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Blog entry by degoose posted 01-11-2010 09:35 AM 1754 reads 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got home from work this afternoon with a lot of things to do… I had been down to the Mechanics to see if the old black ute had arrived from the panel beaters..Not yet.. tomorrow… Its a 1962 Ford Falcon… full bare metal respray… all the mechanical and rubbers and suspension and brakes and interior have been replaced or reconditioned.. and new badges….will post pics if you want when I get it back…. picked up some XXXX Gold coolaid and checked My emails…

Then I saw the parcel…sitting on the kitchen bench….!!!!.
Lots of very pretty stamps…
Photobuckethad to share the opening with you all…
I know that all of you know what this timber is…
And I think that some of you know who sent it…
For those of you who don’t I want to thank patron aka David Mitchell for the absolutely fantastic pieces of timber… the one with the sapwood is Indian Rosewood from the shipment from Rosewood and the other is BUBINGA...
hey Kent NOW I have some BUBINGA LOL Time to make some real jigs… LMAO ROFL….

Once again thank you David for all that you have given me in the form of friendship and of course the timber but I think that I speak for all the LJs …... you are truly a King amongst Men…
You are ALWAYS there to share Yourself and your knowledge and ask for nothing in return. You deserve all the happiness that life can provide…
i will deliberate long and hard to come up with a suitable project for this gift of wonderful timber… please do not be disappointed if it takes a while for me to make something significant with it….
Kindest regards
Your friend Larry…
PS Three cheers for Patron…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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Gary Fixler

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#1 posted 01-11-2010 10:07 AM

Nice score! And I guessed wrong. I thought it might be black walnut or claro walnut. I’ve got a ways to go apparently before I can pick things off in a photo. Anyway, can’t wait to see what you do with them!

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#2 posted 01-11-2010 10:10 AM

Heh degoose… didn’t recognize you with the new avatar…

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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#3 posted 01-11-2010 10:12 AM

This is my real Photo…LOL

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#4 posted 01-11-2010 10:13 AM



That is some beautiful wood, it’s almost to nice to put near a saw. You really have a challenge on your hands trying to find a fantastic projrct thst can stand up to the occasion.

Have fun.

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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#5 posted 01-11-2010 10:15 AM

thats sum purty wood ya got thar

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#6 posted 01-11-2010 10:51 AM

Taht’s kool!! That is some well travel wood; Over there to over here and over here back to over there!! :-))

-- 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 01-11-2010 11:27 AM

ok that is beautiful looking wood

now for the really stupid question from someone who has never seen either before

which is which? or what is which? or which is what?

you get the picture LOL


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

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#8 posted 01-11-2010 11:39 AM

Good for you, Larry!! Use it wisely!!
That David fellow is quite a guy, eh? :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#9 posted 01-11-2010 01:07 PM

A very nice gesture by David to Larry,a deserving recipient. It will be interesting to find out what will become of that wood.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 01-11-2010 01:26 PM

What a great way to start a morning. Nice cup of coffee and being reminded there are still some just flat out good folks left in this world. Have any projects in mind Goose?

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#11 posted 01-11-2010 01:31 PM

Hooky, the Rosewood has the sapwood on the side. Striped wood with Light sapwood.

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#12 posted 01-11-2010 01:40 PM

Beautiful wood, Larry.
Another kudo to David for his generosity.

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

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#13 posted 01-11-2010 02:49 PM

Larry, these are a couple of nice looking pieces of timber. It is going to be interesting to see what you make from them.

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

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#14 posted 01-11-2010 03:27 PM

That went to the right set of hands to make it sing.

And it came from a very special person.

That is some lucky wood for having been and being around the both of you.

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#15 posted 01-11-2010 03:30 PM

What I love about LJ – Friends around the world.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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