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Woo Hoo, Part Deux #1: Streetside Maple Log Quarters become bowl blanks

11-10-2007 02:19 AM by Douglas Bordner | 14 comments »

Continued from a previous post Scoooore! Maple quarter log sections/bowl blanks. Nice fall day. Scraped windows and removed old glazing. With the Honeydew list project out of the way, it’s on to fun! The original logs were big enough that I was able to get two natural edge face grain blanks and five end grain blanks, none with pith to contend with. And I got some nice wedges for future chainsawing, and likely some pen blanks, as well. I’ll keep a photoblog as these bowls unfol...

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Turning #1: Rough Bowls

11-04-2007 12:37 AM by Dorje | 18 comments »

Here are a few of the ROUGH bowls that have come off the lathe in the past few weeks (sorry about the lighting): A small cherry bowl: A slightly large, chunkier, and deeper cherry bowl: I nabbed a number of chunks of the neighbor’s maple that he was going to haul off. I tried to get ones with promise of figure. Here’s one that I turned the other day – and don’t I wish the whole blank had that curly figure!:

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Project - Chunky Boxes #3: Milling the Lumber part 2

11-02-2007 08:32 PM by Dekker | 0 comments »

At the end of my last blog entry for this project, I had my pieces rough milled. Well, since then I have given the sides of the boxes its 30’ miter, and used my recently-tuned miter saw to cut the sides with nice clean miters. Once that was done, I needed to put the finger-hole for removing the lid onto the “front” of the box. To do this, I needed a 3/4” forstner bit, which has a nice flat bottom. To get the curve I needed, I needed to place the center of the bit 3/32&...

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"Wood" --by RusticWoodArt

10-28-2007 12:08 PM by frank | 3 comments »

Wood ....all that secernate from wood, can not in trueness of nature act as wood, nor can it be called in the interest of wood, and so once again i go and think upon wood…. —-if one were to dwell with wood, one might in turn know the cellular being of wood, where being true to mine own nature i am gathered for wood, spewing forth great commentaries on the inclinations of wood…. —-look me in the face and see wood, hear my words and know i speak for wood, shake ...

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Scoooore! Maple quarter log sections/bowl blanks

10-28-2007 12:16 AM by Douglas Bordner | 12 comments »

Two beauties. The fellow that had these as freebies in the front yard had both sides of the sidewalk lined with logs and log sections, with more in the back. These were the extent of what I could lift, each about 80-90 lbs. Looks to me to be rock maple. The tree he took down was three foot in diameter easily, not sure how tall it was. Thank you stranger, thank you majestic tree, sorry you had to come down. I will be reverent in handling your leavings. Where is the Cyber Bowl Blank Share condu...

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Lumber Making #4: The Maple has Landed!

10-27-2007 09:37 AM by Dorje | 18 comments »

The remainder of the maple came down today and I got a shot of the main trunk section that I plan to mill. It’s definitely going to be spalted throughout. This bole is 35-40” in diameter and the arborist was able to leave it intact from base to crotch! It’s 11’ long. It’s partially cracked on the side you can’t see and does have some splitting, so it probably won’t yield wide boards. I think it is sound enough to go through with this venture. Th...

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Collecting Wood

10-24-2007 04:31 PM by Dekker | 12 comments »

I made yet another trip to my local lumberyard (30km, 19miles), and decided I needed some more variety in my wood selection at home. I really wanted to find some spalted maple (I have fallen in love with the look of the stuff), but they did not have any (only poor samples of spalted ash). In the end, I picked up some Bloodwood and some beautiful bird’s eye maple. The bird’s eye is something I’ve been wanting to work with, having seen some really great examples in the LJ g...

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"Hand Planning of In-Grained Wood" --by RusticWoodArt

10-24-2007 01:11 PM by frank | 2 comments »

Hand Planning of In-Grained Wood ....out in this walk of life, i have tapped the shoulder of my many other’s, where were it not for dreamers of more, i should have given up my presence long of yes-ter-year’s…. —-”enter not the dwelling of caged minds seeking harmony”, was the voice that spoke to me from ages of yore, for in the duty of a soul that comes upon the dark night, there is a light for culler’s of the reapers who strive their spiritR...

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Lumber Making #3: Maple in the works...

10-24-2007 10:04 AM by Dorje | 22 comments »

Well, just some text at this point – but I can’t slow my heart rate down at the thought of what’s happening next door. A major maple – which looks like it may have some serious figure – is coming down. I’ve been offered the bole (the main trunk from the base to the crotch), which is about 10-12 feet long, and a couple sections of major limbs from the crotch up a ways. The arborist says he’ll need to cut the bole in two…I’d like it left ...

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Project - Lever-Action Boxes #1: Committing Myself

10-17-2007 12:14 PM by Dekker | 3 comments »

Well, I’ve finally gone and done it. After blogging about books on boxes , I got the itch to make some boxes! I haven’t delved extensively into boxes, and it has been ages, so it’s like starting new again. My wife makes jewellery that she sells online and at craft shows. She has a show sometime in late October, and another in early November, and I thought it would be a great idea to offer some jewellery boxes next to the jewellery. I therefore have a motivational deadline...

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