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Project by Tom Landon posted 01-24-2009 12:03 AM 8173 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve made a bunch of these for the NAACP banquet each year. It’s a bare bones type project for table centerpieces and they take care of the painting and decorating.

When the committee came back for more the second year I asked what happened to the ones I made the year before and was told they had auctioned them off. I hung onto the jigs after that. Most of the work is on the router table and drill press with the slot for the balance arm cut on the table saw.

Not a big deal but it’s a break from the usual and they make a lot of people happy.

-- Tom Landon, Lakeland, Fl. When you're through learning, you're through.





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lew

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#1 posted 01-24-2009 12:04 AM

Cool project!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 01-24-2009 02:27 AM

Did you design these yourself? I would have never thought of this.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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Tom Landon

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#3 posted 01-24-2009 03:57 AM

I guess so. The customer said she wanted table decorations like a scale of justice and wanted the cost to be no more than $20 each. I took it from there.

By the way, congratulations on your son’s achivements. I know you have to be proud. My oldest boy is a forth generation Eagle Scout.

-- Tom Landon, Lakeland, Fl. When you're through learning, you're through.

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#4 posted 01-24-2009 06:58 AM

Very nice…and very appropriate…

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#5 posted 01-25-2009 07:05 AM

I like your design. I wish I would have seen it about eight years ago when I made one for a VBS object lesson. Mine turned out useable for the Bible lesson (illustrating that salvation is through the blood of Jesus Christ and not by your good deeds outweighing your sins), but I think your design is much better. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#6 posted 01-27-2009 05:18 PM

very nice indeed

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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#7 posted 03-16-2012 08:24 PM

Hi Tom! Do you still make the scales of justice centerpieces or have extra? I am interested.

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Tom Landon

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#8 posted 03-17-2012 04:14 PM

Haven’t made any in over ten years. Wish I could help you out.

-- Tom Landon, Lakeland, Fl. When you're through learning, you're through.

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#9 posted 08-28-2015 03:33 PM

Very nice!

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#10 posted 06-28-2016 06:02 PM

Tom, would you be willing to make some of these (around 20) for a wedding?

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