelled spring also till I awoke this morn, right now it’s -3°F and -31°F at real feel wind chill, kinda like thats why I’m still hanging close to the insides of home!

Up here before we get those springy skeeters, we first experience the attach of the black flies, but then so what…..I’m with you and saying yes to spring!
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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#2 posted 03-06-2007 03:44 PM

wait till the weekend Frank, when it hits 40 we’re gonna feel like kids sittin in school wanting to get outside and play and play in the mud. lol. mike

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

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#3 posted 03-06-2007 04:15 PM

within the next 2-3 days our temperature here is rising 50 degrees F…. that’s a big temperature change!! yes, wei’ll be doing the spring dance on the weekend…. just in time for my birthday – maybe everyone will be doing the birthday dance haha

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#4 posted 03-06-2007 04:18 PM

Or the antler dance huh Deb? Mike

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

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#5 posted 03-06-2007 04:31 PM

pretty soon I’ll be sounding like Ellen D. —let’s just dance. :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#6 posted 03-06-2007 05:50 PM

Spring is just around the bend!

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#7 posted 03-06-2007 05:53 PM

After yesterday I thought Spring was in the air. But this morning my wife said the temp was 19 deg. I asked her if she was looking at it upside down and that it was really 61 deg.

No luck.

But good luck on your cleaning up so you can create.

-- 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 karsonwm@gmail.com †

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 03-06-2007 05:59 PM

We don’t usually get spring until the end of April here. Then we get about 6 months of cool weather. LOL Also you can throw In a few Skeeters.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#9 posted 03-06-2007 07:48 PM

I hate to mention it, but it was 74 degrees here yesterday. Ahh, sunny California.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#10 posted 03-06-2007 08:44 PM

Sure Bill rub it in….. 3 below wind chill here today :(

I swear I am moving…no I really am …said for the 500th time….... ( just this week)

HOUSE and SHOP FOR SALE

there I did it .... :)

-- Dusty

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Karson

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#11 posted 03-07-2007 03:04 AM

What if the buyer doesn’t like stained glass windows. And they want you to put in plain glass.

-- 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 karsonwm@gmail.com †

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oscorner

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#12 posted 03-07-2007 03:42 AM

Mike ol’ buddy, I could help you with some of that lumber, get it out of your way. LOL. I have some of the same trouble, turning my lumber into usable boards takes up a lot of space.

It’s been getting into the 70’s and almost 80 lately. We had a couple of light freezes the last couple of mornings, but it is going to warm up. The trees are budding, my flowers are blooming and before long it will be time to start cutting grass.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Dusty

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#13 posted 03-07-2007 04:37 AM

Karson,

shame on you….... lol but hey if they pay cash they can do what ever they want…

ouch that hurt saying that

-- Dusty

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