LumberJocks

Racing Bib / Medal Rack

  • Advertise with us
Project by j_dubb posted 73 days ago 792 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project is pretty cool for a few different reasons.

Reason 1 – The wood was reclaimed by LumberJocks own chrisstef. Shortly after I joined LJs (and actually became an active participant) I’d posted asking if any locals had any scraps they’d care to throw my way. Stef reached out to me shortly thereafter and told me that if I didn’t mind doing his laundry for a year I was welcome to whatever I wanted from his scrap pile.

He grabbed this piece of lumber and threw it on his bench. Planed it a bit, and threw some mineral spirits on it – you could immediately tell that it was quarter sawn. He shrugged, and told me I was welcome to it. In the last two pictures the remainder of the board this was taken from is what’s right behind it, for some comparison.

Reason 2 – The millers falls plane in the second picture was also given to me by stef. I still need to give it a proper tune up (I’ve got a whetstone in the mail on it’s way to me now, just need to get a honing guide too, but I wanna get that swanky Veritas!).

Reason 3 – Today’s stef’s birthday. Just learned that this morning.

Reason 4 – Tomorrow’s my wife’s birthday, and she’s the one I made this for. If I didn’t have this sweet piece of quarter sawn lumber I probably would’ve picked up a piece of oak at the big box store and wouldn’t have had nearly as cool a story to tell.

Thanks again for making this possible, stef. You are one cool dude. Happy birthday, man. Here’s to many more!

-- Josh // "If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason." - Jack Handey





7 comments so far

View TRHeath's profile

TRHeath

44 posts in 213 days


#1 posted 73 days ago

That’s awesome. She should love it!

-- So much to learn....so little time.....

View lightcs1776's profile (online now)

lightcs1776

3510 posts in 280 days


#2 posted 73 days ago

Very cool story. Great how folks help each other around here.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

View ToddJB's profile (online now)

ToddJB

1936 posts in 756 days


#3 posted 73 days ago

Were you paid for that endorsement of stef?

Regardless it looks great. How did you do the lettering?

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

View chrisstef's profile

chrisstef

10641 posts in 1632 days


#4 posted 73 days ago

Big smile here bud. Ya never know whats under 100 years of filth.
Happy bday mrs j dubb.

Btw – i want the rest of that board back. Lol.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

View j_dubb's profile

j_dubb

188 posts in 434 days


#5 posted 73 days ago

I know it’s yer birthday ‘n all but I subscribe to a pretty strict no takesy backsies policy!

Todd – I used a laserjet printout after putting the text/image together in word, then used acetone to transfer it to the wood. It was fairly faint though, so I traced over it with sharpie and finished it up with some spray lacquer.

-- Josh // "If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason." - Jack Handey

View ToddJB's profile (online now)

ToddJB

1936 posts in 756 days


#6 posted 73 days ago

Thanks. Looks effective and clean.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

View 7Footer's profile

7Footer

981 posts in 574 days


#7 posted 72 days ago

Very nice Josh…. Amazes me how nice the people on LJ’s are…. Stef’s got a lot of good karma coming his way.

I had to do that same thing on a acetone / lacquer thinner transfer but then I screwed it up by putting too thick of a coat of spray lacquer on and the sharpie ink ran into the the wood. Well done sir!

-- If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is "God is crying." And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is "Probably because of something you did." -

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase