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Project by grizzman posted 691 days ago 1548 views 1 time favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An old store was taken down here in my town that had been here for many many years, it was called verbena pecan, and was the place where the older generation gathered and where they sold there pecans that came from people all over the county here, i was asked by the owner if i would make a model of the store and to use the wood that came from the building, so over the last month that is what ive done. im going to do a blog on this project and will go more into depth on the details, the wood used on this was sweet gum, heart pine, red cedar and walnut.one last touch i did was to add a light to the model, just like any home or building it seems to have more life when there is light inside, so i added one. stay tuned for a blog this coming week. thanks for any comments you might have.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 691 days ago

Looks awesome. Looking forward to reading more.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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bowtie

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#2 posted 691 days ago

Grizzman looks great, the old timers gotta be proud, makes me want a moon pie!
Speaking of old timers I remember stores like this with screen doors where me and my brother would sell bottles and buy candy.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 691 days ago

A great job on what I am sure was, and still is in many people’s hearts and minds, a true institution.

They are getting to be fewer and fewer as I get older and older.

Good for you!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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patron

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#4 posted 691 days ago

an honor to be asked grizz

you done good

owner should be real happy

-- 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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LittlePaw

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#5 posted 691 days ago

That was a good thing you did Grizz. It looks really nice an the light is a great addition! What are the measurements?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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Woodwrecker

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#6 posted 690 days ago

That old timer knew just the right guy to ask to build it Grizz.
It came out great and you should be proud of the tradition you’ve saved and honored.
Looking forward to the blog.

-- Having fun...Eric

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Gary

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#7 posted 690 days ago

Nice stuff Grizz. You did an excellent job.

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

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 690 days ago

Charming and cool great job Grizz man :))

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lew

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#9 posted 690 days ago

What a wonderful gesture, Grizz!

I can almost smell the atmosphere.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Cajun Box Sculptor

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#10 posted 690 days ago

Super nice Grizz..You always find some really extraordinary projects to build….

it brought back memories of an old house that was the Verbena Bakery around my neighborhood when I was a little kid growing up. I remember the freshly cooked donuts that were almost too hot to eat that were 60 cents a dozen..

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Karson

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#11 posted 690 days ago

great looking Griz

-- 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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JAGWAH

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#12 posted 690 days ago

Very fun project and nicely done.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#13 posted 690 days ago

Looks good Griz! You are now an historical presever ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Jamie Speirs

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#14 posted 690 days ago

Griz that is a great project

Keeping the history alive is so important.

The light is a nice touch, gives it the

human touch.

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#15 posted 690 days ago

That is really awesome! Detailed projects such as that are so much fun. I can’t wait to see the blog on it. It looks great! :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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