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Yesterday when I went to get the mail it included an envelope that contained three of these beautiful marquetry pieces that Paul /Shipwright sent me and I can not get over how nice and precise they are .
Today after getting my hide glue heated up I ventured to install two of them and I must honestly say I was a bit nervous but all went fairly well I cleaned them up after the glue had set and just had to stand back and admire them for a while and then called my wife to take a look at the precious gift I had received .
Tomorrow I will clean and sand them and my apply some finish but I want to wait until they are completly dry .
One went on my table saw sled and the other on my new design leg vise .
I will post the new super simple quick release leg vise fairly soon and also do a blog on it but be patient .
In conclusion I would like to thank my good buddy Paul /Shipwright for his awesome gift and buddies like him are far and few in between as most of us know .
Paul you made my day actually more than one .


That is a handsome gift worthy of a wonderful friendship. It’s really amazing how the internet has created these communities where real, not virtual, connections are made. I have some very close friends from a music related forum that I have never even met in person, although several I have as they’ve passed through town.

-- Losing fingers since 1969

its heartwarming to see good friendships made, and paul is a wonderful guy, the inlay pieces he sent will always remind you of how gracious he is, looking forward to seeing where you have installed these….

-- "the grizz" [''''']

Very nice gesture and I’m sure it’s being put to good use.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway


Nice use of a very nice gift!


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

-- CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Like this all the way around! What a great gesture Paul… and logo.

A wonderful gift and very fine work

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker


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