Juniper One Board Project Competition

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Blog series by Lee Barker updated 02-08-2011 06:34 PM 7 parts 11051 reads 12 comments total

Part 1: Rules, concept and initial milling

01-11-2011 07:02 PM by Lee Barker | 4 comments »

This is the latest joyful challenge put forward to the members of Central Oregon Woodworkers The board is 6” x 105” x 15/16 rough. No other wood is allowed. Hardware is ok. The prize: Everybody brings about 2bf of some kind of wood to the meeting, we all vote for the top three, the top one wins and gets the box o’ boards. The finished object must be: Something upon which one could sit. The images you see here show the board, having been planed just past hit-a...

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Part 2: So Now The Seat

01-12-2011 06:52 PM by Lee Barker | 0 comments »

It’s a block, 10×14, and the proportions look about right. Material is right on track: I have the four legs and the four stretchers and a small block left over which may become angle braces where the legs meet the seat bottom—I’m just not sure. The seat itself is ok. It is not quite flat, and I can get it flat, but I think it still will seem too thick. I am undecided whether to sculpt it some on the bottom side or top, or just take it down to 15/16 or so. Maybe ...

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Part 3: tenons on the legs and stretchers; leg subassembly & final glueup

01-14-2011 01:05 AM by Lee Barker | 0 comments »

Juniper would appear to be a hard wood based on its response to nature. It’s actually quite soft. The tenons, cut on the same tenon cutter setup as the floating top table parts, weren’t as true as I wanted. On the plus side, the soft wood fibers tore some in the tenon process and likewise the mortising (hole boring, actually) so the slip fit was smoother than the cherry, which was too snug. I glued up a subassembly of the two legs with the shorter stretcher. Dry fit told ...

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Part 4: Ready For the Finish

01-15-2011 02:30 AM by Lee Barker | 4 comments »

Ok, so it was done, and the deep breath was taken, and then on second look it was just so clunky looking. Instincts told me to introduce a curve, so I used a plastic ruler and some clamps to get the off set from the ends and scribed away and jigsawed the arcs and sanded them on the OSS. And it helped! The only “next time” thought I had was I’d bring the short and long stretchers closer—that is, the top of the long stretcher would be the same line as the bottom o...

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Part 5: Dez's design suggestion a Home Run!

01-19-2011 02:02 AM by Lee Barker | 1 comment »

Dez suggested it and I trusted his eye and I am extremely pleased with the result. I introduced the lower curve just on the front and back, not the sides, figuring I could add the latter if I liked the former. None of the above. I liked the former—a lot—but it was clear that to do it on the sides was not the right thing. Your judgment may differ, and I’m open to comments, but I am taking it like this to the meeting in February. There, the critical eyes of the mem...

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Part 6: Done and done!

01-26-2011 06:32 PM by Lee Barker | 3 comments »

All ready for the no-holds-barred competition on the 7th of February. Finish is two coats of Daly’s Pro Fin and one coat of Liberon Black Bison Clear paste wax. (Thanks Chris—I’m impressed with the product and thankful that no bison were harmed in its production.)

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Part 7: The Meeting, the Display, the Winnah!

02-08-2011 06:34 PM by Lee Barker | 0 comments »

A delightful and delighted 30 folks showed up for our meeting. Not nearly that many projects, but a nice array of approaches to the challenge: Something to sit upon, made from one board of juniper. Basic, stout, graceful, and how you do the seat when you run low on material. Steve Henderson. Don Sheets built this is a print rack for his artist wife, but hey, you could sit on it—gently! Beyond the round one is a stepstool in a traditional shape, Renee’s entr...

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