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OK....so I just spent the last hour wet-sanding a stud......

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Blog entry by Ryan Shervill posted 01-28-2008 06:04 AM 1100 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

...does that make me a sick man? :) When I hit 1500 grit, the question hit me: “You DO realize you are working on a 2X4….right? ” LOL. Heres the funny part: The wood actually has some figure! I would have never, in a million years, expected to see birds-eye in a 2X4….but it’s there! The last foot or so of the stud had this birdseye…well, not really “birdseye”, but thats the closest I can describe it. I only wish I could have seen it before finishing, I would have used the wood a little differently.

After the complete and utter hell of two weeks of trying to steam-bend this thing, it is really great to have something positive happen for a change :)....and I’m actually starting to believe I might actually get this thing done in time!

How’s everybody elses projects coming?

Ryan

-- Want to see me completely transform a house? Look here: http://forum.canadianwoodworking.com/showthread.php?41055



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#1 posted 01-28-2008 06:18 AM

Yeah, I find great irony in that my first fine woodworking project of the year involves nothing but a 2×4.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#2 posted 01-28-2008 06:20 AM

1500 grit!! Was it worth it?

Any pictures?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Ryan Shervill

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#3 posted 01-28-2008 06:32 AM

Oh…there will be pictures all right….but not until I go to 2000, then pumice, then rottenstone :)
1500 is only half way there!

I’m hoping to have the completed project up by the end of the week…..man I’m gonna be busy! I have a truckload if cherry being delivered tomorrow (fingers crossed), and have to have a glass front cabinet built, finished, and ready to go for the 4th so it can be photographed for promo material for the Canadian Home Workshop show at the end of Feb. Nothing like a tight timeline to get your pulse up :)

-- Want to see me completely transform a house? Look here: http://forum.canadianwoodworking.com/showthread.php?41055

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#4 posted 01-28-2008 07:01 AM

Good job. And who would have figured.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#5 posted 01-28-2008 11:55 AM

I can’t wait to see it.

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#6 posted 01-28-2008 01:45 PM

end of the week – I hope you mean by Thursday since that is the end of the month which is the end of the contest – at 3pm Central Time.

that would be horrible after all this, to miss the deadline!!

Scott, that’s funny.

I have to remember that show… I didn’t mark it on my calendar—yet

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#7 posted 01-28-2008 03:52 PM

I have also seen a few 2X4’s with bisdseye and it does look very much like the maple. Look forward to some pics.

-- Hope Never fails

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#8 posted 01-28-2008 04:15 PM

Keep it up Ryan. I can’t wait to see this. I fall apart on the finishing end of things.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 01-28-2008 07:57 PM

I saw a piece of SYP yesterday in the borg that was damn near quilted. Wanted to buy it for no other reason than it was so unusual. I understand completely!

-- Just another woodworker

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