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Hope Chest for Daughter #2 #3: Hauled in wood from the barn to acclimate

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 151 days ago 810 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Drafted shop drawings Part 3 of Hope Chest for Daughter #2 series Part 4: Stock prep day »

This pile of lumber was given to my good friend after painting a house. They apparently are the cutoffs from a deck build some years earlier and sat piled under the deck. He in turn gifted them to me.

38 boards of 4/4×3-1/2×50” S4S

My wood expert friends at work say it’s Honduran Mahogany.

I’ve had it up in the barn loft for ~5 years since and today my A1 helper and I lugged it into the basement to get acclimated. We’re hoping to get started on the chest while she’s on Spring brake. Assuming spring ever comes.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!



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JL7

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#1 posted 151 days ago

Very nice…...this will be a real beauty…..

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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lightcs1776

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#2 posted 151 days ago

It may be renamed “late winter break” the way the weather keeps going.

Boards look nice. You’ll make a great hope chest.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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Mean_Dean

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#3 posted 151 days ago

Good lookin’ stash of mahogany you’ve got there!

-- Dean

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 151 days ago

Great stash! You’ve been holding out on us.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Handtooler

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#5 posted 151 days ago

Your friend’s really paying it forward to a craftsman that will give that wood a wonderful ending to its long life.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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boxcarmarty

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#6 posted 151 days ago

Matt, Honduran Mahogany is not a very good wood for hope chests. As a friend, I’ll help ya out by swapping you a pile of cheap douglas fir for that stack…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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DIYaholic

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#7 posted 151 days ago

Nice little stash of wood.
You didn’t have to bring it into the shop to acclimate….
You could have brought the shop to the barn!!!

Looking forward to watching as you progress through your build.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Roger

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#8 posted 150 days ago

OHhhhhh, it’s gonna be purdeee!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Dave

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#9 posted 146 days ago

Loving the wood!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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