hey everyone, over the last couple of days i have been able to get a lot done in terms of milling up the lumber and gluing up panels. i chose sycamore for the trash box because it is a hard wood as opposed to the pine that i was going to use before. there was a sale at the lumberyard on sycamore and it was less per bf than a select 1 board of pine. so the purchase made sense. first i got my lumber and let it sit for awhile and then milled it up. the first picture is of a rough board and ...
1965 – 2003 I’ve been a casual, beginner-level woodworker since learning some basics in high school shop class, but now I find myself living on a farm with a small orchard of about 3 dozen walnut trees. A tree expert (easy to find those here in Oregon) told me they’re English walnut grafted onto Black walnut rootstock and were probably planted in the 1930’s. So, Lumberjock buddies, can any of you tell me whether the trunks of these trees are Black walnut or ...
Having recently returned from my first visit to an on line (?) purchase with which I have falled in love and has to be a wood workers dream. 3 yrs old with thermopane windows and doors,instant hotwater heater,2 baths etc. The inside is compleat to the point that the contractor did what was necessary as part of the house, loft, stairs etc. the prev. residents started to finish things inside while living there and while there are plenty of good intentions…consider a bath room shelf...
I have a small amount of BLACK WALNUT logs for sale. If you buy it you’ll need to pick it up because I will not ship it. I have about three logs about 8” in dia. about 8’ long sections they have been stored outside for about two years. I got them from my grandparent’s property before they pasted away. So I guess I’m seeing if anyone is looking for some logs or if they know anyone that would like to buy some logs? Thanks for your time
Well folks! It’s finally done! This took a little longer than expected, because of the weather, & things. It’s amazing that it looks just like the SketchUp plan, but I think a tad better looking though. My Son, & his family really love it. It’s almost like a new room on their house. I also learned about the new way of staining treated lumber. They don’t recommend letting it dry out for 60 to 90 days. They say that if you treat it right a...
I think I timed these about right (just shy of 2 years), spalted maple, fresh sawn this morning. In the “group shot” of the 4 bookmatched live edge sets you cannot see the detail, so I took a couple close ups. Really any place on the boards would have made an interesting close up. With a finish that spalt should really be wild looking. 16”-18” wide sawn 5/4”
So I see a Craigslist ad from a local guy who has a bunch of 3×5 rough-sawn white oak he’s looking to get rid of. I get ahold of him and head over to take a look. It’s been sitting in a barn on his grandfather’s property for the last 15 years and was pretty-old at that time. He intended to use it to repair a bridge floor that leads onto the property but he’s selling the place since his grandparents died and is leaving the bridge as-is. Various lengths from abo...
Well, a while ago I asked for some advice about buying walnut lumber. I promised to post a few pictures of what I purchased but I had soem camera issues. It has probably been 2 months now, and I’ve seen some much more impressive photos of raw lumber posted, particularly from Darren, but I’m finally going to post what I was able to get. First is a photo of some of the raw lumber. This is probably 3/4 of what I bought. The other quarter I have posted below after cleaning it up...
I’ve made a few minor changes to the deck plan. We should start building it next week.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~You may notice that I learned to apply the plan to image a lot better. Practice! practice! The corner support pipe also looks much better with a darker paint. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I modified the stair railing. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I added th...
This has been a very satisfying project. First I can do the work, and second I learned a lot new things. Cutting out the arc for the rockers was a new process for me. But, I found that I can do it. I didn’t do them perfect, but they will be the next time because I now have the confidence to do it. Doing new things on each of the power and hand tools now boosts my confidence to try something new and more difficult. So, if you are new to the hobby you can do bigger and better things if yo...
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