Grandpa's Birthday Checkerboard

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Project by jase posted 04-11-2015 10:11 AM 821 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Proud of this one, but most proud because I got 80% of it out of the trashcan. Only cost me about $30. Mahogany and maple squares. Walnut/maple/walnut border. Shellac’d, lacquer aerosol clear coated, and rubbed with baby oil and rottenstone.

As an outdoors enthusiast, I had this etched into one of the sides:

There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it and fills it with noble inclinations. Washington Irving

Nothing helps scenery like ham and eggs. Ham and eggs, and after these a pipe—an old, rank, delicious pipe—ham and eggs and scenery, a “down grade”, a flying coach, a fragrant pipe and a contented heart—these make happiness. It is what all the ages have struggled for. Mark Twain

You must not know too much or be too precise or scientific about birds and trees and flowers and water-craft; a certain free margin, and even vagueness—perhaps ignorance, credulity-helps your enjoyment of these things. Walt Whitman

He shows it to EVERYBODY that visits.

-- 'If you got any, you got plenty'

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#1 posted 04-11-2015 02:46 PM

You did a nice job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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