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Garden Bench-Cancer Society Awareness Project #2: Almost done!!

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Blog entry by junipercanyon posted 05-04-2013 04:53 PM 924 reads 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This project is almost done….the first coat of oil has been applied, now on to final sanding and a few more coats of oil. I chose to use Danish oil on this,...my wife picked up a box at a yard sale for $5 that had 3 unopened cans of Danish oil in it and about 15 or so other cans of various oils and solvents…score! This is my first time trying this oil, and so far seems to work pretty good. I’m looking forward to seeing how the final coat will look!

This project will be up for auction July 27th, 100% of the moneys raised go to the Relay For Life Cancer awareness. If anyone is interested in bidding, please PM me for more information. The next post on this will be a finished project post.

http://www.prinevillerelay.com
http://www.relayforlife.org/
https://www.facebook.com/YorkFamilyAndFriendsRelayForLife

-- Juniper Canyon Design



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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 05-04-2013 04:57 PM

Turning out very nice. I am msure it will bring a good winning bid for the auction. Love that Danish oil !!!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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TZH

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#2 posted 05-04-2013 05:09 PM

Now THAT’s a nice bench. Can hardly wait to see the finished product. And, good luck on the auction – a very worthwhile cause, to be sure.

TZH

-- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dead-Wood-Renaissance/361417090585685

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stefang

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#3 posted 05-04-2013 05:11 PM

Wow, that really is an amazing sculpture/bench. Art and woodworking. What could be better? Good luck with auction!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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AKNewbie

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#4 posted 05-04-2013 05:32 PM

Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing your progress with us and good luck on the auction!

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#5 posted 05-04-2013 05:53 PM

That’s is awesome

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 05-04-2013 06:48 PM

I think I’ve said this over and over, but I’ll say it again. “Your Good!”

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 05-05-2013 10:44 AM

After rereading the post, I am a Danish Oil junkie. Virtually nothing leaves my shop without using it before the final finish.

Again, your sculpting on this is awesome. You blended mother nature’s beauty together.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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stefang

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#8 posted 05-05-2013 04:09 PM

Hey Monte, try Norwegian oil, it’s a lot better!!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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junipercanyon

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#9 posted 05-05-2013 05:49 PM

Thanks for all the great comments….this has been a fun project.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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DocSavage45

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#10 posted 05-05-2013 05:49 PM

Following Monte, I am revisiting this post. Spent more time looking at the bench and wondering? A Holy Galahad? Or hand gouging? Did you follow the natural form of the wood to get the support effect?

This should earn some big bucks. Art and craftsmanship combined.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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junipercanyon

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#11 posted 05-06-2013 03:44 PM

Doc:
Tools used:
Chainsaw w/ alaskan mill attachment to mill out all the boards and to cut the notch out of the ends of the bench for the leg attachment.
Then I used the lancelot/squire chainsaw grinding attachment for rough shaping. This tool is awesome and really hogs out the wood, but VERY special attention to safety and a VERY firm grip on the grinder is required when using this tool as it would be easy to make a mistake that would be payed with blood if you got careless.
From there, I used the round and the flat Holy Galahad grinding disks….my favorite tools for sure. The amount of time and sandpaper saved from the use of the holy galahad tools is definitely worth the investment.
Next I used an 80grit flap wheel grinding disk. This step smooths out all the deep scratches from the holy galahad and allows for a little more control on fine shaping.
The final step of course is working through the grits on the orbital sander, 80, 100, 150, 220, and 320, and a little hand sanding to smooth out the edges. Also, between coats of oil I buffed with steel wool.

As for shaping, I cant tell you how I decide what gets ground away and what gets left…I just start making sawdust and wait to see whats left over when I’m done! On this project of course I forced the ribbon shape into the legs which was definitely a challenge as I haven’t tried to do this before, usually I just let the wood design itself. I think I blended the natural flow of the wood into the ribbon shape pretty good,.... though someday I hope my carving skills improve enough to revisit this design again and carve in a much more detailed ribbon.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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DocSavage45

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#12 posted 05-06-2013 04:35 PM

I really appreciate you taking time to explain your process. I have the 4” w/chainsaw, attatchment and I have thought about the chainsaw mill. But mine is fantasy for now. LOL!

They have the Holy Galahad in various coarseness now.

Like I said Artist…and craftsman.

Thanks

I am still envious of the wood as well!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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junipercanyon

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#13 posted 05-06-2013 06:17 PM

For the Holy Galahads, I use the course grit round and the medium grit flat,...I also have a fine grit round but haven’t found much use for it, the flap wheel sanding disk seems to do a better job at the stage I would want to use it at,....but maybe one of these days I’ll find the perfect situation where it will come in handy.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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DocSavage45

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#14 posted 05-06-2013 06:22 PM

Expensive paperweight….LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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