Dirty or clean?

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Project by Jimthecarver posted 08-26-2013 12:51 AM 1565 views 9 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At times in our home we must ask the question “Are they dirty or clean?”
The dishes in the dish washer that is.
So I decided to carve a thumbs up ….up when clean down when dirty.
Fun little weekend project. One is made from cedar, canary, claro walnut and yellow heart.
Thanks for looking.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#1 posted 08-26-2013 01:05 AM

That is the coolest project I have ever seen! Great job

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#2 posted 08-26-2013 01:35 AM

Ahhh, yes, the Keep on Truckin guys thumb… Grrrrrrr8 idea. Nicely done. My dishwasher gives me a finger instead of a thumb when I say the dishes are dirty…............LOL…........jus kiddin, seriously…. :) haha

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#3 posted 08-26-2013 07:26 AM

OK men here is the big tip, close the door, press the start button, and very soon dishes are clean.

Problem solved and no woodworking interrupted

By the way did you know you can season timber in the microwave? don’t get caught doing it though!!

Nice carving!

-- Regards Robert

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#4 posted 08-26-2013 10:22 AM


-- Dave -

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#5 posted 08-26-2013 10:35 AM

good thinking- I’m guessing you have magnets on the back?

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#6 posted 08-26-2013 01:15 PM

Neat idea Jim. I have just started working on carving hands in my projects and need alot more practice. I still remember the Keep on Truckin’ T-shirts that hand this style hand on them. Thanks.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#7 posted 08-26-2013 04:17 PM

Those are cool, Jim. Looks like a fun project. And if you wife ever gets mad and runs you off…. you can hold one of these out to get a ride.

(..... we have a dishwasher but for the 3 1/2 years we have owned the place it has never been used once. My wife hands me a sponge and a dishtowel and points me in the right direction.)

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#8 posted 08-26-2013 04:21 PM

You get two thumbs up from me!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#9 posted 08-26-2013 05:13 PM


-- Ride hard or go home~

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#10 posted 08-26-2013 09:17 PM


-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 08-27-2013 12:03 AM

Thanks for all the comments.
They seem to be popular, every time I get one finished its gone.
I’m waiting on the magnets to arrive and in the mail they go.
I try to avoid the finger when at all possible.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#12 posted 08-28-2013 04:15 PM

as with all your projects great job

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#13 posted 08-29-2013 03:29 AM

Another fan here. Cool idea and beautiful carving work.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#14 posted 08-29-2013 03:46 PM

Great idea! They are cool and very pretty signage or reminder. Great job!

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#15 posted 08-30-2013 07:50 AM

Love the simplicity!

-- Trev's Lakeland carvings - When the knife slips where will it go?

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