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#1 posted 08-28-2011 02:13 AM
Nice job on the baton. It will make a good tire knocker!...........Jim
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!
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#2 posted 08-28-2011 02:26 AM
When I was stationed on Hawaii at Kanehoe in ‘82, I lived out in Kailua. My wife had just bought me a Shopsmith for easy moves while in the Marine Corps. My neighbor was an HPD cop. He asked me to make him a baton/nightstick out of Koa. That was a beauty! If you haven’t seen koa, it has magificent swirls and action with brown and gold colors accented by an almost a rippling iridescent glow in the wood. I was really proud of it. All along I was thinking, “Every HPD Officer is going to want one of these. This is going to make a nice little supplemental business income!”
Mike came back the next day and said everyone raved about it. So, I told him I was ready to take orders. “Oh, no,” he said, “I’m gonna be the only one on the force with something like this.
Lucky I didn’t have it in my hand at that point…..
-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.
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#3 posted 08-28-2011 02:32 AM
“an almost a rippling iridescent glow in the wood”
Kinda like photo #5!!! :)
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#4 posted 08-28-2011 02:34 AM
Kind of the same story. I made a few for friends from work when they work at the local fair and special events. Ever year someone ask for another one.
#5 posted 08-28-2011 04:19 AM
I think Pic #5 is the Star Wars version> right Paul?
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#6 posted 08-28-2011 04:41 AM
nice little noggin knocker…..sooooo… how many millions did ya get from coke for that first pic?;)
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