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Artie, If you haven't stained the manger yet, you might consider a wipe on stain. Wipe on stains don't penetrate deep into the wood but you can control the darkness by applying coats to get it to where you want it. I've had good luck with wipe on's and it's easy to apply.

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HOLY!!!!

they're sweet...

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We are our own worst critic Artie, but then maybe that's what drives us to strive for doing better on the next project...

They look great from here Artie.

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Finally I get to see where you made a mistake...looks like you spilled stain on your shop floor and didn't get it cleaned up before the photo op.:Laughing:

 

From the West side of Indiana they both look very nice and perfectly represent their intended purpose. Now you need to suspend a single white light above each one. Not to sound like a broken record, but don't forget to sign & date these Artie. I suspect these will be treasured by future generations.:)

 

 

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1 hour ago, Grandpadave52 said:

Finally I get to see where you made a mistake...looks like you spilled stain on your shop floor and didn't get it cleaned up before the photo op.:Laughing:

 

From the West side of Indiana they both look very nice and perfectly represent their intended purpose. Now you need to suspend a single white light above each one. Not to sound like a broken record, but don't forget to sign & date these Artie. I suspect these will be treasured by future generations.:)

 

 

I put the last coat of sealer (I hope) on the outside and a first coat on the inside tonight. Tomorrow I’m gonna sign (and date) the bottom, and put a second (and probably last) coat on the inside and a first coat on the bottom. Friday night I will put a second coat on the bottom, and Saturday after work I will wire the lights on each, and Sunday the Missus and meself are going over to Trevor’s (our son) and Brianna’s house and give it to them. 

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They look great Artie. We do tend to be our own worst critics. That's because we're always looking for perfection. If they accomplish the intended purpose, they are perfect. Nobody will be looking for more than that, except the builder.

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9 minutes ago, It Was Al B said:

They look great Artie. We do tend to be our own worst critics. That's because we're always looking for perfection. If they accomplish the intended purpose, they are perfect. Nobody will be looking for more than that, except the builder.

I agree Al that they are acceptable for the purpose they were built for. However there is also the yardstick of whether one (meaning me) is getting better/competent. I would like to take on some more challenging projects, but I need to get better first. Wood be expensive these days. How are you and the Missus doing these days?

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Hey Artie, I'm definitely not in the advanced catagory when it comes to woodworking, but if I can ever be of help, let me know. My shop is available, and if I can provide any guidance, don't hesitate. I can fire up the wood stove so the shop will be warm. 

Wood is expensive, but if you decide you want to buy hardwoods, I'd be glad to take you to Highland Hardwoods in Brentwood NH.. They have a "shorts" bin where prices have been reduced from regular pricing. We could take the trip just to browse. I buy rough sawn lumber and put it thru my little thickness planer. Much cheaper than S4S lumber.

My wife has her arm out of the sling and is now having physical therapy done outside the home. Making good progress. This old phart is doing fine.

The new generator was delivered yesterday. It was delivered into my shop by Amazon. Free shipping.

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Love it Artie. Great job.

The thread may be over, but the memories are just about to begin.

Thanks for sharing it all with us!!

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most excellent Art...

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6 hours ago, Artie said:

Well, I can truthfully say that all my work, is a work of Art :) 

that's what I said...

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 Artie those are great looking. Your Son & DIL will be proud to display them. The lighting is perfect & I really like the shelf idea. 

 A trip to the craft store for some straw or moss is all you need. Good job.

 

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