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    Projects I'm working on right now

    Besides the big kitchen job; and a porcelain job on it's way in. I'm fining up a Large Empire table which is done but need to finish the 2 leaves I made and then get the new stretcher installed. Then there is the Park benches, if they get approved it a good summer job on top of everything else and job waiting to be picked up. MAN i AM GLAD HUNTING SEASON DOSE NOT START TILL SEPTEMBER
    Finishing up the 1718 musket
    silver ware chest
    bench leg
    chair arm, small tale stand
    Exc.exc.exc
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    Looks to me like you could use a little more work Dave.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

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    I use to hate to malty-task just because I would never get anything done and by the end of the day I would feel like some dum blond bimbo
    But the med's I'm taking for ADHD seems to be doing their job.

    Steve I am not turning down any work no matter how busy I get.

    Jarrod did his 1st carving job. I had him or should I say made him do the carved piece on the top of the mahogany chest and the side corners. I'm very proud of the boy, he did a fantastic job. I knew he could do it just had to give him a push.
    Last edited by Dave Hawksford; 05-25-2011 at 03:56 PM.
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    Good job Jarrod. Picture would be nice, hint, hint. maybe you should get him on the board?
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    I do have a few pics of the job Jarrod did. He took this cabinet 100% apart , re-glued it and made the top with a little help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hawksford View Post
    ... I knew he could do it just had to give him a push.
    Could you shove me Wow, nice carving and piece...& good to keep busy, glad to hear it!
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    There might be hope for the boy yet Nice work on that.
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    Very nice work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Southwood View Post
    There might be hope for the boy yet Nice work on that.
    Nope Nada he's back in the dog house , on my paturbed list.

    Today I took in a porcelain job, quick 150 bucks for reapplying a handle to a vase and touch. I was getting something to eat and when I returned Jarrod is working on the break. Now When your working on porcelain you have to think 5 step ahead and be very very very careful, bet you see this coming ! I told him you need to paint the cracked edges with a white undercoater so a dark line will not show, NO YOU DON"T ! yes you do. You also need to tone the epoxy to the exact color of the finish, OK I CAN DO IT ! so he epoxy's the handle and puts it to the vase and walks away for a second. I hear Crack ! The friggen handle drops off and onto the floor. I told him bulls horns happens & your dealing with the customer.

    O I'm .................
    Last edited by Dave Hawksford; 05-26-2011 at 11:55 AM.
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    Glad you are keeping busy.
    Yer boy did some fine carving.
    You definitely need to send that musket to me for final approval and testing. It shouldn't take more than a couple years to get that done.
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