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Blog entry by littlecope posted 02-20-2010 01:52 AM 1021 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been running a little short on Box-making wood. Today I came home from work and:
What to my wondering eyes should appear,
but a miniature table and not made from Veneer!New-found Wood
It’s legs were in ruin, and no longer stable,
but I know what to do, with this former table!
Up to my Apartment, I ran with it like a flash,
another Great Find, that didn’t cost any cash!
I gave it a quick sanding,
after I had brought it from the landing,
To see what I could see, to see what it might be.Is it Cherry?
I thought it was Maple, when I looked at it fairly,
but after a quick sanding, I think it might be Cherry!Cherry???
Five-eighths inches thick, in length over twenty,
at seventeen wide, I think I’ll have plenty!
I’ll sleep well tonight, and dream of my find,
And Thank the Wood Gods, for being so kind!!
(My humblest apologies to Clement Moore!) :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.



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KMJohnson

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#1 posted 02-20-2010 01:55 AM

Funny stuff mike.

-- Let's do it in the wood pile!

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 02-20-2010 02:24 AM

Better make the Wood Gods an offering, maybe it will double the find !! Lucky break, you’re back in business ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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webwood

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#3 posted 02-20-2010 02:35 AM

i used to grab anything i thought was solid wood – to my dismay i discovered how great they are at deception now days – things i swore were solid wood were not – good find mike – poetic license i guess lol

-- -erik & christy-

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#4 posted 02-20-2010 02:57 AM

boy im impressed mike…i saw your poem might go on for ever…...and i thought just how clever….you found some free wood outside your door..and when you sleep tonight..please don’t snore…for i wish to sleep as well…....my eyes are dropping…cant you tell…..so enjoy your wood that came for free…its better then going out and cutting a tree…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 02-20-2010 02:59 AM

An LJ and a poet, Mike you are a Renaissance man!!

Nice score!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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ratchet

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#6 posted 02-20-2010 04:58 AM

excellent!

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 02-20-2010 07:39 AM

And when he wakes,
He will know,
Just how far that wood will go,
While his breakfast muffin bakes,
He’ll see the pattern it takes.

Then the parts he starts to make,
Will bring LJs out in the snow,
Because they want to see the show,
That only Littlescope can break,
As another project takes shape.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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patron

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#8 posted 02-20-2010 08:18 AM

while i was getting
my burma shaved ,
mike was making
up a box ,
as i pondered up a lock ,
he was sanding round the clock ,
when we see this new one done ,
he will have us on the run ,
searching scraps high and low ,
making something we can show !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 02-20-2010 10:07 AM

It is Littlecope
that is giving us hope
that we find some wood
just like he could
for there is more
for the holes we bore
to make our hinges
like he does when on binges

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Bob Kollman

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#10 posted 02-20-2010 10:31 AM

I wake up in the morning with a smile on my face….
Seeing the blue skies and the whole human race….
Should I feel for them?
Will they cause me grief?
If they scorn my emotions shall I puch them in the Teeth?

That’s the only poem I know.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 02-20-2010 10:46 AM

I don’t know my poem,
So I write them when I’m home,
It doesn’t take much to inspire,
But please don’t raise my ire,
That could put me in a mire.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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stefang

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#12 posted 02-20-2010 01:08 PM

That table top looks good,
Littlecope knows his wood,
Wood that came from a tree,
and best of all it was free,
A new box for the Lumberjocks to see,
with wooden hinges that work like your knee,
how lucky we are to see that wood go so far.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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webwood

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#13 posted 02-20-2010 10:57 PM

there once was a man from nantucket ——- oh——never mind
roses are blue——%^&*#@—- i give up

-- -erik & christy-

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mtkate

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#14 posted 02-20-2010 11:48 PM

I enjoyed reading this thread
As it’s too early for bed
I’ll dream of your gloat
“something something something” boat.

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littlecope

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#15 posted 02-21-2010 03:07 AM

I really cannot testify,
to why I chose to versify,
perhaps it was the sight of the Wood!
So I’ll try to refrain,
from writing quatrains,
and continue my work in the ‘hood!

But I can’t leave without saying,
and thereby displaying,
my appreciation for your comments and verses!
For at the end of the day,
all I have to say,
it’s far better than your curses! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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