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Forum topic by Pitt5280 posted 09-09-2017 01:17 PM 655 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-09-2017 01:17 PM

First world problem: I have three large pieces of old teak (2×6x115, 2×6x129, 2×6x175) I’m not that good of a woodworker to even own them; should I try a project or sell them?

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#1 posted 09-09-2017 02:03 PM

Save them. Unless you live in northwest Washington. In that case, sell them. I’ll meet you halfway.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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#2 posted 09-09-2017 03:20 PM

I like teak but haven’t work with any for years. Upload some pic let’s see what you got.

-- Aj

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#3 posted 09-09-2017 10:38 PM

Quite an admission; “I’m not that good…” Are you just young and inexperienced or just not much interested in being a woodworker? If just young, KEEP THEM for when you are good. They are like gold, so don’t waste them on practice. If you are just not interested, sell them to someone who has been waiting to strike gold.

-- AlgerMtnWoodworks

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#4 posted 09-09-2017 10:45 PM

I’m in TN; medically retired from military from a head injury in Afghanistan, since then I’m a little fuzzy with numbers and spacial imaging. I had big plans for all my boards (a shed full) but know I’m never going to make anything too big. I feel like someone could do something amazing with these, they are old growth. Maybe it will all come back to me and I’ll get the desire again

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#5 posted 09-09-2017 11:01 PM

You’re hear on LJs for a reason. I read about that in your other thread. Not that you said you will, but don’t quit before you started. Hold on to those boards and one day ability will match inspiration and you’ll make something worthy of the wood you have.

Man 9 tours. I don’t want it to sound cliche because it is sincere – thank you for your service! You deserve retirement and to make some sawdust in the peace and comfort of your home with your family. I’m sure there are many here who feel the same. Have fun with your new hobby!

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#6 posted 09-09-2017 11:09 PM

Where in Tennessee are you? I’m in west Tennessee, I’m not the good either but if you are close maybe between the two of us I could give you a hand with a project or two
I really appreciate you and what you’ve been through

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#7 posted 09-09-2017 11:51 PM

I’m outside of Nashville. I appreciate the support, thanks goes to all the families that put up with our jobs; they never get credit. I completely forgot about that barn door! I started and got discourged and its at the back of the garage. Im going to finish that and start on something else to build some confidance.

Thanks again for the encouragement!

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#8 posted 09-10-2017 12:24 AM

There’s a number of LJs from Tennessee. Some may be close by and could give you a few pointers or a hand with the doors. There’s also a Woodcraft in Nashville. Maybe they run some instructional clinics. Then there’s Stones River Woodworkers Club. Probably a good place to check out.

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#9 posted 09-10-2017 03:21 AM

You should package and send them to me immediately.

-- Gary, Texas

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