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Choosing a new varnish??

1728 days ago by John Gray | 4 comments »

I’ve been using MINIWAX Wipe-On Poly Clear Satin and Helmsman Spar Urethane for quite awhile with good results….....BUT I can’t get any right now. So tomorrow I’m going to a Borg 70 miles away that only carries CABOT brand I need to get the above items there.Question is has anyone got any feedback on using the Cabot brand or MINIWAX or both?

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Here is a couple of photo's of my progress of my kitchen cabinets

1730 days ago by woodchic | 33 comments »

Hi, I finally took some pics of my progress. What can I say…........I am slow, but I am hoping by Wednesday to get all of my bottom cabinets done enough to get them secured to the wall and get my countertops ordered. I still have 3 more cabinets to make. I have a raised panel that goes on the side of the refridgerator with a cabinet over top, and then I have 2 cabinets that I cannot install untill my counter top goes in, they fit on each side of the stove and the cabinets fit down on...

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Bass Guitar in progress

1731 days ago by OregonBurls | 5 comments »

I just got a picture of my bass being biult by Pete Skjolds.The body is ash and the top is out of my wood… Madrone Burl.Pete says it is going to be stunning! Can’t wait!! !

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Finished!

1734 days ago by Tim Dahn | 7 comments »

Had some time this evening to install the glass and hinges then mount the door. And install the dial and movement. Here is the finished clock, and a picture of the clock from klockit that I designed this clock from. hope you enjoyed my blog. I will post additional pictures when I post the project

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How to find great figure wood other than Burl

1738 days ago by OregonBurls | 8 comments »

This is in addition to the burl blog I put on a week ago. Thank you for all the reads.This is to the best of my knowledge and I am still learning.I have found crazy figure in tree crotches. A tree crotch is where two branches come together. It is usually the piece that fire wood people don’t want because it doesn’t slit. That is because the crotch is the hardest part of the tree and the grain in going in different directions. It’s where you get what is called “feather”. “Haring bone, r...

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First time using dye

1741 days ago by Tim Dahn | 9 comments »

Working with dye can be a test in faith, I tried it out on a scrap piece first. Looks unimpressive here. It looks a lot better with Shellac. Also installed the door hinges.

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Allyson's Nightstand #3: Finally finished

1742 days ago by Thomas Keefe | 9 comments »

Allyson’s nightstand is now complete. I had a few problems with the finishing. But other than that I am very happy with the way it turned out. I think that Ally likes it as well. The drawers are made of quarter sawn white oak (QSWO). They feature hand cut through dovetails (my first attempt). The top is also QSWO. I had a lot of trouble with tearout on the top. But based on advice I recieved here I was able to clean it up with a cabinet scraper. In the end, I think it turned ...

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How to find and harvest legal burls!

1749 days ago 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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Natural Edge Burl Wood Furniture #1: Box Elder Burl Coffee Table

1750 days ago by OregonBurls | 7 comments »

Hi everyone, I started this project a few days ago. It is a Box Elder Burl that I hollowed out with an arbortech and plan on getting a 36” glass top for it. I am wandering how to finish the outside. Due to the pressure washing. It has made the surface a little ruff. So I am not sure if I should sand it and just show the figure or keep it natural. I still have a little bit more of hollowing it out. I also plan on sanding the inside and figure out how to make the figure pop out visuall...

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NEW INFORMATION California meeting

1756 days ago by rustfever | 31 comments »

Latest Update.The Woodorking Show people have given us a booth at the WoodWorking Show at the Sacramento Convention Center on Nov 13, 14, & 15. They also will tell our story in their press release and other print hand-out. They have made us another offer. FREE TICKETS, but with a condition. They will give us a free ticket for each person that works in our booth. I am passing that offer to LumberJocks. I will need each reciepient to agree to spend a minimum of 1 hour in the boo...

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