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    Another mike from Eastern washington

    Tried to register as Mike but it seems some one with the same name beat me to it!!! Retired plastering contractor. wife kids and grandkids keep me busy but I love making things out of wood and restoring 20's and 30's lighting.

    I like making boxes and furniture. Walnut and big leaf maple are my favorites. Buy sell and trade wood here and there. Have to stay busy.
    Hope to learn and maybe teach-but most of all here to have a good time. Tried to add a couple pictures- Lets see how I did.
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    Welcome to the family Mike!

    Great looking boxes, looking forward to getting to know you.
    Darren

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

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    Howdy Mike! Welcome aboard.

    Looks like the pics came through dandy. That's some delightfully burly goodness you have there. Love the curvy shape on the boxes, makes them sorry of look a bit like marble with the figure.

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    Welcome, Mike. Glad you found us. Those are some pretty boxes.

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    Hi Mike,

    Glad you found us and glad you showed the pics.

    That is quite a contrast between the two boxes. One looks like it belongs in a sedate private club and the other looks like it would like to party.

    Enjoy,
    JimB
    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.
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    Welcome aboard, Mike. Nice-looking work indeed. Strange coincidence, the other Mike Stafford around here is also well-known for his boxes, although he specializes in round ones made on a lathe.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    Welcome Mike !!!
    Faith, Hope & Charity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Welcome aboard, Mike. Nice-looking work indeed. Strange coincidence, the other Mike Stafford around here is also well-known for his boxes, although he specializes in round ones made on a lathe.
    That is funny- I have a lathe but it's only use is to take up space and store un-needed dust!

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    Thanks all for the welcome.

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    Welcome Mike,

    You are second person with my name I have encountered who works with wood and to me that is strange.

    I used to be make a lot of flat work boxes until I discovered the lathe. In fact I started using the lathe to turn knobs and handles for my flatwork boxes.

    Here are a few pictures of some of my boxes from the B.T. period. That's Before Turning......

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    Last edited by Mike Stafford; 09-08-2014 at 12:49 PM.
    I may be getting a little older physically but mentally I'm still tarp as a shack.

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