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How to find and harvest legal burls!

10-13-2009 05:44 PM by OregonBurls | 37 comments »

Hey everyone, It was suggested that I start a discussion on how to find and harvest burls. Please give your input also. I don’t deal with straight grain that often. I cut and sell burls for a living so here is what I know. It is illegal to harvest a burl without permission. of course if it is on your own property you can give yourself permission. What I do is put an ad on Craig’s list saying I want your burls. Most people don’t know what burls are. So you don’t get that many calls....

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CARPENTER ANT DAMAGE TO OUR GAZEBO SHED ROOF #2: This is the completed new shed roof.

10-11-2009 12:05 AM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 16 comments »

I finally had some time today to post this. It’s been done a couple of weeks now.With the fresh snowfall, it’s a nice cool day to cuddle up to the computer. I got the new roof section to blend in with the gazebo fairly well. Some images:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I finished the facia with 1 X 4 Cedar Now it’ll have to age with the rest of the building.

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band saw box

10-02-2009 07:02 PM by cherrywood23 | 2 comments »

I have a box that has 3 drawers. It is made out of ceder. It is 5 1/2 by 3 in. the top in, has a slight “S” curve.I started by cuting the S curve then I cut off the back. I think the easiest way to do the drawers is by making a little cuts as possible. You need to use a small blade. glue all the parts and sand. that is as far as I got.

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French cleat garage storage system #2: Let's hang up some planes

09-24-2009 09:29 PM by jeffreythree | 8 comments »

I ‘had’ to try hanging something on the french cleat portion already up; so I picked my Stanley #6, 7, and 8 because they have stayed so buried I have not cleaned them up for use. I first picked out some likely lumber, a little eastern red cedar shorts from my mill, some left over 1/8” ply for a bottom, and an oak cleat from the left over pile. I ripped the cedar down to 1-1/4” for the trays. There was so much tension in the wood it literally cracked apart as...

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Hope Chest #1: Design in progress...

09-24-2009 08:39 AM by aussiechippie | 2 comments »

Well, I’ve signed up for a woodworking class ‘til the end of the year and have decided to make a hope chest (and a couple of other little things). Tool Dad was kind enough to send plans for the Cedar Hope Chest he’s built and I have turned them into a Sketchup (first one I’ve tried). I think it’s looking pretty good so far, but any input would be appreciated – I’m fairly new to woodworking and would like to do the best job I can on this project. ...

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Spring cleaning in Fall still no fun !!!!!!!!

09-21-2009 04:07 AM by Built2Last | 2 comments »

A couple of days ago I decided it was time to build a rack to organize my nuts, bolts, screws, washers and other fasteners. I don’t know how I got so many but man, they are everywhere. As I sort thru them I am listing them and anything else I either don’t need, use or have more than one of on ebay. So far I’ve listed over 75 items I think and still have more to go. A couple of items are either rare or expensive like a Starrett calibrated master square set (http://cgi.ebay.co...

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A journey into the workshop. #7: The thought process so far on the bench. Veering away from the instruction video or sheet.

09-16-2009 10:32 PM by dbhost | 0 comments »

Considering the fact that this bench was designed by the guys at Fine Woodworking to be a skill builder, and I went off on my own tangent using the tools and resources I have to get to the same end. For example… The original plan called for 4×4 and 2×4 kiln dried construction grade lumber. I opted for rough cut 4×4 and 2×4 cedar lumber, planed, jointed, and then ripped it to nominal dimension. The grooves in the rails and spreaders are per the instructions cut ...

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Woodworking from tree to home #1: Bringing home some wood from my mill

09-15-2009 08:55 PM by jeffreythree | 1 comment »

I love to work with wood, and what better way than to start at the tree. I love to browse through my woodlot and think of what interesting uses a tree could be used for. A Mister Sawmill bandmill is what allows me to bring this vision to fruition. I finally made a trip with the van and brought home a load of eastern red cedar, osage, and cedar elm that came from dead trees and culls. I have a blog called the Texas Woodlot that I use to chronicle the trials and tribulations of attempting t...

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Need help with lumber price

08-01-2009 06:42 PM by Built2Last | 8 comments »

As some of you know, I got my sawmill running,http://lumberjocks.com/projects/19484.Now I need to sell a little bit of the red cedar I have sawed so far. Mostly 4/4 and a little 8/4. This was sawed from logs that have been cut for a few years so it’s pretty much dry now.The problem is I have no idea what red cedar sells for. I can either sell it rough sawn or I can planed it down.If anyone knows what red cedar sells for I would appreciate it if you let me know. I plan of putting some pe...

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Building an Outdoor Shower at the Beach

06-16-2009 01:02 PM by npcarey | 3 comments »

My next big project is to construct a new outdoor shower enclosure at the back of my mother-in-law’s beach house. The current phase is design, which I think I’ve finally finished using Sketchup. I had been struggling with Sketchup until I heard about a web site called http://www.sketchupforwoodworkers.com where there were tutorials specifically for using sketchup for woodworking. That got me hooked and within a week of starting Sketchup I’ve come up with a very complete m...

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