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#1 posted 01-03-2013 04:14 PM

I lived in Southern Indiana for many years, across the river from Louisville, KY. That is the home of the Belle of Louisville…. the last wooden hulled paddle wheeler on the Ohio or Mississippi river.
While it was undergoing refit I grabbed a bunch of the old paddle wheel blades made from local oak and cut them down into small pieces, finished them with BLO and gave them out to the school kids where my kids went to school.
One teacher was so excited that she got a bunch of the other teachers to go in together and buy up all I had made. I sold them for 10ยข each and made $1000, although I probably threw in another 2 or 300 for good measure.

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