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Blog entry by twokidsnosleep posted 1314 days ago 801 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Long day at work doing precision work (3 root canals, bunch of fillings, implant impression, lots of looking through microscope loupes…..) time to do something BIG with my hands and the bandsaw!! So tonight was the night to let the timberwolf howl! I have been tinkering and practicing with pine to dial in the GO555P, adjust the resaw fence and figure out blade drift. I cut some maple and pear that I bought to do a tea box for my mom, but have been too chicken to hack into it until I got used to the saw. I love the live edge on them both, gotta include that in the design somehow.
Maple has wavy grain with fleck/rays in it. The garage smelled wonderful after I finished cutting.
So here is Western Maple on the left and Pear on the right.
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Sanded the pear up a bit (slab in pic on the right)
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Design suggestion for the box welcome :) I have until Christmas to finish it.

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"



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twokidsnosleep

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#1 posted 1314 days ago

One question:
How do you stabilize a knot hole??
Crazy glue? Varnish?
The pear has a knot that is already breaking chunks out

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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HerbC

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#2 posted 1314 days ago

Epoxy… either clear or make filler using sawdust from same boards…

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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#3 posted 1314 days ago

Just put painters tape on the underside and fill in the knot with 5 minute epoxy. Scrape/plane/sand flush and then refill any low spots with another application. Mark Spagnulo (the Wood Whisperer) just did that on a project he was working.

One thing I’ve found that works for a bad spot of tear-out is to use super glue to fill it in. I fill up the hole with glue, then sprinkle some saw dust on it and it sets up almost immediately. If your maple has much figure, you’ll probably need to do that in a couple of spots too. It will most likely show up as a slightly dark spot in the wood after finishing, but it’s better than having to deal with a bad gouge in your work.

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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#4 posted 1314 days ago

Thanks guys, I will try the epoxy trick, appreciate the tear-out warning as well
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-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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