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Title: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on December 01, 2020, 09:37:24 PM
I love my new shirt, thanks to my wife and Granddaughter. It fits me perfectly in more ways than one 8)
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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: Old Greenhorn on December 01, 2020, 10:45:38 PM
OH, that is perfect!
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: Tacotodd on December 02, 2020, 07:29:47 AM
I WANT ONE!!!!
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: Jeff on December 02, 2020, 07:53:27 AM
Luvit!
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: doc henderson on December 02, 2020, 08:08:03 AM
I am sitting in front of the fire, no one else is awake, watching the news... made me literally laugh out loud.  yes how do I get to the WOC store?   8) 8) 8)  :D :D :D   :) :) :)
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: WDH on December 02, 2020, 08:11:39 AM
You are really embracing this WOC designation.  

Per our discussion at Jake’s, there are millions and millions under the bell curve, but out there on the far far left end of the distribution, there is only one WOC  :D.

I would toast you, the WOC, with some of those good spirits that you and Andries so graciously gave me, but alas, it has departed this Earth.  
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: WV Sawmiller on December 02, 2020, 08:22:31 AM
   I'm happy for you. Everybody should have what they want and deserve. My folks gave me my Grinch stocking which I have already hung.

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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: Tacotodd on December 02, 2020, 08:51:51 AM
My wife would say   :(
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on December 02, 2020, 08:58:26 AM
My wife does the books and runs the office and tells me that I can shovel anything I want---just keep shoveling WOC
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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: 21incher on December 02, 2020, 09:24:00 AM
That is perfect. You definitely have earned the title.
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: doc henderson on December 02, 2020, 09:28:17 AM
with all the ideas for small stuff, there may be a firewood shortage just around the corner.   :)
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on December 02, 2020, 09:46:51 AM
There are a large number of people stuck at home trying to make a buck...
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: Raider Bill on December 02, 2020, 10:22:32 AM
What's a WOC?
I'm sheltered.
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: Tacotodd on December 02, 2020, 10:38:06 AM
His words, “Wizard Of Crap”
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: Raider Bill on December 02, 2020, 11:48:11 AM
got it thanks ;D
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on December 02, 2020, 02:22:06 PM
Today the wizards crew at work. Tony and Anthony milling some cedar beams for a new building.
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 Colleen runs the office,schedules the customer flow, tax stuff etc, and is busy from dawn to dusk.
(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/35190/nnrh_2_12_2_2020.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1606935924)
 AJ is numbering some the thousands of boards in the NNRH project . This is part of a cedar zone that was certified two days ago in a "virtual committee" meeting via Google Meet.Lots of cooks in the kitchen!
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 Sean and Evan are building shipping crates today. An indispensable team that can do anything ! 
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 And finally the Wizard of Crap himself! Today I am making "brown" yet again. I started making brown crap over 2 years ago and it has evolved into a steady business of different custom shades of translucent brown. That's a lot of crap and a lot of brown! Thought you might enjoy a spin around the site today, December 2, 2020.
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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: Nebraska on December 02, 2020, 03:23:46 PM
@WOC .......just checking to see if it would work. ;)
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: YellowHammer on December 02, 2020, 04:10:09 PM
VERY impressive.  

I agree, I think Tule's handle should be changed or at least given an alias to WOC.   :D
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on December 05, 2020, 09:49:27 AM
Last night AJ and Tony were moving a long end jointed countertop and they became concerned about flex stress on the joint. The joint itself is a large deep spline with a tight fit but I agreed that during handling later during installation the surface finish might hairline crack. Normally we would subset a plywood panel into the bottom for stiffness but routeing out the pocket takes time that we don't have. A quicker solution is to kerf the bottom , insert carbon fiber tow and wet it out with a little epoxy. I will check the results this morning. WOC
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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: doc henderson on December 05, 2020, 03:06:29 PM
can we add WOC to the dictionary?  @Jeff (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=1)  :) :) :)
where do you get the carbon fiber?
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: beav on December 05, 2020, 04:35:27 PM
If you are in even more of a hurry you can use cyanoacrylate (super glue) in matrix with carbon fibers. Just use the good stuff
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on December 05, 2020, 06:33:39 PM
This tow came from
Fibre Glast Developments Corp.
  Several company's online sell various fibers, just watch for their sales.
 beav,,,spot on , another tool in the arsenal but it does not have much shelf life. That said I have lots of bottles of accelerate and matching "crusty" bottles of the glue. At the end of every workday I have the guys stop and do any epoxying necessary on any of the projects taking advantage of the night time to set. We never epoxy in the morning because of the lost time to set.In some joinery I will use a dot of cyano in the center surrounded by another glue like PUR, press the joint and walk away while the PUR expands and seals the deal. Cheers WOC
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: Nebraska on December 05, 2020, 07:59:58 PM
Carbon fiber buried in epoxy to bolster a wooden something. Just never considered it. Hope I'm not the only one.  ;) Today is not wasted, I learned something. 
Been schooled again by the WOC. :) :)  
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on December 06, 2020, 01:44:41 PM
Sunday morning and I'm still doing "brown", now down to 2% increments. I've tried to explain to my clients on this job (there are 15 to whom I answer) that fine tuning a tinted finish, taking a photo of it and how it will be applied to different reclaimed boards is like apples and oranges. But still, it is an exercise I go through non-stop. The last photo is some of the sequenced wall panel, jammed up in the mouth of the shop waiting for the OK to start finishing.The building next door is starting to fill up. This building is jammed up and sometimes I get fed up; today being one of those times. LOL
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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on December 06, 2020, 03:02:32 PM
After the first of the year I'll detail my new "whisker" machine build . Just pulling the parts together now for an improvement over whisker 001.
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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: doc henderson on December 06, 2020, 06:37:00 PM
does it clean and or distress and or bring out the grain in wood?
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on December 06, 2020, 07:33:25 PM
I'm trying for an alligator shoe look. I definitely don't want a "distressed look", but a worn 3-D surface that will"bounce " a finish . Bent saw blades, no kerf, skip sanding ,,, 3-d. WOC
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on December 08, 2020, 03:46:57 PM
AJ coating a hollow mantle and a desk top today.
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 I had a strong start with a 200 log sale out of the yard this morning.  WOC
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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: doc henderson on December 08, 2020, 04:11:09 PM
well neat-o.  what is the finish?  is that a sanding sealer? or brush able lacquer.  is brushing better for the rustic?  is the end edges nibbles with something?
so you sold 200 logs, for a project you will be doing, or sold as is?
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on December 08, 2020, 04:35:02 PM
The finish is General Finishes Water Based Poly. We will brush on 5-6 coats and abrade it back with 2000 grit later. This leaves a real washed out, pickled look (pure crap), but that is what the customer wanted!
The mantel is a hollow form from a single board and the light distress hides my glue joints. One expensive piece of 8/4 walnut divided into 3 thin boards.
The logs were labeled yesterday and are sold as is for the Tijuana River Park Build. They are select as far as size, but the contractor was here this morning and sealed the deal (nice$$$).
This afternoon we're doing one of the bartop bottoms for the Mingei Museum job with a penetrating epoxy.
:snowball: WOC
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 One last bark inlay to do , then it is off to mill for some live oaks.
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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: doc henderson on December 08, 2020, 04:44:33 PM
is there a way to get a satin sheen from bar top epoxy (total boat)?  tying to decide on epoxy for the bar top vs a satin urethane.
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on December 08, 2020, 05:22:41 PM
Yes by wet sanding with a hard wax oil.
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: doc henderson on December 08, 2020, 05:29:55 PM
i assume that is a liquid.  any brand or does total boat carry that?  I have paste wax.  I will search, thank you, DOC.  my new sig. to keep up with WOC!  
1,000 grit?  6K?  osmo, fiddes, briwax, interbuild?  i assume to dull the bar top epoxy, not as a stand alone finish.
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on December 08, 2020, 05:41:19 PM
We use UnEarthed Hardwax Oil. I have a pallet coming in next week. A small amount on a piece of 3-MScotchbrite fine grade will do the job . Stick the Scotchbrite to the bottom of your orbital sander on slow speed and wipe clean when done. Make sure to spread your rags out, or submerge them in water to prevent spontaneous combustion. Th UnEarthed oil is something I use a lot of because it is zero VOC's, child safe, food safe, but good enough to use on winery floors in a commercial application.Way cheaper than Rubio.......WOC
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: doc henderson on December 08, 2020, 05:43:20 PM
thanks for sharing your secrets!  DOC
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on December 12, 2020, 05:56:09 PM
Merry Christmas to one and all.
Dear Santa; Looks like we are going to need a lot more ammo.
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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: trimguy on December 13, 2020, 12:15:54 PM
👍👍
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on December 13, 2020, 12:23:16 PM
It's tongue in cheek, as opposed to tongue and groove. On a serious note I do want to wish everyone on the site health, prosperity and happiness along with a Merry Christmas. I am also deeply concerned about what is happening to my country. I took an oath and that hasn't changed.
Cheers, WOC :snowball:
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: doc henderson on December 13, 2020, 01:39:06 PM
god bless America!  your granddaughter looks like a sure shot.  makes me anxious to watch A Christmas Story.  it is on in the theatres now, and on TV soon enough.  with the pitchfork and gun, you might as well be from Ks.


usflag
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on December 16, 2020, 05:45:53 PM
One of the larger logs we shipped today. In the last two days we have loaded four trucks each day with outbound logs for a project in San Diego. Hundreds of logs, no sawing involved, ,,,,,,,I like this kind of work 8) WOC
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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on January 04, 2021, 08:43:41 PM
A view of the San Diego project on going.
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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: doc henderson on January 04, 2021, 10:34:12 PM
that is impressive so I am not surprised that you are involved.  great.  good forest fire mitigation too.! :D
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on January 05, 2021, 09:18:08 AM
I'm funneling fire killed material from the recent massive fires in Northern California into this job. Coordination of large amounts of material, helping the contractor and architect build a better product and finding uses for material that would normally go into the grinder and end up as mulch instead of functional art.

One thing I've learned in 2020 is it is not how much wood I am cutting or even selling, it's been the ability to work as coordinator or the nut behind the wheel between engineers, architects, designers, builders, procurement/supply folks, owners and politicians and produce a product between all of them that is on time and on budget. And yes, I still work in the shop 8-10 hrs./day, 7 days/week right now. That includes these last holiday weeks.

I think that if this project comes out well, there is already talk of another one right behind it. It is a big hole and I'm going to fill it with my special kind of crap!
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on January 11, 2021, 10:29:06 PM
Another job starting soon will be a select architectural trim package for this high end apartment complex in Los Angeles. This will involve my new "whisker" machine that I haven't built yet, custom finishes and a great deal of beetle kill pine :new_year:The Wizard of Crap !
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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on January 16, 2021, 06:46:07 PM
Well, it made national news this morning that there is a huge forest fire a couple of miles from my front yard and the wind is blowing steadily at 20-30 knots in my direction. It is so warm here even the rattlers have come out. This photo was taken yesterday.

Meanwhile, I managed to get fiber optic cable wired a corner of the shop and after waiting for months a high definition music server, along with all the amps and pre-amps etc. mounted in a filtered, pressured air box. I used to think that compact discs had the best sound available, but this new high def stuff, over fiber optic, is ABSOLUTELY unreal in sound quality.

It's Saturday and I am still plowing on the tail end of the big Sacramento job. I've gone 7 days/week, non-stop, since June I think.The total job has been over 2 years long ! I'm  really looking forward to the end of Sacramento and the army of overhead people I have to answer to every week. WOC
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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: samandothers on January 17, 2021, 08:13:27 PM
Could you not find some large woofers?
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: 21incher on January 17, 2021, 08:31:40 PM
I understand vibration brings snakes out of holes. Don't crank it to loud  :laugh:.
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: doc henderson on January 18, 2021, 02:37:43 AM
be careful what kinds rock music you play, those woofers may fan the flames.  good luck.
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: thecfarm on January 18, 2021, 06:57:40 AM
 This will involve my new "whisker" machine that I haven't built yet, 
I wonder what that machine will do?? 
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on January 23, 2021, 12:09:26 PM
It is spitting snow today ---so no rattlesnakes. The new sound system is a BIG hit with the crew and a happy crew is a productive crew. There is a bit of self indulgence, for sure, in putting that level of  sound in the workshop but like I said, I'm not stupid. The guys beebop along all day long and are happy to come into work. Win, win.
On the whisker machine; I've been trying to develop over the last year a wood surface texture to go with my brown on brown. People really like the wall panel that we are cranking out and it accounted for most 2020's income. The picture below shows where the machine is at this morning and I am due to produce samples in the next 2 weeks for the new Rise Korea apt. complex. Gross construction cost on Rise Korea alone is $155mil. These same people keep coming back to me for the odd, the weird and my special kind of crap.
At 2 AM this morning I came up with an idea on how to smoke my bacon differently. Hope it works out. I told my wife if the whole contraption catches fire, we'll eat the bacon anyway!
WOC
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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on January 23, 2021, 07:39:30 PM
The bacon maker worked great and I will post pics of the results tomorrow morning. Our first moisture in about 9 months 8)
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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: samandothers on January 23, 2021, 08:40:17 PM
I could sit back, look out a window at that scene and eat bacon!
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: samandothers on January 23, 2021, 08:44:38 PM
I thought about you and your whiskers machine this week.  I was using a belt sander to know old saw dust and grime off some wood before running them through the jointer and planer.   I thought I need a tool with a wire wheel, 'whiskers', to run this stuff through to clean it up.  It made me smile and think of this thread and the WOC needing a whiskers machine to manage his beard..... or was it manage his beard near the whiskers machine. 
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on January 24, 2021, 09:40:57 AM
So here is breakfast-fresh no preservatives alder smoked, salt/sugar cured. I've got an early start in the shop today starting the big gates from hell. I'm 1 year behind on this project and the client is getting anxious, and rightly so. It's a fact I have been going at this pretty much 7 days a week over the last year, so no time for his gates. But I've also been struggling for months with the construction re-build method I want to use, which needs to be vastly better than the original build.
I have a resaw customer customer today that will be my only distraction so I hope to get a lot of work done. Cheers! WOC
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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on January 26, 2021, 07:52:41 PM
Gates on skates today while Tony welds acme nuts to the articulating arms.One of the metal gate frames has a massive 5/8 warp in the center which is going to present a challenge for cladding.
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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: Walnut Beast on January 26, 2021, 08:03:14 PM
Looks fantastic 👍
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on March 28, 2021, 06:22:43 PM
The redwood gates shaping up this morning.
(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/35190/gates_1_3_28_2021.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1616970132)
 
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: Larry on March 28, 2021, 07:46:25 PM
The shop dog taking a nap. :)  My shop dog does nothing but nap, usually in my comfy chair. :D

Gate looks good!
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: thecfarm on March 28, 2021, 08:11:11 PM
Well how about that!! No metal to be seen now.
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: newoodguy78 on March 28, 2021, 08:37:40 PM
Impressive work once again 
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: 21incher on March 29, 2021, 02:51:27 PM
Nice job. You look pretty  small in the picture.  Either you are a real wizard that can shrink itself or you are building  really really big gates  :o.
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on April 09, 2021, 08:17:21 PM
We shipped the NNRH wall yesterday and this is a pic of the job site in Sacramento this morning.198 feet wide 37 feet tall, curved, end matched,grain matched , color matched walnut and cedar. Custom brown .555 million dollar total construction cost
 This afternoon the next "brown" project utilizing my new "whisker"machine started ramping up.This job is in Seattle. Not enough floor space...... ;D
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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: doc henderson on April 09, 2021, 08:24:22 PM
heck, even the crates are fantastic!  cannot wait to see it done. i assume you install it as well?  Good luck.
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on April 09, 2021, 08:45:44 PM
Hi Doc, No install for me. My business model focuses strictly on design, engineering , fabrication and finish.I never ever ,leave the property here for any reason and only infrequently to fish. My wife and I have had dinner or lunch out only a couple of times in the last quarter century. She is NOT happy !!!!
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: doc henderson on April 09, 2021, 09:03:46 PM
well if they are too happy, they think they are in charge!  :o :o :o  That is good.  looks like a big job.  congrats and glad you are checking in again, we all missed you!   ;)   :)
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on April 09, 2021, 10:09:24 PM
On wives; The first one left because all I wanted to do was work.
               The second one married me because all I do is work.
On big jobs; Too many.
On fishing; I'm headed to Kodiak in a couple of weeks for a much needed break. Pics to follow!
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: Nebraska on April 10, 2021, 09:58:08 PM
I sincerely  hope you post lots of pictures of that trip. What an amazing project.
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on April 11, 2021, 10:32:09 AM
This is a pic of where I am actually going. It's called Cliff Point, just south of Kodiak. I've spent the last month planning this Kodiak trip, like a military mission. Given that they have fresh water stream, river, surf and salt water fishing, I'll be taking a lot of different gear, rods, lures etc. I am going just ahead of their tourist/salmon season when it's much easier to secure charter boats, hotels etc.
I commercially fished SE Alaska decades ago and I think I am trying to relive my youth! LOL 8)
I've never been to Kodiak and they say it is the Emerald Isle. If it's anything like the pictures, and the fishing mecca it is supposed to be, there may be a return in the fall.
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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: AK Newbie on April 11, 2021, 01:55:50 PM
It is an amazingly beautiful area!  Great saltwater fishing for halibut in May along with Kings later in the month.  The hunting for Sitka Blacktail Deer is also an incredible experience.  During a typical hunt you will see Kodiak Brown Bears, and Red and Cross foxes up close and personal.  If your hunting near the coast which is typical then seals and whales are also a possibility.  You can take up to 3 bucks and Sitka venision is very very good!  What you don't see on a typical Kodiak hunt is people...  It's just you and the beauty of the island.  I suspect you'll want to go back in the fall the fishing for silvers, lingcod, Dollies and rainbows is amazing in the fall... ;D  Enjoy!
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on April 11, 2021, 09:16:44 PM
Hi AK, I have memories of whacking deer at low tide from the pilot house in SE.We would swim in a survival suit clad guy with a tether to drag them out of the kelp and back to the boat and crew.Parts by seaplane, crazy hours , no sleep, and 25000 hooks per 24 hour day, day after day. The weather........ :)
  Fast forward 35 years, need the beauty, need a few fish, need to finish out where my passion always was.These things are fleeting.
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 I am deathly afraid of falling in love with Kodiak and my VERY forgiving wife knows this. 
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on April 13, 2021, 04:38:46 PM
Just finished machining up a curved walnut mantel with slightly receding corbels. This is another hollow mantel, but this time I simply machined out the inside rather than box beam construction. I spent a lot of time balancing the curves and grain and I think the customer will be happy. This is going to get an oil finish with a little pigment here and there.
Also, some close ups of the final rub out of the Mingei Museum centerpiece. There are bowties and inlays of different woods, brass, bronze, stainless and titanium. It took several weeks and many customer inspections to get the lustre just where they wanted it. It's leaving here in a day or so, will be put together in a full continuous 30' length and mounted on some custom cabinets in the museum. This is the top that will have George Nakishima tables to the left and right and serve as the centerpoint for new construction in the museum. I will be doing some kind of interview Thursday that will be posted on the internet later this year with the museum folks and when I get a link, I will share it. Evidently the museum liked the work as they ordered 13 more walnut tables and a possible follow up with some more pieces to be displayed in New York. We shall see. :) 8)
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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: AK Newbie on April 13, 2021, 05:38:08 PM
 
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Great pics from yesteryear... I think you'll find that not much has changed since your commercial days.  The beauty of Alaska is still incredible and the fishing well maybe not as good as it was 30 years ago but still pretty dang good.  The beauty of this upcoming trip is you'll have the time to savor the moment unlike your previous time in Alaska.  Your right time is fleeting...Carpe Diem...
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on April 13, 2021, 05:55:36 PM
Beautiful pics AK ! What a nice fish, do you guys eat the cheeks? How about crab butts? We used to say these two items never left the state.....
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Post by: AK Newbie on April 13, 2021, 11:30:39 PM
Thanks! You bet we eat the cheeks!  In fact after a day of fishing on the boat we will fry up all the cheeks even from 15lb fish and have them as an appetizer!  We then make the best fish tacos with lime and cilantro and fresh salsa!  It's kind of a tradition especially on the first trip of the year.  Which will be coming up soon!  We also smoke salmon bellies and collars as well as black cod collars when I can get them.  Probably some of the best parts of the fish as they are full of oil, and simply delicious.  As far as crab butts I'm not familiar with them.  In most parts of south central Alaska there is no longer a sport fishing crab season due to low stocks.
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on April 14, 2021, 06:56:56 PM
Crab butts refer to the fatty storage area in the apron flap under a King crab. They are pure flavour and nothing else! LOL
Black cod AKA sable fish is probably my favourite fish of all time. I long lined in deep water from AK to Mexico for these delicious fish and targeted them to develop quota for a limited entry permit.
The other fish I targeted was a rockfish called black gill and these I also pursued relentlessly until I hung up my hooks. These guys typically were found in 250-350 fathoms and the black cod down here 250-500 fathoms. There is a lot about fishing that I miss.
AK you live in a fish rich area and I hope it treats you well.
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on April 15, 2021, 07:07:44 PM
 
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 In the first pic Tony and his son are feeding the Whisker machine with White Oak blanks. This is the first job on this machine and you might notice the cardboard dust collecting cover; we still have a little ways to go but the texture on the output is really nice and it doesn't look like a machine did it! This first job is going to Seattle Center after finishing next week with my famous brown on brown.
In the second pic I am laying out burl sections  for a circular table. I refer to this as mining for nuggets to get the best figure out of each piece of wood that I will then stitch back together and form up the table. Burl is funny; it's not evenly distributed throughout any given burl section and since I don't work with veneers, I just hack out the better pieces and put the tree back together the way I want it to look. It is going to take maybe 20 of these burl cookies to get enough quality for the table I am trying to execute.
Just finished the mantel mid day and on to the next project.
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on April 20, 2021, 03:19:17 PM
After you spend all the time to take the tree apart, then you put it back together. Or,,,,, how to make burl do what you want it to do.
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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: thecfarm on April 21, 2021, 05:39:58 AM
And that will be........
You could make a pile of manure look good.  ;D  Well maybe not, it's not wood.  :D
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: WDH on April 21, 2021, 07:24:45 AM
Inspirational.
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on April 21, 2021, 04:48:39 PM
This going to be a 54" diameter breakfast nook table. It will be mounted on a hollowed out walnut stump and sell for a pretty penny. As far as inspiring people, I certainly hope I do. I truly work with crap and turn it into green manure of sorts, which I then plow back into my business. The better looking burl pieces sell themselves, but the off cut, second rate, crap burl I cut up and stitch into some sort of useful design, in this case a table. When people call me the wizard of crap, they aren't kidding, LOL!
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Post by: Nebraska on April 21, 2021, 08:10:41 PM
Thanks for showing your work WOC... Can't wait to see them finished.
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Post by: Resonator on April 21, 2021, 08:14:39 PM
How to square a cant without opening the log.  ;D
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on April 21, 2021, 08:24:10 PM
Yes, I look at that 100 pound hunk of walnut heartwood and just shake my head. It will find a home with TAV ( turn around for vets program), or any other person that needs it. ;D
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: doc henderson on April 21, 2021, 08:26:09 PM
that is a neat way to get two major projects out of one chunk-o-wood.   ;)
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on April 21, 2021, 08:42:12 PM
Doc,
A couple of years ago I morphed into a business philosophy of making a profit from what I bring in the door, log wise and the rest can go at great discount or for free. I know as a dyed in the wool capitalist that I should squeeze every last drop  from every last penny, but I just don't do that. If the money has been made, the church groups, boy scouts, veterans groups, schools and guys trying hard to get started in the woodworking business get to shop at a 100% discount. It sounds crazy, but it works out.
There is a method to my madness; after doing this for a couple of years, untold hours 365 days/year, I am going to start cleaning the slate to load my inventory with walnut, redwood and cedar, which is wood per lift, per cut, per storage sq. ft. makes a lot more $ than perhaps other woods. The trucks are lining up.
Cheers!
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: doc henderson on April 21, 2021, 08:46:13 PM
I am all in with helping out the next generation, and glad that you well enough with you day job, to help others when you can or it is needed.  God bless sir... or should I say, Wizard of Crap!   :)
I also hate to waste good wood.  You have seen my shop, I waste very little as well.
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on April 21, 2021, 09:06:51 PM
Good on Ya' Doc...
   A magazine article from a couple years back... :)
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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on April 23, 2021, 05:30:24 PM
The second gate goes vertical today. Next week the metal work starts.
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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on May 05, 2021, 09:47:26 PM
Just got a progress pic from Sacramento on the install.198 feet wide, curved walnut, NNRH job.Mingei museum shipped today and there will be pics to follow soon.Got back from Kodiak island on Monday and I'm going back in September----I want a piece of the "rock"..... :)
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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: newoodguy78 on May 05, 2021, 10:29:30 PM
Gotta ask... were they biting up there?
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on May 05, 2021, 10:40:53 PM
Wind and rain were very biting indeed.......Kodiak is  having a very late Spring- so no fish in shallow water at all. I surf fished REALLY hard for 6 days and ended up with about 50 pounds of Yellow Fin Sole. ;D
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: Nebraska on May 05, 2021, 11:07:52 PM
Ok, that's just a fish story if there are no pictures.... ;)
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on May 06, 2021, 12:09:26 AM
Sorry no fish pics but there wasn't that much in fish anyways LOL. Mostly I took real estate videos because that was my other mission. Below is an example of the beautiful coastline along with a house I definitely could not afford. I'm already booked for another trip in September.
Cliff Point AK 4 27 2021 - YouTube (https://youtu.be/5aMmsGw3o7Q)
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on May 06, 2021, 10:25:41 AM
A view of Anton Larson Bay where I was able to hit 75ft of water depth from the shore. Quiet with only the sound of a thundering waterfall across the bay from me. I had a short period of sun then back to rain, I also noted the number of dead or sick bald eagles. Quite a large bird and up close the skeletal remains of the beak and skull are bigger than my outstretched hand. The poor guy in the photo just standing on the roadside waiting to die.
Anton Larson Bay AK 4 28 2021 - YouTube (https://youtu.be/6CMLR8TSU5M)
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Post by: JJ on May 06, 2021, 10:52:02 AM
Thanks for sharing WOC!
Do you know what was killing the Bald Eagles?

       JJ
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on May 06, 2021, 11:21:56 AM
JJ, I have no idea, but it could be that there are so many of them on the island that the natural attrition just seems skewed to my observation.The other odd issue is PSP (paralytic shellfish poisoning) that has become prevalent ,more so , in recent years.Animals that eat PSP tissue suffer from mild to death symptoms within hours.Talk about "bad clams",,Yikes. >:(
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Post by: tule peak timber on May 06, 2021, 10:11:44 PM
Some pics passed along by my customer this morning of the Mingei Museum install, which began yesterday. This top was an "in the ground" growing walnut tree in 2019 and is now a 30' wide, 5' deep, 2-1/4" precision countertop. The design was by committee and we performed on time, on budget. There will be more pics of the museum library and a video celebrating their re-opening this fall. I was very honored to partake in this project, considering the other artists featured in this museum.
8)
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Post by: Walnut Beast on May 06, 2021, 10:14:26 PM
Great work 👍
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: Walnut Beast on May 06, 2021, 10:16:44 PM
A view of Anton Larson Bay where I was able to hit 75ft of water depth from the shore. Quiet with only the sound of a thundering waterfall across the bay from me. I had a short period of sun then back to rain, I also noted the number of dead or sick bald eagles. Quite a large bird and up close the skeletal remains of the beak and skull are bigger than my outstretched hand. The poor guy in the photo just standing on the roadside waiting to die.
Anton Larson Bay AK 4 28 2021 - YouTube (https://youtu.be/6CMLR8TSU5M)
(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/35190/sick_bald_eagle.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1620311033)

What’s the problems with the Eagles
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: Larry on May 06, 2021, 10:19:28 PM
Nice countertop!!!
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on May 06, 2021, 10:42:49 PM
A view of Anton Larson Bay where I was able to hit 75ft of water depth from the shore. Quiet with only the sound of a thundering waterfall across the bay from me. I had a short period of sun then back to rain, I also noted the number of dead or sick bald eagles. Quite a large bird and up close the skeletal remains of the beak and skull are bigger than my outstretched hand. The poor guy in the photo just standing on the roadside waiting to die.
Anton Larson Bay AK 4 28 2021 - YouTube (https://youtu.be/6CMLR8TSU5M)
(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/35190/sick_bald_eagle.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1620311033)

What’s the problems with the Eagles
I wish I knew. Very sad to see such majestic birds sick and dead on the beach,,,,,, :'(
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: Walnut Beast on May 06, 2021, 10:49:40 PM
I totally agree. Each and every person needs to help conservation of nature and animals 
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on May 07, 2021, 03:18:02 PM
Sanding and proof coating this morning. The proof coat is a thin layer of penetrating epoxy that pops the figure and allows any flaws to be detected and corrected before build up of the final coatings. Meanwhile AJ and Tony are sawing up some doug fir patio timbers.
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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: 21incher on May 07, 2021, 06:35:01 PM
Wow. Amazing work. Hope it's  going into a museum. Thanks for sharing.  
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: Nebraska on May 07, 2021, 11:29:18 PM
Thank you for the pictures Wizard. It amazes me what  you can create.  Next trip up you'll get some good fish pictures... :)
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Post by: ron barnes on May 08, 2021, 08:21:29 AM
That is some amazing figure in those pieces.  Beautiful.
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on May 10, 2021, 09:41:41 AM
Thanks for the comments guys. The round table is going to a repeat customer that has been shopping here for years.I am awaiting some more museum pieces that should hit pretty soon.The wood is in the kiln- just waiting. We are crating up the big gates today for shipping and will get the second set of gates in later this week.
   I'm talking to a realtor today about building a house 4000 highway miles away from where I live. Is it sanity check time ???
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: Magicman on May 10, 2021, 10:28:05 AM
4000 highway miles away from where I live. Is it sanity check time
I doubt that many of us could pass a sanity check..::)

That has to be the most artistic and beautiful table that has ever been built.  :o
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: Nebraska on May 10, 2021, 03:11:22 PM
Nope, dream time!
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: Magicman on May 10, 2021, 04:15:09 PM
I'm talking to a realtor today about building a house 4000 highway miles away from where I live.
Where on Kodiak would that be?? 
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on May 10, 2021, 07:10:40 PM
It is 20 minutes West of the town proper. Not remote in any sense of the word. Views, end of the road,good access........Enough room for a trailer boat, garage, storage.I'm still very early in the process....
I still need a lot of questions answered before I pull the trigger and start a project like this.A view from the property.
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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: samandothers on May 10, 2021, 08:31:52 PM
Well, that there is a pretty view!
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Post by: JJ on May 10, 2021, 09:15:27 PM
Is that view down town?

        JJ
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on May 11, 2021, 09:32:39 AM
The view is not downtown . Kodiak is up the left hand side of the bay in this view.The peninsula in the distance is called "Cliff Point" and has some extraordinarily beautiful real estate for sale. I had originally gone to Kodiak to look at a few acres on the point, but I am not able to handle the "nose bleed" prices, not to mention the yearly taxes.
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on May 12, 2021, 07:06:05 PM
So, this is going to be published on the internet on Friday and it's only befitting that FF members get to see the rough draft first. It is an article on the Mingei Museum upgrade. Link to article below:
 https://mingei.org/stories/transformation/tule-peak-timber?x-craft-preview=vFSQBN4Vq6&token=X6yzAD0zV0j8jqXP-diPPHP5axuqYMV0 (https://mingei.org/stories/transformation/tule-peak-timber?x-craft-preview=vFSQBN4Vq6&token=X6yzAD0zV0j8jqXP-diPPHP5axuqYMV0)
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: doc henderson on May 12, 2021, 07:52:04 PM
that is a nice write up Rob.  great work.  WOC!  hope more projects like that get you a place on the other side of the country.  
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on May 12, 2021, 08:02:24 PM
Thanks
doc henderson, I'm wanting to get into NYC...
  I made an offer on the Kodiak piece today,,,,Lots of big trout for you to tangle with if things work out.Thanks for the kind words :)
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: Old Greenhorn on May 12, 2021, 08:45:28 PM
Nice article Rob, very nice. You speak for a lot of us with your philosophy, 'respect the tree, use it all, continue the cycle' and most importantly explain to others why we do that. The art you create is far beyond anything I could even conceive and it blows my mind every dang time.
 I have no idea why you would ever want to get to NYC (ok, they do have some good museums and art places, and music and 'some other stuff'), but if you ever do come to NY, give me a holler. We have some nice trout fishing here in the Catskills. I am 2 hours drive north of the city and there are no mountain passes where you could get snowed in. (Of course if you drive and hour north-northwest from my place to Barges, no promises on that issue. ;D)
 You do amazing work.
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Post by: trimguy on May 12, 2021, 09:05:08 PM
Very nice ! You need to be recognized for the amazing projects you do. Great work.
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Post by: thecfarm on May 12, 2021, 09:07:19 PM
A mighty fine write up!!!
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Post by: 21incher on May 12, 2021, 10:30:27 PM
Great write up. You should be very proud of your achievements and being showcased with other master craftsmen of the world. Somehow they left out the WOC we all think of you as though.  ??? 
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Post by: Walnut Beast on May 12, 2021, 11:28:11 PM
Thanks for sharing the link. That was a fantastic article 👍👍👍
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Post by: AK Newbie on May 13, 2021, 12:34:01 AM
Rob your work is intricate, focused and incredibly inspiring!  You showcase the natural beauty of trees in a way few have the ability to do.  I hope I have an opportunity to see your work some day.  Congratulations on a hugely successful project, I'm happy the museum took the time to recognize all your hard work!
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: WDH on May 13, 2021, 07:10:47 AM
Well, my friend, you are way out on the very end of that bell curve that we talked about, Sir. 
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on May 13, 2021, 09:21:04 AM
Thanks guys, all of you, for the kind comments! Dealing with the wood is one thing; but dealing with all of the architects, designers, etc. actually is an even more challenging job. The museum work had half a dozen folks involved, whereas the NNRH build took place over literally years with 2 dozen people involved; inspections, reports, samples, more samples, more shades of brown etc. etc.
I like showing off my work to a group of peers of the caliber of FF.
Cheers
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Post by: Magicman on May 13, 2021, 09:48:48 AM
Thank You Sir for sharing this bit of your talent and even sweat as you created this work of art.  8)
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Post by: samandothers on May 13, 2021, 11:18:31 AM
Fantastic article!  I enjoyed the write up, you are very articulate in your responses.  Though the comment about love where the dogs were listed before the wife.... :o :D!  I am really happy you take the time to share your skills here and help those that ask about your approaches or the products you use, some would hold those as trade secrets or not take the time our of their schedule to respond.  You are a wonder WOC!

I hope things work out with your Kodiak dreams.
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Post by: tule peak timber on May 13, 2021, 12:16:30 PM
Yup, my beloved "wife-instein" caught that comment also and it will be changed in the final edit. There will also be more about the actual construction tech including the use of carbon fiber internally. WOC
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Post by: Texas Ranger on May 13, 2021, 03:03:58 PM
Thanks guys, all of you, for the kind comments! Dealing with the wood is one thing; but dealing with all of the architects, designers, etc. actually is an even more challenging job. The museum work had half a dozen folks involved, whereas the NNRH build took place over literally years with 2 dozen people involved; inspections, reports, samples, more samples, more shades of brown etc. etc.
I like showing off my work to a group of peers of the caliber of FF.
Cheers
Dang, I  think I have been elevated from .22rf up a ways.  Have enjoyed your work, it gives a goal for my small projects.  Well done, sir, well done.
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Post by: Hilltop366 on May 13, 2021, 04:06:36 PM
You sure do know how to put a shine on that crap!  ;)
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Post by: Tom King on May 13, 2021, 04:52:54 PM
Enjoyed seeing it!!!

Speaking of shirts, I was looking for a cap online that says I'm Vaccinated.  While looking for that, a t-shirt I liked showed up.  It said:  

Even after this virus is over, I want some of you to stay away from me.
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on May 17, 2021, 08:13:03 PM
Crab butts are very hard to find,,,,but tomorrow night for dinner we will be celebrating with crab spaghetti.Our deal/offer in Kodiak was signed and accepted this afternoon. Time to start bringing the dream to reality. Yahoo!!!
(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/35190/Crab_Butts_May1721.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1621296693)
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Post by: trimguy on May 17, 2021, 08:36:26 PM
Congratulations on your deal going through !!
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Post by: Jeff on May 17, 2021, 08:53:44 PM
It'll feel different next time. It'll be home now when you are there.
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on May 17, 2021, 09:08:30 PM
 8)Home is where the heart is. I just didn't find it in Idaho, Montana, or Wyoming. I had some really hard fought growth experiences in Alaska years ago long-line fishing .
The people that I met in Kodiak seemed to blend seamlessly with my rather different way of thinking. Kodiak is a fishing town. It will be a lot of fun planning what to do with raw land (again) and sort of the end of the trip for my wife and I. Can't wait!
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: Nebraska on May 17, 2021, 11:12:04 PM
Congratulations, on a fine article, awsome work and a new dream unfolding.  Thanks for sharing it. 
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Post by: AK Newbie on May 18, 2021, 04:50:33 AM
Congrats! Your gonna love this new chapter of life!
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Post by: thecfarm on May 18, 2021, 05:07:22 AM
Living The Dream is the way to live!!!!!
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Post by: woodroe on May 18, 2021, 06:16:20 AM
Very impressive woodworking and artistry. Enjoyed reading about the process .
And nice to be surrounded by so many people who
appreciate the beauty of wood grain !  
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: Walnut Beast on May 18, 2021, 06:22:21 AM
Congratulations for sure on your new place 👍
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: samandothers on May 18, 2021, 11:08:47 AM
Man, I am happy for you!  That is exciting!  Sounds like a good reason for another thread on your journey.... with pictures of course!
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on May 18, 2021, 09:48:48 PM
Thanks guys for the kind words. It's going to be a fun time planning something special on our little piece of the rock.
On another note I've attached a short video from my client, received this afternoon, of the NNRH curved wall as it is nearing completion.NNRH wall video May1821 - YouTube (https://youtu.be/rnvW85Bfd6Q) (https://youtu.be/IXkiSkLjueM)
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: Jeff on May 18, 2021, 10:16:14 PM
Its set as private. Dont make me post one of mine as intermission  ;)
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on May 19, 2021, 07:57:58 AM
Sorry about that.When I hit preview prior to posting the video ran just fine.Is it something I am doing here on FF ?
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: doc henderson on May 19, 2021, 08:01:12 AM
I am sure it feels good to finally get some of the big ones done, and revel in it for a few seconds, before starting the next big one.  It all looks great.
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on May 19, 2021, 08:45:51 AM
Doc, I wish it was done! I am literally still working for these guys........
 
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on May 19, 2021, 02:41:25 PM
Meanwhile Tony and AJ are whacking up some fattys today as Lily catches some shade.
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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: Nebraska on May 19, 2021, 04:22:58 PM
Fattys is a very appropriate  term for those. They would make all my equipment  cringe in fear.
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: doc henderson on May 19, 2021, 05:50:54 PM
that dog has no trust issues.  great.  our German Shepard does not move as we step over and around. :D
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on May 19, 2021, 07:06:21 PM
The secret to big logs and small equipment is somebody younger and stronger pushing the equipment. I'm losing AJ next week as he goes off to become a fireman, so I wish him well and he is always welcome to return. As far as the trusting dog, we kind of sleep in a giant pile at night with me at the bottom and I'm not even sure if it's legal in 49 out of 50 states! We wait hand and foot on our kids and just love them to death. All 5 came to the ranch by their choice. We could start with the dog pics....but that will NEVER end!
In the oak log pic, Tony is standing in the background and you can barely see him after the opening cut. He is over 6'3 or 4. We had to trim everywhere to squeeze it into the mill. More pics tomorrow. Nice looking oak log inside.
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: doc henderson on May 19, 2021, 07:12:32 PM
if it is legal in California...   :o   :)
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Post by: tule peak timber on May 21, 2021, 07:48:08 PM
The inside of the big black oak log yielded two lifts of nice slabs, nothing special but still big slabs for table tops.There was a really nice collection of nails and bullets liberally sprinkled throughout. :D  Did the NNRH wall video ever become viewable to members?
(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/35190/black_oak_1_5_2021.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1621640752)
 
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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: samandothers on May 21, 2021, 08:41:46 PM
Yes it was about 8 seconds.  BIG wall! It is several shades of brown! Oh, it's crooked too!

That is a lotta wood glad you did not have to install. 
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on May 21, 2021, 09:11:49 PM
Thanks , my wife and I spent ALL WEEK chasing loose ends on this job and are very happy to sit down tonight to a meal of Kodiak rock cod and not having choked each other out. We learned a very great deal about shipping hazardous material (stain) through FedEx and UPS; unbelievable, horrible customer service. Yes, the wall is crooked but it is supposed to be; LOL!
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: Nebraska on May 22, 2021, 10:54:31 PM
I showed those slab pictures to my mill and jr wet itself....Ok may be I forgot to shut off the lube valve. ;)
Those look pretty cool to me.  More than 2 times  wider than anything I would think of trying.
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on May 23, 2021, 05:11:28 PM
That particular oak log needed trimming on both sides to clear the  Lucas slabber . Big wood sells very well, but is a pain to handle and you need to hang onto it for a long drying period. It really does not matter what species, everybody just wants "big" wood. There is a certain sadness to that statement....
   The pic below is this mornings "Sunday Cedar". I'm cutting all of this into board and batt building siding to cover ongoing construction here at the ranch. Beautiful material and I really like dealing with this guy. I fed and fueled him and he will be 850 miles to the north by tomorrow morning. He offered me 60 loads of old growth Doug Fir, and with the price of 2X8's there is some money to be made for sure, just not by me,,,,,,,,I start a new museum job tomorrow.
(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/35190/cedar_5_23_2021.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1621803991)
 
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on June 04, 2021, 09:07:44 PM
So the cedar is now siding and getting hung.
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 I'm buried in the shop mass producing parts for the second sets of big gates. Lots of grain matching, glue ups, etc. I am also working on the next installment of Museum tables. These are from 3" thick rough cut walnut slabs that I have spent the last week rough dimensioning and doing basic layout. This jumbled mess will eventually be 15 more tables and real soon.
(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/35190/mingei_6_4_2021.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1622854466)
 With a steady work load last year, we haven't had a chance to saw much. Tony has a new helper and we're now sawing 5 days a week on many truckloads of mostly walnut that I just kept buying last year. There have been some cedars and firs but every time I get enough $ together, I put it right back into walnut: Claro, English, grafted, specimen crotches, you name it. I will try to keep 2 mills loaded and running all summer. After the slabs are cut, we are stock piling them (the guys, not me) into covered storage for use down the line. I know the dimensional market is hot right now and I am getting multiple calls per day for "beat the big box" prices and my intuition says to stay away from this. Monday I have a designer group coming in booking walnut into 2022 and beyond. Can't go wrong with walnut, redwood, cedar.
(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/35190/walnut_log_6_4_2021.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1622855081)
 
(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/35190/slabs_6_4_2021.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1622855124)
 
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: doc henderson on June 04, 2021, 11:09:09 PM
very nice!  take time for rest and family when you can.  very productive, and hopefully profitable for you and yours!
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: samandothers on June 05, 2021, 09:47:05 AM
Yep, may be time for a vacation in Kodiac!  I like vacation pictures.  :D
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on June 05, 2021, 12:12:09 PM
Right now it is all work and no play. The summer heat is hard on the log deck and I don't want to loose my investment.There will be plenty of pics later this fall, and I'm really looking forward to the smell of the ocean again.
  Our property closes next week!
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: samandothers on June 05, 2021, 08:48:59 PM
You are focused on the right things!  I was just trying to temp you.  smiley_devil
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on June 05, 2021, 11:06:08 PM
Well,,,, The temptation is certainly there . I ordered a fishing drone  in prep for the next visit and spent some phone time with a couple of contacts today on fish counts starting up the rivers on Kodiak. I'm there at least in spirit...... :D
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: samandothers on June 06, 2021, 07:55:45 AM
A bit of day dreaming and preparing for future makes the work days a bit easier. 
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on June 18, 2021, 04:36:44 PM
Some tables that passed inspection this morning. These are Claro walnut museum pieces still in process.
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Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: WDH on June 19, 2021, 06:44:53 AM
Beautiful natural colors.  
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: doc henderson on June 19, 2021, 07:03:06 AM
I love your long "countertop room"  was that by design, or just luck of the draw?  what will these be setting atop?  single post with a base?  how thick are they?  Nice production, very classy and beautiful.
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: Larry on June 19, 2021, 11:16:03 AM
Can't wait to see this one.  How thick are the pieces?  Did you cut them out with a pattern on a router or shaper?
Title: Re: My new shirt
Post by: tule peak timber on June 19, 2021, 11:16:29 AM
The room itself is an insulated "wind tunnel" that we can loft , sand , and finish pieces with heated /filtered air. The 40 foot torsion box table is a great reference to keep things flat.
 The tops are blind spline construction using Baltic birch plywood. A couple of years ago I switched to this style of internal joinery because it is fast to machine and has very consistent results that never fail. You can even dial in the amount of clearance in the joint depending on what type of glue you are using. Very consistent!
The corners of these tables are a flared radius called out in the specs by the designers. I had to draw, then build one corner, then mirror image it to the opposite side to keep things perfectly even. You'll notice that in the template I did not put the 2 corners together until I had batch cut all of the table blanks exactly identical, then I put stretchers on the 2 corners and glued them in place for the master end template. This ensures that everything is perfectly balanced and symmetrical to the actual blank.
I started with rough 3" thick slabs from the kiln and it took 3 weeks to creep up on the final blanks at 1-1/4" thick. The original specs were for 2-1/4" and mid stream in my building the customer switched to 1-1/4.
This weekend I am doing spot filling and getting ready to bullnose all of the edges at one time. Then the tedious finishing process begins.
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