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Project by patron posted 08-27-2009 03:37 AM 2271 views 2 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

when i first got wind of bibb and deni’s , rosewood deal .
i had been out of town for some time ,
and inquired if it was to late to get in on this deal .
after waiting for all the setbacks that arose ,
it turned out that i and fellow LJ’S ( fellaw ? )
margy , went to denver to save some shipping fees .
as luck would have it , we were the first ones there !
Al (bibb) had already sorted and sticker-ed the wood ,
so all we had to do was pick and pack .
i had been driving since 7:30 that morning ,
and it was 3:30 when we got there .
Al had to go and teach woodworking at 5:00 ,
so i didn’t get to chat with him to much ,
but would like to thank him here again for his enthusiastic help .
from his logo , i thought he was a spaced out hippie ,
but it turns out he is a spaced out rocket scientist . lol :-)
and thanks , margy , for the use of your truck and the company .
we ate , and came straight back to my place ,
arriving at 12:30 midnight ( long drive ! ) .
at 8:00 oclock last night , i coudn’t wait any more .
i took a piece of 5/4×2’ x4 1/2” , and started working it ,
to see what it was , and how it tooled .
WOW ! no more mr. pine problems for me .
i am in an epiphany , whole new life , new future ,
the tools loved rosewood , and i even went to oil/wax finnish .
the cresent moon is my signature in all my work .
it is bubinga and holly .

i have a total of 4 hours in this , and am staying open for the next
inspiration .
i dont want to waste a sliver of it , so will feel my way into it slowly
thanks for looking ,
work safe please.

-- 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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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 08-27-2009 03:42 AM

very nice material … I like the inlay too … I’ve got 3 rosewood boards I’ve been holding on to for years. Your box has inspired me to dig them out and do something !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 08-27-2009 03:47 AM

Hey David
Cool story and long trip but from the end results it looks like it was well worth the trip. Cool box bud who could not like rosewood.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 08-27-2009 03:49 AM

patron,
Very nice box!-Boy you sure don’t let any grass grow under your feet! I especially like the oil/wax finish, kinda makes me want to touch that rosewood! I like the signature inlay also. Great job and keep on keeping on!

Sincerely,
Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#4 posted 08-27-2009 03:51 AM

very nice patron i am sorry i didn’t get to meet you , i also love this wood it has so much figure it is unreal . i have spin almost a dozen pens from this stuff and it just keeps gettin better. have a good time and be safe.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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#5 posted 08-27-2009 03:52 AM

looks great, that wood is beautiful. glad you could get on the rosewood deal.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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patron

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#6 posted 08-27-2009 03:58 AM

thanks for the review’s guys .
i have decided i need to really make an effort to really get into my art work more .
after years of dogging it on the streets , i need to change my whole life ,
with the art in the center role , i’m alive , now i want to live!

-- 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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#7 posted 08-27-2009 04:03 AM

David: That is a great looking box. The new signature looks just like you. One blood shot eye.

Very very nice.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#8 posted 08-27-2009 04:11 AM

Sweet Wood, Sweet Box!! 4 hours?! Yikes…You don’t fool around, do you? :-)
What are you going to put in it?

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

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patron

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#9 posted 08-27-2009 04:11 AM

thanks karson ,
i lost the other one
in a pool game !

-- 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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patron

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#10 posted 08-27-2009 04:21 AM

mike ,
i have no idea .
i just needed to work the wood ,
and learn about it .
as we were talking on your post ,
i went to watco oil and some wax .
the nice thing is i found out that you can remove the wax with mineral spirits .
so if i want to do an inlay later on , i can just sand that down ,
and re-oil and wax !
the real difference , is that the tools track better than in softwoods .
and i don’t have to worry about air born dust so much !

-- 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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#11 posted 08-27-2009 04:23 AM

David – I really like this work. I especially like the (sapwood?) edges. Just right. Looks like it was worth the long trip!

-- Matt - Syracuse, NY

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patron

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#12 posted 08-27-2009 04:31 AM

matt ,
i just want to plane it and look at it ,
but am holding myself until i know what i plan to make ,
but if i keep waking up at 3:30 every night , who knows ?

-- 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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#13 posted 08-27-2009 04:42 AM

Very pretty but I would have expected nothing less from a man with your talent!
Nice work David!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#14 posted 08-27-2009 04:44 AM

paton hope you left me some good pieces :o) .... I’m suppost to be on Bibs list -I would love to make the urns out of some of this rosewood.
Geat box!! I too like the signature inlay

Great job!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#15 posted 08-27-2009 05:11 AM

Man oh Man David, Didn’t you just leave my house in CO a few minutes ago? I seems like it.
Your beautiful box will surely get everyone’s attention. I’ll use this space to let everyone know.

OK the cat is out of the bag. I received the Rosewood on Friday. It took me two days to unload, sort and sticker it all.
I had hoped to keep this under wraps for a few more days while I get my act together but oh well, lets rock and roll.
Man is this stuff beautiful. I would like to ask you all to be patient with me. I am spending my days looking for a real job and filling orders by night.
MMH has been a great help getting me set up on Pay Pal so I can receive electronic payments from all of you. My plan is to work down the list that I have from those of you who placed orders. I will make an invoice and send it to you via e-mail. I still do not have e addresses from some of you and I need that in order to send you the invoice. Once you get an e-mail followed by an invoice from me that you agree with, submit your payments to me via the Pay Pal system. This is the only way that I will be able to make this work.
By the way, David is right
I’m just an old hippie

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need katanadesign.com

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