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Wood #1: Tambuti Wood "Spirostachys africana"

09-14-2011 07:10 AM by thiswoodshop | 3 comments »

Spirostachys africana is a medium-sized (about 30 ft tall) deciduous tree with a straight clear trunk found in the warmer parts of Southern Africa. Its wood is known as tamboti, tambotie, tambootie or tambuti. It prefers growing in single-species often along watercourses or on brackish flats and sandy soils. Despite its being prone to heart-rot, it is prized in the furniture industry for its beautiful, dense and durable timber, which is reddish-brown with darker streaks, a satin-like lu...

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Machinist Toolcart #9: Half Finished and Drawers Part II

08-17-2011 06:08 AM by PurpLev | 9 comments »

This project is half finished – Literally I mean. I figured since I’ll be working on the drawers, and the toolcart is in the basement it’ll get dirty, and oily finger marks might penetrate the wood and no sanding in the world will take those out, so I decided to finish the cabinet and protect it from the ‘elements’ around…. and boy did I get struck out by one of those elements… but more about that later. And so I gave the cabinet a good sanding wit...

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Machinist Toolbox #8: Not Yet Finished, but It's Finished

12-25-2010 06:36 AM by PurpLev | 21 comments »

I mentioned it in the previous post and as I was working on the drawers I had the main carcass take the finish to make use of time. Mahogany much like Oak has large open pores. My finishing goal was more for practice than necessity, but I was aiming for an antique polished look – shiny outside. I knew I would have to fill in those pores if I want an even polished surface. So my plan was to start with a filler coat which I tried to concoct using dewaxed shellac and mahogany sanding sa...

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Coat of Arms commission #4: Another fine job completed!!

08-03-2007 12:22 PM by Roger Strautman | 19 comments »

I finally completed the carving. I talked the customer into leaving the carving marks instead of sanding them out. I explained that by leaving the carving unsanded the cut facets would throw the light and your eyes would be drawn to it, also by sanding one wouldn’t know if it was a cast reproduction or hand carved because the surface was to be painted. At any rate pleased customers and client. The cabinet company told me that they were going to get pictures of this carving completed and...

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Coat of Arms commission #2: 10 Hours now.

07-10-2007 02:00 PM by Roger Strautman | 8 comments »

These pictures are of a few stages in the next 6 hours of carving. Because the maple is so hard this is a slower process than normal. I am using at times this Foredom hand carver which is speeding things up and is it working out great. That’s all until next time!

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Coat of Arms commission #1: 4 hours of work.

07-06-2007 04:55 AM by Roger Strautman | 7 comments »

My 2007 big carving project was put on hold due to and Coat of Arms commission so I’m going to post this carvings process for you. This carving will be a relief on a 1” X 10” X 12” piece of maple. This is my carving station. This is where I removed the shield area down to different levels to give it the look of depth because this will just be a pickled finish when completed. This is one of the real reasons why one should wear safty glasses! If ...

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