This is a piece of the Tupelo gum which was given to me by a friend at church. I asked him if there was another name for this wood and he said some folks call it black gum. The tree doesn’t put off those little burr cones like sweet gum, bu...
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Location: Kite, GA
Update, 06/30/2013, Well, we have made the move to GA. Moved here so my wife could take care of her 88yo father. It was just too stressful trying to do it from 12 hours away. We have moved into his house with just over an acre of land. There's a 100+ year-old oak in the front yard and we have 3 pecan trees that are between 50 and 100 years old that put out a TON of pecans each year. Has a huge back yard that will be perfect for putting up a new shop building. Been here almost a month and have started looking for full-time employment. Nothing yet, but hopefully soon. Biggest issue for us now is our house back in 10aSEE is on the market, and if it doesn't sell soon it's gonna drain our savings.
I've been interested in working with wood since I was just a pup. But it wasnt till the past few years that I was able to actually able to set up a REAL shop and start building things. I usually tell people I consider myself to be a "WoodButcher" 'cause I can turn 100bucks worth of oak and maple into sawdust with the best of 'em :-)
The project I'm most proud of is the new dining room table I built for my wife last year. I was given some 100+ year-old barn wood (oak) and I used maple between the boards for a stripe effect. Hand rubbed it with about 15 coats of Tung oil and (I think) it came out pretty nice.
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Bonnie has always liked the contrast between the light colored woods and the dark colors. So I decided to make something for her birthday (which is today). I started out with a somewhat tall piece but somewhere along the way it just didn’t l...
Glued up layers of maple and cedar. Figured the red/white would make a nice contrast in the colors. ....Had in my mind to turn a vase, wide at the top and narrow at the bottom. But the more I turned, fighting my way thru some pretty nasty catche...
More bowls, more practice. Here’s another with pecan over maple. This one is 7” tall and 6” wide at the top. These first 3 pix are with just 2 coats of Danish oil......And these 3 shots are after 3 coats of spray lacquer was put...
Glued 2 small slabs of pecan together, one piece has a pretty nasty crack in it. I’m gonna try using a mix of superglue and sawdust to fix this one....Once I had the basic shape coming along, I tried mixing superglue and sawdust together BE...