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Today marked the beginning of a joint Mississippi lumberjocks project….

For now, I just want to take a moment and ask that if anyone happens to figure out what the project is, please don’t spoil the fun and post what it is…..

So, after a bit of delay on KTMM’s part….. (SWMBO hit him with a honeydo list), he was finally able to make it to William’s shop. SuperDav721 beat him getting there….

The three started the project out with a cup (or three) of coffee, followed by watching William cut and tape the life size poster of the project together. SuperDav was nice enough to put measurements on the poster after the three figured out it was a few cm’s off.

This project is done in metric units, so we are using metric / imperial tape measures….

After a bit of delay setting up some table saw alignment issues, William and SuperDav commenced to doing initial rips of oak panels for framing the project….

KTMM brought his new Porter-Cable planer out to break it in…..

After a goodbye to Superdav, William and KTMM worked out the initial cutlist and went to work….

Which produced this pile, which will be the main frame for this project.

And that’s where the day’s fun ended…..



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William

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#1 posted 972 days ago

And working with centimeters isn’t the issue that kept making me scratch my head. If you take a good look at the photo folks, it’s the fact that in order to read the tape measure in metric units, you have to turn it upside down. Several times when setting up the saw for various cuts I had to reset after scratching my head and realizing something was off. For example, there’s a huge difference between 22.5 centimeters, and 22.5 inches.
I swear if I thought it would work I would unwind one of those tape measures and rewind it with the tape reversed from what it is now.
So, all in all today, we had Mississippi Lumberjocks brotherhood, coffee, some pain pills, a few dirty jokes, and we got some work done on the project. I think we had a good day. Now I am off to bed to lay on a heating pad and rest up for the next phase of the project. I had fun guys.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

#2 posted 972 days ago

Yep, after the initial delays, things seemed to go pretty smoothly, hopefully I can head that way Monday and we’ll be ready for the first glue up. I’m debating on building that form to keep everything aligned…..

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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William

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#3 posted 971 days ago

Well with the boy’s help, I finished cutting the last of the straight pieces and did quite a bit of cleanup. I finally decided where I wanted the saw station I got from you placed and have it there. I didn’t get much done today, but in combination with yesterday’s events, I am pooped. Hope to see you monday.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Dave

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#4 posted 971 days ago

I had a great time and gained a few tools to. You know when LJ’s meet up they gata do a little horse trading. This was a great idea guys. I hope it will produce more than a project or two. thanks guys

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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JJohnston

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#5 posted 971 days ago

Well, you got me curious. And I’m either blind, or I see 4 different people in those pictures.

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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Dave

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#6 posted 971 days ago

JJ the dark hat and black shirt is one Williams oldest boys. The idiot in the ford shirt is me;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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William

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#7 posted 971 days ago

KTMM, SuperD, and myself are the one’s involved in the project itself. However, around my shop there’s never any telling how many people you’ll wind up seeing. I have my wife, a daughter, seven sons, and there also other people that stop in from time to time. My shop’s always open. Even when I’m down in my back, I can always get someone to help me get to the shop and get coffee on.
So anyone in the general Mississippi area is always welcome. I keep coffee, cups, and sugar in the shop. If you want anything else in it, like cream, alcohol, or whatever (hey, I’m not judgemental), bring your own.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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William

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#8 posted 970 days ago

I done a complete mock-up of the frame today. Yes I have pictures. I forgot my camera at the shop though, and I am truly sorry, the way I feel at the moment there is no way I’m making the trek back over tonight to get it.
I will try to email the photos tomorrow. You all have a good night.
KTMM, I hope to see you tomorrow. If you read this tonight, text me and let me know if and what time you’re coming. If I’m asleep, I’ll see the text when I get up in the night for the restroom.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Paul David Soto

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#9 posted 968 days ago

Kindly Sir, Pictures of the mock-up please…the anticipation is killing us! I got my money on a MW Classic! But the cat is yet out of the bag. When will the forces unite once again?

-- - As a woodworker, it could be interesting sometimes waking up in the morning and asking, "Lord, what will you have me do today?" -Noah

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William

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#10 posted 968 days ago

I apologize Hibrid. I have got to get those photos emailed to KTMM. I cannot post them as is because they’ll give away the project. KTMM is going to blur them or something to make it so it isn’t a complete giveaway. He’s the computer guy, so I have to leave that kind of stuff to him.
We met up yesterday and cut circles. If you know what the project is, you know what the circles are for. It’ll probably be towards the end of the month before we meet up again. In the meantime, I’m going to be doing some glueing up and possibly work on more of the straight parts. Today was not a great day for me. Besides cutting all the angled pieces for the frames, I mostly hugged the heater, kept it stoked with wood, and drank coffee.

Hybrid, if you have picture messages on a cell phone, PM me with a phone number and I can send you a picture via text message that isn’t blurred.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Dave

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#11 posted 968 days ago

William You have got to see what I have been doing today. I have been working with that wormy walnut.

The wife wants me to start hanging my coats up. So I am making a coat hanger;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Paul David Soto

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#12 posted 968 days ago

Sweet ties Superdav721! I think that’s one of the most creative ways to join pieces. Especially when it contrasts both pieces. Is it difficult to inlay? Never tried it myself…need to gain patience with chisels.

-- - As a woodworker, it could be interesting sometimes waking up in the morning and asking, "Lord, what will you have me do today?" -Noah

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William

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#13 posted 968 days ago

Looking good SuperD. That’s is some interesting wood you’re working with there. Nice.
You have time to work on the coat hanger too if this weather holds out, because you’ll be wearing the coats instead of hangin them up.

Hybrid, no worries, KTMM and SuperD are good guys to go to for advice on handtool use. I’m afraid I’m not much help unless it has to do with power tools. My most expensive hand tool is my pencil. I’m not exaggerating, since I started using brad and pin nailers, I seldom even pick up a hammer anymore.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Dave

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#14 posted 968 days ago

hybrid my wife let me buy a camcorder. Oh no. I am putting together a video on hand inlay. Its not to bad. Do it a couple of times and you should have no problem. The pics above are black walnut with cherry bowties. I should be posting the video soon. This stuff is time consuming. You have to edit it, title it, export it, make sure copy rights are good, upload it to the web, then finally post it. bla bla bla. Check this bowtie bench out its got some cool bowties in sapele.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

#15 posted 968 days ago

I like that a lot superdav. I broke down the 2 ton 3/4 hp boat anchor of a motor I got from William yesterday. So far there is a lot of frayed aluminum wiring and some bearings to replace. So long as the capacitor is good it appears I will have a motor for my project. We’ll have to get Williams motor rewired and we’ll be wheeling on with the project.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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