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Project by jockmike2 posted 01-23-2009 05:00 PM 2775 views 14 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some thick maple left over from a run I made to the lumbermill a couple years ago I cut for the ends, and the walnut plank left from a tree I had taken down from the yard 2 years ago, I split the wood with a guy for cutting it up. I bought a bunch of shot glasses at the dollar store for a dollar, and a bunch of tea candles for 25 cents. Made my wifey, daughter, daughter-in-law happy, and was able to justify the thousands of dollars worth of tools in my garage. Life is good.

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 01-23-2009 05:13 PM

Hi MIke;

I love happy endings!!

Nice project.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 01-23-2009 05:16 PM

Howdy, Mike,
Looks like you’ve been busy. Glad to see it. Good to hear from you.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Cathy Krumrei

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#3 posted 01-23-2009 05:32 PM

That’s really neat, Mike! Love candle holders….The design is great! Keep sharing….

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John Stegall

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#4 posted 01-23-2009 05:51 PM

That is how I justify my tool purchases. A common table costs about $4000 when the tools are figured in, that and the cost of the building to build it in.

-- jstegall

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#5 posted 01-23-2009 07:03 PM

Well done! I esspecially like the contrasting wood plugs. I’ve posted something similar that you might like.

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-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#6 posted 01-23-2009 07:20 PM

Thanks guys and gals, yea Wingstress that is very nice. I’ll have to give that a try sometime. That looks like more work than I want to do right now. lol.

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

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 01-23-2009 08:20 PM

This is a nice project, Mike. And a great trade-off as well. You got some shop time and the women in your life got some really nice gifts. Sounds like a winning combination to me.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 01-24-2009 04:36 PM

Nice project Mike. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#9 posted 01-24-2009 10:36 PM

Thanks Joe and Scott.

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

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#10 posted 02-06-2009 07:07 PM

Great project and gift for the family, gets me to thinking. Hmmmmm….

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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