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 have been working hard on my new website and it is up and running. Please all you proof readers let me know if there is anything our of whack! Good with my hands not with spelling and grammer (lol). I have a new Blog that is called Burl Talk If you have any questions on burls or anything that has to do with wood I would be glad to give it my best shot. I am open with what I have learned in the burl industry. thank you for checking it out! Greg
I have decide to turn only reclaimed, American woods. I’m doing this for several reasons:1) There are trees that we pass, and largely ignore, everyday. Turning this wood gives me a chance to reintroduce myself and others to to this amazing world. I love the outdoors, and I go hiking, exploring, and “wood hunting” with my son quite often. I want to be able to point to a tree and tell him what it is. But as I’ve started trying to identify the species of wood that I&...
Our local tree feller called unexpectedly yesterday to ask if I would like some Eucalyptus that was going to go to the dump, but they couldn’t bear to see such good wood go to waste. Obviously the answer was yes !!!!!! So they brought me a trailer load of old dry trunk sections, some of which have started rotting on the outer sections. There is still some good usable wood inside, so it is on my list to do. After I showed them the Yellowwood they brought me a couple of weeks ago,...
Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve had any updates. I’ve been very busy. The cabs have been installed minus doors and drawer fronts. Toe kick and drawers are in, so the kitchen is now usable. Here’s a few picks of the some of the upper doors before finish. I’m actually in the process of finishing the doors as I type. Maybe in a week or so I can post some pics of the cabs on the down hill side.
Last weekend I picked up a good size Cherry tree for cheap. 2/3 of it is going to the lathe and the remaining 8 foot section is going to be slabbed up for tables & such. This gave me the opportunity to make my first bowl blanks. I have had about 2 cords in the back 40 (sq feet) for the past 6-9 months. I hadn’t cut any of it up yet, and it was started to wear thin on the wife’s patience. Now my whole shop reeks of Cheap Black Cherry Soda. The Cherry was cut down in early...
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...
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I’ve heard pro and con about drying boards and slabs vertically when they’re fresh cut. It makes sense that they might dry faster this way but does anyone have firsthand experience with this? I cut some 8’ long, 2” thick Cherry slabs and some 2” thick Red Cedar slabs and don’t want to wait 1yr + for them to finish drying. Any ideas? Thanks!
My oldest daughter is pregnant with our first grand baby, a boy. The wife is excited-just a bit. So I’ve been sidetracked from the kitchen upgrade and drum sander and am now working on a toy chest. This is the wood I have to work with-reclaimed pallet pine. This is what it looks like after I get done cleaning it up. It mills down to just under a 1X3. A bit more gluing up for the panel, I think 2 extra boards per side. It cleans up real nice. All of the knots are tight. Th...
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