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Project by TexPenn posted 05-26-2008 08:44 PM 3406 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Soft Maple, Hickory, White Oak, & Hemlock. With the bench biz as cut throat as it is, I bought this Hemlock log to make some economy grade slab benches to keep up with the Amish. It was practically free. This whole pile will air dry all summer & be ready for fall production.

-- Ted, TX or PA www.around-the-bend.com





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teenagewoodworker

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#1 posted 05-26-2008 08:52 PM

those are some nice slabs. can’t wait to see what they become in the fall. thanks for the post.

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 05-26-2008 10:28 PM

You have some nice pieces of wood to work with. It will be nice to follow this one to a finished piece.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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irishhandyman

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#3 posted 05-26-2008 10:38 PM

Well it sounds like you have to compete with the Amish too. Good luck. Great looking wood, looks even better when you consider the price huh? Please post pics as you go this fall, I cant wait to see the process and then the final product.

-- God bless the men and women who protect our counrty.

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gator9t9

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#4 posted 05-27-2008 12:18 AM

Nice Score ….Did you cut them into slabs too ??

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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#5 posted 05-27-2008 12:28 AM

NICE!!...

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#6 posted 05-27-2008 05:53 AM

SUWEET!

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

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BarryW

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#7 posted 05-27-2008 06:07 AM

that’s it! Excellent biodegradable carboniferous construction materials…let us consume mass quantities.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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Kevin Violette

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#8 posted 05-27-2008 06:19 AM

Great find….keep us updated when you go to build this fall!

-- Kevin -- (http://www.furniturebykevin.com)

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BobR

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#9 posted 05-27-2008 07:17 AM

I’m jealous. Just wish my slabs woud dry as fast as you indicate yours will.

-- Bob

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jcees

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#10 posted 05-27-2008 10:00 PM

Shooooot, I wish I had the space for such a load. Does my jealousy show?

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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Kipster

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#11 posted 05-27-2008 11:39 PM

Very nice.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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dirtclod

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#12 posted 06-04-2008 04:21 PM

I’ve heard that hemlock splinters cause some problems in healing. Have you worked with it before and do you take measures to insure that the customer doesn’t get any?

-- Wonderful new things are coming! - God

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TexPenn

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#13 posted 06-04-2008 07:21 PM

I havnt worked with the hemlock yet. Its all people use around here (1X8) to cover thier barns with. It does fine like that. I’m going to sit on this for a while & keep an eye on it. I bought it to make economy grade slab benches & Tables. I’ll keep y’all informed.

-- Ted, TX or PA www.around-the-bend.com

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Rob Drown

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#14 posted 09-10-2009 06:56 AM

Cool bunch of slabs. How did the wood turn out?

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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TexPenn

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#15 posted 09-10-2009 07:07 AM

http://www.around-the-bend.com/ about 1/2 way down on the right is a hickory table from this pile. then the vanitys below that are the same. I got too greedy on the hemlock & the giant slabs fell apart. The biggest wasnt the best that time. The maple I have sold off here & there & made a few pieces too. Thanks, Ted.

-- Ted, TX or PA www.around-the-bend.com

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