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    Finally did a little woodworking

    It wasn't much, but I finally did a little woodworking. These shelves are to display stuff, mostly my toy tractor collection in our home office. There were some existing pine shelves in one location and I decided to replace those and add more around the top of the room. In all I added about 18' of shelving. We chose the brackets because they go with the ceiling fan we installed last year. The shelves themselves are are red oak finished with Minwax Polycrylic waterborne poly which has about 6 drops of Transtint Honey Amber dye added to give the wood some color.

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    Very nice Matt. I used to work with a guy that had a huge John Deer collection. I could probably retire on what he had invested in it!
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    Mine actually started when I was a kid. My parents bought me a few of the 1/64th scale ones every year for Christmas as toys. Over time I outgrew them as toys and kept putting them on a shelf. Now I still get them, but I've also bought some for myself along the way. My very first woodworking project was a display shelf for the 1/64th stuff which is full and I need to do another sometime.

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    Looks nice Matt. That spruced it up a lot

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    Love seeing those John Deere tractors displayed. I have boxes and boxes of the big models I have been collecting for years too Matt. I have a few of them displayed in my office on top of the desk, along with my lighted John Deere clock, a picture of the family farm homesteaded here in 1867 and the last farm we owned just prior to my leaving the family farm to become a building contractor.
    A very wise man once said.......
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    Nice shelves, but I was having a hard time figuring out what type of tractors you like

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    Those country boys and their tractors
    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Dunlap View Post
    Got any on your shelf like this model?
    Attachment 2983
    ah, you have a relatively rare John Deere LP, I got it in a narrow front model and in an older Orchard model in the 60.
    A very wise man once said.......
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    ok all you deere-fans. For fun, check out the latest issue of Scrollsaw woodworking & Crafts. They've got a model 630 pattern in there.
    -Ned

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    Doon't know if it of interest to you guys but here something you might want for your collection.

    Reply to: sale-259390712@craigslist.org
    Date: 2007-01-08, 9:41AM MST


    john deere model L parts manual very detailed, part #'s, exploded views and more. copy of orig. $20
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