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Blog series by gurnie updated 11-15-2011 07:23 PM 7 parts 29874 reads 10 comments total

Part 1: Welcome to the DIY wood worker Wedding

01-26-2011 06:07 PM by gurnie | 2 comments »

Alright well first I want to thank you for joining me in this trip. I have no idea what dilemmas we’ll face. Some of you may know I had my first show In December, which immediately any money made from that that went toward the honeymoon, and of course taxes. Basically I am doing two types of wood working this year: - Wedding relate items for me or items to sell back to my wedding vendors- Items for craft shows I will during the year In theory, if everything goes well, the cra...

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Part 2: The cake plate - a DIY design that will last

01-26-2011 06:42 PM by gurnie | 4 comments »

The cake plate will be an on going project that I am trying to get done before the spring / summer. On etsy if you do a search for many very nice cake plates that look rustic and woodsy. I first stumbled across this cake plate on etsy If interested you can find the seller’s shop here:http://www.etsy.com/shop/HensinDaisies?ref=seller_info Now there’s a lot of good and bad with this design, good being it’s natural and pretty, it’s rustic and it’s just...

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Part 3: DIY Wood worker wedding #2 - The cake plate Chapter #2

06-27-2011 07:05 PM by gurnie | 0 comments »

So I’m back in class now and the wedding approach-ith. T-minus 4 months (eeeep!) So the last time i blogged i have glued up the two 45 degree boards. Thursday the chop saw was in action and i was actually able to get 10 pieces out of the two boards. turns out you only need 8 of these pieces to make a circle (you know, math and all). So here’s the log as it right now. Didn’t have time to glue because i was working on several other projects, but I feel good about thi...

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Part 4: DIY Wood worker wedding #4: The cake plate Chapter #3

07-15-2011 07:41 PM by gurnie | 1 comment »

So some progress has been made. first i rounded off the cylinder with a bandsaw to remove a lot of those pointed edges. Then came root cutting. Several pieces of 2” thick X 2” wide were cut in the shape of roots (approx., 7”, 9”, 8”, 11”). I free handed the shape of the root. I left 1” on the end uncut for the sliding dove tail i will use to connect the roots to the stump Concentrating hard so i don’t cut my fingers off So o...

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Part 5: The cake plate shaping the stump and roots

08-03-2011 06:14 PM by gurnie | 0 comments »

So i bought a Pneumatic Sanding Drum set and i used my lathe to wear down the rough edges (pictured above). While this looks great I started to feel that the tree was looking too manufactured. It needs to look a bit more natural / organic. So last night I went to the shop and recut the sides on the bandsaw. I’ll post photos of me working with the Pneumatic Sanding Drum set and the re-sanded roots tomorrow.

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Part 6: The cake plate - a tree made of wood and table settings

09-30-2011 07:44 PM by gurnie | 1 comment »

This is a project my fiance and I did together for our upcoming wedding. Um so wow a lot has happen since i worked on this thread. i will try to describe what i have done but i’m not sure if i have photos (I will try to check if people ask) So after we cut up the roots / branches for the tree stump we ended up used a inflatable cylinder sander that attached to the drill press thingy attached to my lathe. So instead of a chuck spinning around i have a nice cylinder full of 80 gri...

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Part 7: Wood worker wedding success

11-15-2011 07:23 PM by gurnie | 2 comments »

So I have had some questions on how our woodworker wedding went. let me post a few photos These are escort card holders but our photographer photographed our rings on them Table with table card number holder Us and our cake plate escort card holder And of course, we married All professional photos are property of Sarah Hodzic Of Blink Photography

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