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    Talking Finished Facade

    Hey Everyone,

    As some of you know, my 14.75 hour marathon carve on the Yankee Facade went very well.

    My customer wanted to paint and finish it himself. Well, I just received some pictures from him.

    So here it is, in all it's "finished" glory. Folks I'll tell ya, he did a FANTASTIC job with the paint, flag poles and mounting. Tells me he even attached the flags with string so they'll wave when the ceiling fan is on. Gotta love it!!

    Did this old woodworker proud!

    Only problem is...I haven't heard from him since. I think he's watching re-runs of the world series and won't leave the room...lol
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    Excellent work all the way around with the paint and flag poles Well done
    Computers-Yuk....I should junk it...It never does what it should do...only what I tell it.

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    Thanks Bill,
    It was a challenge but worth it.
    Christopher Neil Albrecht
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    Chris,

    Finished Yankee Facade looks great. I don't think you ever told us what the material was that you carved it from.
    Mel

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotpop View Post
    Chris,

    Finished Yankee Facade looks great. I don't think you ever told us what the material was that you carved it from.
    It was carved from a Poplar 1 x 12. Could have used 1 x 10 but didn't have one.
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    It came out beautiful, Chris. You should be proud. I ain't interested in how much you got for your work, but it wasn't enough.
    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Massingale View Post
    It came out beautiful, Chris. You should be proud. I ain't interested in how much you got for your work, but it wasn't enough.
    Ken
    Thanks Ken,

    It was enough to pay the electric bill so I have one more month of carving I can do...lol

    But he tells me many of his Friends are interested so, keeping the fingers crossed....
    Christopher Neil Albrecht
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    Default Electric Bill....

    My Electric Bill in the shop this month is $24.00. At peek carving this summer I got a $63.00 bill running the Carve Machine and a 2 HP Dust Collector. Sometimes I ran my second Carver with a 1 HP dust collector.... 10 plus hours a day..... Well worth it.

    I am VERY IMPRESSES with your work and dedication.

    Here is a thought.... "eBay" To keep eBay from ripping you off for a big job I suggest you run an auction for a "Sample Section" carving and use the finished picture. That way you have them pay say $10.00 for a sample piece you cut for them and eBay is happy.

    Then later you work out the deal for the complete section.

    I think your product will FLY and you will soon be babysitting a FLEET of 6 Carve Machines making them.... Good think Lake Wallenpaupack in in your neighborhood with it's Power Generation Plant.... You might be dimming the lights..... Snicker....

    Good Job and Good Luck.

    I think you are on to something..... SPORTS SELLS and you are not into any Copyright problems with what you are doing.

    AL
    Last edited by Digitalwoodshop; 02-27-2008 at 03:59 PM.

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    Chris,

    Gerat job, I wish i could create work like that . That something to be proud of.


    Michael

    P.S Would that guy be a Yank fan ?

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    Chris,

    Very impressive, a lonnnng Job, well done.

    The photos look great,
    It was nice that your client sent them to you,
    and that you shared them with all of us.
    Ken


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