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3 hours ago, Spanky said:

Mark J, when are you getting out of the big city and coming south to the country? 

I wish it was this fall, but it won't be.  We were in Raleigh, NC this month, but my wife's just not taken with it :(.  So on the return trip we decided to come back up through Nashville again, and that she likes :).  I dunno it's still more talk than action. 

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Mark,  we’re taking a trip up to Nashville in Oct. from Houston. What are your recommendations as a tourist to see and do? 

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Coop, I may be out of town the whole month of October.  I have a cousin that lives in Eastern Iowa :D

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10 minutes ago, Spanky said:

Coop, I may be out of town the whole month of October.  I have a cousin that lives in Eastern Iowa :D

Is his name Dave?

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6 hours ago, Mark J said:

I wish it was this fall, but it won't be.  We were in Raleigh, NC this month, but my wife's just not taken with it :(.  So on the return trip we decided to come back up through Nashville again, and that she likes :).  I dunno it's still more talk than action. 

 

6 hours ago, K Cooper said:

Mark,  we’re taking a trip up to Nashville in Oct. from Houston. What are your recommendations as a tourist to see and do? 

You two need to stop by here when your in the area.

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Rickey, I got a new business angle for you. Look at these prices for paulownia, can't believe what these guys are selling it for! I figured with 6 boards in a pack they are selling this stuff for $13-16 a board foot.

  • SURFBOARD WOOD PACKS - 6 BOARDS PER PACK

    All Timber In this category has been machined

  • 6 feet - 8 feet Long

  • 1" x 4" x 72"
    $200.00
  • 1" x 4" x 72" #2 Stock with Knots & blemishes
    $175.00
  • 1" x 4" x 84" long
    $210.00
  • 1" x 4.5" x 84" long
    $215.00
  • 1" x 5" x 84" long
    $225.00
  • 1" x 6" x 78" long
    $248.00
  • 1" x 6" x 84" long
    $250.00
  • 1" x 4" x 95" long
    $248.00
  • 1" x 6" x 95" long
    $300.00

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7 hours ago, K Cooper said:

Mark,  we’re taking a trip up to Nashville in Oct. from Houston. What are your recommendations as a tourist to see and do? 

Well I'm no tour guide, but besides the above the Parthenon (replica) was really cool.  We don't know anything about the country music scene, cause we've mostly been investigating neighborhoods.  

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On 7/18/2019 at 8:34 PM, Gary Beasley said:

Not much, just made an upgrade on my sharpening system. Got a 220 grit CBN wheel and put it on a variable speed grinder I had. Then I had bought a Wolverine style mount Robo Rest for platform grinding and had to devise a mount for it. Tried it out today on a small well dried oak bowl and got really good results.

Next I have a small reduction gear motor with a speed control on the way from Ebay so I can adapt my lathe for slow speed poly application for a more perfect finish without hours of sanding.

Once I have that working I want to try it out on the butternut bowl I have turned. Stuff I was trying to use kept getting ripples and runs. 

If you want to see what I posted on the AAW forum about the reduction motor:

http://www.aawforum.org/community/index.php?threads/slow-speed-finish-on-my-dvr.15061/

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1 hour ago, Spanky said:

Man, I need to get the Houston Boy to start marketing my lumber. 

Are you building up a healthy supply? 

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On 8/1/2019 at 8:11 PM, K Cooper said:

Are you building up a healthy supply? 

No, I haven’t been cutting alot of lumber for the woodworker’s this summer. The money in cutting cross tie’s and hardwood flooring lumber. But, I still have enough to load your old station wagon down. ;)

 

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1 hour ago, Spanky said:

Cousin Dave, my wife wanted a new coffee table. I have a guy making her one out of walnut and tiger hard maple. Here’s a few pics of the test fit. It will have two drawers and a bottom shelf.  The side panels and drawer fronts will be tiger hard maple.

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That's damn nice work, Don't forget I have done stuff for you, and could always handle another commission.

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1 hour ago, RichardA said:

That's damn nice work, Don't forget I have done stuff for you, and could always handle another commission.

I will.......but I have alot of woodworker’s that buy lumber from me. So I need to spread it around alittle.

I guess, it’s about Houston time!    :ph34r:

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Yeah, you're right.  Spread it around.  I've never had a owner of a lumber yard, take such an interest in woodworkers.  Ya done good Rickey.  

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My wife came up with the table she wanted. I picked the lumber and John making the table.

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On 8/1/2019 at 5:47 AM, wtnhighlander said:

Ken, you'd probably enjoy a tour of the Hermitage. Lots of cool period furniture and woodwork to see. 

If I was making the trip by myself, I could certainly see me doing just that. 

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8 minutes ago, treeslayer said:

That’s different, what makes the color do you know?

Not sure.......

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