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Old 09-06-2014, 06:48 AM  
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On a side note, I made a pencil box back in high school. The box was made from red meranti but I made the top from merbau. I had wanted a smooth look, but I used the wrong tool and ended up with this weird texture on the top.


and a lame acrylic painting I did in art class



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Lame...by what standards? It's better than most people can do...and far better than I can do.



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Lame...by what standards? It's better than most people can do...and far better than I can do.
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I can't draw a straight line with a ruler...
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Well ... I hesitate to say ... but my biggest non-work hobby is singing classical music. Started in 7th grade and took it up seriously as an adult. Gets hard when you've been swallowing sawdust and dirt all day to shift gears and sing the finest music in human history ... BUT, you wanted to know.

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Some of my best school memories, growing up in Cincinnati, was our trips to the symphony. I think it's best enjoyed in a live venue where you can see, feel and hear the music. Watching all the different components of the music always fascinated me. Good for you Villa!

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I guess I consider it lame because it didn't turn out how I wanted it to look. I'd planned to paint in a tiger behind the leaves, but ran out of time on the project. I didn't get the shading right so it doesn't like as 3-dimensional as I'd wanted. I'm also bad with proportions and perspective.

Man, I can't draw a straight line with a ruler either. I always move the ruler. LOL.

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I have a load of classical music mixed in with the rock & blues (and jazz) in my collection...and yes, even some choral pieces. I think it was Duke Ellington that said: "If it sounds good, it IS good."

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