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Spent the afternoon helping a friend section a stump from an oak tree that fell on a house. It was hollow and we were getting sections 12+ inches square and six to eight inches thick. Gonna have some good bowls from that.
Good on ya giving that wonderful old wood a new life. Been doing it for years, never get tired of it.
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Church was probably the one place most of us didn't carry a gun into.
We do, and have for quite some time up this way.
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We do, and have for quite some time up this way.

It's a sad state of affairs BigJim. My gal and I will be legally armed everywhere we go from now on.
These kids who have been left to play endless hours of video games. Where the player gains lives and
points bye running down old people and babies are coming home to roost. TV "programing" that glorifies
evil in all it's forms, but ridicules those of faith and decency. We are now left with people that have no
grounding or moral compass in abundance. I don't fear them as much as I pity them. The line between good
and evil becomes clearer all the while.

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That is gorgeous Cowboy18! Your work shows so much. I know the people of Sutherland will love it. So incredibly tragic-thank God for the neighbor.
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We do, and have for quite some time up this way.
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That is gorgeous Cowboy18! Your work shows so much. I know the people of Sutherland will love it. So incredibly tragic-thank God for the neighbor.

Thank You.


I was building a 7' high cross to donate to some worthy organization or church for Christmas. Sarah and I have decided it will be built as a memorial to the 27 souls lost in this senseless tragedy. We will carry it into the Sutherland Church on Christmas Eve.


I pray God guides my hands in it's creation, and it be worthy of it's purpose.

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Got the base primed also today.


That looks neat

A couple weeks ago the DIL asked me to make her a manicure table and a styling table for her booth, she wanted the wood as dark as I could get it, I told her right off she wasn't getting any of my walnut stash, so I took some ash for the tops, and wiped on India Ink after sanding,it looked pretty damn sharp.I was a little concerned about how it would cover up the grain, but it actually made the grain pop real good

Now all the ladies in the shop wants them, but they ain't getting them until I see the color of their money. They are millenial's and it seems like they thrive on being broke
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Put two color coats on the black primer. Not exactly my choice of colors. But since that trim color is in the room it's going in, it'll probably look pretty good. The color is BM Spanish Red.

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Finished assembling the Garden Bench



Next is sanding tomorrow



Then Staining and varnishing by end of weekend



Not excited about the next class project, but it is what it is :(
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Got it finished.



And the curly Maple drawer

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Made a trip yesterday to Lubbock to get a bit of wood for a couple of Christmas gift projects. Supplier had some stuff I couldn't resist. The QSWO is 4/4. The rest is 8/4. The German Beech was only $4.00/BF. I can't say the same for the rest. It ranged from $6.25 for the QSWO to $19.50 for the Zebrawood.



What I did today: I began to try to determine where to start with these beauties.


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I received my branding iron today and promptly learned that I have a lot of practice to do to get proficient with it and ordered a digital infrared thermometer to keep track of the different temperatures required for different wood species.
Here's the design..


Mine is an electric unit, but the guy who made it assured me that it can be easily heated with propane as well.. I might switch over to propane just because it doesn't take as long to heat up.. We'll see..

Kind of wish I had started this much sooner to catch the Xmas shopping season, but there's still next year and I can also use different brands with the heating unit..

Just for general information..I'm not a pot head. I quit years ago, but have no qualms about anyone else using, smoking it, rubbing into your belly or whatever..

I figured it's time to change my signature so hold your breath. This is it.
Impressive, huh?

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Truer words were never spoken Cowboy 18! I feel very blessed my sons grew up without the TV and games. We all found so much to do on the farm, in sports, and in the community. They are still dedicated to good values.
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Here is the modification of the rear of the stand. An aluminum strip screwed into the rear of the stand. It has some small bends on it to hold it tight to the backsplash.





I made the counter hold downs today. It's ready to ship.
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Here is the modification of the rear of the stand. An aluminum strip screwed into the rear of the stand. It has some small bends on it to hold it tight to the backsplash.





I made the counter hold downs today. It's ready to ship.
Great looking project, I know the customer will be happy.
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Thank You.


I was building a 7' high cross to donate to some worthy organization or church for Christmas. Sarah and I have decided it will be built as a memorial to the 27 souls lost in this senseless tragedy. We will carry it into the Sutherland Church on Christmas Eve.


I pray God guides my hands in it's creation, and it be worthy of it's purpose.


Well those plans crashed and burned today. The church is a crime scene, surrounded by black curtain until the investigations complete. The place is bullet riddled and will need a lot of work before services are ever held again. None of which is likely to be done by Christmas. The sadness hangs in the air like fog in that town now. It really hurts my heart.

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Well those plans crashed and burned today. The church is a crime scene, surrounded by black curtain until the investigations complete. The place is bullet riddled and will need a lot of work before services are ever held again. None of which is likely to be done by Christmas. The sadness hangs in the air like fog in that town now. It really hurts my heart.

I heard they were thinking about demolishing it,but then I heard they were thinking about making some type of shrine out of it too
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I heard they were thinking about demolishing it,but then I heard they were thinking about making some type of shrine out of it too
It's all too soon, and too personal for everyone there. I'm sure nothing has been determined yet. There is a lot of talk going around, but not from those
most directly effected. This is surely the single largest tragedy to ever befall this community, it's going to take awhile to sort things out.
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Got it delivered and installed today. The mirror fit right into the groove and it was stable. Being stable was my only worry on this job, it was a pretty large radius.

Like I said all alone the table colors look odd, and I don't personally care for the mix.




But as soon as you put it into context with the room, it looks great.


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Iím glad you posted this last picture with the table set in place. Crazy little space. Nothing else would have worked. Great job.

If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?
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I totally agree on the color combination but with context space/room/customers vision, it works perfectly, and your work is truly amazing. Sometimes it can be difficult to separate our good sense of color with the clients.........

The main thing is your outstanding work on this.
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