Did not get around to posting the last few days….been busy! here are the catch up pics. #1 of the 7 handles finished….... #2 and #3 finished…. #4 through #7 in process, should be done in the next 3 or 4 days, God willing!
Hey all my friends, I was contacted by a home owner who said they have a maple burl and was I interested.We after 6 hours of planning cutting and then the crane, the monster burl is in our yard. My wife Theresa is there to show the sheer size of this burl. 8’ diameter and 10,000 lbs. Wow. So I need your help. do you know of a mall, hotel, lodge or resort that would like this as a display piece or large lamp post? We will be pressure washing the bark off and can hollow it out...
I got a chance to get back to the sawmill today after not being able to cut for 2 weeks. Was anxious to see what was inside that hard maple log that I picked up a couple weeks ago. So I started with the one which had the most burls. That first slice on a log is just like opening a birthday present and I was not disappointed! I got 7 slabs and they are all 2 inches thick and 78 inches long. The main log that this one came out of was about 39 feet long with burls all the way up! I cut th...
Figured Maple Log The mother load of figure! Well not quite but I love it. 18” long and 36-48 wide! And sence you guys liked my truck so much. I put a front picture of it at the bottom. I am not gloating Just happy. I love what I do!
I found this picture from 4 years ago and thought that I would share. It was the largest maple burl in southern Oregon.Still have some left. It had a hole in the center that you could climb down in and have a nice sit down. In the picture is my son Douglas!
We have just invested in a Legacy Artisan 5 axis Milling Machine. Still learning learning it but it is fairly easy. The working deck is 72” x 24” and has the ability to turn tapered spindles.It is fun!
First, the project started with a hunt for the right wood, using the original pistol handle as a guide in finding a piece of appropriate size. After transferring the basic dimensions onto the wood, make a rough cut with a bandsaw. Afterwards, re-sawed the wood using a bandsaw to create a new handle blank. The next step involves routing out the inside of the handle halves to slide in the metal tang of the pistol. Transfer the unique shape of the metal tang onto the insides of...
This was a fun project of creating a new wooden handle for a Taurus Judge pistol. The following steps outline the work done to create the custom pistol handle as well as a few lessons learned. Required Items: Wood with character Hand Router with 1/4” straight bit Bandsaw Wood glue and clamps Random orbiting sander w/ various grits Table sander or angle grinder (optional) Power drill Washer Approximate time:4 hours
I looking for suggestions for this burl. It was one of those purchases with no product in mind. I bought it 10 years ago so it’s well dried by now. It’s 30” high with a small flat spot, maybe 8” wide, on the bottom and 32” high. The flat spot is at least 2” thick, The rest of the burl is not as thick. It was sanded or planed flat when I bought it but it has shrunk as it dried so there are now low spots on the surface. The back is chainsawed flat, ...
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