The whole week has been a real bummer. Simple little things all adding up to make this past week one to forget, like….the cat got up on the bench and knocked over a pint of black dye….all over some curly maple. I walked between two b...
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Location: DeKalb, Texas
So glad to be here. Wish I had found this place a long time ago. Lots of interesting stuff here. Sure takes time to see it all. Current projects...one is some kind of a dang box. Don't know what it will be...just doing what pops into my head. Made of red oak. Tried to eboize legs and inside of drawer with india ink. Didn't work for me. Tried water based acrylic artist paint. Clogged the grain. Mixed the two to a syrup consistency....works great. Real black but the grain shows thru. Also doing a necklace case for my wife. Looks like a medicine cabinet (sort of) with a wall picture as the door. Hangs in her bathroom. Building some saddle racks for a friend. Also restoring two antique endtables and one old cedar chest. When I get tired of working on one, I move to the next.
I work in a hospital - director of emergency services, safety & security. Keeps me busy. Wood is my xanax. Lost a huge red oak tree in my front pasture 3 years ago. Kept some of it and split it on the quarter. Sure is pretty wood. Looks like ribbons running thur. Recently got a pecan tree from a friend. It was blown over in his pasture. He was going to burn it. Hope to be chatting with some of you...gary
-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill
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I just completed a course in the Rand school of technology to learn how to put pictures in a blog. Thanks Rand!!I dont want to bore anyone with the general build. It’s pretty much standard. What I thought I would show is the way I did the...