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Old 12-14-2017, 11:08 PM   #581
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In June, I toured amazing Peru including Lima, Cuzco, and the Amazon. Wonderful food, people, and culture. My main souvenir purchase was baby alpaca yarn and I finished my first ever knitted sweater today! It’s perfect for our warm Texas winters!
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:36 PM   #582
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Wow, that's gorgeous, MBAustin! You did a great job.
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Old 12-15-2017, 07:00 AM   #583
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In June, I toured amazing Peru including Lima, Cuzco, and the Amazon. Wonderful food, people, and culture. My main souvenir purchase was baby alpaca yarn and I finished my first ever knitted sweater today! It’s perfect for our warm Texas winters!
Cria yarn is incredibly soft! The sweater turned out great.
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Old 12-16-2017, 12:41 PM   #585
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I took a quilting class last winter. Took me until the end of August to finish it. Now I know why quilts are so expensive.
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I took a quilting class last winter. Took me until the end of August to finish it. Now I know why quilts are so expensive.
I bet that's a lot of work, I wouldn't want to even try to guess how much time it took to make that!
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First watch mod!
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First watch mod!

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I wanted a brass watch but couldn’t find any I liked in my size and price range, so I bought a timex and stripped the chrome plating with acid and a dremel. I’m most proud of removing the juvenile “expedition” logo and faux screws from the bezel. But I ended up removing so much material, I had to regroove the crown and get a wider watch strap. Still, $200 cheaper and a better fit than anything I could’ve bought.
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Wow fine detailing work! Congratulations.
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How will you keep the brass from tarnishing? Or is that part of the look you're going for?
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Yes, I’m a firm believer that a natural and honest patina is the best feature of a brass watch.
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I took a quilting class last winter. Took me until the end of August to finish it. Now I know why quilts are so expensive.


Beautiful quilt. I took up quilting after retiring too. I'm enjoying it.
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Whipped up a couple of mega cheese boards. did a turquoise inlay on the handle that I wish popped a bit more so that it can be seen better.
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^ Very nice!
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Whipped up a couple of mega cheese boards. did a turquoise inlay on the handle that I wish popped a bit more so that it can be seen better.
Very nice. Did you also build the counters that the cheeseboards are on?
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Very nice. Did you also build the counters that the cheeseboards are on?
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No I didn't build the top on my bar (it's granite) and I didn't build the bar cabinet. I only made the front trim piece.
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No I didn't build the top on my bar (it's granite) and I didn't build the bar cabinet. I only made the front trim piece.
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Nice work. What type of wood did you use for the cheese boards?
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Nice work. What type of wood did you use for the cheese boards?
Thanks - African mahogany
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MIL called - said she needed a cutting board for a Christmas gift. I went to the workshop and rounded up some scraps from baseboard trim, drafting table, a cabinet and a gun stock. And got her a cutting board with 4 days to spare.
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I never realized how easy end grain cutting boards are to make. Basically if you have a planer and a table saw you're good to go. They're really cool looking too.
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