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Becoming a Galoot #2: Jumping in the deep end

210 days ago by scruboak51 | 1 comment »

To the saw mill, or not to the saw mill; that was the question I left off at in the first post of this series. Saw Mill Cons Expensive $125 Hr, Plus $50 for blade breakage (Southern California Prices) Far Away – 1 hour drive in a truck that is on “hospice” A few weeks of waiting Saw Mill Pros Has done nice work for me in the past Would get all my cuts done with 0 effort on my part (just money) One thing I noticed was some of the cracks in this contain...

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Becoming a Galoot #1: Testing the waters

210 days ago by scruboak51 | 2 comments »

I was fortunate enough to stumble across a sizable piece of redwood root system at my local thrift store. The owner buys storage lockers and he got in a huge haul of redwood. After buying a gem of a slab of Buckeye Burl, I had my eye on this piece and hoped it was the right combination of big, dirty and in the way that would necessitate a price drop. As luck would have it, a month or two of waiting allowed me snag this for $50 It’s heavy; probably 250 pounds (113 kilos) and ...

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Trash to Treasure - Headboard

573 days ago by JSB | 2 comments »

From now on I think it will be easier to update the original post instead of making multiple posts in series. Video 1 is done and I will update as the project continues. Click the green “watch” button above this post if you would like to be updated as the project concludes. Thanks for watching! I found some great maple hidden in this headboard. Maple from this salvage, GREEN poplar from the mattress salvage, and some walnut from an old sofa salvage will turn into some cool look...

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Trash to Treasure - Blue Love Seat #2: Video 2

574 days ago by JSB | 3 comments »

The victim this time is a well used blue love seat.

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Trash to Treasure - Blue Love Seat #1: Video 1

575 days ago by JSB | 2 comments »

The victim this time is a well used blue love seat.

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Trash to Treasure - Mattress #2: Video 2

584 days ago by JSB | 0 comments »

I love re-purposing old materials. My latest find is a poplar filled box mattress.

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....and I thought my day was over :)

606 days ago by JSB | 7 comments »

With my wife being at her mother’s in preparation for Christmas I am home alone. I got in from the shop earlier and thought to myself “All this free time and I came back home???” Back to the shop! I did a well needed clean up and blow out and found myself with some rare, spare shop time. So here’s what I started. A couple days ago I found another sofa headed to the landfill. I had a small sledge and a razor blade knife so I decide why not. After chopping most of...

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I. H. Hart...Maker of things, fixer of stuff. #2: The dryads are smiling on me!

707 days ago by IsaacH | 0 comments »

This morning after dropping my oldest off at school, I decided to get ankle deep in shavings. Still no project in mind, but I was able to get my favorite 3/8 spindle, 1/8 spindle, 1/2 bowl, and hollowing tool tuned up. I actually did try to make a natural edge goblet , but the wood had too many checks and it shattered on the lathe. I went out to my stock pile that has been seasoning for 2 years…. As it turns out, 2 years was too long for much of the assortment of logs and branches. I...

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New found wood. #1: The wood you throw away...

877 days ago by JAcker | 4 comments »

This past weekend I made a mallet. Nothing fancy – I had some oak scraps and I made a mallet. But like every other project I’ve done, I learned something along the way or after. My learning moment came while picking up some fittings for further tweaking my DC. One of the guys at the woodworking shop (Highland Woodworking if you must know), the guy who actually told me to buy my bandsaw off Craigslist rather than buying a new one, asked what I was making. I mentioned my mallet. ...

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Shows/Exhibits #3: Earthly Pleasures

1348 days ago by GlenGuarino | 0 comments »

Earthly Pleasures is an online exhibition at Crafthaus.com curated by us. We received 65 fantastic submissions, sadly could not use all of them. Artists from Bali, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, and the United States made the pieces we selected. The artists in the exhibit: Claudie Bastide, Harriete Estel Berman, Fred Johnson, Norine Kevolic, Tadashi Koizumi, Gabrielle, Kunze, Joshua Lynn, Warren Moeller, Tom Muir, Norman Pirollo, Frances Scott, Tom Skaggs, Robbin Smith, Frances...

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