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  1. reenspace
    04-21-2009 06:50 PM - permalink
    I use to have a leather buisness in the 70's - years later, I would like to get back into the craft. When I saw the tools & the beautiful box for them, that you were advertising, I wanted them.
  2. RStocker
    03-23-2009 01:04 AM - permalink
    I have been buying and selling tools for 45 years. If you have $700 worth of tools is that new or used value. If it is new value you will never come close to getting your asking price. I own thousands of tools and I have many leather tools. Why don't you look up the brand on the net and see what they are going for new and used. You are listing them on a wood froum. Got to a leather working or horse forum with saddles. Good luck with your sale.
  3. Handyman
    01-03-2009 11:26 PM - permalink
    CN I build my 4 x 8 table out of 2x10s cut down to 2x8s pine. Yes it is soft, but not that soft. It will ding though. I have seen wood hit with a chain to give it an older look. Unforturnly all the woods you can use that are softer than oak are going to cost an arm and an ,leg. I was thinking maple, it would be beautiful. Poplar may be one way to go, Although maple would be my first choice. Look around and see what you can get local. I go digging in the racks at the lumber yard and pull out older board or realy dirty ones and normaly buy them for almost 1/2 regular cost. The thing is to get to know someone at the store and he or she will be more willing to deal.
  4. creative novice
    01-03-2009 07:39 PM - permalink
    creative novice
    i not sure i told you but i have the bug to make more tables....the way i want them....i like the look of old layers of finish, paints, dings and maybe some old handwriting gone through....i also think i should try wood that isn't as hard as oak...for the look, pine would be too soft....any suggestions? maybe i could sell them, but the way the family is i might not have opportunity to sell any for quite some time!....now i need a good chair outlet!...anyway, it has been my history to attempt "new" things and then not want to repeat the same thing, but this could be different....but then again, the family is kinda large, so i could be sick of making them by the time i get to actually having any available to sell!!!
  5. creative novice
    12-31-2008 06:08 PM - permalink
    creative novice
    Thank you for your assistance with my questions on building the farm table....i got it done despite the cold weather! Once I finished it in the small utility side of my basement i took it to a friends' camp that is heated and un-occupied and put the stain and poly to it....not the look i prefer but the way the nephew and wife wanted it....time will tell if i constructed it correctly! i hear the nephew liked it! it was well traveled, here and then to camp and then to sister's home and then with them on to a trip to vermont! please take a minute and look at the pics i posted and please ask me questions....i need constructive criticism....other family members now want tables too!
    thank you....creative novice
  6. creative novice
    11-23-2008 09:00 PM - permalink
    creative novice
    i just posted a couple of questions about making a farm table....how to attach the three table top boards together ( i made myself a harvest table a few years ago and i used dowels, now i have a biscuit joiner i've never used) and the how do i actually attach the table top to the apron..before i elongated the screw holes....but my table shrunk and now there is a gap between the boards. they are both oak, both were and are dry lumber, all other wood used is oak.....ANY SUGGESTIONS? building tomor nite...gotta get it done for nephew in Vermont, im in PA ...Thanksgiving exchange...
  7. Geoguy
    09-05-2008 11:35 PM - permalink
    Nice work on the kitchen. Especially liked the detail in the drawers. Good job!!

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    5th Genaration Wood Craftman
    Amidst of 1000 acers of crawfish ponds under a 500 year old Oak grove. SW La
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