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    A couple of weekends, a couple of desks

    Our church runs a preschool and every morning parents come in and drop off their rug rats and have to sign them in only to sign them out a few hours later. For some time we've had a couple of small podiums in the hall out side the doors of the two classes to hold the clipboard with the sign in sheets. This had become a bit of an issue with people bumping into them (especially the aforementioned rug rats) and the space they took up when not in use.

    I was asked to furnish a solution. Done!

    The case is weeping birch harvested from another church member's yard. The door is birch ply with a laminate interior and Lyptus edge banding.

    Now the desks can be folded up out of the way when not in use.
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    Very nicely done.
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    Rennie,
    those look terrific! How do you like working with Lyptus? I've not tried it yet, but I saw a presentation by the scientist who 'commercialized' it for Weyerhauser. Fascinating product.
    -Ned

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Bulken View Post
    Rennie,
    those look terrific! How do you like working with Lyptus? I've not tried it yet, but I saw a presentation by the scientist who 'commercialized' it for Weyerhaeuser. Fascinating product.
    Hi Ned,

    I really like Lyptus (see my signature line). It's dense, heavy wood that (I think) finishes glass smooth and has some beautiful highlights.
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    Down side - splinters, lots of them....mostly in my fingers . I have also cut myself a couple of times running my finger along a freshly planed edge - the corner was that sharp!
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    aha,
    well I'm right near SUNY Morrisville, which hosts the NY college of Forestry, and while I forget the prof's name, I vividly recall the whole process of how they brought him a sample, did NOT tell him what it was, and asked him to quantify it, and then to commercialize it. When I get my shop up and going, I'm planning on a few projects with it for the house.
    -Ned

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Bulken View Post
    aha,
    well I'm right near SUNY Morrisville, which hosts the NY college of Forestry, and while I forget the prof's name, I vividly recall the whole process of how they brought him a sample, did NOT tell him what it was, and asked him to quantify it, and then to commercialize it. When I get my shop up and going, I'm planning on a few projects with it for the house.
    I'd be real interested in hearing about, and seeing, the results!
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    Good Job

    Very nice Rennie!

    It's always nice to be able to use one gifts for the benefit of others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kerr View Post
    Very nice Rennie!

    It's always nice to be able to use one gifts for the benefit of others.
    Thanks Jeff!

    This is doubly true as the wood was a gift from another member!
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