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    I made a board.

    Well....I didn't really make the board but my project wasn't much above that.
    My daughter needs a shelf over her washer and dryer in the laundry room of her rental house. So, of course, Daddy offered to make her one.
    Even with all the chunks, hunks, bits and scraps of wood I have around the house, I didn't have a single shelf suitable board. Not even scrap OSB or old plywood. Oh, well. So I took the tin mule over to Lowe's and bought an 8' piece of 1"X10" pine for $8.50. Buncha knots but I expected that. What I didn't expect was just how open grained and ultra-soft it was going to be. Put an ogee on with my shaper. Going with grain was OK but the ends just fuzzed up sumptin' fierce. But the big surprise came when I tried painting it. Using rattle can white paint it soaked in like I was painting a sponge.
    If the end use was anything more glamorous than a laundry room shelf I would have scraped the whole thing and bought different wood even at more money.
    Well, I ended up with a sorta painted board that didn't want to sand smooth and feels like it. I signed it with Vaughn's name and will hang next week.
    And, for those who demand pics, attached is a pic of a board.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails board.jpg  
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    YUP it a board
    "Thereís a lot of work being done today that doesnít have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesnít have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Well, I ended up with a sorta painted board that didn't want to sand smooth and feels like it. I signed it with Vaughn's name and will hang next week.
    And, for those who demand pics, attached is a pic of a board.
    what a great idea, Frank!!!! I think I'll sign Steve Southwood's name to my box swap box.
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    Normally a spinny guy, were you bored making the board?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    Normally a spinny guy, were you bored making the board?
    Groan..........
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

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    That's a great board
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    Sign over laundry rood door. Shrine of boardom.

    You really are the chairman of the board Frank.
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    With an ogee and everything. Frank, I'm honored to have my name on such a fine board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynthia White View Post
    what a great idea, Frank!!!! I think I'll sign Steve Southwood's name to my box swap box.
    How did I get drug into this, Sandalwood?
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    Normally a spinny guy, were you bored making the board?
    Rennie, how could he get bored working on that board when there wasn't a single hole bored in it? Unless he hid them on the bottom, that is.

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