and then it becomes....... #4: Austin

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Blog entry by kolwdwrkr posted 11-09-2008 04:34 AM 839 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well in my little world things change on a regular basis. As I said before I don’t make drawings, and if I do it’s because the project is well on it’s way and I’m caught between liking it and not. So I draw it to see it. Normally I make changes from that point. Well there’s been a change in this project. I seemed to have found myself at Austin Hardwoods today looking to purchase some more Bubinga. Well as fate would have it there was a pile of Padauk next to the Bubinga for $2.50 cheaper a foot, and I actually like the figure better. So, Bubinga never made it to the cart, Padauk did. So to inform everyone, the project will no longer be Bubinga, Wenge, and maple. It will Be Padauk, Wenge, and Maple.
The first carving is done, the Padauk is glued up into blanks, the Wenge base is done, and I’m excited that there is progress.
Thanks for reading!

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 11-09-2008 05:33 AM

I LOVE Austin’s and have written about them a few times here. I am jealous! I love that place. Oh and do I love those giraffes. Let me guess , were you in the very first left turn when you go in the side door? I think there is only one door, Seems to me it’s in the very first aisle. I cannot help myself, I LOVE that place and I don’t find myself getting able to walk around there, (or should I say loiter) LOL!!! around there as often, as I have not been down to my fathers as much as I would like to be.
Hey Thanks for the memories!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 11-09-2008 11:09 PM

Hi kolwdwrkr;

I have to admit, my interest is now piqued, as I wonder what you are building.

Lets see some photos.


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#3 posted 11-10-2008 01:01 AM

I will watch with interest kolwdwrkr.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 11-10-2008 06:40 PM

Thanks for the interest guys. I suppose I can post some progress pics here and there to this and that. ;-)

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#5 posted 11-10-2008 06:49 PM

Sorry what are Austins never heard of them I know it’s in texas but I suspect your talking about a wood dealer am I correct ??? peace to you too Alison Dear from all my family in Scotland

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#6 posted 11-10-2008 09:38 PM

Austin is a store in Santa Ana CA. They sell hardware and lumber.

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