I always forget to take pictures so it goes from mounted on the lathe to nearly done. I knocked the corners off on the tablesaw. The bandsaw would have been my first choice but mine only has a carbon steel blade and ipe can damage carbon steel. I only have 2 types of turning tools, carbon steel (cs) and carbide (note to self: really need to get some HSS tools), so it was carbide on the head and c.s. on the maple. The ipe machined nicely but carbide tends to tear out more than steel so ...
The handle is 2 pieces of 4/4 maple about 2×12 inches. The head is 4 pieces of 4/4 reclaimed ipe about 2.5×7 inches. Getting the ipe flat without a jointer was trial and error. Hand planes dull after a few strokes and I didn’t want to risk my planer knives, so it was a matter of using the table saw and skimming a little at a time until the pieces were reasonably flat. “Reasonably” meant a little more clamping pressure than usual but at least with ipe you donR...
this year we ended our holidays early for a prosperous ipe hardwood logs to be cut: frsh ipe logs waiting to be cut ipe log waiting to be converted into ipe hardwood decking boards wishing you from the Bolivian jungle a very prosperous and woodsy year!
when the slices come of from the log, the bark is being cut of in the process of edging. The bark is not in a straight line however on the lsice so for optimized output (as many boards from a log) this process is very important and should only be done by expereinced employees. They more or less calculate what kind of boards may come out (1×6” wide and 1×4” wide or 1×6” wide and 1×3” wide) and production is either good or with a poor yield. This edgi...
the principle is a wagon (brand Schiffer) which goes up and down on a rail and the bandsaw (brand Langer) is in a fixed position. For entire mill to operate like this you need 26 employees. Fully automatic mills are available but not recommendable because they get damaged and who is going to repair difficult electronics in the middle of the jungle in a country like Bolivia where there is no spare parts… operating bandsaw cutting ipe boards – 1 operating bandsaw cutting ipe boar...
this is the working conditions for preparing the wood for your solid ipe flooring:
this is all the process before hardwood boards end up in your local store trailer with 11,000BFT of ipe boards got stuck road condition in the heart of the amazon forest
certified (numbered) trees to be logged. logs ready to be cut more ipe wood logs ready to be cut 1.50 diameter bandsaw for cutting the logs cutting the correct width preparing for the kiln dry
Wow. It’s been an eventful day! I visited a friend who works out at Pioneer Millworks (PioneerMillworks.com) this afternoon, and hauled in quite a load! Pioneer specializes in reclaimed wood flooring, but also provides timber framing and millwork services. They receive massive beams from old barns, factories, and other structures as well as flooring planks, massive joists, and plank siding from all over the northeast. It was mind boggling to see their outdoor lumber yard plump with...
I have just completed a bench from ipe that will go in my shower but I have no idea what to use as a finish. I was thinking about an oil finish because I don’t want a finish that will peel and flake off like what you see on sailboats team will. Any comments or past experience with ipe would be appreciated.
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