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Pipe Making #2: Some whittling

276 days ago by Rick M. | 6 comments »

Used the chip carving knife I made awhile back, it’s a great whittler but nicked my thumb along the way which you can see the Roy spots. And the stems came in today. A little more whittling then need to get this baby dried.

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Pipe Making #1: Lathe work

279 days ago by Rick M. | 5 comments »

Normally one would use well seasoned wood but I have these pear offcuts and decided to turn them green, dry, then touch up as necessary. Started by making and printing a design for a poker style pipe. Cut down a block, glued on the pattern and mounting on lathe. I really had no idea how big it should be so I found a one for sale and copied the measurements. Seems fairly hefty to me but what the heck do I know, never owned or smoked a pipe. In the last pic you can...

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Miniature wood species - wish list

362 days ago by JustaLilJoinery | 1 comment »

I’m going to use this blog post for my wood species wish list for some recommended types especially useful for making scale furniture. I find that I source information on the internet and promptly forget it once I come across an opportunity to use it…)Anyone who knows a great source for any of these can feel free to chime in with a link or connection to any of these materials. I’m going to post them one by one as I source, use and then evaluate my scale experience with the...

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Making progress - Making connections

381 days ago by JustaLilJoinery | 4 comments »

Hi all, I’m Jyl.I’m obviously new here and appreciate anyone who decides it is worthy of your time to read.I am a lover of wood, building, being creative and all things small. I came back to creating with wood (and other materials) because of a health issue. I’ve found that many other hobby-workers have also had this experience so you might notice that I mention it here and there. I will certainly try to not come off as a whiner but please understand as you get to know ...

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From log to box in less than a month #3: Shaping & Lower interior

477 days ago by sras | 12 comments »

The last two nights and this morning’s work are covered here. I probably should have waited, but I wanted to shape the outside and see how it looked. I started by putting some marks to guide how much I sanded off on the high spots for the initial bevels. I then could sand (with a sanding block and 60 grit paper) until the high spots were evenly brought down. After that, I just kept going through the grits – up through 400. I could have stopped sooner since I still...

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From log to box in less than a month #2: Making Progress

479 days ago by sras | 10 comments »

I worked late enough last night I didn’t get to updating the blog until this morning. There were a couple pictures still on the camera for the prior day’s work. I got the template done and located it on the lid. After a few passes with the router, I had a recess. The lid is only 5/16 thick to start with and the recess is 3/16 deep. I trimmed the ironwood to size and rounded the corners. Then I applied glue and clamped them up for the night. The last thing I...

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From log to box in less than a month #1: The kickoff

481 days ago by sras | 12 comments »

A friend at my church made me an offer: ”I’ll give you some wood if you’ll build something with it for the youth auction at the church” He made the offer several weeks ago, but I didn’t get around to picking up the wood until last Sunday! That gives me just under 4 weeks to take the wood, figure out a project, build it and finish it. That should be plenty of time, but my projects typically take months or years ! After pondering my choices, I picked these...

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Apple Wood #3: Rare Wormed Pear - Kiln Dried

563 days ago by CTWoodworker | 1 comment »

While harvesting the Apple wood an opportunity presented itself to take down a rather sickly looking Pear tree. Now that its been dried in the kiln and run through the planer its turned out to be a rare treasure. Take a look at these lovely specimens and think about your next project! Send an email to dmorris.ct@gmail.com for a full ecatalogue of all 26 specimens of the Pear wood.

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Milling Lumber (Chainsaw Mill) #1: Milling Lumber from 4 large Bradford Pear Trunks

590 days ago by climbnc | 8 comments »

Hi everyone! My name is Will and I live in the upstate of SC and among other thinks I’m an amateur woodworker and aspiring lumber-miller. This is my first post on Lumberjocks but I’ve been following some folks’ projects and the forums for a year or so. About a month ago I took down four VERY large Bradford Pear Trees for my grandfather. It was quite a big job because, like many other ornamental species, Bradford Pear’s have very full crowns and therefore many, man...

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Lizard Cane ---burning completed

820 days ago by mpounders | 16 comments »

I got the burning completed this morning. Lots of little scales! They are easy to do, but it is important that they be going the right direction and I change sizes in different areas to indicate more flexibility or bends. I sprayed it with water to judge how it will look with a finish.. pear really is an attractive wood! I won’t be able to work on it for several days, so I should have plenty of time to decide whether to paint it or not. My original plan was to paint, primarily becau...

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