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chrisstef

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472 days ago

So i’m sitting here at my desk, working on my most favorite tasks, monthly billing and accounting when our operations manager pops his head in. Doug looks at me and give me the curly finger. “Come check this out”. We take a stroll back in to the warehouse and he points to the corner.

Antonio is moving and clearing some stuff out of his house. You want these boards? He says they’re mahogony. Well F yes i want em!!!!!

Mr. Antonio, i owe you something mighty nice to be giving stuff away like this.

Better pics to follow once i get them home and in the shop where i can bust out the better camera. Im too worked up not to post such an awesome gloat. 12”(ish wide) and around 6’ long. 3/4” or better.

In the mean time ive immediately stashed them in my car.

-- "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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AnthonyReed

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#1 posted 472 days ago

Congrats bro. :)

-- ~Tony

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Mauricio

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#2 posted 472 days ago

Dang thats nice! You dont score free shiit that nice every day.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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chrisstef

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#3 posted 472 days ago

My thoughts exactly Maur. Its gorgeous stuff. Ive gotta get better pics to truly appreciate it. Im honestly floored.

So the guy i got em from is moving into a new house and obviously i need to make him something out of appreciation …. any ideas gang? I cant even get my brain to fire im so jacked up.

-- "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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JR_Dog

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#4 posted 472 days ago

Good things happen to good people; can’t wait to see what you make out of them

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richardwootton

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#5 posted 472 days ago

Small entry or hall table? A sofa end table? A triangle corner table? Sorry I’ve been in a table mode lately…

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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waho6o9

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#6 posted 472 days ago

Make a big ol dinning room table out of it. LOL

A keepsake box, several picture frames, book cases, something cool is in order
Stef.

Congrats on a fine score!

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chrisstef

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#7 posted 472 days ago

Richard / wahoo – theres so much running through my head right now with your suggestions. Something cool is most definately in order. I like making tables myself but i may just ask him if theres something he wants for the new house. Unfortunately i cant start anything too quickly with all the other crap ive got going on but a project for him just hit the top of the list.

-- "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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Mauricio

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#8 posted 472 days ago

Here are some gift ideas I have been kicking aound:
-A shaker end table with no drawer would be pretty easy and fun to make
-Entryway bench made of plywood. (actually Ive been wanting one for myself)
-Cutting board (long grain would be easier to make). Call it a cheese serving board, I hated making my end grain cutting board.
-One of those nailed together wall shelves that was in PW a couple of months ago.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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chrisstef

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#9 posted 472 days ago

Hmmm the cheese board idea Maur … got my wheels turnin now … The gentleman i scored it from is originally from Honduras, id love to make something kind of culturally significant for him. He also really likes Heiniken lol.

I also did not like making my end grain board fyi.

-- "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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LukieB

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#10 posted 472 days ago

Congrats…and you suck ; ) Can’t wait to see what you do with them!

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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Don W

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#11 posted 472 days ago

who has mahogany board laying around the house? Then….who gives them away???

Go ahead, cut one, I dare ya!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Mauricio

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#12 posted 472 days ago

What about 4 churrasco boards? Its not Honduran (got a lot of friends from there) but who doesnt likes eating meat off of wooden plates. My friends have some and I’m always jealous of them.

All the pics I see online are too fancy. Literally its just a wooden board (if you have some maple scraps or something) with a blood groove all the way around it and a round hole (forstner bit) for your chimicurri sauce.

Here is one of those way to fancy versions. .


Its a rustic thing, flat sawn boards are fine

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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chrisstef

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#13 posted 472 days ago

Yes! Im pretty sure that is my first “you suck” on LJ’s. Virgin no more, thanks Lukie!

Don – I dunno man but im wicked happy about being in the right place at the right time. Cut one … ahhhh … i cant bring myself to it! Im soo scared of screwing it up!

You all better know im going home, laying these boards on my bench, and giving them a caressing of a lifetime. Full on spa technique rub down. Hell i might even go sponge bathe em to see the grain better.

Im giddy. Yup i said it. Giddy.

-- "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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Don W

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#14 posted 472 days ago

Hell I’m giddy. Why the “F” am I giddy. All I got is a crumby picture|

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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chrisstef

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#15 posted 472 days ago

Lol Don, better pics tonight …. Stef promises. Pinky swear.

-- "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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