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Blog entry by jockmike2 posted 04-06-2007 03:42 PM 621 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I dug out all my walnut, well not all, but the amount Karson suggested. After jointing and planning and cutting it all up I found my 2 inch walnut I was going to use for legs ended up at an 1 1/2 inches so I’m making a wood run today out to my wood buddys place today to see if he’s got a 2 1/2 or 3 inch thick board. I’m sure he does he’s got about everything. I do have some oak spindle legs I made a year ago I could use and stain dark, but I want this all walnut. so only one way thats going to happen is to get a bigger board. Which reminds me of an old poem a priest used to say all the time when we were kids. “Any fool can make a fish grow bigger with a lie, but the way to catch a bigger fish, is to use a bigger fly.” So off to woodfarmers I go, besides I get to look over all his wood. I got this walnut from him and it’s old, but man is it pretty grained. Till tommorow, jockmike

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



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#1 posted 04-06-2007 03:43 PM

Best of luck in finding the perfect piece.

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

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#2 posted 04-06-2007 03:45 PM

Thanks buddy, like I said he’s got some pretty wood, piles of it, out there. mike

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

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#3 posted 04-06-2007 03:47 PM

If I still lived in Michigan, I would tag along. I spent about 4 years in the Marquette area when I was younger.

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

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#4 posted 04-06-2007 03:47 PM

Mike the plans show the legs at 1 1/4” thick so the 1 1/2” would work.

-- 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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#5 posted 04-06-2007 03:51 PM

Darn it I still may make that run anyway. But that actually good news, I guess I should down load the plans. Why in the world would you leave that area of Mich. Wayne, thats beautiful country up there. Know where Laingsburg is? mike

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

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#6 posted 04-06-2007 04:53 PM

I know where Lansing is. : ^ ). It would be a pretty good drive.

I was in the Air Force and stationed at KI Sawyer AFB up there. I left the Air Force to go to college and went to California where I had some family. I’ve been out here ever since.

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

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