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    Red face Cut twice and its still to short

    Well while working on the commision chairs today, I re-cut the pieces for the side spindles. I wanted 9 1/4 " the last ones I made were also supposed to be 9 1/4" but for some reason they came out 8 3/4. Today I remade them and they came out 8 1/2". So I quite for the day.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    Some days....that's a good decision!
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    Dang tape measures. Better get a new one, I think the one you are using is plumb worn out.
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    OK I'm better now. Home made Pizza and a scotch made everything OK
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    Don,

    I don't do that Scotch stuff.....



    But I have some excellent microbrewed Scottish Ale in the fridge!
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    sounds like a typical day for me.

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    Alen,
    What realy hurts is the first time I did it with Birds eye maple at $10/bd.ft. the second time I did it with quilted maple at $7/bd.ft. I'm sedning the scraps to Jonathan to turn into pens for the troops
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    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    "thats gonna leave a mark", oh yeah, gonna hurt at 10 dollars a board foot

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    Where are you finding maple at those prices? I haven't seen anything really nice around here for less than about $12 per board foot.

    Of course the East Coast guys scoff at our high wood prices, but on the other hand, I've been wearing a t-shirt all day, and they're freezing their tails off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Where are you finding maple at those prices? I haven't seen anything really nice around here for less than about $12 per board foot.

    Of course the East Coast guys scoff at our high wood prices, but on the other hand, I've been wearing a t-shirt all day, and they're freezing their tails off.
    Sumthin about shipping heavy, bulky stuff 3,000 miles, I hear....
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