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2019 Spring Surprise Project Swap

by EarlS
posted 11-28-2018 02:41 AM


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#351 posted 12-07-2018 03:06 AM

Let’s see here – time to catch up

I hope Candy didn’t abandon us.

Happy Birthday Dave!!! – you’re still young enough to enjoy birthdays!! The way I like surf and turf is to have surf one night and turf the next night that way you don’t eat too much of one to enjoy the other.

We have wine a couple times a year, usually at my brother’s house and they only drink the good stuff. Looking forward to Christmas dinner at their place. Still, a good local brew tastes pretty darn good with some IA beef.

Grant – do you have leftovers and do they taste as good as they picture?

Good to hear from you Duck. Man I hope you can join the swap. I’m making multiples for the same reasons you mentioned, once I get Kenny’s Christmas present done.

Kenny – I had to stop working on your Christmas present to work on this shelf, then I managed to short cut one of the pieces. Even though I cut a little off the other end it was still too short. Guess I’m buying a pine 1×4 from Homer tomorrow and spending Sunday installing it. So I’m not sure Santa will be delivering your present in time.

Sucks to be you.

On a side note – how do you turn off the email notification. You clowns are blowing up my inbox with all these posts.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Lazyman

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#352 posted 12-07-2018 03:50 AM

What the Hell. I’m in.

Email sent.

What to make, What to make.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#353 posted 12-07-2018 12:22 PM

Welcome, Nathan! I’m still trying to figure out what to make too, but I can still go a while before I need to start preparing wood. The wide-open surprise means all sorts of crazy ideas get considered, but I’m pretty sure nobody is going to get a Windsor chair from me in this swap, so that’s one crossed off the list. Progress, right?

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#354 posted 12-07-2018 01:19 PM

Duck, the remodel has slowed greatly. The end of summer I was able to get everything cleaned out and begin on removing all the rotted siding and making the repairs to the structure where years of weather damage had taken place. Then, like in most areas of the country, harvest started early. That drug on longer than normal but thankfully we were able to get everythign out of the fields. There are guys that still ahve corn and beans left to pick. Then the week of Thanksgiving we shipped 7 semi loads of feeder calves so things are finally starting to slow down enough that I am at least thinking about starting back on siding. The open side is to the east to it has been protected from the light snows we have been getting here.

Its a grind.

It was 14 degrees when I got in my truck this morning so its hard to motivate putting up steel siding in the cold.

-- Neil, Indiana - Instagram: neilsalomon

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Lazyman

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#355 posted 12-07-2018 02:31 PM

Earl, go to your profile page. Right under your profile picture is a link to update your notification settings. Uncheck the 3rd box.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#356 posted 12-07-2018 02:39 PM

Dave, My problem is that my list of things I am thinking about is a little too long. Most are things I’ve wanted to make for a while now. I’ll probably start making a few of them, send what turns out the be the best one and then make another one for myself (or keep the prototype). I’ve got ideas from previous swaps as well as some ideas from various youtube videos I’ve bookmarked. Everything from jigs to tools to toys and gadgets.

EDIT: BTW, if you can figure out how to get a Windsor chair into a flat rate box, that would be a hall of fame moment.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Bill Berklich

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#357 posted 12-07-2018 02:43 PM



Earl, go to your profile page. Right under your profile picture is a link to update your notification settings. Uncheck the 3rd box.

- Lazyman

On a side note – how do you turn off the email notification. You clowns are blowing up my inbox with all these posts.

- EarlS

Or you can just “Unwatch” this thread. Red button at the top of the tread next to Favorite. That will keep everything else coming.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#358 posted 12-07-2018 03:05 PM

It was 14 degrees when I got in my truck this morning so its hard to motivate putting up steel siding in the cold.

Yeah. Hanging steel siding in below freezing weather is no fun. Hope you can get things sealed up before it gets really cold, Neil.

Dave, My problem is that my list of things I am thinking about is a little too long.

Yeah. That’s my problem too, Nathan. I’ve got a list of about a dozen things I want to do for my own shop, but when I ask myself, “Self, would someone who isn’t crazy want this?” I keep coming up with, “unlikely.” Or “I don’t think I can pull that off just yet.”

I’ll figure something out. Eventually.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#359 posted 12-07-2018 03:20 PM

Nathan – Thanks for the directions. I thought I unchecked the email notification before I started the swap thread but it was still checked.

I’ll get you added to the list tonight.

If you make the chair small enough it might fit in the flat rate box.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#360 posted 12-07-2018 03:26 PM

Dang it Earl. Now I have to add dollhouse furniture to the list too. The list just keeps growing.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#361 posted 12-07-2018 03:29 PM


If you make the chair small enough it might fit in the flat rate box.

- EarlS

Earl you made me think of this …....

-- Neil, Indiana - Instagram: neilsalomon

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#362 posted 12-07-2018 05:52 PM

I think I know what I’m gonna make. It’s a bit beyond my current skill level. Trouble is, its supposed to be a surprise so I guess I cant ask for input from you guys…

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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#363 posted 12-07-2018 06:24 PM

Don’t worry John if you ask us now by the time the rest of us start on anything we will have forgotten!

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#364 posted 12-07-2018 06:26 PM

Well, I had a great idea and was ready to sign up. Then I re-read the OP…

... Rules:
Your swap item has to be at least partially made from wood or be used for wood working. Incorporating metal working is always appreciated. Just for clarification – you can make anything you would like (as long as it is in good taste). The whole idea of this swap is to make something you would like to make whatever that may be – tool, jewelry box, box, mallet, shop decor, frame, gadget, whatever your creativity can come up with. Remember this is also a chance to try something different out as well.
...

- EarlS

I’m out.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#365 posted 12-07-2018 06:32 PM

Kenny – I added that “guideline” just for yo so that the person that got your name didn’t send you sawdust, a glitter bomb, corn cobs, and empty Pabst cans.

As long as you send beer that isn’t skunked with your project it will be “in good taste”.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#366 posted 12-07-2018 06:35 PM



Kenny – I added that “guideline” just for yo so that the person that got your name didn t send you sawdust, a glitter bomb, corn cobs, and empty Pabst cans.

As long as you send beer that isn t skunked with your project it will be “in good taste”.

- EarlS

Strike 2…

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#367 posted 12-07-2018 06:40 PM

Or, if you want, I’m sure Dave P would be more than willing to make a project for you, and ship it to your recipient.

I’d offer to help out there but I’m trying to keep my build quantity down on this one. I’ve been attending excess builder’s anonymous meetings and they tell me I’m making progress.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#368 posted 12-07-2018 06:56 PM

OK whoever gets Kenny has to incorporate corn cobs and PBR cans into the project.
Rich can you stabilize a corn cob? :-D

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#369 posted 12-07-2018 06:58 PM

Nah, Dave P doesn’t slay electrons. It takes him like a week and a half to dimension a board. I’d feel bad putting any extra load on him.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#370 posted 12-07-2018 07:16 PM



Nah, Dave P doesn t slay electrons. It takes him like a week and a half to dimension a board. I d feel bad putting any extra load on him.

Thanks Kenny! If I get you, I’ll make sure to put extra polish on the straightedge I’m hand-making for you. Course it’s winter here in MN, so…

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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RichBolduc

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#371 posted 12-07-2018 07:18 PM

Hell yeah I can. Want me to dye it too?

Rich


OK whoever gets Kenny has to incorporate corn cobs and PBR cans into the project.
Rich can you stabilize a corn cob? :-D

- GrantA


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#372 posted 12-07-2018 07:34 PM

I guess I’d prefer MN winter polish to summer AZ polish ;-)

If you could dye them to match the PBR cans, that would be awesome Rich. Then I can give them to my wife and tell her it’s a new centerpiece for the dining room table.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#373 posted 12-07-2018 07:43 PM

I’m still here, you bunch of lunatics.


Kenny – I added that “guideline” just for yo so that the person that got your name didn t send you sawdust, a glitter bomb, corn cobs, and empty Pabst cans.

- EarlS


So empty Miller Lite cans are good?
Excellent save on the platter! How big is the leaf?

-- God bless, Candy

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GrantA

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#374 posted 12-07-2018 07:53 PM

Candy likes the same canned water as me!
OK I’ve got it – one of those short 3-legged stools using stabilized corn cobs for legs. PBR can cut & laid flat on top as a medallion, finished with glitter poly.

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#375 posted 12-07-2018 07:53 PM

Kenny you’re as slick as a politician sidestepping the question. Someone has to slap something together that looks like you made it. Who’s willing to take one for the team, lower their standards and help Kenny out? You get to be his surrogate…...ughhh that sounds SO wrong.

Candy – I still haven’t seen an email…...I promise I won’t give it to Kenny. Or Fridge or Dave Kelley (at least until they sign up).

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#376 posted 12-07-2018 07:53 PM

You’re a real glutton eh Candy? Hopefully Earl can keep himself in check with you around. That guy’s downright juvenile when it’s just us guys.

;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#377 posted 12-07-2018 08:06 PM

I have a PBR sign. Just sayin. My avatar pic is of the sign :) disgusting stuff. But better than they typical brands. Bud, BL CL Miller lite especially. Interested? It’s sitting in the shed. Collecting dust.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#378 posted 12-07-2018 08:15 PM

Dang Fridge. My son would love that sign in his garage. How big is it? Is shipping feasible? If so, I’d buy it for his Christmas present. It would aggravate the hell outta my wife. So it’s a win-win :-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#379 posted 12-07-2018 08:19 PM

Sorry, (not sorry), Grant, I can’t stand the smell of any beer. Hubby will drink it if he feels like a kidney stone is coming on.
As far as me being a glutton? Guilty as charged! Been married to Mudflap4869 going on 35 years next month!
He’s trying to get out of the arrangement but the docs are tuning him up!

-- God bless, Candy

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#380 posted 12-07-2018 08:27 PM

35 years Candy? So you got married when you were like 2 years old?

OWWWWWW, I’m pretty sure a kidney stone is coming on!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#381 posted 12-07-2018 09:03 PM

Nathan is in the swap – Kenny – are you lucky 13 – Candy? Fridge? This is a limited time offer.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#382 posted 12-07-2018 09:07 PM

Sorry Earl, I’m 43.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#383 posted 12-07-2018 09:07 PM

Child bride, yeah ;-)
Earl, gotta see how the hubby does.

-- God bless, Candy

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#384 posted 12-07-2018 09:08 PM

Yes earl count me in. Will get around to sending the email soon.

Kenny, maybe 16×16x5ish max? Well. Maybe this’ll be the motivation I need to get off my as and ship something else with it :)

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#385 posted 12-07-2018 09:50 PM

Wow, this place went wild!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#386 posted 12-07-2018 10:31 PM

I’ll take it Fridge! Lemme know what ya need for it :-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#387 posted 12-07-2018 10:51 PM

Who ever gets Kenny let me know. I’ll send you stabilized corn cobs to make him an awl or screwdriver handle with.

Rich

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#388 posted 12-07-2018 10:54 PM

Oooh this’ll be good. Kenny thinks he’s not participating but its already in the works lol

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#389 posted 12-07-2018 11:05 PM

Y’all quit talkin’ about corn, you’re gonna get Earl all worked up! He’ll be like Bubba talkin’ about shrimp if you keep it up.

Corn chowder, corn syrup, corn bread…

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#390 posted 12-07-2018 11:14 PM

Neil – sing along – you’re from IN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABMZLwUaG8w":https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABMZLwUaG8w

Or this:
Interstate 80 Iowa

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#391 posted 12-07-2018 11:32 PM

Catching up after a few weeks away. I’m in. I had fun on the last two swaps, and I’m hopefully improving my skills a bit. Also, I got lathe, just need to get it working (I’ll post about that later).

I’ll send my official sign-up email in a bit…

-Elroy

-- Elroy

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#392 posted 12-07-2018 11:35 PM

OMG. If I ever come to Iowa again, my itenerary will include:
  • Find and burn those two puppets.
  • Rip off arms previously housed in the asses of said puppets and beat former owners of said arms, with said arms, until they forcefully declare that they HATE corn.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#393 posted 12-07-2018 11:36 PM

Rock on Elroy! What kind of lathe did you get? We just need to get Earl to buy a lathe now.

C’mon over to the spinning side Earl!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#394 posted 12-08-2018 12:00 AM

This thread is getting too corny for me.

Someone had to right?

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#395 posted 12-08-2018 12:10 AM

Dave – I’ll take that as a “corn”pliment. Kenny I don’t know what you are “corn”plaining about. Remember the “corn” mallets?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#396 posted 12-08-2018 12:29 AM

This is what it looks like when Christmas throws up in a neighborhood. My street is nicknamed Candy Cane Lane and they do hayrides through it starting last Friday and it will go through till New year’s Eve.

This is just one block in my neighborhood the first house is mine.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155979690496915&id=576486914

Rich

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#397 posted 12-08-2018 12:46 AM

Kenny, why the ’corn’sternation toward corn?
Nice mallets, Earl!

-- God bless, Candy

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#398 posted 12-08-2018 12:55 AM


Rock on Elroy! What kind of lathe did you get?

- HokieKen


A guy on Facebook was giving away a home-built treadle lathe for free. It doesn’t fit my 18th century style, but it fits my hand-tool style, so I snatched it up. I’ve been wanting a treadle lathe for years. Pics in this thread: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/300113

-- Elroy

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#399 posted 12-08-2018 01:10 AM

Nice score Elroy!!

Candy Corn – I don’t trust anything that small and yellow that can run the acidic gauntlet that is the human digestive system and come out the other side vibrant and undeformed. It’s not natural. Corn is not to be trusted. Heck try to dry it up and burn it’s remains and what happens? It becomes a delicious snack! It ain’t natural.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#400 posted 12-08-2018 01:26 AM



Nice score Elroy!!

Candy Corn – I don’t trust anything that small and yellow that can run the acidic gauntlet that is the human digestive system and come out the other side vibrant and undeformed. It’s not natural. Corn is not to be trusted. Heck try to dry it up and burn it’s remains and what happens? It becomes a delicious snack! It ain’t natural.

- HokieKen


what poetry LOL :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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