Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'mesquite'

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A care package from an LJ friend

06-11-2011 09:02 PM by Karson | 17 comments »

I arrived home yesterday to find a package on my front porch. It was a care package from an LJ friend in Texas. Gerardo Garcia sent me a message and asked if I wanted some wood. He was getting concerned about the posabalities of Huricanes in his area of S. Texas and was offering some wood. What arrived was 61 lbs of Mesquite and Texas Ebony. Small to mid size turning wood. Thanks BlueStingRayBoots. You are a great and generous friend. I hope and pray that the water stays ...

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Military Shadow Box construction

04-03-2009 08:44 AM by jez | 16 comments »

Have begun construction on a shadow box for my retirement. First step – think out all the angles, grooves, dados, joints etc. and put the concept to paper. Scale helps to figure out exactly what the angles are and can help to see what might and might not work. As with any plan, once the actual work begins, the plan will often change to be either more doable or possible. Decided to build a shadow box for a 5’ x 8’ US flag in a doghouse pattern. Looked at several sites f...

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the woodpile #2: Saving Stock for the Winter

08-24-2007 01:02 AM by scottb | 13 comments »

It’s quickly becoming my favorite time of year. The gardens and farmers markets are overflowing with their bounty, almost everything is fresh and in season, the days are becoming comfortable – not yet crisp, but not too hot. Time to preserve and make preparations for the winter. The freezer down in the basement (shop) is almost completely stocked with goodness to keep me going well into next year! I promised “more about this later” during my shop tour... so here it...

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Mesquite Slabs #1: Mesquite Slabs - Say Hello to my little friends!

10-26-2013 08:28 PM by Jeff_harden | 9 comments »

Mesquite Slabs 10/4 thick, 24-36” wide, 17’ Long. Would make great conferance table or bar top. Check out the figure in these!!

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lucky day (7/7/7)

07-08-2007 06:34 PM by scottb | 8 comments »

Yesterday was busy – but good. Spent most of the day out and about – picnic lunch, movies, and packages in the mail – WooHoo! Ordered a box of assorted mesquite and ebony logs from BlueStingrayBoots. I’ll be surprised if either of us don’t get a bill from the mailmans chiropractor. I sure wasn’t expecting this much booty! (oh, yeah, and some new hearing protection.) Today is shaping up to be another hot day – so I’ll be heading off to ...

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First Time Turning #1: Rough Stock Preparation

03-17-2008 05:18 AM by Copperjock | 4 comments »

Next weekend I will be going to my dad’s, and taking a couple blocks (purpleheart and honey mesquite) to turn on his lathe. I don’t believe he’s done much turning, mostly table legs from what I know. Anyway, these are the pieces to be offered at the sacrificial altar. They started out as 6”x6”x2”, and so far I have found center, used a protractor to make a maximum circle, and cut them on the bandsaw, about 1/8” outside of the line. One que...

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Morris Chair #4: Fear and Loathing Part 2

01-22-2015 01:49 AM by Luddite | 4 comments »

23 Jan 2015 Update from somewhere up the dark river of no return. Spent some time repairing the dewalt and porter cable sanders (new pads,dust bags and switches). Work like new now. No more flying discs about the shop, this only enticed the shop cat into fits of apoplexy.Finished the fit for the corbels. Angled the back corbels to the slope of the leg top. Gee, it actually works. Rounded over the pieces for first chair and sanded them to 220. The mesquite and cherry really shine...

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Morris Chair #7: Still wrestling with the wood devils.

02-14-2015 02:11 PM by Luddite | 4 comments »

14 Feb 2015 Much further along the project of no return.Sanding and some oiling with gluing up the base unit and arms. Seems it was a bit anti-climatic when making the arms. Now, that’s OK with me. Even though they do look a little frankenstein like it was a good recovery and taught me some new skills and ideas! I did use some black dyed epoxy to fill in some small gaps but does look good. After sanding and some oiling I’ve assembled the first baseframe. I’m quit...

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Eureka! Receipt says what wood I bought!

07-08-2009 05:16 AM by thiel | 4 comments »

The other day I enthusiastically bought some fancy wood since I was making small stuff and wanted to try out some other material. And then I promptly forgot what I bought. The receipt appears: —Bolivian Rosewood—Figured Santos Mahogany (“Bee’s wings” I think)—Mesquite (knew that) Any tips for working with these beauties? I’ve already resawed them down to get bookmatched 1/2 inch boards…. The mahogany in particular seems a bit brittl...

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Filling in time..... The re-do's #2: The living room tables Part II

05-29-2015 10:23 PM by Luddite | 3 comments »

Somewhere in May 2015 Re-do of the orphaned end table. Used every day but ignored until now. —————————————————————————————————————————————Fun table to make. Needed it for the end of the couch. The top had a few blemish...

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