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12-27-2011 09:34 PM

Thank you all! I used this site alot for a variety of questions I had. There is such a wealth of knowledge here and I appreciate all the input. Whether it was from a forum I asked questions on or others I read looking for information, it really made my project turn out great. I’m very new to all of this, and was a bit nervous to start. The kids were thrilled, Mom was happy, and believe it or not I was more pleased than all of them. ( I kind of surprised myself I think.) I certainly couldn’t have done it without all the great advice, and learning from the trial and error of others. (Had a few of my own as well.) From start to finish, there were alot of great minds involved in these blanket chests. Even though I couldn’t possibly remember each and every one of them, I just wanted to say thankyou! I had more fun than heartaches building these, and I’m anxious to get started on a few others.

-- ~ Mike ~

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#1 posted 12-27-2011 09:36 PM

-- ~ Mike ~

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#2 posted 12-27-2011 09:38 PM

way to be sparky .. that came out awesome. It really helps to have LJ’s around to ease the mind and answer all the questions before a game changer screws up the whole project. Glad to have ya on board.

-- "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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#3 posted 12-27-2011 09:45 PM

You did amazingly well. Congratulations.


-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#4 posted 12-28-2011 04:39 AM

That chest turned out super! The help and support I get on LJ is priceless. Agreat bunch of people for sure.

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

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#5 posted 12-28-2011 07:08 AM

Honestly in this day and age preserving the knowledge some of us have picked up from old timers, or from our old timers is very important. There will come a day when we need to be able to build our own things, and honestly, looking around, there are fewer and fewer of the really knowledgable old timers around. And it’s very sad, but then the first great loss of knowledge in our country really was the civil war when the blue collar men went off to war and died in the millions.

The chests look great by the way

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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#6 posted 12-29-2011 09:40 PM

These are beautiful! you need to post these in your projects.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#7 posted 12-29-2011 09:43 PM

I hate to be the one to break it to you, but … that’s just beautiful.

-- -- Neil

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#8 posted 12-29-2011 10:04 PM

Sparky, welcome to Lumberjocks. You’ll fit right in. Tose are nice looking blanket chests.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 12-29-2011 10:20 PM

Wait a second, I could swear you said you were really new to this. Not from what I see on the work you did on those you arent. Great work and welcome to the site.

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#10 posted 12-30-2011 04:07 AM

Thanks so much for the compliments. I’ll work on putting them into my projects page.
I honestly had alot of help here, from so many forums. Literally from start to finish.

It’s really nice to have them finished, and I didn’t think I’d feel this way, but I’m ready for the next project.
I’ll certainly be back for chat and advice. Thanks again.

-- ~ Mike ~

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#11 posted 12-30-2011 04:37 AM

”It’s really nice to have them finished, and I didn’t think I’d feel this way, but I’m ready for the next project.”

And another woodworking addict is born !

WOO-HOO !!!!

-- -- Neil

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