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Look What I Made - Part 2

Since the "Look What I Made" (July 2014) thread has become inactive, let's start another.  Show what you've made from the lumber you have cut.  This is "wood processing" isn't it?  Here is a kitchen island from my walnut in a style my wife appreciates.  I'm using a beech butcher-block top sold by Grizzly (which I had to widen using the cut-off from the original 8' top). 

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Here's what I had to do to post a photo: 

1) in the posting box, press "add media" (far right icon at top of posting area)

2) hit "choose file".  Now locate the pic-file you want to download. (Hopefully you've edited it to 800 x ? so those of us with slow internet can see it).

3) select the pic by clicking on it

4) press "submit".  Wait for the next box. (If you get a message that says your photo is embedded but it still doesn't show, it may be in "Library", probably the first picture).

5) where it says "current format is", hit the down arrow.  Choose "original"

6) hit "submit".  After it posts, you may get a "I'm not a robot" box to check.  Follow the instructions.  Your posting is done and should appear.

Bill
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Still not finsihed waiting for warmer weather.

eddiemac
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Looks like it would be an ideal guesthouse or maybe a hangout for a fairy princess.  I can imagine a sigh of contentment while standing on the porch and peering out on a pounding west coast rain. Better shoo that woodpecker away.  Beautiful work.

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Rebuilt cedar bench,

 

Birch thing for beside the entrance door.

Made this thing about 17 years ago .

 

eddiemac
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Nice work!  I rebuilt one of those cast iron benches too   -    not my most favorite project.

Bill
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My youngest son wants me to do his bench now :o). I remember when you built that island Eddie beautiful work.

eddiemac
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Thanks, Bill.  I just built the island.  I think you remember my long walnut wall cabinets.  Here's something else: a Limbert style coffee table from quartersawn red oak and a matching one in walnut.

Bill
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Beautiful work Eddie you've sure been busy & yes I was confusing it with the wall unit. Made a few cedar benchs never sold this one because we were using it.

Made this for a customer out of birch

sorry pic. is so dam big 

 

eddiemac
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Very good.

DavidM
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All of these projects are very nice!!!  Good work gentlemen. 

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Thanks, David.  I built these cabinets too.  And I've discovered a new twist to using the Norwood photo insertion tool.  This time, after I'd picked the photo I wanted and the program said it was embedded, it still wouldn't show.  So I got off the forum, then got back on, went to my thread and the Comment box, hit the "Add Media" button and then hit the "Library" button. And there was my photo, ready to be submitted. 

 

DavidM
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Beautiful cabinets!!!  I hope that the FDA doesn’t figure out how addictive sawdust is - they’ll make it a controlled substance.  

Dogluvr
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Very nice work Guys. Beautiful workmanship!

eddiemac
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Thanks guys.  For anyone, don't be shy about posting your own projects.

Bill
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Eddie nobody wants to play :o(

 

r.garrison1
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I'll play.

 

eddiemac
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Priming the pump, Garrison's in  -  very nice wine accessories! What kind of wood? Is that curved board one or multiple pieces? How many tries until you got the right balance?  And Bill, now you've done it   -   my wife wants that garden arbor. Nice chairs too.

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That's cedar, with a custom tint to the stain. The center band in the big one is Tamarack (Larch).

For the shape, I simply tried a shape where the swell part of the bottle is always over the base, so the weight is always centered. I believe Bill made some a bit more tricky to balance; can't remember which thread it was posted on.

The curved one was 2" slab, cut on a bandsaw, with two pieces glued together to make the shape. 

Bill
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Those are very nice looking wine holders love the wood.

Bill
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Potting bench.

A tree created a project for me a few years ago.This was the roof over my resevoir .

eddiemac
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The wide batten style with uniform boards looks very good.  I've always used random width boards (some very wide) with narrow battens.  Do the back boards butt up against each other?  Reservoir   -   how do you get your water?

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There's a well just to the left of the building ( 40 gal. P Min.) but no electricity within 1/2 mile so I used a generator for a couple years until that got tiresome. I now get the water from an under ground spring 1/4 mile up grade from the reservoir that runs in continually and out the over flow 1 ft. from the top. It holds 12,000 gal. and has worked well now for over 20 years. The back boards may have 1/4 to 1/2" space.

 

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BTW it's gravity fed to the house Eddie over 80 psi.

 Doesn't any body use their mill to make lumber for their projects ? It's nice to see pics. posted it gives inspiration to others. Also we get to see different species in other parts of the countrys.

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I've been working on a small bedside table of cedar with live edges.

There are worm scrawls on the edges (where bugs crawled around under the bark). I'm trying to bring that out, so I rubbed some blue artist oil paint into the marks, and rubbed off the excess. Then I am staining the entire table with a natural finish. So far, it looks like it is coming out pretty well.

Here are some initial pictures; I'll post a finished picture or two.

 

 

Bill
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Looks great & I like leaveing the bug hole idea clear finish will really bring out the grain. Good job !!!

r.garrison1
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I am not certain blue was the right color, but I got the effect I wanted. Next time, I'll try burnt umber or some red shade.

This is only one coat of oil so far, so the finish isn't done yet.

 

eddiemac
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Well, to say the bug holes stand out would be an understatement. I wish I could make use of more character-wood like this, but I'm always vetoed by wifey.  A strong yellow tint in your varnish might help blend in the blue.

r.garrison1
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As I add coats, I think it will yellow. I may add some tint; thanks for the idea.

I was able to get around the wife veto by not telling her in advance; she hasn't seen it yet.

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Here's a plant stand I made for a friend. I rubbed Yellow Ochre into the cedar across the back, Burnt Sienna across the front, and then poured linseed oil/turpentine across it and rubbed it all together. I topped it with lacquer, then rubbed beeswax/mineral oil into it (a paste I made similar to butcher block conditioner).

eddiemac
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Beautiful top, and you've done wonders with the color, and finish.

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