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Old 07-18-2013, 08:05 PM   #1
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We like to sleep head end by the counter , so the flip up counter extension was a problem because we also have a foam topper . This has now been remedied by narrowing the flip up counter extension by 2 inches . I think one would not easily notice that it is narrower . Easy up and down now !
In the 15A one really does have a good piece of counter space between the stove and sink , however we did not take the stove cover because it would block that useful space at the back of the stove . As noted by CPAHarley in another thread it is nice to have a cutting/prep board on the stove ..... so Wolf made a very fancy cutting board ( don't think I will ever be able to bring myself to cut on it though ) . Adds a great space .
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:08 PM   #2
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Wow! The paper towel holder and cutting board are awesome. Love the color!
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Stove cover..

The stove cover also doubles as a tray and we also have matching sink cover as well a paper towel dispenser/tea towel bar .
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:18 PM   #4
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Wolf did a great job on those things, Gabby. What a handy guy to have around.
I see purple heart, walnut, maple and a few other wood species in there....very nice.
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Wow! The paper towel holder and cutting board are awesome. Love the color!
Thanks for saying so , Wolf spent a good deal of time on them . There are seven different natural woods , plus the oak sides of the stove cover/tray .
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Wolf did a great job on those things, Gabby. What a handy guy to have around.
I see purple heart, walnut, maple and a few other wood species in there....very nice.
Thanks .... also yellow wood ,cherry , padouk and one of the red - starts with b and escapes me at the moment . Yup ... he really has made many lovely things over the years . Ummmm Gabi ......
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Beautiful, nice work. Now that you have made one, you can make more and sell them, I'd like a stove and sink cover set, please.
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The tray idea is not only beautiful but extremely functional. My son made a cutting board very similar with all those woods and I've never seen my daughter-in-law cut on it either...much too beautiful.
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Have you tried either in the "tow mode" to determine if they stay put?
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Wolf says thanks ... Karen, I know just how your daughter--in-law feels . Yup , the sink cover was in use at the rally , it is routered out to fit the sink - doesn't move . The tray/ stove cover is an exact fit over the stove , maybe an 8th of an inch play so that it really can't move at all . With it being all solid wood it has enough weight to not allow it to jump ( which it really couldn't anyway as the stove is a couple of inches high ) .
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Thanks .... also yellow wood ,cherry , padouk and one of the red - starts with b and escapes me at the moment . Yup ... he really has made many lovely things over the years . Ummmm Gabi ......
Great job! I am going to try to revive a few of my wood working skills and make a stove cover. I remember using padouk in a chess board that I made in high school. Gotta love those exotic woods!

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Thanks .... also yellow wood ,cherry , padouk and one of the red - starts with b and escapes me at the moment . Yup ... he really has made many lovely things over the years . Ummmm Gabi ......
Bulbinga?
I was wondering about the spelling, and knew a long time friend spelled the way I did. I won't forget now.
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Bulbinga?
I was wondering about the spelling, and knew a long time friend spelled the way I did. I won't forget now.
Right on ... it is bubinga . Oh sure sure ...... someone is always trying to make me out to be gabby ....
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Oh sure sure ...... someone is always trying to make me out to be gabby ....
You mean, that isn't how you got your name?
j/k of course, I really enjoyed doing the wine tour with you and Wolf.
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You mean, that isn't how you got your name?
j/k of course, I really enjoyed doing the wine tour with you and Wolf.
We also enjoyed that , Silver Sage especially . The other group - with the Eriksons and Jones went to another Winery that was set up like a western saloon , apparently very fun . Maybe next year .
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Well done on the woodworking. 8)

Word of warning for anyone thinking of working with some of these woods, though. Some exotics are quite nasty on the sinuses, so make sure you have good ventilation.

I built some wall sconces out of padauk several years ago. I found it fairly irritating, but one of my friends came over for dinner a few days later and had a bad reaction, even without going into my work shop. Fair enough, a bit of sensitivity there. The amazing bit was that she had the same reaction several months later, just after I gave the shop a thorough cleaning, including wiping dust down from places that hadn't been dusted since before I did the padauk project..
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Yeah, lots of caustic irritating woods out there. Recently, on a flooring install on a project my company was doing, we used massaranduba (Brazilian Redwood). Holy crap was that stuff irritating, and I don't have sensitive skin. My guys had to wear goggles, gloves and masks. I had a small scrape on my arm and did it ever sting when I got dust on it. When sanding for finishing, we ventilated well and wore full disposable coveralls and respirators. The floor sure did look great though.
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Hhmm,
wonder how that wood would look installed in an Escape??
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Pretty good, but at 3/4" think, it might be heavy. After a few months now, we are still loving our cork floor.
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That word of warning is important and worthwhile advice , as Wolf is a BMT survivor he does use a respirator and coverall for most parts of his woodworking .
That cork floor Jim Bennett installed in his19 is beautifully installed and is very attractive , if our floor weren't so new ........
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