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04-19-2011 04:40 PM

Today, I was flipping through my eight dollar copy of R. Bruce Hoadley’s “Understanding Wood—” a “must read,” in my opinion—when THIS fell out:

I’m told that—once I get it authenticated—it’s worth “upwards of $350-400.”

A truly valuable woodworking book, indeed

-- -- Neil


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WayneC

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#1 posted 04-19-2011 04:42 PM

Very nice find.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 04-19-2011 04:42 PM

Greatness!

And, yes, Hoadley’s book is excellent!

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#3 posted 04-19-2011 04:42 PM

And I bet it won’t cost more than $500-600 to get it authenticated.

Great find. Where did you get the book?

Jerry

-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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#4 posted 04-19-2011 04:47 PM

“His Airness” !!!
JACKPOT !!!

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#5 posted 04-19-2011 04:57 PM

Wow! What a nice surprise.

I often use odd things as bookmarks, like pound notes. :)

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#6 posted 04-19-2011 04:59 PM

how are you going to spend it?

all I ever found in an old woodworking book (Reverence for Wood – By Eric Sloane) was this Pink Floyd ticket stub.

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#7 posted 04-19-2011 05:05 PM

oh damn … nice find. Ya know ive been doing demolition for amost 10 years and havent come across anythign this cool. The closest i found was a book of JFK matches inside an old block wall.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#8 posted 04-19-2011 05:07 PM

Very nice find, Neil.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Millo

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#9 posted 04-19-2011 05:29 PM

$22.50 for a Pink Floyd ticket… Wow.

Now that Michael Jordan pic is a great find. Let’s hope you don’t need to spend about $350 in getting it authenticated.

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#10 posted 04-19-2011 05:30 PM

Is MJ a ww?

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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hairy

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#11 posted 04-19-2011 05:32 PM

I’d turn that into a new router, or something.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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#12 posted 04-19-2011 05:37 PM

The authentication fee—from THE place that does these things—is $100.

I have to figure out whether hanging onto this is the better move. It might go up in value, over time.

I just paid $37.50 to see the Dark Star Orchestra—a Grateful Dead COVER band (albeit, an exceptionally good one). $20-ish for a Floyd show ? No matter HOW long ago it was …

Kill me, now.

Also …. forgetting where you put that Floyd ticket—to me—just makes sense. This Jordan thing … not quite so much ;-)

-- -- Neil

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#13 posted 04-19-2011 06:42 PM

SWEET

-- Danger lerks behind every oppertunity to learn common sense - Chip Estrada

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#14 posted 04-19-2011 08:09 PM

I knew I left that somewhere. :~0 I would keep on that for a bit, it shouldn’t loose value. Nice find, but the Floyd Ticket is worth more to me than the MJ pic.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#15 posted 04-19-2011 09:22 PM

Very cool.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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