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  • Dan A
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    hey, got my issue today. Wasn't wrapped in plastic like usual but at least it's here.


    Dan

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  • Jim McDonald
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    I knew a guy who lived near a pallet factory in Florida and he paneled his family room with cypress cut offs the factory gave him
    (of course, that was in the late 70s)

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  • NC Scroller
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    There is a place in Wimington, NC called Anchor Hardwoods that has been selling "sinker cypress" for many years. I have not purchased or used any. This is a picture from their projects page.

    https://www.anchorhardwoods.net/proj...box=image_107x

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  • bbofpp
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    nice issue!
    Didn't know Mindy left.
    bb

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  • Rolf
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    We have an extension on the side of the garage that the prior owners used for the pool heater and oil tank. (the pool and all that stuff is gone) That part had vinyl siding on it as does the back of the house. Any way , it looked weird from the street between the Cypress and vinyl So I used Cedar instead, significantly cheaper and it was all stained anyway. If you buy clear cedar it does get a bit pricey. hen I was picking through the pile at the lumber yard it was killing me to put the highly figured boards to the side. I thought I would go back for it another time. When I did it was all gone.

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  • Woodtography (tm)
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    Got mine yesterday, Friday 1/11.

    Like that Dragon puzzle by John Nelson and the Hardwood Chess set by Clayton Meyers, So I'll make those.

    Charles Hands tip for the spice rack was very clever as I am sure everyone has one

    Am also going to check out the Preval Sprayer and Bob Duncans review of the Pegas was very good (I have the ex-16 and just ordered the upgrade clamps from QTE as posted in this thread:

    Glad to see an issue without bowls or box making project(s)...

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  • leehljp
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    I grew up about 5 miles from the Mississippi River and heard of "sinker's" but it seems like "local" loggers called them something else back in the 50's and 60s. And the sinkers were more than just cypress. My dad got some blue cottonwood that had been sunk for a hundred years or so, and set it aside for me in the mid '80s. Beautiful wood. Somehow my blue cottonwood disappeared while I was living overseas.

    Back on topic: Got back from Dallas on Tuesday night, went to the post office the next day (9th) and my copy was at there. GREAT issue. Enjoyed all of it - and Carol's bowl, David Van Ess's Alphabets, Rolf's Victorian Wall Caddy and much more.

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  • handibunny
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    I'm curious to see if the experienced cabinet makers at our local lumberyard/flooring/cabinetry shop are familiar with sinker cypress. I've always liked the grain of cypress, but it does mess up sandpaper something awful.

    I didn't know that it was used for siding, but it makes sense because of its high oil content. Pricey! I can see why you don't want to replace any more! A few years ago we made some cedar planters for our kids, and were alarmed at the cost of a pretty unremarkable looking wood. I'm grateful for any "freebies" I can get!

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  • Rolf
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    The front of my house is Cypress vertical plank and batten. It broke my heart to seal it with a light stain but the weather was really beating it up.
    I had to replace a few planks and @$75 a plank 10' x 10" by 3/4, I don't want to replace any more .The original was a full 1" thick.
    The sinker wood is beautiful stuff.

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  • Jim McDonald
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    Originally posted by handibunny View Post
    Makes for a good read, even if it's a bit too cold to make sawdust!
    I've got the fever, though. Expect to get wood Tuesday from Ocooh to start making Steve Good's Nativity boxes for Christmas 2019. Need to do at least seven, so I've got to get started as soon as the weather breaks.
    (Six layers to each box, plus backer and two cuts for each lid. I know I can do it, but at times I feel I am just a bit crazy)

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  • handibunny
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    Thanks, Jim and Melanie, for the kind words. Melanie, with your abilities, if you ever wanted to make a bowl, I know it would be quite impressive.

    It was fun getting the cypress assignment. The color of the wood, when seen in person, is just lovely, with a real richness and depth. I was also intrigued by the small pieces of pecky cypress, which I almost missed in the package. I had been working on some tea lights, and the wood was just perfect for it, needing just a little smoothing and softening of the edges--talk about an instant project!

    I had never heard of "sinker cypress", and was pleased to find such an informative article in the magazine, along with the usual array of interesting projects and helpful information. Makes for a good read, even if it's a bit too cold to make sawdust!

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  • meflick
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    Originally posted by Jim McDonald View Post
    Got mine Wednesday and the grain patterns in the bowl Carole made are truly beautiful. She made that piece of wood look great! Great communing with the "wood spirits".
    (But then, she does that to a whole lot of species)
    Couldn't agree with you more Jim. I always love everything Carole does and wish I had just a small ounce of the talent she does.

    I also like the hot air ballon that they had in the letters section using the SpectraPly from Jim Maciag. That is the same hot air ballon pattern I had recently tried from scrolleronline. I need to get some SpectraPly and do some with it. Now, to go back to issue 72 to find some sources for it.

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  • meflick
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    Originally posted by keystonecop View Post
    waiting here also, I did the cut for the dragon and did not get my early copy.. Hummm
    You did an excellent job on it too. Perhaps they sent your early copy to the OTHER John Nelson. Or perhaps someone at the post office lifted your copy.

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  • will8989
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    Got mine today. Saw Bob was at gruff and gruff. That’s my go to place for wood. We’ve been going there for about 5 years. Perhaps there will be an open house and the Pegas saw will be there?

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  • KarlB
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    I received mine today in Southwest Florida.

    Karl

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