Shop Doings #2: Building a Natural Edge Mirror Frame Jewelry Rack

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Blog entry by SalvageCraft posted 05-19-2014 04:45 PM 1804 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi LJ’s,

I’m finally starting to work through some of the wood stores I’ve had lying around for years. With the new shop setup, I’ve got more efficiency in my workspace than I’ve ever had (and a lot more plans to continue improving the setup to come).

This past Mother’s Day, my mom shared her new found passion for whittling with me. We had a nice time sitting out in the yard of my sister and brother in-law’s beautiful country home picking out fallen twigs to smooth and shape. The pile of whittlings (?) gave me an idea for a project, which I started in the following video:

This video only gets as far as ripping down the small log into the basic parts of the mirror frame. As I don’t currently have a large bandsaw, this was quite a process what with the twisted and gnarled shape of the branch. If anyone has suggestions on how to do this more efficiently without a larger bandsaw, please send your suggestions!

One other note – the music in the video was composed by myself. I’m planning to do more build videos and hope to include new original music regularly, if not with each separate video :)

Thanks for reading and watching!

-Jesse Hughson

-- Jesse --

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 05-19-2014 08:17 PM

Well, you TRIED! LOL

I was holding my breathe when you were wrestling with that table saw… Glad you didn’t get hurt… It looked seriously UNSAFE!

You have proved… “If there is a Will, there is a way!”... :) :)

Nice going… Congratulations… Good Luck!

Take care…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 05-20-2014 10:08 AM

Fun to watch.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 05-20-2014 03:43 PM

Thanks! I only felt comfortable jigging up the tablesaw that way because it was such a heavy log and long enough to keep my hands well away from the blade as I fed it through. I’ll definitely be working on an improved clamping/vise arrangement and/or bigger tablesaw in the future :)

-- Jesse --

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#4 posted 05-23-2014 12:35 PM

That’s one way to cut a log

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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