First project from lumber I milled

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Project by Built2Last posted 09-01-2009 04:59 AM 2413 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got a chance to build something from the lumber that I’ve milled on my new bandsaw mill that I built.
It’s a five footer from red cedar. I have put a finish on it, just wiped it down with water seal to take the pictures. I have already put it on ebay and craig’s list. Maybe it won’t take long for it to get a new home.

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#1 posted 09-01-2009 05:05 AM

wow , from the forest to the bank !
you are a full service guy .

thanks for the journey ,
i’ve sure learned a lot from your posts .

thanks !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 09-01-2009 05:07 AM

Very nice. The wood is beautifully vibrant. Someone’s going to be lucky

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#3 posted 09-01-2009 07:26 AM

beauty but not beast wow great wood and build

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 09-01-2009 08:16 AM

Good job. Do you have a kiln to dry it?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 09-01-2009 12:59 PM

Striking piece! Great color. Well done sir!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#6 posted 09-01-2009 03:55 PM

Great looking swing!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 09-01-2009 05:48 PM

Topamax, with this eastern red cedar, a couple of weeks air drying, is all that’s required with it. I am in the process of building a kiln. Hope to have it up and running in a week or so.

Thanks everyone for the nice comments. The pictures really don’t come close to doing the wood justice, it’s really a lot better looking than the pictures show.

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#8 posted 09-01-2009 10:41 PM

WOW….... what a swing. I wish I had a place for it. That is a beauty. Now I know what that piece of cedar I got from you will look like when I get it turned. You did a great job.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#9 posted 09-02-2009 03:56 AM

I love the look of the wood.

Great job.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#10 posted 09-06-2009 04:52 AM

keep it up
looks great
I just sold my first item on ebay
hope you have great luck

-- With God's help all things are possible- even woodworking

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#11 posted 03-10-2010 04:49 AM

wow, looks stunning…. great job…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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