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Watcha Makin'?
« on: May 20, 2022, 07:58:21 PM »
It occurred to me today that the Forestry section had a "Watcha cutting?" thread and the sawmill section has a "Watcha' sawing?" thread but over hear there is no "Watcha making?" thread. 
 I figured a thread for those 1 or 2 day projects that are not needing of an extended thread for all to follow the project's progress. Something for those shorter one-off builds. Shop gizmos, quick customer's requests or stock items. Maybe it won't go anywhere or maybe it will. It just seemed equitable to have something for the builders and makers in this forum.
 As it happens, I really don't have anything to kick this off. But I did finally finish off a mushroom log drilling bench that has been hanging around in parts for over a month.


 

 And I also put the 7th coat of poly on a bench that will be delivered and installed Monday morning.



 

 The pint is that this thread might be a good place for small projects we often assume are not worth noting. I know a lot of us do these everyday. Jigs, tools fixtures, shop furniture builds, etc. As well as the "my neighbor needed this, so I made one" type things.
 Lets see if it takes off.
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2022, 08:04:08 PM »
Well, aside from the table I have a thread for, I am almost done building a chicken wire cage around my peach tree.  It is 8x8x8 made with some 1x2 white oak and 4' wide chicken wire.  The dang tree rats ate every last one of my peaches last year, so I am hoping this will stop them.
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2022, 08:11:27 PM »
Last year (maybe the year before?) my son gave us an apple tree. I put up a 4' tall wire fence around it and the deer got in the yard and picked it clean. Poor thing was decimated. This spring I noticed it was leafing out pretty nice and had apparently recovered, so I extended the height of the fence to 7' or so. This tree is really looking nice now and gives me great pleasure as long as the deer stay off it. Fruit? I figure if we are lucky, maybe in 5 more years. Hope I live that long. :D
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2022, 10:16:25 PM »
 

 

 Started putting battens on sawmill shed and built a sawbuck for hardwood slabs.
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2022, 07:05:27 AM »
Yeah, it takes a while for the apple trees to start producing.  The trees that I planted in our back yard about 5 years ago had some flowers on them for the first time this spring.  I hope to get a few apples.  Deer in our yard doesn't seem to be an issue, plus the the flowers were up about 7 or 8 feet in the trees.
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2022, 08:47:18 AM »
I have been thinking about starting a similar thread, but I'll join this one

I decided to try to use some of my slabs for something other than firewood

I had a bunch of cherry and a little walnut so I thought wooden spoons would be something I could whittle while I watch my dogs run

This is the 3 I finished



 

I had a friend ask me if I made any spurtles, I had to look it up, and then made these



 

the cherry one I turned on the lathe pretty quickly, the Walnut I made like a paddle.

I want to try some bowls but have too many other projects started.
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2022, 09:42:33 AM »
Tom is it only for purple projects or can we put other colors here as well?...   :)

One of our soon to be Eagle scout moms is on the school board and wanted my help to make a charcuterie board for a retiring superintendent.  putting on the block oil.  It had the school logo on it and the years of service.



 

here is a potting bench made from cedar milled from a beam from @Cardiodoc and donated to @Jim Thomas for his wife.  coated with boiled linseed oil.





These projects are brown, sorry Tom!  :D :D :D  
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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2022, 04:21:59 PM »
The projects all look good guys.
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2022, 05:49:04 PM »
Making a desktop for my daughter.



Green ash, air dried, no biscuits.



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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2022, 06:20:20 PM »
Shes all set.


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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2022, 06:33:51 PM »
   Since it is the off season for hunting I decided to make myself another deer blind/shooting house. I had saved up my first cut, bark on slabs and figured they would be perfect camouflage. They are! I got it up and went back to work on the inside and now I can't find it. ::) :D
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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2022, 08:01:28 PM »
Boy, everybody is busy! Adries, really nice desk, I like the wire feedthrough slot, neat idea and better than a hole I think.

Doc, I don't care what color stuff is, but that 'brown' potting table looks like it may prefer to identify as orange. :D It's pretty though. Is that white cedar or red?

Howard I do hope you find your blind...someday. ;D :D
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« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2022, 08:13:29 PM »
Made this door for a Little Free Library that was vandalized.

 

 
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« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2022, 08:28:27 PM »
Love that ash, Andries. 
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« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2022, 08:29:41 PM »
Good stuff guys.  
I finished that extension table i've been working on today.  Customer will pick it up tomorrow.  Even though I have a thread about that, I'm gonna post a pic here.  Sorry, Tom, its not purple.


 
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« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2022, 08:34:58 PM »
It was an 8 x 14 inch beam a guy had and did not need, milled into 4/4 boards.  a western cedar I assume, but no real info.  whatever the box stores order in.  sawed easy and smelled great.
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« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2022, 08:43:21 PM »
I am working on a plastic bin storage shelf for the wife.

I am using air dried spruce. It is very pitchy. so I had to stop a few times and diesel treat the table to get the slabs to slide again. Then I had an idea. I used a sheet of wax paper and a bunch of binder clips to make the bed slippery. it actually worked pretty amazing. Unfortunately the paper did not last that long but long enough to make a big difference.

I originally had it covering all 3 parts of the table but as it started to tear it ended up in the cutters getting shredded and there was a considerable pile of sawdust building up under it on the infeed side.

I ended up just putting it on the infeed table and it worked like a charm.

Pictures are taken after sending through 9 - 70" long boards about 4 times.


 

 



This made cleanup quite a bit easier to!!!  

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« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2022, 10:29:45 PM »
Interesting.  I wouldn't have thought to use that.
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« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2022, 01:57:56 AM »
I just welded up this dolly to help me move some big logs around the property. It still needs a tow ring to move it at the same time as my log arch.

I had some leftover metal from building the log arch for my trailer and a stub axle and hubs sitting on a shelf.  Picked up the tires and rims from craigslist for free.



 

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« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2022, 08:04:12 AM »
You guys do some nice work....
Whipped up this Bar Table a couple weeks ago. Used a Spalted, Live Edge Beech Slab for the top, and fabbed the Base. I took it to the large 3-day Flea Market to sell it, but no Takers. I did sell 7 of my Art pieces, though. I'll probably list it on Marketplace.....

 



 

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