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Blog entry by bearkatwood posted 01-09-2016 12:58 AM 764 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hidie Ho there neighbors. Today I was able to get the rest of the wood for the top milled up and it is taking shape; all be it an unusual one with multiple levels. I just can’t do anything the easy way can I ?

About half way through the day I wondered about what I would use for the front. I wanted something showy obviously. I remembered I had a piece of Birdseye hidden away in the attic vault.
How’s this for a well traveled piece of wood; when I lived in West Virginia I took a trip to Hearn Hardwoods in Pennsylvania and bought a bunch of Birdseye and tiger maple for a client that wanted basically his whole house furnished in Leadville Colorado. When we moved to Oregon, I brought the leftovers here with me and I found the last piece today and it turned out to be perfect for the front of the bench.

I got everything squared and jointed ready to glue up. I have a little bit left to clean up, but it should be ready to glue up soon. I used one piece to make my dog board and ripped a thin piece off the edge and ran it over the dado set and glued it back together. I will run it over to the mortiser to make a sill for the dogs to rest on later. I then cut up a chunk of walnut for the split rail that will get sliced up and re-glued with openings for tools and notches to fit over the leg rails. All in all it was a good day and the bench has a good beginning.

I used a few boards that had already been jointed to sandwich the dog board in to keep it square.

Week Done! Time to chillax, have a nice weekend everyone.

Shhh. Lumber at slumber ;)

-- Brian Noel



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builtinbkyn

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#1 posted 01-09-2016 01:05 AM

Brian I think you need more clamps on that glue-up. :O

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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pottz

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#2 posted 01-09-2016 09:07 PM

brian let me know I can loan you a few dozen if needed,there is no such thing as a wood worker with to many clamps.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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bearkatwood

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#3 posted 01-09-2016 09:25 PM

Do you need my shipping address? Must have more clamps! The one who dies with the most clamps is dead.

-- Brian Noel

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pottz

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#4 posted 01-10-2016 12:11 AM

buddy if you were closer id bring em over tomorrow just to spend the day soaking in your talent.people come in my shop and say why do you have so many clamps and I respond “too many” your kidding right! I need to add on to the shop just to store the clamps!!! sorry I wish I could help ya out.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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bearkatwood

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#5 posted 01-10-2016 12:21 AM

Maybe I will get down your way to see your shop someday, I hear San Dog has a great wood show!

-- Brian Noel

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CharlieK

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#6 posted 01-10-2016 01:10 AM

You definitely need more clamps!

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pottz

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#7 posted 01-10-2016 01:34 AM

or maybe ill get up your way brian I had property in grants pass and sold last year but my brother stll lives their my dad retired their 23 years ago but passed 13 years ago so I have strong ties to Oregon.i just wished I had his shop 30×90 heated on the rogue river-I must stop hear,you know what I mean.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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bearkatwood

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#8 posted 01-10-2016 01:44 AM

When I first moved to Oregon I was staying in a motel in Grants Pass and had a job lined up with a local cabinet maker. I walked in and met the guys and everything was cool, then the boss told me to tuck in my shirt. I have too much Gaelic blood or something, that didn’t sit well. I have heard the surest way to get a celt to do something is to tell him not to. So I left and headed to the coast and the rest as they say…

-- Brian Noel

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