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Location: Prineville,Oregon
Website: www.juniperworksnaturally.com

I am new to woodworking, live on 40 acres in central oregon up a beautiful valley 12.5 miles east of Prineville. I have always loved Juniper wood but, never in my wildest dreams ever thought I would find myself making lamps, coffee tables, fireplace mantels, etc. I make a lot of mistakes but, am learning as well.
I love working with some of the more exotic woods we have here such as Bitterbrush and Mt. Mahogany both dense hard woods but, gorgeous.
I am open to any and all advice along this journey. I am a father of 4, grandfather of 10 and husband of 36+yrs.

-- larry@juniperworksnaturally.com

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Max

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#1 posted 1191 days ago

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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thatlabguy

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#2 posted 1191 days ago

I am having trouble with my lamps. I can’t find the secret of hiding where my drill comes through wood for lamp posts. Every glue I have tried, when mixed with sawdust from the piece I am working on darkens when it dries. What do I need to do to “hide” the holes that are made when drilling the piece for wiring? I have tried elmers white glue that is supposed to dry clear, I save sawdust from each piece while sanding for patch work during the drilling process. I do ok with greys and very dark colors but, am having a tough time with the cream colors with Juniper and bitterbrush pieces.
Any ideas?

-- larry@juniperworksnaturally.com

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Max

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#3 posted 1191 days ago

If your post the above question in one of the forums here on LumberJocks you will get a much better response.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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SnowyRiver

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#4 posted 1191 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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gjd

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#5 posted 1191 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! I hope you enjoy your membership as much as I do. This is a great place to get, or give, advice and the projects are truly inspirational.

Take care.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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Splinterman

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#6 posted 1191 days ago

“WELCOME to LJ’s” ….Enjoy the experience.

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HallTree

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#7 posted 1190 days ago

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#8 posted 1168 days ago

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a little over a year ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…

Wisty

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

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thatlabguy

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#9 posted 1151 days ago

I have a question regarding the best finishes to use on Juniper, Mt. Mahogany and Bitterbrush. currently, I am using Teak Oil on Juniper and Mt. Mahogany (2-3 coats) and finishing it off with a water based Polyurathane(2 coats in a satin finish). I am looking for some input as I do have some problems with bubbles using the water based Poly as my topcoats. I don’t use oil based finish on the bitterbrush as it tends to yellow the wood a bit too much. I have not used any waxes or other types of Oils but, am open to suggestions as I am now beginning to work on coffee tables and would like a nice hard durable finish. I like the epoxy finish on some things but, am afraid it scratches too easily for a coffee table application.
Any suggestions?

-- larry@juniperworksnaturally.com

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thatlabguy

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#10 posted 1084 days ago

ok, I’m not very computer literate so can someone tell me how to change the pictures in my gallery to show new projects?

-- larry@juniperworksnaturally.com

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thatlabguy

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#11 posted 1084 days ago

need to change my pictures in my gallery but, don’t know how. Can anyone out there help?

-- larry@juniperworksnaturally.com

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thatlabguy

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#12 posted 1015 days ago

Just a note, 3/8” spade bit doesn’t agree with fingers! Hit a soft spot in a piece of bitterbrush and the bit popped out unexpectedly on the wrong side of the piece and went through my finger breaking the bone in 2 places and cut to the bone. pretty messy since it was a spade bit…........live, learn and be more careful

-- larry@juniperworksnaturally.com

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