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Ok so long story short as I am not really needing to talk about this. One of my bosses is a really great guy. More so a friend then a boss. One day I can into work and said I was thinking about getting into wood working because I obtained some tools that I thought would be cool to use. He asked me if I would be interested in helping him clean out his barn. He said he had some very old wood in there that he was sure I would appreciate if I started woodworking. I went down that weekend and he had a ton of wood. I could only load up my trailer with about a 1/5 of the wood and that all ended up being American chestnut. I tried to sell the wood straight out to no success so then I said screw it I will make some things to make money so I can buy more tools and do better projects. After a couple of weeks of making a couple projects my boss said to me that he would like to invent something. What he wanted was a rack to hold a fresh pineapple upside down for a couple hours. I guess (if you really like pineapple) a pineapple held right side up the juices fall to the bottom, he wanted to reverse that and have it juicy all the way through. So I knew this was my opprotunity to make something as a thank you. I went home and started immediately. Sadly, Tuesday he was driving from a clients office back to our office. He had a sudden heart attack and hit a tree and died. This is crushing me but I can get out to my garage and work on this thing it helps. So here it is. The pineapple holder. I will be adding some hooks in a bit cause he mentioned it should hold banana's also. In a couple weeks I will drive out and present it to his wife.
 

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I had to rush to get this done. I know had I had more time many of the elements would have been a bit more perfect
 

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Interesting. I wonder if it actually makes a difference.

What I wonder, though, is why when you mentioned that you'd like to do woodworking - then a friend gives you a bunch of wood - your first action was to try to sell the wood? Then only after you couldn't sell the wood you tried to use some for woodworking. If I was that friend I'd certainly think twice about offering you any more goodies.
 

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Oh crap, I re-read your post and just noticed the part about him having a heart attack and passing away. :huh: I'm very sorry to hear that. That's terrible and I'm sorry for your loss.
 

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First off, I'd like to offer my condolences. I'm sorry for your loss. His wife will love this pineapple holder. I've never thought or heard of such a thing but I love your design. Your friend would have loved it and I know that his wife will too.
Fantastic work.
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Wow!!!! That's terrible.
So sorry to hear. A story sounded great until you said he passed.
Hope you can follow his desires on the pineapple holder. Looks good and looks like it could be a big hit. Nice idea!!!! Nice job!!!!
 

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Sorry to hear about your friend.
Cool idea as well. It does make for a sweeter pineapple if it is held upside down for about a day, we do it with ours. My wife has now requested that I build her one.
 

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Interesting. I wonder if it actually makes a difference.

What I wonder, though, is why when you mentioned that you'd like to do woodworking - then a friend gives you a bunch of wood - your first action was to try to sell the wood? Then only after you couldn't sell the wood you tried to use some for woodworking. If I was that friend I'd certainly think twice about offering you any more goodies.
The way I looked at it is a person trying to learn how to drive should not start by driving a BMW. Make your mistakes on the cheap stuff. I told him my plans to sell the stuff and buy tools even offered him $ if I where to sell it. He wanted nothing but a cleaned out barn
 

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The way I looked at it is a person trying to learn how to drive should not start by driving a BMW. Make your mistakes on the cheap stuff. I told him my plans to sell the stuff and buy tools even offered him $ if I where to sell it. He wanted nothing but a cleaned out barn
Well, if he knew of your intention to try selling the wood my point is rendered moot. :thumbsup:
 

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That's a great idea, a cool and good looking pine apple holder. Sorry for the loss, I'm sure your boss will like it. You've made a sweet tribute for him and his wife will appreciate it.
 
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