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grouper therapy
05-07-2010, 8:58 PM
Finally back to building stairs!!:yay: Seems nice to make some money!!:)

Ralph ATL
05-07-2010, 9:06 PM
yeah! glad for you!

Ralph ATL
05-07-2010, 9:07 PM
nice work, too!

grouper therapy
05-07-2010, 9:09 PM
Thanks Ralph It appears that new home construction is up a little in the million $ and up range. I hope so anyway.

ricksconnected
05-07-2010, 9:11 PM
grouper

thats some serious work bro.
keep us posted with a finished work photo.
cant wait to see it.

puffer9375
05-07-2010, 9:14 PM
That's good to here man. May the jobs keep coming.

misu
05-07-2010, 9:16 PM
good to know you're into that, maybe I'll need your services in the future

grouper therapy
05-07-2010, 9:16 PM
The house is in western Kentucky around Paducah. It sits on 500 acres with a barn that has a 4,000 sq ft house built on the end which will become his office after the main house 14.000 sq ft is completed . i have been asked to come back after sheetrock and commissioned to do some special millwork in the house so I am super excited and just wanted to share it with you guys.

ricksconnected
05-07-2010, 9:23 PM
we are excited for you grouper.

johnr2604
05-07-2010, 9:23 PM
Awsome man, I've actually noticed a little pickup in construction lately myself. Still don't have any money, but hey I never did :D

jcusmarine
05-07-2010, 9:49 PM
Nice to hear!

ichthyoid
05-07-2010, 10:05 PM
I have quoted more equipment this month, than the prior 3! -FWIW

Dartfrog
05-07-2010, 10:15 PM
Wow, thats really awesome...good for you!

JDabs
05-07-2010, 10:20 PM
Dave, that's some beautiful work!! Glad to see some things are picking up a little for you!!

ichthyoid
05-07-2010, 10:27 PM
Yes, back to the point,... as I have said before Dave, you do beautiful work!

cr500_af
05-07-2010, 11:35 PM
That's some smokin' work Dave... heck, I can't cut a set of STRAIGHT stringers right!

When I finally get a monster reef, you are gonna be commissioned to build steps like that in the back of it so I can feed it. ;)

Barbara
05-08-2010, 12:59 AM
Day-um! I need some stairs........ I'm just sayin'......

Smoothie
05-08-2010, 1:36 AM
Awesome! I'll keep my ears open for anything around here. It would be a great excuse for you to stop in anyway

PufferChris
05-08-2010, 2:58 AM
Nice job can't wait to see a finished pic

musicalocean
05-08-2010, 3:29 AM
Beautiful work as always from a craftsman who takes pride in his work :)

Smoothie
05-08-2010, 3:32 AM
Beautiful work as always from a craftsman who takes pride in his work :)
Whatever....Dave did that in his sleep. Sheesh!:up:

musicalocean
05-08-2010, 3:41 AM
Yep, makes me wish I had a 2 story but then again I am so clumsy may just break my neck. I fell out the back door watching lightening so it dont take much!

Smoothie
05-08-2010, 3:44 AM
HA HA!
Now that is comedy folks

jhutto
05-08-2010, 5:53 AM
good for you!

Simon.Kruger
05-08-2010, 7:45 AM
Beautiful work Dave, and I'm glad things are picking up for you.

I'm in IT and we are 165% over budget. We've never seen it better.

grouper therapy
07-26-2010, 7:16 AM
WOO HOO got the call!! headed back to KY for a week. Yall take care of Assault while I'm gone. Don't let him buy the Ga. Aquarium.

roundman
07-26-2010, 7:18 AM
YEA, Glad to hear it.

thanhreef
07-26-2010, 7:28 AM
that's great. Congratulation

Assault
07-26-2010, 8:28 AM
I will hold off, till ya get back, grats!!!

MarkL
07-26-2010, 10:43 AM
Nice job .

Smoothie
07-26-2010, 1:29 PM
Get it Dave

grouper therapy
01-08-2011, 7:30 AM
The Falconites(homeowners) were absolutely among the nicest people that I have had the privilege to work with in many years of construction. I lost a dear friend of 25 years during this job, he was actually the one who invited me up to work on the job. They were as compassionate and patient as anyone could be to me during this time and secured my work on their home until I could handle the matters of my friend. Class act good people!!! Just wanted to share something good about our fellow man!
I want to share some of the work with you guys. I will post some pics soon.

grouper therapy
01-08-2011, 7:47 AM
Here we go

Dave Green
01-08-2011, 7:52 AM
Nice! I like that stairway going up the back, too!

grouper therapy
01-08-2011, 7:54 AM
Thanks! trying to post more but can't soon as I figure it out I will

grouper therapy
01-08-2011, 8:54 AM
more pics

grouper therapy
01-08-2011, 8:58 AM
more pics
These barreled ceiling under the main stair was one of most challenging task I have tried.

grouper therapy
01-08-2011, 9:03 AM
A few more All the finishes in these rooms were a Lacquered base product. They ar emade to look OLD WORLD per the interior designer. Not my favorite but I am not going to reside there!:) The doubled barreled ceiling(3rd pic) was a little challenging for me as well, but fun!

MarkL
01-08-2011, 10:03 AM
I bet that was cheap to have done.:lol2:

brianjfinn
01-08-2011, 10:10 AM
That's some of the most impressive work I've seen, Dave. You truly are a master craftsman!

EpauLuke
01-08-2011, 10:24 AM
Nice to know there are some great people out there still (the Falconites.)
My 2000g build thread has chronicled more legal action, eviction and robbery lately than actual progress. Hopefully I'm just experiencing all of the garbage for the year up front!

Amazing skills Dave! Other than an apprenticeship, what would you recommend to learn more advanced woodworking skills? Maybe a good publication or book? Also, what catalogs are on the back of your toilet? I get Van Dyke's Restorers and such, but would like to see more exotic woods and fasteners. Also a good woodworking power and hand tool catalog? You can tell a lot about a man by what they read while pooping!
Just sayin'....

Smoothie
01-08-2011, 11:06 PM
Dave that's just straight sexy.

grouper therapy
01-08-2011, 11:07 PM
That's some of the most impressive work I've seen, Dave. You truly are a master craftsman!
Thanks Brian. Not sure I would be considered a master craftsman but you would be hard pressed to find someone who enjoyed doing that work more than I!

grouper therapy
01-08-2011, 11:10 PM
Nice to know there are some great people out there still (the Falconites.)
My 2000g build thread has chronicled more legal action, eviction and robbery lately than actual progress. Hopefully I'm just experiencing all of the garbage for the year up front!

Amazing skills Dave! Other than an apprenticeship, what would you recommend to learn more advanced woodworking skills? Maybe a good publication or book? Also, what catalogs are on the back of your toilet? I get Van Dyke's Restorers and such, but would like to see more exotic woods and fasteners. Also a good woodworking power and hand tool catalog? You can tell a lot about a man by what they read while pooping!
Just sayin'....
I really don't know of any books off the top of my head. I think the best thing is a stack of scrap wood.:) I have had my tools so long I'm not sure who is still in business to buy from. I built or rebuilt many of my shop tools.

grouper therapy
01-08-2011, 11:11 PM
Dave that's just straight sexy.
Thanks bubba1 I need some work in south Georgia !!! Or north Florida!!:sad:

ichthyoid
01-08-2011, 11:27 PM
Thanks Brian. Not sure I would be considered a master craftsman but you would be hard pressed to find someone who enjoyed doing that work more than I!


Those are the words of a successful man!

LilRobb
01-08-2011, 11:36 PM
Not sure I would be considered a master craftsman...
I am laughing so hard - if you're not a master, there is no master.
What you do with wood is what Mozart did with music - or Goethe with words, pure art!

Smoothie
01-09-2011, 12:25 AM
Thanks bubba1 I need some work in south Georgia !!! Or north Florida!!:sad:
Oh I'll put the word out for sure. You won't see any snow down here though:D.
I agree with Rob by the way

jmaneyapanda
01-09-2011, 6:54 AM
I am laughing so hard - if you're not a master, there is no master.
What you do with wood is what Mozart did with music - or Goethe with words, pure art!


Or Hasselhoff did with drunkness.....wait......

Well, it is flawlessly superb work nonetheless Dave.

Ralph ATL
01-09-2011, 6:59 AM
Wow! just beautiful!

kinda Tuscan, eh......

grouper therapy
01-09-2011, 7:34 PM
Wow! just beautiful!

kinda Tuscan, eh......
Exactly! Interesting architecture in that region.

haninja
01-10-2011, 10:07 AM
beautiful. where is this house, if I may ask?

LilRobb
01-10-2011, 10:17 AM
beautiful. where is this house, if I may ask?
...And when are the owners out of town...

JUST KIDDING

grouper therapy
01-10-2011, 3:25 PM
beautiful. where is this house, if I may ask?
The house is located in western Kentucky near Paducah. The Tuscan region of Italy is where a lot of the designs of the house came from.

gnashty
01-10-2011, 3:31 PM
stunning...absolutely stunning:thumbs:

tgriffin
01-10-2011, 10:39 PM
Beautiful work Dave!

grouper therapy
01-11-2011, 9:49 PM
Thanks guys. The interior designer has a job here in Atlanta that I may have a shot at ! Man that would be sweet.

brianjfinn
01-13-2011, 9:04 PM
Hey Dave, the fourth picture in post #38, is that a fireplace behind the bathtub?

grouper therapy
01-13-2011, 11:29 PM
Candle-place!! I would say that is the only item in the whole house that I would not have wanted. Just did not do it for me. LOL

Mockery
01-14-2011, 12:25 AM
Thanks guys. The interior designer has a job here in Atlanta that I may have a shot at ! Man that would be sweet.

Wow Dave good luck I hope you get it.

Your work is just beautiful.

brianjfinn
01-14-2011, 10:29 AM
Candle-place!! I would say that is the only item in the whole house that I would not have wanted. Just did not do it for me. LOL

I like it! I think I'd rather a gas fireplace, but the candles are still pretty cool!

Smoothie
01-14-2011, 11:54 AM
Thanks guys. The interior designer has a job here in Atlanta that I may have a shot at ! Man that would be sweet.
I hope they have a chance to see these pics and more like them. They'll love ya