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Blog entry by Dave posted 1214 days ago 852 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today was a day of giving. A fellow lj William gave me an intire truck bed of future furniture. Lets start with the 80 board feet of 4/4 red oak.

Then this grand load of walnut, of all shapes and sizes.

Then there was some spalted and wormy ohhhh something will have to investigate a little more. But It is beautiful.

Then some more small sizes and large dowels of mahogany.

There was one gem of apple.

Ok the oak still gets the “what am I going to build now” juices flowing.

Then the shop elves showed up and had to help Pawpaw.


After the visit with William and his family we had to go find some lunch and see the sites. William lives in one of our beautiful old cities of Vicksburg Mississippi.
The big ole man river flows nearby. Thats Jessica and her friend Clair.

I wonder how long it will take to refurb this big ole boy.

Well I did find an antique shop. And found this small 18” clamp.

And I have to show the plains William and KTTM gave me at the Pearl river Wood cavers Guild meeting.

And I picked up a couple of old rasps to.

What a good day. This blog took me about 3 hours to write. Seems grandsons are of need of a little attention.
Thank you William and all you fellow lj’s for your giving spirit. I believe he who gives receives it back seven fold.
And while I was gone I had bid on another plane on ebay for $22.00 and won it. What a great day. Its now 11:00 pm and bed time.

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



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William

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#1 posted 1214 days ago

I’m glad you could get some of that out of my way. It’s good wood, but I was stumbling over it.
Couple of things though.
I wish I had known you were going to the Welcome Center near the river bridges. I would have loved to drove down their and educate the youngins (and possibly you) on some of the significance and history around the bridges and the river.
The cannon photo (the one with some weird guy standing next to a cannon). If you like things like cannons, there’s a spot in the Military park called the cannon line now. They have about ten different style Civil War era cannons in a row. It’s very interesting to compare them. Also, you ought to come over sometime this summer when they do the cannon firing at the park. Bring your ear plugs. It sets off car alarms five miles away.
Grandson photos (the happy little fella in the milk crate. I gave you ten of those mahogany dowels. It looks like you now have nine.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Dave

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#2 posted 1214 days ago

William he keeps sticking it in his mouth but Logan will not tell me what it tastes like;( They had to have pictures and I could not think of a better place. And I would love to hear a lesson on your city’s siege. My grandfather once told me shut up and listen you will learn something.

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

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 1214 days ago

Davd are you sure you still can be in your bodyholster with all the luck you have …..LOL
some nice wood , old rusty planes , a great shopelf and butyfull lady´s around you
some good hours with a fellow L J
and last but not the smallest a trip back into the history

thank´s William for letting David have the oppetunity to brag once more time …..you are a very kind man

thank´s for sharing the day with us :-)
take care
Dennis

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stefang

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#4 posted 1214 days ago

A generous gift from William. I know you will make some nice things from all that wood Dave. I’m a little worried hearing about all those cannons South of the Mason/Dixon line. Maybe it’s time for all those carpet baggers to head North,lol.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Dave

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#5 posted 1213 days ago

Dennis And Mike you two are my funny European true friends. Thanks as always for the complements and the jokes you guys make me smile.

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

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Karson

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#6 posted 1213 days ago

Some great wood from another generous LJ member.

Good job guys.

-- 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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#7 posted 1213 days ago

somebody has to make a joke on you to bring you back to earth … :—))

VH
Dennis

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#8 posted 1213 days ago

Very cool Dave (and William)! Time to start building!

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

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William

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#9 posted 1213 days ago

An interesting point I alway like to bring out when discussing the history of Vicksburg is one I discussed with David yesterday. They never took Vicksburg on the battlefield. Locals were smart enough to use our rough terrain to their advantage. When it was realized they would never take Vicksburg in battle, they instead backed off and took it stategically. They surround the city, cut off supplies, and basically starved the city into submission. The hills north of Vicksburg though (now more like moonshine alley) known as oak ridge, weren’t gone into at the time. Over five years after the Civil War was over, they were still running across confederate soldier in those hills that would put up one hell of a fight. Without our modern news sources, and the fact that a lot of these people were self sufficient from the land, these proud confederates had no idea the war was over.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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William

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#10 posted 1213 days ago

Oh, and I meant to ask David, were ya’ll able to see the barge that’s lodged on the new river bridge (the lighter colored one)? We recently had a tug boat lose some of it’s barges. Some of them hit the bridge. There’s still one lodged on one of the piers. They’re waiting for the crest to fall so they can rasie it. Vicksburg is situated right at one of the toughest curves on the river to navigate. When water is up, it is especially hard. I do a lot of fishing and have had to learn over the year how to “read” the water. If I want to fish south of the bridges (I put in north of them), I have to get close enough to them and look out across the water and see how the current is moving. On some days it’s a no-go. The current will move in such a way, creating eddies near the piers. If you try to take a boat as small as mine under the bridges on days like that, you better be a good swimmer after your boat is smashed into the concrete piers with enough force to rip it to pieces. And I aint just wistlin’ dixie ya’ll. I’ve seen it happen on too many occasions.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Dave

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#11 posted 1213 days ago

Thanks Karson and JL7. William you couldn’t see it, but I didn’t look very hard.
Update I got it in the shop.
before

after


OK now I’m hot.

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

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Karson

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#12 posted 1213 days ago

I used to put my fresh from the sawmill lumber in the hay loft of my horse barn. It would get (it seemed like) to 135 degrees in the summer. The wood would sit there and dry out. I never had any splitting problems and there was enough wood and stickers to keep it flat. The attic is a great place to store your wood.

-- 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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Dennisgrosen

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#13 posted 1213 days ago

I like you have put Underhill away like that :-)
are you afraid he will see a new thing to learn….. LOL

maybee you swaett a little but it does look good up there :-)

take care
Dennis

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Dave

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#14 posted 1213 days ago

Thanks guys now yard work is due. Its out of the way a little hard up and down but I will just have to plan and play it smart. Is that possible;)

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

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Dennisgrosen

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#15 posted 1213 days ago

sorry but no …... LOL

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