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Forum topic by Jordan posted 03-19-2011 10:50 PM 1170 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jordan

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03-19-2011 10:50 PM

I can’t believe I scored a piece of basswood 4” x 18” x 8’!!!!! This makes me so happy! Snowfall warning in effect, gonna have to carve me a big shovel!

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com


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LittlePaw

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#1 posted 03-19-2011 11:02 PM

How did you do that, Jordan? I need one too!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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Jordan

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#2 posted 03-19-2011 11:05 PM

Really? A girl at my lumber place calls me when she gets wide stuff.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 03-19-2011 11:15 PM

congrat´s Jordan :-)
now we just to have a picture with you and the piece … LOL

take care when you turn it in to art
Dennis

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 03-19-2011 11:27 PM

Congratulations.
A pic should be entry one for the new blog :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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patron

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#5 posted 03-19-2011 11:40 PM

that’s great jordan

you should have enough
to carve yourself
a new shop outfit
with boots
and a new hat

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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donjoe

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#6 posted 03-20-2011 01:13 AM

Wow! Now that’s one BIG piece of basswood. I know a bunch of carvers on here will be drooling over this. Good for you Jordan.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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longgone

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#7 posted 03-20-2011 01:22 AM

Fantastic…You know you are a true hard core woodworker when you get so excited about finding a great deal on a chunk of wood.

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 03-20-2011 01:23 AM

No photos – didn’t happen. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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GaryL

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#9 posted 03-20-2011 01:51 AM

LOL “a girl at my lumber place”........Boy, we could run with that one…especially her “wide stuff”...
I wish I had that kind of girl….lol
Anyway, Great Score!

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#10 posted 03-20-2011 02:00 AM

OH WoW!! I thought so what, then I looked a little closer 8 feet long!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Dez

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#11 posted 03-20-2011 02:31 AM

Jordan, I think you have been buttering up someone besides your wife! LOL

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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Jordan

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#12 posted 03-20-2011 06:28 AM

Sorry folks – 8feet long no more as I prepare for a project. Man. it’s heavy!

David, I can definitely get a few pairs of shoes out of this one and like you say, a whole new wardrobe!!! The first one will be a pair of chaps.
Them girls at the lumber shops are so fine!

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#13 posted 03-20-2011 06:55 AM

VEry fine Lumber shop girls, eh? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?? ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Jordan

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#14 posted 03-20-2011 06:58 AM

Butterup – Dev isn’t that a type of carving wood?

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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Dez

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#15 posted 03-20-2011 09:16 AM

Carving wood! a euphemism for relief? Lumber shop girls indeed!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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