Weather cooperated today. Slight breeze, okay to hang tin. Kid showed up after school. 3:30 to 6:30 we had the north side on ! The boy was good ! Helped BIG TIME.I have few small pieces to finish. East wall gable end. TRIM. Buying the corners and ridge cap is more money than all the tin !Since I already have hail dents I think I will take the time and cut trim.I went inside to clean up tonight.With the roof on…....its DARK inside….lolTonight I am overtired. Climbing for past 5 da...
I didn’t really spent much time thinking about how the desk top would be built. I planed and jointed the walnut along with the maple and cherry. I proceeded to glue up the panels using a biscuit jointer. With a top this large (39×72) I used 4 – 10” wide boards and glued them in pairs then glued the pairs together. I also clamped the ends and middle to keep the board from cupping from the clamping pressure. From there I glued up the final 4 board panel. After...
When I made the 1500mm x 1500mm Table top for my Son I needed some big Panel Clamps Like 1800mm or there abouts. I didnt have any thing that big so I went looking for Commercial Panel Clamps I found quite a few panel clamps and list them below, there is possibly more as well. Panel Clamps:- Damstom D 300 Black edition about $38 eachWoodtek Equi pressure Clamps about $25 eachFrontline Engineering Clamps about $400 each Woodriver Clamps about $31 eachDouble Bar Clamps kits anout $5...
Tried blacking out the fenders and it turned out ok, walnut is a much blacker wood when stained but the oaks wood grain peeking through looks pretty good. but won’t be doing it again I think. The dutch oil should look good.
Random Pics of the build.Enjoy! http://s257.photobucket.com/user/bentlyj/slideshow/Coffee%20Table
After checking out the Wood Handbook hope everyone has a better basic understanding about trees and wood drying process. Whether wood is air or kiln dry to a certain moisture content doesn’t mean it will stay that way.Looking at a tree stump learned a tree starts with outer/inner bark, layer of cambium, sap wood heart wood and at the center of all that is the pith. Sap is mostly water. In compression/reaction and abnormal wood the pith will not alway be in the center of the log. Anyone t...
Random pics throughout the build.Enjoy! http://s257.photobucket.com/user/bentlyj/slideshow/Cherry%20Desk
Did you ever feel that you were running in lots of directions at once? Lately, that is exactly how things have felt for me. I have been busy from the time I wake until the time I finally go to sleep, but have been going from one thing to another to yet another. I don't think that this is a bad thing at all, really. Because in the process, I am checking off a lot of things that I wanted to get done and in the end, accomplishing a great deal. To the outsider, it may not loo...
I just wanted to post very quickly to introduce myself. I’m an engineer by training, bleeding Burnt Sienna and Chicago Maroon (Virginia Tech). I currently reside in Montgomery County, MD with my wife and two four-legged fur-babies; a soon-to-be 12-year old Siberian husky and a 15-year old orange tabby (although, I inherited him when I married my wife, so…). We’ve been in our home for almost 5-years now, and every year has been host to some type of large project (tankless ...
More progress today.Finished roof over drive entrance.Almost finished roof on south side.Partial finished one gable end.Put all the roof on so far ALONE…..slow…..start one corner, climb another ladder to line up rib, then work way down…..Tomorrow getting young help for long stuff. He is a student I used this summer. Good working young man.Forecast is RAIn for weekend….need to get this done ! All my other work in area is on hold till I get my space .There will be lots ...
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