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Posted on I have no idea on what to do with this wood!

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#1 posted 11-24-2010 05:46 PM

I’m not in a hurry to build anything-as I am retired and have all the time in the world. Besides, like I said, I have kept this lumber this long and I can keep that much longer. I am just looking for ideas on what to build with it when I do decide to make something.

I thought of maybe making something simple and have each member do a unique thing to it ( I have seen this done before, but can’t remember where) to upgrade/improve it, like one person inlay, one person finish, one person build this section, one person build the next and so on. Just something small that can be shipped to each member without costing too much to ship, like maybe a box(I do not know), or a humidor. Then someone write a letter of Authenticity telling its story and once done-auction it off and do something charitable with the proceeds! That was the only idea I had. I think that would be cool.

But, that doesn’t help with the ideas of what to do with this lumber. Oh, I know that eventually I will build something, but I don’t want to look back and wish I had done something different like I usually do-I am very hard on myself.
I have built a lot of things in the past that have been sold or given away prior to me finding this website. I could kick myself multiple times for not taking photos or keeping one of each, but that is life. Now that I have the time, I would like to make something special that someone will enjoy for years to come, way after I am gone and forgotten, and make a little $ to fund buying more lumber once this is used up.

Dennis, I did exactly what you speak of-do something else for awhile. I got a vintage metal lathe and played with that for awhile and even made a small lathe and shaper which I am still working on. I just figured I would ask for ideas to gather information of what to build with this wood.

Yeah, maybe something will come to me. But any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I thought of a bedroom suite, or a dining room suite which led me to ask for ideas.

I am just stumped. In due time I guess, in due time.

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsmen can hide his mistakes! - Walter Blodgett

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