Recently, my Grandson asked if I would help him make a Lacrosse stick in the manner of a Native American Lacrosse Stick. Of course, I said yes. Then I learned I would need to steam bend 1” wood into a 3” radius. Whoops. I had a lot to learn a...
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Location: Modesto CA
I am a 'Soon-to-Retire' General Contractor. I have dabbled in woodworking all my life, however I just, 2 years ago, built my 'Dream Shop'. That is a work in process that will continue indefinetly. It is 48' x 50' with minimum clearance of 9' under all dust ducts. A portion [20 x 48] has clear height of over 30'. Exhaust system, dust system, hi-bay lighting, air system, and overhead electrical drops are included. Three air hose reels and three 110v reels are mounted at 9' above the floor.
Current project is the reconstruction of a 1917 International [Harvester] model H truck. I am within 20 hours of all wood work completion. All wood is Red Oak. Then I will start on the clear finish.
I am an 'Urban Forest Lumber' user. I have a generous supply of claro walnut, black locust, redwood, aspen, madrone, cork oak, orange, pistacio, & manazanita lumber. All have been harvested locally. Also a few manzanita, walnut, and manzanita burls. All wood were found in standing position. I have logged, sawn, stacked, dried, trimed, and otherwise processed these woods. Their use has not determined.
-- Rustfever, Central California
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Two weeks ago, I attended an auction in California. An ‘Old Tyme’ cabinet shop was out of business and liquidating. First I purchased some tools: Clamps. Total price $185 or about .1.70 each 45 very heavy du...
To those of you in Northern CA. We have an event. Woodcraft store on Folsum Blvd, Sacramento. is sponsoring a swap meet next SUNDAY, April 15, 2014.I am fully planning upon attending. I will bring at least the following: Delta X 10” ta...
I was recently gifted three large stump/logs. Two were Oak, one was Walnut. The oaks were 40” x 7’ and 64” x 9’ and the Walnut was a 38” log/crotch/ x 8’. All three had been in a ‘Burn Pile’ for 15+ years, however the burn pile had never been f...
I have donated lumber to Indio High School wood shop. The wood shop program is suffering from the current budget problems to all of California. I have about about 2,000 bd ft of various ‘Urban Forest’ exotic & domestic lumber t...