Here are a few Christmas/birthday presents just completed.The dilema is which one would you keep for yourself (if any)please let me know what you thinkYou can pass your vote 1 to 10 or 11 if you would not keep any.The wood is all from Australian eucalypt burls. Pens are either blackwood, myrtle or camphor laurel. The bases are either blackwood or myrtle.The finish is wipe on poly on pens & bases. Number 1Myrtle Number 2Myrtle Number 3Myrtle Number 4Myrtle Number 5Myrtle ...
This afternoon I received a call from Ken … LJ kenscraft…. letting me know he had been running late on Xmas Eve …. so he was now delivering my belated Xmas Gift…almost 150 Board Feet of Camphor Laurel … All the boards are DAR… full one inch thick dressed… from 8 inches to 14 inches wide…. from 2 and 1/2 feet to nearly 5 feet long… 38 of them… and 32 precut cutting boards…. Spent a few minutes this afternoon making a couple of...
A mate was cutting down a Leopard tree [Caesalpinia ferrea] and asked if I wanted the wood… I had to think about this for a while because I am running out of room lol..Leopard trees have mottled shiny bark that someone thought looked like a leopard’s skin. This a graceful tree that lines many suburban streets and parks. They are perfect as a screen against the hot western sun, the light filtering though the leaves, highlighting their delicate shading.......And for those who wo...
For the last few days at the end of last year ….LOL…I was very busy… I was designing a recessed base for my Lazy Larrys..I have just taken the time to post this….To start I have cut a circle of 5/8” plywood to mount the bearing.. this is roughly 300 mm or 12” in diameter as seen to the left in the first pic.This is accomplished by using the router to drill a hole in the centre.. the same size as the pin in the table. The hole is dropped over the pin and th...
Hi guys … It sure pays to tell everyone you know what you are doing..Yesterday a mate told me he was dumping a trailer load of Camphor Laurel… I was too busy to go all the way up the mountain to collect the tree he had cut down.. lucked out… he brought the trailer down the mountain to me.. or at least near enough for me and good friend Col to go and collect it.. a few minutes around the corner….llllllllllThe Smallest log is only 18 ” long and the longest is near...
Now half way through the order for 45 boxes… update now 47 on order… This is what 20 boxes start out as… The camphor began as a slab… after dressing and resawing to just under 10 mm the boards are cut in a specific sequence to ensure the grain runs all 4 corners. Dovetail joints of course… the tails have been cut… After the pins are cut the carcasses are assembled… ready for the grooves to be cut inside top and bottom… to receive ...
Just a few more pics, showing the finished carcasses and the inserted lids.I cut grooves inside the boxes, top and bottom to fit the base and the coved lid.
I bookmatched some camphor laurel… after resawing on the bandsaw. I then re sawed a long board and will use the “wrap the grain around every corner” method..Cutting the mitres for the corners this morning … stay tuned.. And a teaser..The end grain panel now has a frame of NGR..
Trying to start a blog kinda like Gary Fixler’s. Those types of blogs really interest me and I thought I’d share my own stories. I haven’t done much blogging so laugh quietly if I do something wrong. A few weeks ago, our nieghbours came over for a BBQ. We were talking about my woodwork and Michael mentioned some camphor laurel trees that they were clearing at his work, he offered to bring me some back. So I was thinking he might bring back a piece of a branch or someth...
Good Mate Ken …from Kenscraft Wedding Wishing Wells… dropped by with a load of Camphor Laurel… he gets it from Byron Bay on the mid coast of NSW…I figure it to be about a cubic metre or just under… 75 percent of the boards are dressed to 25 mm [1 inch] and the other rough sawn at about 32 mm
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