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Blog entry by Ron Aylor posted 04-11-2018 01:31 AM 1610 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Selecting Stock –
 
With a bright sunny day, I dug through my lumber stores …
 

 

 
… and after bit of … yes, no, maybe  … was able select a nice piece of cherry and ash.
 
               
 
Combined with a piece of 8/4 ash for legs …
 
               
 
… I think I’ve got more than enough stock to start roughing out parts for my side table.
 
Thanks for looking, more to come. As always, all comments and/or questions welcomed.
 
Follow my progress with the links below.
Two-Tier Side Table #1 – Realization
Two-Tier Side Table #2 – Playing Around in Paint
Two-Tier Side Table #3 – Selecting Stock
Two-Tier Side Table #4 – Hepplewhite Visits Plymouth
Two-Tier Side Table #5 – I Can't Carve
Two-Tier Side Table #6 – Zig-Zags
Two-Tier Side Table #7 – My Very First Lunette
Two-Tier Side Table #8 – Some Assembly Required
 



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doubleDD

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#1 posted 04-11-2018 03:03 AM

I can’t tell you how many times it took me longer to choose the right wood for the project than it took to build it.
I think you have the hardest part done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 04-11-2018 09:50 AM

Good deal! Glad you got a sunny day for stock selection. We were pretty gray all day up here until just before sunset when the sun peeked under the clouds.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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Oldtool

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#3 posted 04-11-2018 12:36 PM

Nice looking boards. I noticed that your stock is very flat and true, appears to be S2S. Is this how you obtain it, or do you flatten it before it goes into the rack?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 04-11-2018 03:36 PM



Nice looking boards. I noticed that your stock is very flat and true, appears to be S2S. Is this how you obtain it, or do you flatten it before it goes into the rack?

- Oldtool


Thanks, Tom. I usually purchase S3S FAS stock from Suwanne Lumber.

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#5 posted 04-12-2018 01:41 AM

The color and grain of that cherry is really nice! What did you put on the boards to bring it out—is that mineral spirits or similar?

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Ron Aylor

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#6 posted 04-12-2018 10:14 AM



The color and grain of that cherry is really nice! What did you put on the boards to bring it out—is that mineral spirits or similar?

- Dan Wolfgang


Thanks, Dan. I splashed on a bit of turpentine

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