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Murphy Bed #13: Lacquer applied - first coats

04-29-2009 12:42 PM by Gene47 | 7 comments »

After a couple of days of getting my nerve up to tackle the spraying of lacquer I made the plunge today. I am using ML Campbell’s Pre-Cat Lacquer with a Wagner HVLP Conversion Spray Gun. I did a little practice on a large piece of cardboard and then some more on the inside of the bed frame that will never be seen by anyone. After some tinkering with the controls I finally got a pretty nice pattern. I then sprayed the outer case, headboard, and header with one coat on each side....

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Going Natural #2: Finishing the project

04-29-2009 04:32 AM by jeffthewoodwacker | 4 comments »

Once I have the natural edge vessel turned and sanded to my satisfaction I apply finish while it is still on the lathe. When the finish is completely dry it is time to take the piece off the lathe and finish the base. I use a very simple jam chuck set up to hold the vessel in place. There is nothing fancy about the jam chuck – a piece of hard maple turned into a cylinder with a rounded nose. I attached a piece of bubble wrap to the nose with a rubber band – simple but e...

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Chainsaw Milling Gabon Ebony STIHL MS 660 or MS 880?

04-29-2009 03:31 AM by WengeMan | 8 comments »

Chainsaw Milling Gabon Ebony STIHL MS 660 or MS 880? I have just recently purchased a 36” Alaskan Log Mill, 9’ EZ Rail guides, and Log Wizard Debarker/Planer for the purpose of chainsaw milling 29” diameter logs of Gabon Ebony. I will be spending a week in the rainforest cutting the logs into slabs and log half’s to make the wood portable and carry them out of the forest with brute strength and man power. I have narrowed my search for chainsaws down to two choices: 1.) STIHL MS 660 (...

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blanket chest

04-28-2009 07:01 PM by jeffreymbdavis | 4 comments »

trying to finish the blanket chest – deadline coming, as i have a niece on the way! spent a few hours last night finishing with shellac and wax. this was a practice project, but still disappointing – if you use garbage wood, your final result will be…garbage!

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Alder wood & Tule Peak Timber

04-28-2009 06:25 PM by Kindlingmaker | 2 comments »

Saturday morning MickeyD and I poured a thermos of coffee, made some sandwiches and headed for Tule Peak Timber to buy some fresh alder slabs. The drive was well over three hours long but was well worth the time. Rob Durfos met us as we drove our truck onto his property. His genuine friendliness and excitement about wood instantly led to a tour of the mill where the alder was being cut, the huge stacks of drying woods and his work shop. The clean mountain top air mixed with the heavy scents o...

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Another Very Simple jig for sharpening your tools

04-28-2009 10:26 AM by Omegacool | 5 comments »

I found this and i try make it. The results soon. Because i dont have a cilindrical steel, i use this rod screw. and i modify a little the design.De Workbench

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04-28-2009 09:24 AM by Omegacool | 3 comments »

These are the remains of my old working table. I think it was fair to make a new functional. I have a lot of wood pallets, so I used to start the table. I glued all the wood together. A small accident. By breaking a piece of wood with my hands. All the wood boards Pictures tonight with some lateral aggregates Almost ready flattened FFollowing is the plan of the table legs, generally expect a mixture of the following designs. De Workb...

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Going Natural #1: Natural edge bowls - how I do them

04-28-2009 03:50 AM by jeffthewoodwacker | 9 comments »

I turn a lot of natural edge bowls and vessels and have picked up many tricks over the years to make the process easier. I am also have made many mistakes – all of which I am glad to pass along. The first thing that I do is select the wood that I plan on turning. This is a chunk of honey locust saved from the chipper service. This piece is 20 inches tall and 18 inches in diameter and will yield two bowl blanks. A quick cut with the chain saw gives me two blanks for bowl...

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Cutting board project! #3: Ripping and Glueing the cutting board!

04-28-2009 03:31 AM by Beginningwoodworker | 15 comments »

Progess page three!

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Cutting board project! #2: Preping the Stock!

04-28-2009 03:00 AM by Beginningwoodworker | 15 comments »

Here is what I started with! some 4/4 hard maple!

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