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Old 11-19-2010, 07:50 AM   #1
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I've been building these benches. The casings are dovetailed in. The artwork is my Mothers. We have been fairly successful selling these so far. In fact we have sold every one. I have only done 9 of them so far. They are made from pine. I go out to the sawmill to buy the wood. Some of the wood is reclaimed from furniture that I see sitting on the side of the road. I know its not a sexy reclaimed old barn wood story but there it is. I hope yall like them.
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:52 AM   #2
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It doesn't matter where the reclaimed lumber comes from as long as it isn't toxic.

Your work is beautiful and functional. Very nice.

Are you painting or woodburning or both?
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It doesn't matter where the reclaimed lumber comes from as long as it isn't toxic.

Your work is beautiful and functional. Very nice.

Are you painting or woodburning or both?
My Mother is doing the artwork with paint and sometimes she likes to use pencils. I do the finishing work (stain/poly/etc) after she puts her art on them. I also have been selling them without the art too.

I dont know how to woodburn. I've never seen it done.

I am getting ready to start doing inlays though.

Thank You for the compliment
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That's some seriously nice work. I especially like the wooden hinges. Great job and thanks for sharing.
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Hey Tex! Welcome!

Great work! And great work Mom! I like that the benches serve also as storage. Very functional and nice craftmanship.
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My Mother is doing the artwork with paint and sometimes she likes to use pencils. I do the finishing work (stain/poly/etc) after she puts her art on them. I also have been selling them without the art too.

I dont know how to woodburn. I've never seen it done.

I am getting ready to start doing inlays though.

Thank You for the compliment
I do inlay on some of my jewelry box's. The whiteside inlay set is the best. Here is the link where you can get it. Some of the other's mfd. i don't like http://www.woodcraft.com/catalog/family.aspx?id=2001391 You can get it at any other supply place's also. Here is another link on doing inlay's http://brianhavens.us/resource/router-inlay-basics Their are other's that do inlay's also . It is fun to do The main thing is not to get in a hurry . good luck
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I do inlay on some of my jewelry box's. The whiteside inlay set is the best. Here is the link where you can get it. Some of the other's mfd. i don't like http://www.woodcraft.com/catalog/family.aspx?id=2001391 You can get it at any other supply place's also. Here is another link on doing inlay's http://brianhavens.us/resource/router-inlay-basics Their are other's that do inlay's also . It is fun to do The main thing is not to get in a hurry . good luck
Wow, I got stuck looking through Brians website. I've never seen a card scraper before. I think I would like to try that. Thank You.
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It doesn't matter where the reclaimed lumber comes from as long as it isn't toxic.
I agree with Pinokeeo. Reclaimed lumber still has that "green" appeal no matter what the story behind it is.

You do amazing work there. Glad to hear your sales are going well and you have found the right people to appreciate your work!
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I agree with Pinokeeo. Reclaimed lumber still has that "green" appeal no matter what the story behind it is.

You do amazing work there. Glad to hear your sales are going well and you have found the right people to appreciate your work!
I do thank you for the compliment. I have just taken this up really. I have a long long way to go before it can be considered great work. I do hope to get there though. I see that you and I are neighbors. I live between Houston and Humble. Nice to meet you and I hope you and yours have a great Thanksgiving.
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