Here is the top, it is 70% sanded. You can see the large crack around the center of the the hearts, we will fill these cracks in with inlay and add some to the other side as well so we can balance it out. We add a tempered hardboard to the underside of the top, this adds extra stability and seems to help the wood from twisting over time plus with a few wood screws, bolts and gorrilla glue, it is a great way to attach the top to the base. We knocked the dark spot out of the...
Google Sketchup - Come Along for the Ride #16: My saga continues -- really starting to get some ideas now though
As with any new thing – it’s a stop and start learning experience. Yep. Still working on the hall-table-drawing. Getting a lot of great help from Dave and David – thanks guys. So now I’ve started again with the legs. I’ve come a long ways from just a simple rectangle on the ground – but it’s a long way from a fancy turning. But that will come in time. (I promise that I won’t start from the beginning every single time I blog—- but right now it makes sense to me.) The table leg is...
I had a small accident in the workshop today. Flying wood – Skin peeled back on the fleshy part of lower middle finger. The Dr just taped it down. Bruising on the inner right elbow and bicep. A red mark on the mid tummy. It looks to me that the piece of wood hit me in the tummy and then passed between my body and my arm. The finger could have been the first contact point. I was cutting a 2” strip of wood off a 2’ long plank and I pushed the wood past the blade. I am gu...
Latest and greatest project is for my sister-in-law that is due to have a baby any day now. I am doing the style out of Wood Magazine issue #183. Everything is going well, but I lost the paper that has the rest of the patterns on it for the seat slats. So Jocks if any one has this issue and wouldn’t mind scanning or what ever I would appreciate it. Here is a picture of what it looks like now.
We have had many requests for coffee tables, so we are making them as fast as we can. We plan on making 2 more coffee tables and I think the next two will have glass tops, anyway here is the project that I am working on. This table has a “sweeping” movement to it. I had a request to make on that was similar to a coffee table table I posted on here. Well this is as close as I can get. We will also have to add a couple of legs so that it will stand without sitting on a base ...
Juniper Log Table with Stone Inlay Burled Cottonwood Top #3: Ready to sand the first stage of stone inlay
Here is how the table looks right now. Everything is bolted together, the branch pedestal, cottonwood base and cottonwood top have been bolted together. My husband has finished the first step in setting the stone inlay, we now need to sand down the stone so that is is smooth, then add a finer stone to fill in the gaps.
Juniper Log Table with Stone Inlay Burled Cottonwood Top #2: Workong on stone inlay in the burled top
We finished the base and the pedestal, they have both been sprayed with the finish and now the top has been bolted on to the base. So now we are inalying the malachite Tim is using the dremmel tool and cleaning up and soft spots and natural cracks so we can add the stone All the inlay has been set and is now drying When it is all dry we will sand it down and fill in the gaps with a finer crushed stone, sand again and then spray the top
Here is a coffee table that we are currently working on, this is one of those juniper pieces that we have had laying around forever and it has finally manifested into a neat little coffee table. It will stand aroun 19” tall This table will have a burled cottonwood top and the juniper branch base will be sitting on a cottonwood base as well. This top is almost kidney/bean shaped and has 4 hearts, this will have malachite stone inlay. Sanding off the gold color an...
I just finished burning the Led Zepplin IV cover onto some but it won’t be in the project section until tomorrow because my camera is dead. I’m thinking HIM or Megadeth for the next one. Or maybe a CKY one uhh who knows what I’ll do cause I don’t.lol. Bye the bye I just learned la grange by zz top. Comments,ideas,questions are welcome. Pat
Well, it’s installed in the planer. Watch the videos below to see how things turned out. I still haven’t finished editing the machining video, but I’ll get to it. See my first Topic SHELIX CUTTERHEADand Part I and Part II of this blog entry Here I begin inserting the teeth.......and here I finish. I didn’t want to bore you with watching me insert every tooth....Here is the first time I actually power up the planer. Pretty intimidating, if you ask me. I was r...
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