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Blog entry by jockmike2 posted 05-04-2007 08:17 PM 748 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Almost ready for a dry fit. Got every thing mortised and tenons cut still have one more mortise to cut for the strechers on the legs and i’LL dry fit it. Still a lot of sanding and staining. I even have the strips of ebony cut last night. still have to cut into 1/4 in. lengths, but I think I’m gonna make them just a tad longer. I’m finding a lot of brown streaking in the ebony, is that normal? Just the type of ebony I have? Anyway I’m gonna have to dye with a dark marker some of the brown after I get them faceted. I’m amazed things have gone as well as they have except for one small mishap with my new Freud tablesaw blade where I nicked the first knuckle on my middle finger on my left hand resizing the table legs. Not a real deep cut, but with all the meds I’m on I bleed like a stuck pig. I worked for a butcher at one time so I know how they bleed, it really does spray all around until their heart stops. Sorry, to graffic. But luckily I had my 1st aid kit handy and was able to get an antibiotic cream and a couple bandaids on it an back at it in just a few minutes. That’s something I have not seen mentioned around here is the importance of having a 1st aid kit and fire extinguisher within arms reach at all times. Of course it’s a no brainer, but some may need a reminder. I know I’ve used my aid kit many many times, but not the extinguisher thank the Lord, but its heartining knowing its right there if I need it. Thanks for listening I’ll try to post the dry fit as soon as possible. Oh I had to make a project for my daughter in law, its her birthday Sunday, so I made her a clock using a small piece of that burl I mounted the deer horns on. Will show it in the projects this afternoon. Really came out pretty, hope its her cup of tea. jockmike2

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -



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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 05-04-2007 08:25 PM

I’m glad your mishap wasn’t to bad. Don’ be hurry, you still have about 3 weeks.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#2 posted 05-04-2007 08:26 PM

Right Dick and thats exactlly what I did yesterday, could hardly get out of bed this am. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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David

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#3 posted 05-04-2007 10:38 PM

Mike -

Glad you are OK! Take your time and be safe.

I think Dick is trying to get ahead of you though! :-)

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Karson

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#4 posted 05-05-2007 12:05 AM

Mike take care of yourself.

Yes Ebony comes in all kinds of colors. Some is jet black but most of it does have a visible grain.

If you want truly black wood the best kind to get is Blackwood. It’s used to make bagpipes and clarinets.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#5 posted 05-05-2007 12:22 AM

I’ll just use a black marker to color it. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Don

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#6 posted 05-05-2007 12:23 AM

How about some black die?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#7 posted 05-05-2007 12:28 AM

What kind of dye, Don?. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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oscorner

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#8 posted 05-05-2007 05:12 AM

Mike, happy to hear that you still have that finger. What was the reason that your finger got so close to the blade?

Thanks for reminding us of the importance of having a fire extinguisher and first aid kit handy, O’s.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#9 posted 05-05-2007 05:43 AM

Fire extinguisher/first aid kit/ and I have to have safty glasses right on my saw and on my fore head…sometimes I even mananage to get them over my eyes.

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#10 posted 05-05-2007 02:01 PM

yikes re: the cut

glad that all is well and yes, it’s another reminder for all of us to have the safety equipment nearby.

Dennis… lol… nearby is good but actually “over your eyes” is even better!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#11 posted 05-05-2007 06:41 PM

Thanks all I was tired and in a hurry, just like Dick said, thats when you get careless, it was just a nick as I used my left hand as a feathboard to hold the leg I was pushing through the saw. I bet I have at least 10 featherboards and pushsticks, but like I said, I got in a hurry and thats what happen, and I know better. Thanks for your carring. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 05-05-2007 06:59 PM

Was reading this and thought that if Mike was looking to dye the wood crimson everything would have worked out perfectly. ;-)

Mike, never hurry in the workshop please and for god sake don’t use your hand as a featherboard. Very glad it wasn’t worse then it was and please be careful!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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