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Workshop Happenings in a Novice World 3 - Can I Touch It? ...Only With Supervision!!

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Blog entry by nmkidd posted 12-07-2009 09:50 AM 1010 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today(Sunday), I spent the better part of the morning in my shop working on a (sorry to say) non-wood project. However it was one for a good cause…....David(Patron) had dropped off a heater that needed to be converted and derated from natural to propane…...had it about a week and finally got the time to git ‘er done….... decided to deliver it. So my son Tom and I loaded it up and drove up to Patrons’ woodworking palace…....now he’ll have some more heat to supplement his wood burner(did I say that?....does he really burn wood?).

Last trip I made up to his place I forgot my picture taking machine…..not this time.

Got to see and touch the infamous rosewood/curly maple/purpleheart/lacewood table and it is really amazing when you have an up close and personal view!!!

Here’s David and I holding it:

My viewing and touching was under strict supervision as Patron knows that this novice is still dangerous around wood projects.(lol)

Here’s David with his beautiful table:

He’s nearing completion….but still doing finishing….then assembly….....btw….the legs are just as awesome as the table…..each inlayed with the different woods that are used on the edge of the table.

The whole project is totally awesome!!!.....I think I said that…but it is!!!

Thanks David for the show and tell session!!

It’s late and I’ve bored everyone to tears…so adios….... til the next time.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!



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degoose

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#1 posted 12-07-2009 11:41 AM

I know… I really know how amazing this is..I look forward to seeing it.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 12-07-2009 01:57 PM

now I want to touch the table too !!!!
and.. it’s so nice to hear about LumberJocks helping each other out .. (or friends who are LumberJocks helping each other out)

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

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gmerteng

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#3 posted 12-07-2009 02:25 PM

That table is awesome, what a piece of work. Are we going to hear the story behind this project is he going to post it?

-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,

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Stoneturner

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#4 posted 12-07-2009 02:45 PM

Very Creative and beautiful, also many hours of cutting, fitting, gluing, waiting, sanding, and finishing. Can you tell us how many hours you have in this project? I would be interested.

-- Wood Turning is communicating with the wood silently.

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patron

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#5 posted 12-07-2009 04:13 PM

thanks doug ,
it was nice having you and thomas for a visit .

AND THANKS FOR THE HEATER CONVERSION !

for anyone interested in the making of this table ,
just click ’ blog ’ next to my picture at left ,
there is a 5 part series about the whole thing ,
with pictures !

thanks for your comments .

-- 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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Todd A. Clippinger

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#6 posted 12-07-2009 04:57 PM

You are one lucky dude getting to see David’s work first hand!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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nmkidd

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#7 posted 12-07-2009 05:26 PM

Todd…..the lucky part was meeting David and becoming his friend….....seeing his work first hand is a side benefit of having him as my friend!

Debbie…..how about both…....Lumberjocks and friends helping each other out…......somehow in our society…..this concept has all but disappeared.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 12-07-2009 10:19 PM

as always, our LJ community reminds me that humans are nice people!!! :D

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

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littlecope

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#9 posted 12-08-2009 02:59 PM

Great Story, Doug!! It has got to be a thrill to enter the Master’s “Lair”!! Kind of like visiting the Bat Cave or Superman’s Fortress of Solitude…
It sounds to me like You too, sir, are also a Great Neighbor and Friend to have…
Hope you all enjoy a Wonderful New Mexico Christmas!!

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

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nmkidd

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#10 posted 12-13-2009 10:19 AM

Thanks for the comments everyone

Mike…...not only is it a thrill going into the Maser’s Lair…...it’s an adventure….every time I visit…..be it for a Twinkie and coffee or whatever reason….I never go away with out learning something new, be it ever so small, that will enhance my skills.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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