possibly my last project for a long while....enjoy!

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Project by dakremer posted 07-09-2010 05:45 AM 3202 views 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Remember my last wood gloat? (the $60 of Walnut and Cherry) Well this is about %1 of that wood made into a box! I didnt know what I wanted to make, so decided I’d start off simple and small. I’m still a a beginner at this whole woodworking thing, so did a lot of firsts. Didn’t turn out perfect, but what does?? It is hinged in the back with two small rare earth magnets holding the lid down nice and tight. The wood is Walnut and Cherry – first time using both!!! The finish is wipe on poly (i’ll probably add a few more coats)

I created a forum topic the other day hoping you guys would wish me luck. I’m about to start Palmer College of Chiropractic – studying for my doctorate. Unfortunately this will take up all of my time and I will not be around as much. You have all been great, giving me advice, and saying nice things about my not-so-nice woodworking. This is a great community, and I’ve learned so much!! Maybe someday I can give back as much as I have gotten….maybe free adjustments for all Lumberjocks????? :) Hopefully this will not be my last project, and hopefully I can come back and visit from time to time!! Seeya. Thanks for looking

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#1 posted 07-09-2010 05:57 AM

Don’t hang up the tools! All work and no play makes dakremer a dull boy. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 07-09-2010 06:02 AM

Nice box! You are on your way, keep it up. This is EXACTLY how I started out just a couple of years ago. One box at a time. Just keep reading and pushing your skills. Try something new in each project. Good luck with school.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#3 posted 07-09-2010 06:11 AM

it’s good you are studying for your future .
then you can have the security to enjoy life more .
like charlie says , keep your hand in when you can ,
woodworking can give you more peace of mind than drinking in college can .

when can i come for my appointment ?

don’t be a stranger ,
at least not any stranger than you already are (LOL) !

-- 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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#4 posted 07-09-2010 06:16 AM

Get that future all set with your schooling, then relax a little with some projects at your leisure.
Good luck at school.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#5 posted 07-09-2010 06:16 AM

Patron…thanks for letting everyone know how strange i am!! :) :) Woodworking is way better than drinking!!!

PS you can come get your appointment in….oohh…about 3 years! :)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#6 posted 07-09-2010 06:30 AM

Good luck with your schooling. The world needs more chiropractors! I’ll be first in line when you graduate. Don’t forget to drop in and say “Hello” when you need a break.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#7 posted 07-09-2010 06:33 AM

Do you make house calls? lol A Palmer grad in Paramount, California sure helped me. Best wishes with school. We are looking forward your new projects even if we have to wait for three years. Study hard. Rand

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#8 posted 07-09-2010 06:52 AM

Good luck at Palmer – an excellent school!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 07-09-2010 07:04 AM

Okay then, Young Man! Shall we get right to it!!

A: Review Picture below of “Vertabral Column”. B: At Precisely 08:00 Hours Tomorrow, you will be given a “Same Picture” MINUS all Names. You will have 30 Minutes to fill in ALL Names. Passing Grade is 100%!!

C: Failing to achieve a Passing Grade will result in the following: D: You will be required to Take your “Lady Friend” to a Restaurant of HER Choice. She will order the Meal of HER Choice. Complete with Wine, Appetizer, & Dessert. Following said Meal you will Honour Any & All Requests submitted to You by Her.

E: Should you achieve the Passing Grade, the results will be as follows ….. Repeat Step D: As Noted Above! I Mean …COME ON!! What more could you ask for!! This is a WIN WIN!!

Spine 196x500

Don’t be a Stranger My Friend! You’ll ACE the CHIRO Thing DOC! Drop by & say Hello now and then.

Your LJ Buddie: Rick

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#10 posted 07-09-2010 07:30 AM

haha!! thats awesome Rick – unfortunately Palmer isnt too far off from that – especially the taking my GF out to dinner part :) :)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#11 posted 07-09-2010 08:05 AM

Everything worthwhile costs something but, the rewards are worth it all. Best of luck. All LJ’s will be cheering you on to success….in both areas

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#12 posted 07-09-2010 09:09 AM

When you’re done with school, I’ve got one LOUSY set of sacroilliac joints you can practice on! (ouch ouch ouch) They’ve been bothering me for years…
One thing to remember when you need a break from all the suffering, wood feels no pain! ;)

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#13 posted 07-09-2010 10:44 AM

I tried commenting on your wood gloat yesterday and it kept telling me to sign in which I was. Great score on the wood! I’m heading down to see Socalwood ( Rob ) at his saw mill to buy some wood Sat, Pretty stoked about that!

Congrats on the school. A close friend of mine here in Los Angeles ( Long Beach ) has his own Chiropractor office. He is amazing on how well he fixes people. So much so that his office sees 400 + patients a week. Not to mention he has 8 full time Massage Therapists. I wish you all the luck bro. Redbull’s & Pizza got me through school…. LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 07-09-2010 02:52 PM

Nice box. Good luck with school.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#15 posted 07-09-2010 05:08 PM

Great looking box, keep up the good work…............
Charlie is right…......... try to still take some time to play!

Good luck on your doctorate and we’ll all still be here when you get done!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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