Journey into woodworking #1: Finding Real Hardwoods for my box projects

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Blog entry by Armand posted 08-08-2010 04:28 PM 2679 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My first hardwood: Acacia

Cut it into two to fit in my suv.

Brought them to a ragtag sawmill equipped with shopmade 2-in-1 Table Saw and Jointer Machine. I was so amazed while watching them working on my woods.

And finally my pieces of woods 3/4” x 3 1/8” ready for final planing.

Additionally, i purchased also this Camachile with lots of red shades also for my box.

I also took a shot of the other hardwoods in the yard.

Next on this series….building the signature boxes.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#1 posted 08-08-2010 07:26 PM

man is that a frightening operation! ragtag indeed.

congrats on the wood though, they look like nice pieces of lumber.

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#2 posted 08-08-2010 10:18 PM

Interesting woods, Armand. Looking forward to the next episode.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#3 posted 08-09-2010 02:30 AM

As one of our most prominent LJ’s once said,” you have your prize hardwood and I have mine”. I love all the pic’s you’ve sent, mother nature is a great provider, looking forward to see you finished boxes. Take care my friend and stay safe….BC

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#4 posted 08-09-2010 08:33 PM

wow, what a cool post. thanks for sharing. I don’t envy those guys safety situation though.

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#5 posted 08-10-2010 01:47 AM

Sino ga ang taga-Batangas? Ang iyo gang maybahay? Saan ga sa Batangas iyan?

-- "Real jocks do it on a bench"

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#6 posted 09-28-2010 03:26 PM

Thats a cool place.

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