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Forum topic by DomingoRB6 posted 06-30-2010 06:10 AM 916 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DomingoRB6

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06-30-2010 06:10 AM

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Hello All,

I am new to forum and want to thank all that welcomed me already. I have been a carpenter for years and only recently thought about trying some fine woodworking. My current project is a remodeling of a friends cabin. He is currently the owner of huge pile of rough cut curly maple. I am attempting to finish a knee wall in curly maple, build a counter top and some simple cabinets above. I have finished the curly maple in 3 coats of semi-gloss poly which has really made the curl pop. Looks beautiful. The pictures are of the knee wall and the back of the cabinets. I will update as progress continues with pictures from a better camera. Hopefully the counter top will be done by tomorrow. The awesome thing is, since I am doing the work pro bono, he has said I can have all the curly maple I want. My plan is to make a cherry/curly coffee table so look forward to that in future. Thanks for all the great info so far.

Thanks for the comments so far. Progress has been slow but I am learning how to work with this beautiful wood. The plan is to be complete by tomorrow so I will hopefully have the finished result then.
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wseand

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#1 posted 06-30-2010 08:36 AM

Was that you on the side of the road holding the sign, “WILL WORK FOR WOOD”. Great looking work and have fun with the Curly Maple. And welcome to the forum.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#2 posted 06-30-2010 02:17 PM

FWIW – Good curly maple sells for more than $20/bf.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 06-30-2010 06:36 PM

I think i’m gonna be sick, I would do all kinds of pro bono work for that stuff.

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#4 posted 07-02-2010 12:38 AM

Thanks guys. Everyone keeps asking me why am I doing all this work for free but I know its a fair trade. I have big plans for my new stockpile of curly, some of which may be my imagination being bigger than my current tools and skills. I am going to book split some tomorrow for my coffee table. We will see how that goes.

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#5 posted 07-13-2010 11:40 PM

Here is the close-to-final result. A few more trim pieces needed but that is pretty much it

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#6 posted 07-13-2010 11:58 PM

Came out looking incredible, great job and the payoff was well worth it.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#7 posted 07-14-2010 04:19 AM

That’s some nice looking curly maple! Great job!

Jim

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#8 posted 07-14-2010 04:27 AM

So nice and great wood

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