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Project by grosa posted 08-31-2010 05:38 AM 3595 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The bar was stained with a brown mahogany stain and finished with 3 heavy coats of conversion varnish. Th bars were shipped in 6 pcs. to Virginia.

-- Have a great day.





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dakremer

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#1 posted 08-31-2010 05:48 AM

grosa that is amazing – for us unfortunate few that dont have the skill to do something like this….how is that upper “bump” made and attached to the bar to make it look like all one solid piece? I can’t even begin to picture in my mind how to do that. on a project like this is there some sort of wood filler that goes on all the seams to make it look all solid, or do the seams just need to be perfectly cut? great great great bar

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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WoodenSoldier

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#2 posted 08-31-2010 06:00 AM

Wow. Impressive. What wood did you use and how did you shape it?

-- Create something everyday.

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grosa

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#3 posted 08-31-2010 06:04 AM

That was made on My W & H molder and attached by putting a piece of 6”x 3/4” x 24” plywood across the with of the bar and clamping it down with 2 clamps one on each end. That way you can position it where needed, no nails, just glue and pressure.

-- Have a great day.

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grosa

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#4 posted 08-31-2010 06:14 AM

dakremer, NO WOOD FILLER, ever. A trick that really works great is if you have a SMALL gap push some wood glue ( yellow ) in the gap, push it in with your finger. Then take 80 grit ( it makes bigger sawdust flakes ) sand in a circular motion. Right to left then left to right. Do not push hard or you will take all the glue out. Then sand with the grain until smooth. You need to do this while the glue is wet. The saw dust will take the stain and match th wood grain. Good luck.

-- Have a great day.

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grosa

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#5 posted 08-31-2010 06:16 AM

wooden soldier, We cut the top on a CNC. Then we clamped the maple to the shape of the bar.

-- Have a great day.

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dakremer

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#6 posted 08-31-2010 06:21 AM

Thanks Grosa! I never knew that, I will give it a shot next time i have a gap (which i will) haha :)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#7 posted 08-31-2010 06:54 AM

nice work mate… looks fantastic…

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

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grosa

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#8 posted 08-31-2010 06:56 AM

Thank you.

-- Have a great day.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#9 posted 08-31-2010 06:57 AM

Totally Pro Bro;)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#10 posted 08-31-2010 10:36 AM

Wowzaaaaaa, great work and love the bar. A+++++++

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 08-31-2010 02:16 PM

Sweetness!!! Great craftsmanship.

-- Dennis Zongker

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tworedballs

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#12 posted 08-31-2010 02:52 PM

sounds like you have some pretty impressive tools in your shop! How much time is involved in making something like that?

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#13 posted 08-31-2010 03:46 PM

Wonderful example of pro woodworking.

Any chance of seeing the installed product?

-- Smitty

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grosa

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#14 posted 09-01-2010 02:05 AM

It took 3 weeks, from start to finish. Keep in mind, The mind is more powerful than the tool. Any one of you can build this with out high tech machines. You can make a template at the job site, go back to the shop and cut it out with a hand router. Think out side the box. know what your tools can do and magnify that ability by making jigs to make that tool do what you want. Yes high tech is nice but the only thing high tech dose is make it much faster. You imagination is more powerful than any tool. Thank you for all your kind words on my projects.

-- Have a great day.

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grosa

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#15 posted 09-01-2010 03:05 AM

Sorry, they still haven’t sent any pictures of it completely installed.

-- Have a great day.

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