150 [Cutting] Boards by the end of September. #7: Days 7 and 8

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Blog entry by degoose posted 08-08-2009 11:17 PM 2004 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am combining the days as there was not a lot done.
Friday morning had a client pick up a drunken chess board from the workshop and order 3 cheese boards for Christmas.
Then drove 45 minutes up to the factory in Yandina to help deliver my first order of the Torque Work Cente.
This was also a way to combine it with a LJ visit, David AKA Wyeth lives just down the road in Nambour so rather than boxing the machine up and sending it we thought we would fully assemble it and throw it on the back of the ute and drive it over,,
His workshop is on the side of a small mountain.. ok hill,.. in the middle of 17 acres of very private and secluded land.. very peaceful. Had a very enjoyable visit and then it was back the factory for a few beers.

As an aside. Keith [manufacturer of the wee beastie and other machines..] saw the comment about CNC machines… he would like me to mention that he also designs and manufactures CNC machines for metal and wood. In fact the largest was 50’ by 12’ and he would like to know if the person making the comments about Aussies and MNCs would like to order one of these buggers. He reckons there is more demand for the Torque Work Centres and a larger market than for the CNC that cost many times more than the TWC and are not as versatile or user friendly,

NUff said,,

Ended up staying at Aarons for a barbeque and a few more beers and then went home the next morning, day 8 and thats about it for day 8

Sorry If I was cause for concern when I didn’t post yesterday.

I am in the workshop today and have a whole heap of new ideas to tackle.


-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 08-08-2009 11:36 PM

Missed the morning news yesterday and today. Then began to wonder if a salt water croc caught wind of that raw fleshy thumb of yours and hunted you down. LOL How are you healing?
Congratulations on your first sale !!
Now back to what’s important…..making boards :)

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#2 posted 08-09-2009 12:41 AM

Welcome back, Larry!
We missed you ;-)

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#3 posted 08-09-2009 12:59 AM

Hey Larry
Take your time and have fun !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 08-09-2009 01:09 AM

Have fun Larry.

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#5 posted 08-09-2009 01:22 AM

congrats on the sale ,
and glad you got to visit and relax
at your bud’s bbq .

looking forward to morning coffee ,
and the
” down under news “

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 08-09-2009 02:03 AM

I wuz worried you fell into that 55 gal drum of titebond :-)) Welcome back, Go Get’em Larry!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 08-09-2009 02:38 AM

Hi how are you doing larry

I went to the perth wood show yesterday and saw your wee beastie in the flesh it looks even more impressive in real life the quality and simplicity of its use is amazing

you can now officially put me on the list of people who dream of owning one but dont quite have the money

a bbq and a few beers sounds like very productive day (nah the shed will be there tomorrow)


-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#8 posted 08-09-2009 02:42 AM

congrats on your sales well done

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#9 posted 08-09-2009 07:28 AM

Sounds like a good work day to me!!!! Send me an application I want to work for Lazy Larry Woodworks.

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#10 posted 08-26-2009 08:27 PM

You are going to sell a lot of those beasties Larry. It looks like a real winner to me. Following with on your quest is fun, kinda like watching a film in fast forward. Keep up the good work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 08-26-2009 09:48 PM

Being on the quest is fun too… Mike.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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