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Faery Mirrors Build #1: Getting Started (Milling) & Wood Gloat

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Blog entry by Lumberpunk posted 02-04-2013 02:48 AM 1266 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Got my first woodworking commission (I have done lots of carpentry for $$$). Building three mirror frames for a friend who is a clothing vendor at various festivals around the world, she sell very eclectic faery wear, but the mirrors in her booth were always cheapo. So I asked her if she wanted me to do something nice for her.

I drew up these rough sketches to work from (not really a sketchup guy)

Last year I got given a pickup truck load of rough cut birch, cottonwood and this spalted mystery wood (which I think is cherry but not sure, if you have a better idea let me know). All 8-9ft, 1 1/4×8, probably about 40-50 boards. (Ok gloat over)

Spent the day today ripping, jointing and planing 4 boards (in between husband/dad duties) and came up with this pile… I think it cleaned up real nice! (Pics before ripping to width on TS)

Oh and here’s a pic of the quick and dirty folding outfeed table I made for my bandsaw

More to come soon, gonna cut some curves next.



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#1 posted 02-04-2013 11:20 PM

Nice gloat.
The wood in pic 6 looks like ambrosia maple to me.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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