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Shop Notes #18: Wine Rack Prototype

04-17-2018 04:17 PM by Steve | 0 comments »

I spent the majority of the day yesterday finishing up the last elements of the wine rack I’m making from black acacia. I needed four stretchers to hold the front and back together, and as it’s been for all aspects of this project, I was afraid that the design was too flimsy. The stretchers were to be turned from acacia as well with tenons on each end. I decided on through tenons only because I could drill through both sides at the same time, ensuring that the mortises would li...

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Shop Notes #17: Experimenting with Black Acacia

04-13-2018 04:05 PM by Steve | 0 comments »

Some time last year, a local lumberyard cleared out the last of their black acacia for dirt cheap. The lumber wasn’t great—lots of splits and narrow pieces, but for the price, it was worth a gamble. After a few months in the shop, I finally broke out a couple of boards to make some beer flight paddles and a wine rack or two. For the paddles, I wanted to create a flat-bottom surface for the tasting glasses. Boring a partial hole with a forstner bit would leave a score around...

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Black Acacia Wood

02-05-2008 02:47 AM by Blake | 19 comments »

Today a friend of mine through our used tool store and a fellow craftsman dropped off an incredible gift for me today while I was working. His name is Fred, and he is an amazing artist. He mostly builds large scale sculptures (20 ft tall) out of metal. He uses a lot of interesting and unusual materials for his works. He also runs a mill with another one of our customers and often stops by the shop to show us their latest “find” in the back of his modest pickup truck. Usually an...

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