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I always mention my buddy Bruce, and here's a post dedicated to him, (even though he's still alive) knock on wood.

He has no experience in wood carving, other to set a hinge or something.

When we were building the Philadelphia Pie Crust Table, he would work on parts like turning the post, laying out the pattern for the top, as well as cutting it out and hollowing the middle of it with a router. The 1 inch thick board becomes about 5/8 inch in the middle area. These are rough numbers, don't hold it against me if I recall the wrong numbers. The wood is Mahogany.

Well when it was time to carve the edges around the top, I was still working on the legs. Those legs gave me a lot of trouble. Something about the way the ball and claw foot is formed went against my instincts, I guess.

Anyway, I told Bruce to carve the top. He said you're the carver, I don't know how to carve. I told him to give it a shot.

The work he did was nothing short of spectacular! Had he been carving for thirty years, it wouldn't have been better. Faster maybe, better, no.

He has no idea what carving tools I have, there's only a couple to chose from, so he would ask what to use in what area, but that was pretty much it.

Now he still claims he can't carve, but I think he means won't.

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I always mention my buddy Bruce, and here's a post dedicated to him, (even though he's still alive) knock on wood.

He has no experience in wood carving, other to set a hinge or something.

When we were building the Philadelphia Pie Crust Table, he would work on parts like turning the post, laying out the pattern for the top, as well as cutting it out and hollowing the middle of it with a router. The 1 inch thick board becomes about 5/8 inch in the middle area. These are rough numbers, don't hold it against me if I recall the wrong numbers. The wood is Mahogany.

Well when it was time to carve the edges around the top, I was still working on the legs. Those legs gave me a lot of trouble. Something about the way the ball and claw foot is formed went against my instincts, I guess.

Anyway, I told Bruce to carve the top. He said you're the carver, I don't know how to carve. I told him to give it a shot.

The work he did was nothing short of spectacular! Had he been carving for thirty years, it wouldn't have been better. Faster maybe, better, no.

He has no idea what carving tools I have, there's only a couple to chose from, so he would ask what to use in what area, but that was pretty much it.

Now he still claims he can't carve, but I think he means won't.

Lee
By looks of that edge carving I would have to say he's a keeper!! Change of grain direction can be tough at times and from the picrutres it looks very nice!! Well done!
 

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I always mention my buddy Bruce, and here's a post dedicated to him, (even though he's still alive) knock on wood.

He has no experience in wood carving, other to set a hinge or something.

When we were building the Philadelphia Pie Crust Table, he would work on parts like turning the post, laying out the pattern for the top, as well as cutting it out and hollowing the middle of it with a router. The 1 inch thick board becomes about 5/8 inch in the middle area. These are rough numbers, don't hold it against me if I recall the wrong numbers. The wood is Mahogany.

Well when it was time to carve the edges around the top, I was still working on the legs. Those legs gave me a lot of trouble. Something about the way the ball and claw foot is formed went against my instincts, I guess.

Anyway, I told Bruce to carve the top. He said you're the carver, I don't know how to carve. I told him to give it a shot.

The work he did was nothing short of spectacular! Had he been carving for thirty years, it wouldn't have been better. Faster maybe, better, no.

He has no idea what carving tools I have, there's only a couple to chose from, so he would ask what to use in what area, but that was pretty much it.

Now he still claims he can't carve, but I think he means won't.

Lee
amazing!!
Well done, Bruce. This is spectacular. And this is a "first time out"??? I am in awe. As Lee had said, if you had been doing this for 30 years-I would still be in awe!
Beautiful
 

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I always mention my buddy Bruce, and here's a post dedicated to him, (even though he's still alive) knock on wood.

He has no experience in wood carving, other to set a hinge or something.

When we were building the Philadelphia Pie Crust Table, he would work on parts like turning the post, laying out the pattern for the top, as well as cutting it out and hollowing the middle of it with a router. The 1 inch thick board becomes about 5/8 inch in the middle area. These are rough numbers, don't hold it against me if I recall the wrong numbers. The wood is Mahogany.

Well when it was time to carve the edges around the top, I was still working on the legs. Those legs gave me a lot of trouble. Something about the way the ball and claw foot is formed went against my instincts, I guess.

Anyway, I told Bruce to carve the top. He said you're the carver, I don't know how to carve. I told him to give it a shot.

The work he did was nothing short of spectacular! Had he been carving for thirty years, it wouldn't have been better. Faster maybe, better, no.

He has no idea what carving tools I have, there's only a couple to chose from, so he would ask what to use in what area, but that was pretty much it.

Now he still claims he can't carve, but I think he means won't.

Lee
Hi Roger,

That's the only thing that gave him any real trouble. working from the edges to the center.

Other than that, he picked it up rather quickly!

Lee
 

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I always mention my buddy Bruce, and here's a post dedicated to him, (even though he's still alive) knock on wood.

He has no experience in wood carving, other to set a hinge or something.

When we were building the Philadelphia Pie Crust Table, he would work on parts like turning the post, laying out the pattern for the top, as well as cutting it out and hollowing the middle of it with a router. The 1 inch thick board becomes about 5/8 inch in the middle area. These are rough numbers, don't hold it against me if I recall the wrong numbers. The wood is Mahogany.

Well when it was time to carve the edges around the top, I was still working on the legs. Those legs gave me a lot of trouble. Something about the way the ball and claw foot is formed went against my instincts, I guess.

Anyway, I told Bruce to carve the top. He said you're the carver, I don't know how to carve. I told him to give it a shot.

The work he did was nothing short of spectacular! Had he been carving for thirty years, it wouldn't have been better. Faster maybe, better, no.

He has no idea what carving tools I have, there's only a couple to chose from, so he would ask what to use in what area, but that was pretty much it.

Now he still claims he can't carve, but I think he means won't.

Lee
Hi Debbie,

I may pass this on to him. Maybe not. (he'll ask for a raise). Everytime he learns a new trick, he wants more money! LOL

Lee
 

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I always mention my buddy Bruce, and here's a post dedicated to him, (even though he's still alive) knock on wood.

He has no experience in wood carving, other to set a hinge or something.

When we were building the Philadelphia Pie Crust Table, he would work on parts like turning the post, laying out the pattern for the top, as well as cutting it out and hollowing the middle of it with a router. The 1 inch thick board becomes about 5/8 inch in the middle area. These are rough numbers, don't hold it against me if I recall the wrong numbers. The wood is Mahogany.

Well when it was time to carve the edges around the top, I was still working on the legs. Those legs gave me a lot of trouble. Something about the way the ball and claw foot is formed went against my instincts, I guess.

Anyway, I told Bruce to carve the top. He said you're the carver, I don't know how to carve. I told him to give it a shot.

The work he did was nothing short of spectacular! Had he been carving for thirty years, it wouldn't have been better. Faster maybe, better, no.

He has no idea what carving tools I have, there's only a couple to chose from, so he would ask what to use in what area, but that was pretty much it.

Now he still claims he can't carve, but I think he means won't.

Lee
Dang, Lee, I always thought those pie crust edge tables used applied trim. That is great work. Now I want to see the rest of the table and more construction photos. You should write this up for Fine Woodworking Mag. I'd also like to see the jig you used to remove the excess wood from the center. I assume you used a router? Give ol' Bruce a pat on the back, he did a great job. I can also under stand the " can but won't" I have a few things like that myself. While you're at it how did you calculate the edge so it came out perfect?
 

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I always mention my buddy Bruce, and here's a post dedicated to him, (even though he's still alive) knock on wood.

He has no experience in wood carving, other to set a hinge or something.

When we were building the Philadelphia Pie Crust Table, he would work on parts like turning the post, laying out the pattern for the top, as well as cutting it out and hollowing the middle of it with a router. The 1 inch thick board becomes about 5/8 inch in the middle area. These are rough numbers, don't hold it against me if I recall the wrong numbers. The wood is Mahogany.

Well when it was time to carve the edges around the top, I was still working on the legs. Those legs gave me a lot of trouble. Something about the way the ball and claw foot is formed went against my instincts, I guess.

Anyway, I told Bruce to carve the top. He said you're the carver, I don't know how to carve. I told him to give it a shot.

The work he did was nothing short of spectacular! Had he been carving for thirty years, it wouldn't have been better. Faster maybe, better, no.

He has no idea what carving tools I have, there's only a couple to chose from, so he would ask what to use in what area, but that was pretty much it.

Now he still claims he can't carve, but I think he means won't.

Lee
Way to go Bruce!
I'm glad to see the bottle of Satellite City Hot Stuff Special-T CA glue and hardener there in the background. Even the pros need chip-out protection!
 

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I always mention my buddy Bruce, and here's a post dedicated to him, (even though he's still alive) knock on wood.

He has no experience in wood carving, other to set a hinge or something.

When we were building the Philadelphia Pie Crust Table, he would work on parts like turning the post, laying out the pattern for the top, as well as cutting it out and hollowing the middle of it with a router. The 1 inch thick board becomes about 5/8 inch in the middle area. These are rough numbers, don't hold it against me if I recall the wrong numbers. The wood is Mahogany.

Well when it was time to carve the edges around the top, I was still working on the legs. Those legs gave me a lot of trouble. Something about the way the ball and claw foot is formed went against my instincts, I guess.

Anyway, I told Bruce to carve the top. He said you're the carver, I don't know how to carve. I told him to give it a shot.

The work he did was nothing short of spectacular! Had he been carving for thirty years, it wouldn't have been better. Faster maybe, better, no.

He has no idea what carving tools I have, there's only a couple to chose from, so he would ask what to use in what area, but that was pretty much it.

Now he still claims he can't carve, but I think he means won't.

Lee
Lee,
This is some outstanding woodwork. When you say that you own a "high end" cabinet shop, that is no exaggeration! This is some "high end" stuff. That being said - Give Bruce a raise ;^D
 

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I always mention my buddy Bruce, and here's a post dedicated to him, (even though he's still alive) knock on wood.

He has no experience in wood carving, other to set a hinge or something.

When we were building the Philadelphia Pie Crust Table, he would work on parts like turning the post, laying out the pattern for the top, as well as cutting it out and hollowing the middle of it with a router. The 1 inch thick board becomes about 5/8 inch in the middle area. These are rough numbers, don't hold it against me if I recall the wrong numbers. The wood is Mahogany.

Well when it was time to carve the edges around the top, I was still working on the legs. Those legs gave me a lot of trouble. Something about the way the ball and claw foot is formed went against my instincts, I guess.

Anyway, I told Bruce to carve the top. He said you're the carver, I don't know how to carve. I told him to give it a shot.

The work he did was nothing short of spectacular! Had he been carving for thirty years, it wouldn't have been better. Faster maybe, better, no.

He has no idea what carving tools I have, there's only a couple to chose from, so he would ask what to use in what area, but that was pretty much it.

Now he still claims he can't carve, but I think he means won't.

Lee
darn rookies
 

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I always mention my buddy Bruce, and here's a post dedicated to him, (even though he's still alive) knock on wood.

He has no experience in wood carving, other to set a hinge or something.

When we were building the Philadelphia Pie Crust Table, he would work on parts like turning the post, laying out the pattern for the top, as well as cutting it out and hollowing the middle of it with a router. The 1 inch thick board becomes about 5/8 inch in the middle area. These are rough numbers, don't hold it against me if I recall the wrong numbers. The wood is Mahogany.

Well when it was time to carve the edges around the top, I was still working on the legs. Those legs gave me a lot of trouble. Something about the way the ball and claw foot is formed went against my instincts, I guess.

Anyway, I told Bruce to carve the top. He said you're the carver, I don't know how to carve. I told him to give it a shot.

The work he did was nothing short of spectacular! Had he been carving for thirty years, it wouldn't have been better. Faster maybe, better, no.

He has no idea what carving tools I have, there's only a couple to chose from, so he would ask what to use in what area, but that was pretty much it.

Now he still claims he can't carve, but I think he means won't.

Lee
Excellent work! Yes, let us see those feet that were giving you trouble. I'll bet they came out great too. Donna
 

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I always mention my buddy Bruce, and here's a post dedicated to him, (even though he's still alive) knock on wood.

He has no experience in wood carving, other to set a hinge or something.

When we were building the Philadelphia Pie Crust Table, he would work on parts like turning the post, laying out the pattern for the top, as well as cutting it out and hollowing the middle of it with a router. The 1 inch thick board becomes about 5/8 inch in the middle area. These are rough numbers, don't hold it against me if I recall the wrong numbers. The wood is Mahogany.

Well when it was time to carve the edges around the top, I was still working on the legs. Those legs gave me a lot of trouble. Something about the way the ball and claw foot is formed went against my instincts, I guess.

Anyway, I told Bruce to carve the top. He said you're the carver, I don't know how to carve. I told him to give it a shot.

The work he did was nothing short of spectacular! Had he been carving for thirty years, it wouldn't have been better. Faster maybe, better, no.

He has no idea what carving tools I have, there's only a couple to chose from, so he would ask what to use in what area, but that was pretty much it.

Now he still claims he can't carve, but I think he means won't.

Lee
Outstanding workmanship. Beautiful!

I agree with dennis about these "rookies"!
 

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I always mention my buddy Bruce, and here's a post dedicated to him, (even though he's still alive) knock on wood.

He has no experience in wood carving, other to set a hinge or something.

When we were building the Philadelphia Pie Crust Table, he would work on parts like turning the post, laying out the pattern for the top, as well as cutting it out and hollowing the middle of it with a router. The 1 inch thick board becomes about 5/8 inch in the middle area. These are rough numbers, don't hold it against me if I recall the wrong numbers. The wood is Mahogany.

Well when it was time to carve the edges around the top, I was still working on the legs. Those legs gave me a lot of trouble. Something about the way the ball and claw foot is formed went against my instincts, I guess.

Anyway, I told Bruce to carve the top. He said you're the carver, I don't know how to carve. I told him to give it a shot.

The work he did was nothing short of spectacular! Had he been carving for thirty years, it wouldn't have been better. Faster maybe, better, no.

He has no idea what carving tools I have, there's only a couple to chose from, so he would ask what to use in what area, but that was pretty much it.

Now he still claims he can't carve, but I think he means won't.

Lee
Well, I've said it before…it's nice to see someone so heavy on talent! I should have picked my grand parents better! Lovely work!
 

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I always mention my buddy Bruce, and here's a post dedicated to him, (even though he's still alive) knock on wood.

He has no experience in wood carving, other to set a hinge or something.

When we were building the Philadelphia Pie Crust Table, he would work on parts like turning the post, laying out the pattern for the top, as well as cutting it out and hollowing the middle of it with a router. The 1 inch thick board becomes about 5/8 inch in the middle area. These are rough numbers, don't hold it against me if I recall the wrong numbers. The wood is Mahogany.

Well when it was time to carve the edges around the top, I was still working on the legs. Those legs gave me a lot of trouble. Something about the way the ball and claw foot is formed went against my instincts, I guess.

Anyway, I told Bruce to carve the top. He said you're the carver, I don't know how to carve. I told him to give it a shot.

The work he did was nothing short of spectacular! Had he been carving for thirty years, it wouldn't have been better. Faster maybe, better, no.

He has no idea what carving tools I have, there's only a couple to chose from, so he would ask what to use in what area, but that was pretty much it.

Now he still claims he can't carve, but I think he means won't.

Lee
oh Tom - I think you are full of it-talent I mean!
You do amazing work, with wood AND with the video camera (oh, and your words)..
 

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I always mention my buddy Bruce, and here's a post dedicated to him, (even though he's still alive) knock on wood.

He has no experience in wood carving, other to set a hinge or something.

When we were building the Philadelphia Pie Crust Table, he would work on parts like turning the post, laying out the pattern for the top, as well as cutting it out and hollowing the middle of it with a router. The 1 inch thick board becomes about 5/8 inch in the middle area. These are rough numbers, don't hold it against me if I recall the wrong numbers. The wood is Mahogany.

Well when it was time to carve the edges around the top, I was still working on the legs. Those legs gave me a lot of trouble. Something about the way the ball and claw foot is formed went against my instincts, I guess.

Anyway, I told Bruce to carve the top. He said you're the carver, I don't know how to carve. I told him to give it a shot.

The work he did was nothing short of spectacular! Had he been carving for thirty years, it wouldn't have been better. Faster maybe, better, no.

He has no idea what carving tools I have, there's only a couple to chose from, so he would ask what to use in what area, but that was pretty much it.

Now he still claims he can't carve, but I think he means won't.

Lee
Extremely beautiful work! How I'd love my first time at anything to come out that well. He's been watching you, Lee. You sure he hasn't been sneaking in some practice carving while you weren't looking? LOL. You are a great friend to expose his talent to the world.
 

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I always mention my buddy Bruce, and here's a post dedicated to him, (even though he's still alive) knock on wood.

He has no experience in wood carving, other to set a hinge or something.

When we were building the Philadelphia Pie Crust Table, he would work on parts like turning the post, laying out the pattern for the top, as well as cutting it out and hollowing the middle of it with a router. The 1 inch thick board becomes about 5/8 inch in the middle area. These are rough numbers, don't hold it against me if I recall the wrong numbers. The wood is Mahogany.

Well when it was time to carve the edges around the top, I was still working on the legs. Those legs gave me a lot of trouble. Something about the way the ball and claw foot is formed went against my instincts, I guess.

Anyway, I told Bruce to carve the top. He said you're the carver, I don't know how to carve. I told him to give it a shot.

The work he did was nothing short of spectacular! Had he been carving for thirty years, it wouldn't have been better. Faster maybe, better, no.

He has no idea what carving tools I have, there's only a couple to chose from, so he would ask what to use in what area, but that was pretty much it.

Now he still claims he can't carve, but I think he means won't.

Lee
This is a great job. And a great tribute to a friend and employee to trust him to something like that. You knew within your heart and mind that he has the unrealized talent.

A fantastic job.
 

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I always mention my buddy Bruce, and here's a post dedicated to him, (even though he's still alive) knock on wood.

He has no experience in wood carving, other to set a hinge or something.

When we were building the Philadelphia Pie Crust Table, he would work on parts like turning the post, laying out the pattern for the top, as well as cutting it out and hollowing the middle of it with a router. The 1 inch thick board becomes about 5/8 inch in the middle area. These are rough numbers, don't hold it against me if I recall the wrong numbers. The wood is Mahogany.

Well when it was time to carve the edges around the top, I was still working on the legs. Those legs gave me a lot of trouble. Something about the way the ball and claw foot is formed went against my instincts, I guess.

Anyway, I told Bruce to carve the top. He said you're the carver, I don't know how to carve. I told him to give it a shot.

The work he did was nothing short of spectacular! Had he been carving for thirty years, it wouldn't have been better. Faster maybe, better, no.

He has no idea what carving tools I have, there's only a couple to chose from, so he would ask what to use in what area, but that was pretty much it.

Now he still claims he can't carve, but I think he means won't.

Lee
All I can say is WOW! If you consider it beginers luck double WOW, but I think you have one heck of a craftsman on your team. W0W, WOW!
 

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I always mention my buddy Bruce, and here's a post dedicated to him, (even though he's still alive) knock on wood.

He has no experience in wood carving, other to set a hinge or something.

When we were building the Philadelphia Pie Crust Table, he would work on parts like turning the post, laying out the pattern for the top, as well as cutting it out and hollowing the middle of it with a router. The 1 inch thick board becomes about 5/8 inch in the middle area. These are rough numbers, don't hold it against me if I recall the wrong numbers. The wood is Mahogany.

Well when it was time to carve the edges around the top, I was still working on the legs. Those legs gave me a lot of trouble. Something about the way the ball and claw foot is formed went against my instincts, I guess.

Anyway, I told Bruce to carve the top. He said you're the carver, I don't know how to carve. I told him to give it a shot.

The work he did was nothing short of spectacular! Had he been carving for thirty years, it wouldn't have been better. Faster maybe, better, no.

He has no idea what carving tools I have, there's only a couple to chose from, so he would ask what to use in what area, but that was pretty much it.

Now he still claims he can't carve, but I think he means won't.

Lee
I originally read this at work without the benefit of the pics (firewalls, etc.) and now that I can see the complexity involved, I'm blown away. My hat is off to Bruce.
 

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I always mention my buddy Bruce, and here's a post dedicated to him, (even though he's still alive) knock on wood.

He has no experience in wood carving, other to set a hinge or something.

When we were building the Philadelphia Pie Crust Table, he would work on parts like turning the post, laying out the pattern for the top, as well as cutting it out and hollowing the middle of it with a router. The 1 inch thick board becomes about 5/8 inch in the middle area. These are rough numbers, don't hold it against me if I recall the wrong numbers. The wood is Mahogany.

Well when it was time to carve the edges around the top, I was still working on the legs. Those legs gave me a lot of trouble. Something about the way the ball and claw foot is formed went against my instincts, I guess.

Anyway, I told Bruce to carve the top. He said you're the carver, I don't know how to carve. I told him to give it a shot.

The work he did was nothing short of spectacular! Had he been carving for thirty years, it wouldn't have been better. Faster maybe, better, no.

He has no idea what carving tools I have, there's only a couple to chose from, so he would ask what to use in what area, but that was pretty much it.

Now he still claims he can't carve, but I think he means won't.

Lee
Hi Tom;

I wrote you a nice long reply to this yesterday, and then spilled a cup of coffee on my laptop computer. `It spent all of yesterday, and some of today not working. Now everything but the keyboard works. I went out and bought a cheapie keyboard, and hopefull it's temporary.

The jig can something as simple as two pieces of aluminum angles, which are longer than the top is wide. Then just slide the router back and forth on the angles.

The pattern used for the repeatiing edge shape came from a book from Ron Clarkson, Making A Pie Crust Table. The pattern can pretty easy to make on your own though.

The circle is divided into identical wedge shaped pieces, and the pattern is laid on the wedge , where it fits perfectly. Again, rather simple. This was all done on a piece of MDF, with only one of the edge patterns cut out. It has a center pivot point that when set on the table top center point, allows you to spin the MDF template, and mark all the segments.

The math to determine the angles was done by Bruce as well, as he's also a mathiamatical genius.

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First attempt at carving

Hi all;


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I always mention my buddy Bruce, and here's a post dedicated to him, (even though he's still alive) knock on wood.

He has no experience in wood carving, other to set a hinge or something.

When we were building the Philadelphia Pie Crust Table, he would work on parts like turning the post, laying out the pattern for the top, as well as cutting it out and hollowing the middle of it with a router. The 1 inch thick board becomes about 5/8 inch in the middle area. These are rough numbers, don't hold it against me if I recall the wrong numbers. The wood is Mahogany.

Well when it was time to carve the edges around the top, I was still working on the legs. Those legs gave me a lot of trouble. Something about the way the ball and claw foot is formed went against my instincts, I guess.

Anyway, I told Bruce to carve the top. He said you're the carver, I don't know how to carve. I told him to give it a shot.

The work he did was nothing short of spectacular! Had he been carving for thirty years, it wouldn't have been better. Faster maybe, better, no.

He has no idea what carving tools I have, there's only a couple to chose from, so he would ask what to use in what area, but that was pretty much it.

Now he still claims he can't carve, but I think he means won't.

Lee
Hi Doug;

Can you imagine a highly trained professional having any use whatsoever with that glue. I mean really…

Yeah we buy it by the barrell and refill those little bottles! LOL (there easier to hide in case a client comes to visit!

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I always mention my buddy Bruce, and here's a post dedicated to him, (even though he's still alive) knock on wood.

He has no experience in wood carving, other to set a hinge or something.

When we were building the Philadelphia Pie Crust Table, he would work on parts like turning the post, laying out the pattern for the top, as well as cutting it out and hollowing the middle of it with a router. The 1 inch thick board becomes about 5/8 inch in the middle area. These are rough numbers, don't hold it against me if I recall the wrong numbers. The wood is Mahogany.

Well when it was time to carve the edges around the top, I was still working on the legs. Those legs gave me a lot of trouble. Something about the way the ball and claw foot is formed went against my instincts, I guess.

Anyway, I told Bruce to carve the top. He said you're the carver, I don't know how to carve. I told him to give it a shot.

The work he did was nothing short of spectacular! Had he been carving for thirty years, it wouldn't have been better. Faster maybe, better, no.

He has no idea what carving tools I have, there's only a couple to chose from, so he would ask what to use in what area, but that was pretty much it.

Now he still claims he can't carve, but I think he means won't.

Lee
Hi Tom;

When I said High End cabinet shop, I meant the high end of the yard!

If ezee-feed ever takes off as projected, he won't need a raise. We're both quitting, and building furniture for fun.

With an occasional fishing trip thrown in!

Until then, I'm on the wrong side of poor!

Lee
 
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