Dining Room Table #1: Shaped the posts for the headboard today

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Blog entry by longgone posted 05-23-2011 06:57 AM 3784 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Yesterday I cut and inlaid the headboard.. a straightforward process that went fairly quick.
Today my goal was to finish the sculpted posts for the headboard. I used laminated oak pieces that i glued up yeaterday afternoon. I need to find a good local source for some 12/4 oak to avoid having to laminate several pieces.
I got out my trusty grinder and and went nuts for several hours…and then sanded for the rest of the afternoon and rough fit it together. This is the results so far…

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#1 posted 05-23-2011 07:17 AM

Coming together, bigger than a box, :)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 05-23-2011 08:10 AM

That is looking good. Keep us posted on the progress, especially how it looks with finish.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#3 posted 05-23-2011 03:24 PM

yea the getting out of the grinder and going nuttso is one of the really fun parts…maybe even some rockin music would help set the tone for some creative grinding…lol…i think i could do fairly well if i had some ZZtop going…lol…....there was a time aways back when my beard was worthy of a ZZ TOP..recognition….lol…i might post it some time soon …the younger days in grizz land…lol….keep up the great work greg..i love your sfuff…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 06-14-2011 06:50 AM

Do you use those 4-4 1/2 flap disk on an angle grinder, like 120 grit? Atleast that is how I get the texture on my work too. You are the first that I have come across that does that. Great work… hang in there!!!!

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#5 posted 06-14-2011 07:43 AM

Rick…I use several different methods depending on the designs…primarily a festool angle grinder, a foredom carver, wood rasps, a random orbit sander and always an excessive amount of hand sanding. There is no easy and simple way to do it..but if it were too easy it wouldn’t be fun or challenging.

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