Some furniture I am working on right now sorry for the bad pictures will take nice ones when everything is done.Spalted Maple Hall / Sofa table live edge slab Nakashima Style influence. Spalted Maple live edge slab coffee table ebonized base. Nakashima Style influence. Shaker Walnut and maple tea cabinet. Claro Walnut and cherry live edge slab desk/ table. Nakashima Style influence. Hand planing flat.
This is the first project that I’m working on since I’ve joined LJ’s and thought, “Hey, I’ll journal the whole thing on here and get some input from people…”. So that’s what I’m doing. I wanted to try my hand at Osage Orange, as I’ve seen some cool things done with it before and wanted a challenge, from what I hear it’s very hard and dense. I couldn’t find any locally, so I went to Bell Forest Products website and pick...
Here are some views of the current situation with the garage that I intend to use as a workshop. As you can see, it is in need of some serious attention. It’s 3.1m x 6.4m (about 10’ x 20’) which seemed quite big to me, but now seems tiny by comparison with some of the workshops here at Lumberjocks! This is one of 3 garages, so at least I will have exclusive use of it. It used to be used as a garage, boiler house and fuel store. Since moving in to the house, I’v...
The islands were stained, glazed and lacquered. Then we loaded them both into the truck for delivery. It rained all the way to the job site but quit long enough for us to get them unloaded. It took about 8 guys to get them into the house and set in place. After setting in place I attached 4 corbels, (4 still in shop getting outlets put in them) and installed the 2 spice racks. Karson, you can now see how huge this main kitchen is. The whole room is about 30’ X 30...
I know dark colors are a bad idea in a dusty shop, but I just couldn’t resist their siren song. Time to go crash my boat on the rocks! I looked at the colors of the planer, and with the help of our office manager at my company, decided I wanted a black cabinet with a red drawer. I labored over my choices for an hour in Home Depot, and even had them unpack stock boxes to get some Minwax ‘blank’ stain so we could mix up some reds. I chose “Spice” and “Chin...
Took a little break and then went back to the shop to finish up the 391challenge cherry burl pen. Here we go right off the mandrall and ready to assemble. http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii84/outinfield-wood/pen%20trade%20swap/Pic189.jpg Challenge391 cherry burl pen assembled. Top is a piece of spalted willow from Steve that I glued onto part of the cherry burl blank from Karson – east meets west! Bottom is the rest of the cherry burl that I stabilized with inlace. I wanted...
I got up bright and early today (okay I was up early but not so bright!) and decided to give the challenge391 cherry burl pen blank that Karson included in round 3 of the Pen Trade box. Got it all mounted up on the pen mandrall and now Karson will take a trip at 3000 rpm. I anticipated that there would be some more voids in the burl as I turned it down to size and saved all the shavings to fill in any small voids, cracks or holes. Here the pen blank is turned part way down and there ...
While at work the other day i realized that i might be “sitting on a gold min.” Well not really the old gold mine is about a mile from where i’m working, anyway i was looking at the waste pile near the log loader and saw ’ and 3’ chunks of wood. Most of it was oak but there is some hickory and maple. Most of this stuff is probably firewood quality but there are some short straight pieces. Will these pieces dry here and still be usable for lumber? ohh and 1 mo...
Just a notion I had to make a different border for the drunken chess board..The Idea is to take the border 1/2” away from the outer edge of the board.. and hold it there with brass pins.???What do you think?
The weather has been kind to me again today and I was able to get outside and do some more work on the cabinets for my shop and kitchen.Today I built and fitted the face frames to both kitchen cabinets. Here are some construction details for those interested. The cabinets sides and bottoms are 3/4” Thai plywood, the backs are 8mm ply (the wood here is mainly in metric sizes).I used my router to cut dados in the sides for the bottom which was then fixed in place with glue and s...
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