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    "Weekend Doin's" - Wo-Zha-Wa Edition

    Friday September 14th, 2007

    GOOD MORNING "CREEKERS"!!!

    What is Wo-Zha-Wa and is it anything to worry about?

    Wo-Zha-Wa is a celebration started 40 some years ago by the owners of the various establisments here to thank their summer workers, who for the most part back then, were college kids. Now the summer workers are from foreign countries.

    It has, over the years, turned into if not the biggest, almost the biggest weekend of the season, populated by tourists, not the workers that it was originally intended. It's the last hurrah and the return to an existence one would expect from a population of less than 3000 residents.

    Granddaugter, Tama, is marching in the parade [over 100 units] Sunday, so we will be at the parade.

    I hope to get in the shop at some point and get a little more accomplished on the dust collection for the RAS and CMS. We'll see.

    Fall is in the air here. Temps are starting to get into the low 40's overnight and we might even get our first frost overnight tonight. Maple trees are starting to change, so I guess it's official....summers over.

    What are you up to this weekend? Whatever it may be I hope it's enjoyable. Oh, and make it a safe one!!

    Karl
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    Summer may be over where ever you live, but we are finally dipping into the upper 50's at night here, and then it's right back up in the mid 80's during the day. It's been a nice relief from the soaring temps and drought conditions we've been experiencing. But the last couple days of waking up to 58 or 59 degrees has definitely been nice. Frost is still a month or two away for us.
    Last edited by Keel McDonald; 09-14-2007 at 7:22 AM.
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    With any luck, I'll be back in the shop working on the finishing of the cherry vanities...
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    Hey Karl,
    In town this weekend. Big boat sailing on the mighty Mississippi.
    Gotta get them honey do finished.
    Shop time all around.
    Have a safe one.
    TJH
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    i'm in the midst of preparing for my wedding which is a week away. (yeah, small gloat )

    i'm going to try and sneak away and work on some christmas gifts though.

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    I'll spend some time carving a fireplace mantel and sharpening some plane irons.

    Dale
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    Get the west half of the shop painted and lights up. Get ready for the arrival of my new toys next week.
    Ken

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    Tonight: Borrow a friend's flatbed trailer.
    Saturday: Pick up a cord and a half of firewood, then take it home and stack it. My children will be earning their phone and video game privileges for the month.
    Sunday: Visit a local sawmill and get 200 feet of 6/4 sycamore to stack in my back yard, out past the firewood. Some will go into the garage attic to begin the faster drying process. After that, take back the trailer.

    Kirk

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    I'd like to finish the router table, but doubt that I'll get that far. I've been roped into a rescue function by my wife. I need to go buy some polo type shirts for the new job I start on Wed. That will be Sat am. Hopefully I'll be able to get a big chunk of the table finished up, and some poly on the bottom pieces. Jim.
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    Lumber/Tool Auction

    Saturday is our WW club's annual lumber and tool auction to benefit our education fund. Of special interest this year is over 1000 BF of American Chestnut lumber that was sawn in 1908 and has been stored in a barn ever since. No nail or worm holes in any of it. Mostly 5/4 RS RL/RW.

    Honey-Do stuff for Sunday.

    Have a great Weekend,
    Happy and Safe Turning, Don


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    Finished finishing schedule on a dresser last night (second one) and hope to complete assembly and deliver to the client (my 3-yeard old son) this weekend.

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    I'll be finishing the repairs on a humidor that belongs to a customer from my stereo shop. Then I'll be starting 2 humidors for my BIL and I. I'm going to use either curly maple or quilted maple and Bloodwood. I really liked the contrast I achieved on the last box.
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    It's starting to look like our summer weather is starting to give way to fall weather, so I'll be visiting the nursery tomorrow and coming home with a bunch of plants for the flower beds I installed this summer. The final, easiest and most gratifying part is getting the plants in. Looking forward to some hard earned redemption. LOML is very unhappy with the large brown spots previously occupied by grass, weeds and crab grass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Wyko View Post
    Then I'll be starting 2 humidors for my BIL and I.
    I won't hold my breath!

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    Going down to Mom's for her birthday Saturday. Rare sighting of my brother and I at Mom's on the same day. Plan on having the workbench drawers ready to seal by EOD Sunday.
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