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my first drawknife

10-29-2013 05:30 AM by emart | 1 comment »

For the longest time I have gotten away with not needing a drawknife. Until now that is. A customer wants me to make a bokken which is a wooden copy of a japanese sword. This seemed like a decent excuse to buy myself a drawknife. once i got the tool off ebay I then set about making some new handles from black locust (I always find an excuse to use free wood.) Unfortunately after over an hour of work I screwed up the finish when I tried to install the steel rings that i salvaged from the ...

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Wood Gloat #1: African Mahogany (Khaya), Black Locust, and Purpleheart

04-18-2012 03:09 AM by GlennsGrandson | 5 comments »

Had to make one, everyone wants to…right? Anyhow I got a piece of African Mahogany (Khaya), some Purpleheart scraps from my uncle who says they, believe it or not, use this “stuff” for they’re trailer beds to haul equipment on. He said they typically burn the scraps!!! Lets call that group the modern day Minute Men. Anyhow, he got me some scraps, man is that stuff heavy, and real purdy! I also got two pieces of live edge Black Locust that are about 7 1/2’ l...

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Wood Gloat

08-01-2011 06:03 AM by ChrisCrafts | 9 comments »

I finally got a chance to check out Woodwisemill.com Saw Mill. I had long wanted to check out his operation and maybe pick up some wood. I was really impressed with Joe and his operation. He is a man of few words but knows his stuff and will make you a great deal on local lumber, especially for 100bf or more. He has Western Big Leaf Straight Lined S2S 4/4 at $1.89bf with a 100bf minimum. Or you can go real low with rough cut 4/4 stock at $1.25 bf. If you are looking for bulk lumber and ...

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Patio / Deck Bench #2: Frame just about complete

05-31-2010 02:43 AM by Blinky | 2 comments »

It was so much fun gluing the frame of the bench together (!#$%^&* *&^%$#) = need more clamps , I forgot to take pictures.I like how it’s shaping up though.This is after glue-up, before finish:To glue up, I wiped all mating surfaces (including the dowel holes), with acetone. I used TiteBond III; hope it goes well.To finish, I sanded down to 220 grit, wiped clean. I then wiped with acetone, and applied Penofin. I had to take it outside to see how it looks in its future ‘...

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Patio / Deck Bench #1: Medicine cabinet on hold - Bench slips ahead

05-27-2010 05:38 AM by Blinky | 3 comments »

I set aside the me I decided to use some scraps of IpĂ© from the deck that was built a couple years ago to finally build that bench, to sit on top of said deck. Here is a sketchup snapshot of part of the design; And a few of work in progress. I cut the butt-swoop in the top of the ‘ribs’ on the bandsaw. I cut the dadoes in the rail to fit the seat supports w/a router, then drilled holes for walnut dowels.I tried use the best SS screws I had, but the 1st one snapped, and ...

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Wood Gloat - The never ending generosity of an LJ

04-27-2010 07:51 AM by majeagle1 | 14 comments »

This weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to go visit Ira, “Rustfever”, in Central Calif and he bestowed upon me some pieces of the greatest selection of woods I have seen in a long time. After a tour of his fantastic shop, he proceeded to take me to several “pallets” of his collection of fine woods.After about 4 hours of “drooling” and acting like a “kid in a candy store” I selected the following: 8 boards of “Red Gum Eucalyptus...

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