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Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
« Reply #280 on: November 28, 2018, 01:28:28 AM »
This is a little side table built by a "customer". Well hopefully a future customer. Harry contacted me via Facebook after I'd posted something sawmill related on a local group. Turned out we had 2 mutual friends, my sons, as he had been at high school with them. He was wanting to get into woodworking, and looking for sources of wood (on a budget). Turned out his landlord had just dropped a line of small Port Orford Cedars beside his house, so he asked if he could have some, and I milled them on shares. So did I have any other nice woodworking wood? Well I was sawing some Sheoak at another friends place, so I told him if he came and helped he could have a trailer load of boards and slabs etc. After it dried he sorta went off the hand tool only dream.  :D Anyway he's now got a basic workshop setup with a some normal power tools and is making some stuff to sell. 

Top of this table is some of the Sheoak, with the base is recycled Rimu that I gave him. (I was given it from a another mutual friend, so I figured I better not charge him for it  ;) ) The Sheoak is really hard with all sorts of crazy grain, while the Rimu is technically a softwood, it's hardness is up there with red oak or birch etc, and at least 25 growth rings per inch. Nice stuff to work with, even it's old reclaimed 4x2s. Anyway there is no metal in the piece, all tenonned, and the top is dovetailed in place, natural colour, and an oil finish. Hopefully he can make a go of his little venture. 

I'm not out any cash for the stuff I've given him, and he put in the hours helping at the mill. So hopefully he can get established an I get to sell him some stuff, or do some custom sawing for him. 

  
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« Reply #281 on: November 28, 2018, 11:10:53 AM »
I like that tongue and groove method of attaching the top.

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« Reply #282 on: November 28, 2018, 07:10:20 PM »
 



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« Reply #284 on: November 28, 2018, 11:49:28 PM »
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« Reply #285 on: May 14, 2019, 04:58:44 PM »
A few weeks ago, I was traveling by a customer's place and stopped in to see the pavilion he made for his farm business.
I didn't get to talk to him, as he was suppose to be there but I couldn't see him.
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It was not one of my designs, and I don't know why he did the double braces thing.
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« Reply #286 on: May 14, 2019, 05:21:36 PM »
the double braces sure give it a unique style.
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« Reply #287 on: May 14, 2019, 05:40:10 PM »
I bet he added the longer braces when he saw that huge roof dancing around in the wind

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« Reply #288 on: May 14, 2019, 06:44:18 PM »
I bet he added the longer braces when he saw that huge roof dancing around in the wind
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« Reply #289 on: May 20, 2019, 11:33:38 AM »
SIL and partner just opened a wood-fired coffee roasting place in Astoria Queens (Mighty Oak Wood Roasted Coffee).  Attached are some pics of the wood I sawed for him--counter front=spalted maple; benches=ash, maple; table=walnut.  See the nice inlaid coffee bean?  Very proud of the boy.....All the best, Rob.


 

 

 
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« Reply #290 on: May 20, 2019, 12:50:42 PM »
Slabs we produced for a hair salon in Los Angeles.

 

 

 

 
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