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Blog entry by wdkits1 posted 11-10-2009 02:10 PM 892 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Where the buffalos roam.

My wife’s cousin owns a buffalo ranch in North Carolina. Every year all of the buffalo ranchers hold different events around the country. Big hoop te do affairs where they have cooking competitions, lots of story telling, different auctions and a good time for all that attend.This year Buffalo Jack( my wife’s cousin) asked if I could come up with a keepsake box that he could put up for auction at a couple of events. After discussing the costs I decided that I would be interested in a barter arrangement. You see, Jack has some Black Walnut in one of his barns that he would be willing to trade for a couple of my custom boxes. Now I’ve seen some of this walnut and I know that it would be a great addition to my inventory.
So I will soon be doing a step by step WIP of this project. I will start by constructing the box, then drawing the intarsia pattern then doing the intarsia inlay on the box top. Should be lots of fun

-- Mike --http://www.custommade.com/by/mikemathieu/



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#1 posted 11-10-2009 02:32 PM

Mike, this sounds like it is going to be an interesting series. I will look forward to seeing it.

And it sounds like you wiill be getting a good trade as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 11-10-2009 03:05 PM

Mike, lools like you’ve made a good deal. I will watch for your post. Should be interesting to watch step by step.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#3 posted 11-10-2009 04:41 PM

sounds great

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#4 posted 11-10-2009 07:15 PM

Looking forward to the step by step. I love intarsia and apart from a simple project with my grandson a couple of years ago, I haven’t done any. It’s a lot of fun to work with the scroll saw, so this will be very interesting to me. I think I like it because I can sit down a lot.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 11-11-2009 12:22 AM

Looking forward to this new project. You always do some dandys so I expect this one will be a dandy in itself. Can’t wait to see this new project in action.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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