Gluing up was quite an interesting time with so many pieces to go together at once. I did the ends first then dry fitted everything to make sure all of the joints would fit up square prior to adding the glue and clamping (using the offcuts from the legs when clamping) I have added one coat of Danish Oil but need to get the lid on before I can finish the handles and add finish to them.
This is the day i’ve been waiting for , about three months ago i felled a black walnut and a red cedar tree, it took my sawyer a bit longer to get to it , but he did, and i’ve got a stash of walnut that will last me into the millenium, not exactly sure of how many board feet is there, but i would estimate around 400..as i looked into the currant lumber mills for 6/4 walnut they priced it at 12.00 a BF..this is some gorgeous wood… im smiling all the way to the bank, as i paid...
I’m back to show the tools I used in creating this wooden flower. The tools displayed are the only ones used so far in the project other than my trusty chainsaw used to cut this wood to a manageable size. I did more wood removal today and will have to be very careful from here on out because I could easily ruin this piece by going through the walls which I do not want to do. It is somewhat bulky and fairly difficult to hold down so I can work on various areas. I made a makeshift ...
I have long admired people who took large pieces of wood like drift woods, stumps and such and turned it into beautiful works of art. So when I saw them cutting down this piece of Red Cedar tree stump about 5 ft tall and 2 ft in diameter, I had my chance to do something like this. I had to have it but the problem was that it was a 5 ft piece and I had no way to lift it. So I went home and got my trusty chainsaw and cut a piece off 18” long. Even at that length I was barely able to get i...
Just a few pics of the teaser box… shown in the “Sign With A Story” post.. This is made from silky oak for the posts and rails.. with Queensland Red Cedar panels… Roughly based on a Neil Scobie design... The glue up…Just out of the clamps with the top resting on the box… Bring out the colour and grain with some mineral turpentine…. Should I include another teaser… OK Camphor Laurel and Rosewood… chess board… d...
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!
I have recently moved and progress on the model boat Sunshine has slowed. When i find my camera i’ll post the pictures of the completed molds mounted and aligned on the strongback. In preperation for actual construction I began researching what types of wood to use. I found out about Jeff at HobbyMill (HobbyMill@cinci.rr.com) on a model ship building forum and he has been a pleasure to work with. He has all kinds of wood you can order in sheets milled to spec or in strips. he is ev...
GOOD DAY FELLOW WOOD WORKERS, IVE HAD A PROJECT ROLLING AROUND IN MY HEAD FOR AWHILE AND KEPT PUTTING IT OFF, BUT AFTER SEEING SOME OF THE BEAUTIFUL PROJECTS DONE FOR FAMILY MEMBERS, IVE DECIDED THAT THE PROJECT IS A GO…AND WHAT IS IT YOU ASK…..ME AND MY WIFES CASKETS, ONE REASON IS I DONT LIKE WHAT THEY MAKE AND SELL YOU, THEY LOOK JUST TO ME LIKE A CASKET….I WANT SOMETHING THAT IS WARM AND EARTHY LOOKING I LOVE THE BEAUTY OF WOOD AND I HAVE SOME HEART PINE AND CEDAR THAT W...
In response to the many requests for information about how I do the routing on the signs, I will give a step by step below.When I get an order request the first thing I do is pick out or make a sign blank in the approximate size the customer requested, then I go to my computer. I have a program on on my computer that will print out banners, I use Print Shop. I can choose many styles of lettering and adjust the letters to any size that I need to fit on my board. When I get everything how I th...
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