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Thread: Life is Like a Box of Chocolates...Two Boxes, Actually

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    Life is Like a Box of Chocolates...Two Boxes, Actually

    Ya never know what you're gonna get. The Chocolate Fairy in the red, white and blue truck just dropped these off...

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    Talk about making it fit a 12 x 12 x 5 Flat Rate box...the one on the left side is about as close to those dimensions as one could hope to get.

    And here's another shot, showing the rest of the Inspection Team...

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    These were sent to me by one of the most famous non-turners in the group here. Many thanks, Larry. You continue to amaze me.

    The one on the left side in the first pic looks like it has feathering through about half of the blank. Once I get it round I'll decide whether to make it into a hollow form or a bowl. The smaller piece looks to have much shallower feathering. I suspect it'll end up as more of a platter, but I'll know better once I get into it. Since neither have been sealed, and since I'm too lazy to get out the sealer and a brush, I'm planning to get one or both of them roughed out today or tonight.

    Thanks again, Larry. You rock!
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    Larrys spreading our good michigan walnut all over the country He sure did make sure the box was filled to the maximum. Good on you again Larry Vaughn I am so looking forward to what you come up with. That chocolate really has some nice feathering going on

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    Delicious.

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    Drop DEAD GORGEOUS!!!!

    The Wood ain't bad either!
    Bruce Shiverdecker - Retired Starving Artist ( No longer a Part timer at Woodcraft, Peoria, Il.)

    "The great thing about turning is that all you have to do is remove what's not needed and you have something beautiful. Nature does the hard part!"

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    Larry, quit sending away all our good wood!

    I sent him a burl and he did a wonderful job and I can't wait to see what he does.
    "Small Change got rained on with his own 38"

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    Got a box from Larry today also. Wasn't turning wood!
    Jon

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    Vaughn looks pretty good. Larry is a fine gentleman. I see you have the dogs guarding those boxes pretty closely.

    Of course as soon as Larry gets his lathe there won't be any more wood in the mail.
    Bernie W.

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    Life is a box of chocolates...two boxes,actually

    How he get those puppys in the box??? Sure got some purty wood there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Shiverdecker View Post
    Drop DEAD GORGEOUS!!!!

    The Wood ain't bad either!
    well bruce, i was purty sure yu wernt talkin bout me

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Weishapl View Post
    Vaughn looks pretty good. Larry is a fine gentleman. I see you have the dogs guarding those boxes pretty closely.

    Of course as soon as Larry gets his lathe there won't be any more wood in the mail.
    and bernie, dont worry that really hot place hasnt frozen over yet so there is still time to get more of this junk spread out...
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    Very nice! That should have some pretty figure in it.

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