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Title: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on January 11, 2014, 10:56:54 AM
Do we have one thread where we post pictures of customer's projects?

I thought we did.

If we don't we should start one.

I recently got a couple.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Lisa_table2.jpg) 



 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Lisa_table8.jpg)

About a week or so ago, I got this one from a fellow who bought some walnut from me to turn a bowl:

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Charlie_walnut_bowl.jpg)

He wanted a photo of the log it came from to show the person who got the bowl. He is a beginner bowl turner. And he knows he's got a lot to learn. He was requested more bowl blanks but will get back to me later on when he has exact details of what he wants.

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: LeeB on January 11, 2014, 11:09:18 AM
Biibyman started a thread several years back, but I can't remember the name of it.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: hackberry jake on January 11, 2014, 11:16:40 AM
I love the table!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: bandmiller2 on January 11, 2014, 07:54:14 PM
Its rewarding to see someone build something beautiful with the wood you cut. I've cut some really pretty stuff for folks but I know DanGed well it will rot in a pile. Frank C.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: MIsawyer on January 12, 2014, 06:19:51 PM
That is a nice bowl.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Magicman on January 12, 2014, 09:26:08 PM
It is always rewarding to watch a customer's trees go
 

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from logs
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20011/2410/DSCN0170.JPG)
to stickered lumber
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20011/3609/DSCN0491.JPG)
and then to wall paneling
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20011/3609/DSCN0492.JPG)
in his new home.   :)   
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: YellowHammer on January 12, 2014, 11:01:23 PM
I am truly amazed at some of the projects customers build with my (their ;D) wood. 
I post many of the projects on my web page (with their permission).   Two of my favorite ones are the harp that a customer's dad built for his granddaughter for Christmas, and the "Man Cave" a fellow built for the basement of his new house.
YH
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/21488/image%7E28.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/21488/image%7E29.jpg)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: thecfarm on January 13, 2014, 09:27:01 AM
That harp and girl is a very nice picture.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: dboyt on January 13, 2014, 10:05:55 AM
Here are a few pieces made from an old walnut root that had been down for about eight years.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12837/WlntRoot_01s.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12837/WlntRoot_02s.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12837/Table_Bowl_01s.jpg)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Nomad on January 13, 2014, 10:34:16 AM
 
     Logs...


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     Lumber...
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14448/alittlesyp2a.JPG)

     Final use.
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14448/Pughs2.JPG)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14448/Pughs6.JPG)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14448/Pughs7.JPG)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: LeeB on January 13, 2014, 10:36:59 AM
After I quit slobbering over the old cars, I noticed a mighty fine building around them.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: MSSawmill on January 13, 2014, 05:21:04 PM
After I quit slobbering over the old cars, I noticed a mighty fine building around them.
I had the same problem!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: thecfarm on January 13, 2014, 05:26:24 PM
What cars??  ;D
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: strunk57 on January 13, 2014, 07:07:05 PM
Im sure many of you have seen this, but i have to post again. Logs

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32232/026.JPG)  Lumber

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32232/027.JPG) 
Partitioned basement


 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32232/095.JPG)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: caveman on January 13, 2014, 07:36:52 PM
http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=5http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=54http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=5464&pid=150000#top_display_media64&pid=149999#top_display_media464&pid=149998#top_display_media
A few months ago, Jmoore and I sawed a longleaf pine log to provide a little lumber for one of our friends who was teaching an ag mechanics class at a nearby college.  He had each of the students plane their boards and build an "A" shaped tool box as a class project using woodworking tools.  The boards that were left over were used to build this t.v. shelf in his house.  Yesterday he came by to pick up some 2" x 12" s to replace the blue/gray steps seen in the picture.  He does not own a table saw, lost most of his right hand in an accident when he was a young man and made all of the cuts with a circular saw.  I was impressed.  I look forward to seeing the new steps.
Caveman
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on January 16, 2014, 09:20:20 AM
A customer just sent me in some pictures of a table he made and sold out of a slab of maple I sold him.
And the legs are some pieces of walnut he got from me also.

Here are some of the photos:

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/image-1.jpg)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/image-2.jpg)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/image-3.JPG)

The top was from a tree from Gloucester, MA and the walnut came out of the same log I got the bowl planks from, I think.

This guy has just bought a house with a huge barn in Southern NH, where he will be making furniture in a shop there and selling custom made stuff.
He is going to get more maple slabs from me and make more tables.
When I visit his shop/showroom, I'll take some more pictures.

Jim Rogers

PS. the piece of glass appears to be inlaid so that it is flush with the maple top surface.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Magicman on January 16, 2014, 09:31:25 AM
Very nice.  Thanks for that "PS".  My eyes were trying to figure it out.   smiley_dizzy
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: redbeard on January 16, 2014, 11:55:47 AM
Jim I really like his idea of using the glass pane as a guide to straight line the cut to get best book end match.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on February 21, 2014, 11:00:08 AM
Another table by my customer from a red oak slab he got from me:

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/image-1%7E0.jpg)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/image-2%7E0.jpg)

Interesting.

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on February 21, 2014, 11:19:50 AM
I love butterflies!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: redbeard on February 21, 2014, 12:03:02 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22539/rps20140221_085443_535.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22539/rps20140221_085615_198.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22539/rps20140221_085615_198.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22539/rps20140221_085810_808.jpg) We have been working on this one for several years customer plans on finishing it this spring. I think the rock work is almost done. Its a Outdoor Kitchen lots of curves in the roof.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on February 21, 2014, 12:45:27 PM
Wow, just doesn't say enough.

Thanks for posting.

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: thecfarm on February 21, 2014, 04:14:42 PM
redbeard,for once in my life if I went there,I would not be looking to see what was cooking.  ;D
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: 1woodguy on February 21, 2014, 06:38:00 PM
    That is really nice!!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Nomad on February 21, 2014, 07:06:20 PM
     THAT has to be one of the neatest structures I've ever seen!!! 8)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Mt406 on February 21, 2014, 11:33:10 PM
Wow Nice.
A friend of mine is making some live edge tables from White Bark pine.
These trees were bug killed, one tree I have is over 200 years old and is only 12''
She dose wood burning and has finished on peace and is still working on a table with a whole mtn scene.
They are for sale if any one is interested, 5% go's to the forum or what ever percentage it is.
She say she can do almost any thing. When I get a photo of the table I will post.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/33427/IMAG0456.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/33427/IMAG0457.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/33427/IMAG0459.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/33427/IMAG0460.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/33427/45112_693224977394901_253362587_n.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/33427/1604894_693225010728231_1358715476_n.jpg)   
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: customsawyer on February 22, 2014, 06:22:15 AM
I like them all.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Magicman on February 22, 2014, 08:19:01 AM
Both redbeard and MT406's projects are very artistic to say the least.   :)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: justallan1 on May 18, 2014, 09:22:22 AM
Our local game processor was at the house and asked what I did with this stuff and that he wanted a bunch of it for putting a rustic look on his shed. Between this and probably a couple elk sheds it looks to me like my elk is getting cut up for free again. Everyone's happy. ;D
He told me a few folks have stopped wanting to take pictures and his wife likes it enough that she wants a fence to suit it.
Allan
 

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Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: iwiegian on May 18, 2014, 04:26:57 PM
Wow! some nice work that's for sure.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: reswire on May 19, 2014, 10:21:51 PM
Makes me want to pick up a hammer... wish I knew how to use one like those fellas!   :-\
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: brianb88 on May 20, 2014, 11:40:55 AM
WoW!  These are some really cool pictures.   :)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: tule peak timber on May 20, 2014, 11:53:58 AM
YAHOO !! What a bunch of terrific projects. The outdoor kitchen is stunning... 8)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: woodNthings on May 25, 2014, 03:03:09 PM
Cut some ERC not long ago, the customer put it to use as a chest and sided the interior of a room for clothes and hunting gear storage. 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31415/alex_board%7E2.JPG) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31415/alex_chest%7E3.JPG) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31415/alex_room_1%7E1.JPG) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31415/alex_room_2%7E1.JPG)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: tmarch on May 25, 2014, 07:29:11 PM
Very nice.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: mart on June 02, 2014, 03:17:46 AM
Not really a customer but a really good friend. He's a heavy equipment operator and is always getting logs for us so I cut lumber for him in exchange for some logs. He and I went to high school together back in Northern New York and didn't know until a few months ago we were living a half a mile apart here in Alaska. I cut a bunch of his spruce logs and few cedar poles (the 6x6's) for this car port on the rental they just bought. He used to have a big circle mill back east and has taught me a lot about sawing.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/21968/2014-05-24_20_19_16%7E0.jpg)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Magicman on June 02, 2014, 08:34:41 AM
Nice.  Congrats also on "finding" your friend.   :)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: RPowers on August 14, 2014, 10:22:20 AM
I resawed some old oak timbers for a customer who wanted them squared to 6x8 so he could crosscut them on his miter saw. Said he was going to tile a floor with them. Last night he emailed me a picture of his finished floor. How neat is that?
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/33443/IMG_1137.jpg)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on August 14, 2014, 10:32:25 AM
A customer just sent me in some pictures of a table he made and sold out of a slab of maple I sold him.
And the legs are some pieces of walnut he got from me also.

Here are some of the photos:

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/image-1.jpg)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/image-2.jpg)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/image-3.JPG)

The top was from a tree from Gloucester, MA and the walnut came out of the same log I got the bowl planks from, I think.

This guy has just bought a house with a huge barn in Southern NH, where he will be making furniture in a shop there and selling custom made stuff.
He is going to get more maple slabs from me and make more tables.
When I visit his shop/showroom, I'll take some more pictures.

Jim Rogers

PS. the piece of glass appears to be inlaid so that it is flush with the maple top surface.

If you look back to this post, and see the table with the piece of glass in it, I'll tell you a story about it.
A lady came to see me about getting some lumber for a fence or something like that. And she saw the round edge pieces of pine boards that I was stacking up to be edged later on into regular square edge lumber.
She asked me what was going to happen to these pieces. I told her.
She said she saw online somewhere a table that had a piece of glass in-laid between two pieces of round edge slabs.
I told her I knew of this table as one of my customer's made it.
She called it a "river" table.
She said the two round edge pieces made the "banks" of the river and that the glass was the water.
She said she was an artist and she was always doing some different things with wood.

Later that day she called me again and wanted to come back and buy some of the round edge pieces to make up a table top.
She did and I sold her some.
I haven't seen the finished product but I thought it was an interesting story.

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Leigh Family Farm on August 14, 2014, 11:04:12 AM
RPowers, thats impressive! Talk about time consuming but what a great end result.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: beenthere on August 14, 2014, 11:04:36 AM
Quote
Last night he emailed me a picture of his finished floor. How neat is that?

Looks very good.. at least when brand new.
Time will tell how happy they will be after a couple years of normal traffic, use, maintenance and the shrinking and swelling that will take place. Hope they will still be happy with their wood block floor.  ;)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: tule peak timber on August 14, 2014, 11:21:41 AM
excellent....
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: tule peak timber on August 14, 2014, 12:28:46 PM
Would it be possible to get information from your friend on the adhesive, caulking, and finish he decided on.Tell him I think his job looks great ! ;D Get him to join the FF !  Rob
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: terrifictimbersllc on August 14, 2014, 01:00:04 PM
Flooring done by one of my customers (have to click to start the video, and wait for the commercial to end):

http://www.wfsb.com/story/22515479/glastonbury-man-builds-home-out-of-fallen-trees
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: tule peak timber on August 14, 2014, 01:07:30 PM
Fun video Terrific...Is that you piloting the Woodschmoozer ?
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: thecfarm on August 14, 2014, 01:30:02 PM
Neat? It's way beyond that.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: terrifictimbersllc on August 14, 2014, 01:51:11 PM
Fun video Terrific...Is that you piloting the Woodschmoozer ?
Yep, check out the log bouncing right onto the arms instead of onto me!  ::) ::) ::) smiley_bouncing smiley_bouncing smiley_bouncing
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: RPowers on August 14, 2014, 02:31:03 PM
Very Nice, love the contrast in that wide maple, and the ambrosia baseboards!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on August 14, 2014, 05:07:59 PM
Flooring done by one of my customers (have to click to start the video, and wait for the commercial to end):

http://www.wfsb.com/story/22515479/glastonbury-man-builds-home-out-of-fallen-trees

Nice story. Thanks for sharing.

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: JustinW_NZ on August 14, 2014, 07:12:42 PM
Here's a couple of pics of an outdoor table that a customer made from Eucalyptus timber we were milling, these were a couple of slabs I through aside, they thought they had a better use and I have to agree!!

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29851/20140713_163007_Android.jpg)

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29851/20140713_163049_Android.jpg)

Cheers
Justin
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on August 14, 2014, 07:21:49 PM
What did he put in the joints on the floor?
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: richhiway on August 14, 2014, 09:25:24 PM
Each one nicer then the next. With all the talented people in this country,you would think we would be better off!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: hackberry jake on August 14, 2014, 09:30:19 PM
Each one nicer then the next. With all the talented people in this country,you would think we would be better off!
I dont think that table is in this country...
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Magicman on August 14, 2014, 09:34:04 PM
That is a unique flooring job.   smiley_thumbsup
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on October 14, 2014, 05:26:21 PM
So, yesterday I went to the fair to see a display that I made some pieces of wood for my customer.

She is a little wild lady that I have written about here before. But anyway.

She called me up a while ago and asked me if I could cut an 8x8 timber out of a log and sell her all the outside slabs as 4 solid pieces. I told her sure.

She took these four pieces and put them around an 8x8 post in here display area to make it look like a tree standing there.

I thought that they did a good job with it:

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20141013_120825.jpg)

She had a corner spot right near one of the gable end doors.

On the tree was this sign:

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Sign_on_tree.JPG)

Here are some pictures of the benches she made out of some curved log slabs I cut for her.

Also, look around the sides of the booth and you'll see some "barn board" square planter bins she made out of wood I milled for her.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20141013_120725.jpg)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20141013_120736.jpg)

See the guy looking under the bench to figure out how she attached the legs.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20141013_120754.jpg)

She won a ribbon for her display.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20141013_120931.jpg)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20141013_120949.jpg)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20141013_120959.jpg)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20141013_121038.jpg)

I thought they had a very nice display of plants and wood.

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Magicman on October 15, 2014, 08:45:02 AM
I also think so Jim.  Congrats on the "raw materials".   :)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: tule peak timber on October 15, 2014, 04:29:51 PM
Really a nice display. Thanks for the pics, excellent ! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Peter Drouin on October 16, 2014, 06:03:02 AM
Nice setup.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: 5quarter on October 16, 2014, 08:22:27 AM
That is a real handsome floor. Wood tile has gotten popular  around here among folks that can afford it. One of my clients had their kitchen done in in wood tile made from Wenge. The "grout" lines were very narrow and used some kind of flexible caulk to act as an expansion joint. Been in for about 4 years now and looks like new. depends on the type of wood used and how its dried and finished I suppose.
There's a small town in upstate NY that still has wood pavers on a dead end side street that by all accounts was installed in the 1870's. A few on the edges have been replaced over the years, but aside from the occasional weeds trying to grow in the cracks, it's still holding up well.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: thecfarm on October 16, 2014, 08:30:34 AM
Good sawing job Jim. And she did a good job putting it all together too.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: ely on October 16, 2014, 09:17:20 AM
on that end grain floor topic... that's exactly what I have been wanting to do.
I like it a bunch.i got the idea from a butcher block that I seen once. also they used to floor old warehouses like that only about 3 inches thick... the fork trucks would not tear them up if they were end grain as opposed to boards.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: tule peak timber on October 16, 2014, 01:16:59 PM
Again......Is there information on what your customer tried for adhesive, caulk, and finish ?  Thanks  Rob
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on October 16, 2014, 03:33:15 PM
This morning I visited with this lady landscaper and saw a few more of her things she makes and sells.

We discussed her display at the fair. And she told me that the man in charge of the building where these landscaping displays are shown wants to do all the posts in the building with tree trunks. I told her we could for next year.

Here are some more of the things she does and some of them are from wood she gets from me.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20141016_094706.jpg)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20141016_094711.jpg)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20141016_094720.jpg) 



 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20141016_094755.jpg)

She is interested in getting more curved pieces of wood from me.

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: tule peak timber on October 16, 2014, 04:37:52 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/35190/hollow_alder_post.JPG) This is a hollow log we engineered for a customer installation last year . She fit it over an ugly steel post.. Rob
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Skidder Kev on October 16, 2014, 05:04:32 PM
thanks for posting all the pictures guys they all look great.  I like the "tile" floor idea alot.  keep them coming.
kev
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: hardtailjohn on October 16, 2014, 08:09:02 PM
The Montana State Prison used an end grain floor out of 4x4's in the 1800's for their horse barn.... I just saw some of that floor about a year ago and it was awesome looking!! (no, I wasn't "in"....just taking a tour! :snowball: ) They set it all in sand and tamped it down.  It got some pretty rough use for a lot of years.  We also saw the same floor in the "Copper King Mansion" in Butte, MT, but built out of 2" squares, 6" long. It was awesome!!!   We've been talking about trying that for our barn floor ever since seeing it.
John
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Nomad on October 16, 2014, 08:32:55 PM
The Montana State Prison used an end grain floor out of 4x4's in the 1800's for their horse barn.... I just saw some of that floor about a year ago and it was awesome looking!! (no, I wasn't "in"....just taking a tour! :snowball: ) They set it all in sand and tamped it down.  It got some pretty rough use for a lot of years.  We also saw the same floor in the "Copper King Mansion" in Butte, MT, but built out of 2" squares, 6" long. It was awesome!!!   We've been talking about trying that for our barn floor ever since seeing it.
John

     Quite a few years ago I worked in an old machine shop that had a floor like that.  It was laid over a concrete slab.  You couldn't ask for a better floor to work on!  Easy on the feet, and nearly 100 years old.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: mesquite buckeye on October 16, 2014, 08:34:04 PM
Here's a couple of pics of an outdoor table that a customer made from Eucalyptus timber we were milling, these were a couple of slabs I through aside, they thought they had a better use and I have to agree!!

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29851/20140713_163007_Android.jpg)

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29851/20140713_163049_Android.jpg)

Cheers
Justin

I really like the vortical matching. Very cool idea. ;D 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) :snowball:
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: RPowers on October 20, 2014, 12:52:56 PM
Again......Is there information on what your customer tried for adhesive, caulk, and finish ?  Thanks  Rob


I asked and this is what he said.

 "I used Stauf glue, which is poly based and designed for wood floors. I stained it with regular stain, and finished it with a floor top coat.
The thing that made it difficult was the tiles wanted to bow up. So Iím not sure if thatís because of the wood wasnít dry enough or the thickness I cut them. I used sheetrock mud as a filler, which probably would have been fine except I left too big of a grout joint in certain places. So the mud started to come out. Had I butted all the tiles together that probably wouldnít have been an issue. I may go back and try regular tile grout to see what that does.  "

Sorry for the delay
RP
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: tule peak timber on October 20, 2014, 01:12:05 PM
Thanks for your info  Rp ! ;D   Rob
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: WoodenHead on October 20, 2014, 06:27:55 PM
In this case I am the supplier of some red oak to a regular customer of mine who makes tables, chairs and cabinets as a hobby.  My wife, the end customer in this case, requested cabinets to hold our kids clothes.  Basically we have one section for each child.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/27084/IMG_2407.JPG)

The wood was mostly my shorts and left-overs from other projects.  But some of it was from my quarter-sawn supply.  Here is a close-up of one of the doors.  Some nice ray-flecking on a number of pieces.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/27084/IMG_2405.JPG)


Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on October 20, 2014, 06:56:05 PM
The cabinets are just dog gone purty! Very nice work and the quarter sawing pops right out.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: tule peak timber on October 20, 2014, 07:53:02 PM
On your guy's cabinets ...Yahoo , and then some . Fine craftsmanship.  :)  Rob
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: grouch on January 11, 2015, 10:59:04 AM
Again......Is there information on what your customer tried for adhesive, caulk, and finish ?  Thanks  Rob


I asked and this is what he said.

 "I used Stauf glue, which is poly based and designed for wood floors. I stained it with regular stain, and finished it with a floor top coat.
The thing that made it difficult was the tiles wanted to bow up. So Iím not sure if thatís because of the wood wasnít dry enough or the thickness I cut them. I used sheetrock mud as a filler, which probably would have been fine except I left too big of a grout joint in certain places. So the mud started to come out. Had I butted all the tiles together that probably wouldnít have been an issue. I may go back and try regular tile grout to see what that does.  "

Sorry for the delay
RP

Would epoxy, as used to pour over concrete garage floors, stand up to the expansion and contraction of those wood tiles? If so, that would eliminate the problem of keeping those joints clean in an indoor setting.

This thread is awesome. There are some creative people out there being enabled by custom sawyers trying to please their customers. I love the "perception change" lady.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: tule peak timber on January 11, 2015, 12:29:58 PM
My 2 -cents...Epoxy even in the more flexible formulas would not be the right stuff due to rigidity and cost. Epoxy soaking the wood "tiles"works VERY well though. I used to pour the seams on the decks of my boats back in the 70's with a post catalyzed poly sulfide /butyl rubber that worked well between the wood planks. Don't see it around anymore, probably the victim of VOC laws in California. Dow makes an excellent caulking called "5200" series that I am looking into. The caulk needs to be legal, pliable, and cost effective for a small operation like mine. Performance needs to be bullet proof  if you want to sell the system to customers. Rob   
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: logboy on January 11, 2015, 02:16:58 PM
It never ceases to amaze me what people do with the slabs I sell. This first one was an invasive cork wood tree cut out of someones yard in town. I got it from a local tree guy.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/26719/cnc_corkwood.jpg)

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/26719/cnc_elm_table.jpg)

Elm table.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/26719/cnc_maple_table.jpg)

Maple table.





Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: MSSawmill on January 28, 2015, 12:32:05 PM
Do I count as a customer if all the lumber was given to me by other sawyers? :)

I finally got around to turning the rolling pin I was going to surprise my wife with last summer! It's walnut, cherry, maple, oak, and locust.
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32038/2015-01-17_16_32_20.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32038/2015-01-21_18_59_13.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32038/2015-01-21_21_31_11.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32038/2015-01-24_13_06_53.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32038/2015-01-24_17_02_05.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32038/FB_IMG_1422464739764.jpg)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: tmarch on January 28, 2015, 01:17:45 PM
GREAT work, but dang if she gets after you with it better be quick!!!!!!!!!! :D
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: thecfarm on January 28, 2015, 05:44:26 PM
I like that rolling pin!!!! My wife would REALLY like it.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: 4x4American on January 28, 2015, 06:54:28 PM
Awesome thread! 

MSSawmill, that rolling pin is awesome!

Yawl would laugh if you saw some of my rough cut projects...they're just that, rough!  but usually pretty tough.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: BCsaw on January 28, 2015, 08:03:09 PM
Best rolling pin ever! :D
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Magicman on February 01, 2015, 03:28:05 PM
Hey, I recognize some of that lumber!!  That is crazy pretty Charles.   smiley_thumbsup
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: hunz on March 23, 2015, 08:11:06 PM
Started a portable job today for a customer I sold some locust lumber to a couple years back. Well come high noon, he HAD to show me what he built with the lumber I had sold him. After a 15 minute golf cart ride to the top of this mountain, we arrived at our destination.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/25727/IMG_20150323_123413191_HDR.jpg)

The guy(Bob) is a total trip, and to be a small town OBGYN for 40 years, I'd say you'd have to be in order to keep patients! After our 45 minute golf cart journey, he insisted on taking me to Wendy's for lunch, so to Wendy's we went. After our bellies were full, we headed back to the car, when I read his license plate....."10npushn"; so of course I asked him what it meant. He replied "whenever I'd have a patient in labor at the hospital and they dialated to 10cm, the nurse would call me at home and say she's " 10npushn". He'd know it was time to hop in the car and head to the hospital. Maybe you had to be there, but it was a pretty good belly laugh. He also said he gave away a free pap smear every year at the church fundraiser auction....no one ever bid though he said, most likely too embarrassed!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: WDH on March 23, 2015, 08:38:28 PM
Sounds like a really cool guy who enjoys life. 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: 4x4American on March 23, 2015, 08:49:15 PM
 :D  funny guy!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: bhall on March 23, 2015, 09:53:16 PM
hunz I bet there is a really nice view from that bench. I have several benches at different spots on my land & I plan on putting roofs on them much like he did. I really like the bench, him & the dog, and the story, thanks. Bob
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Magicman on March 23, 2015, 10:54:29 PM
What a guy, and a very nice relaxin' place too.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: tule peak timber on March 24, 2015, 07:30:35 PM
What a nice place to be with man's best friend.......
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on April 25, 2015, 10:03:26 PM
Back in post #54 of this thread, I showed some benches a lady landscaper's crew made out of some curved pine slabs I sold her.

Last October @UpInATree (http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=11621) brought his long bar Alaskan chainsaw sawmill over and we cut some wide pine slabs to be used as table tops or bar tops.

Here is a shot of one of them right after we finished sawing it:

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Wide_pine_slab10-31-14.JPG)

Today, I got to visit with the customer and saw what her worker had made from or out of the table tops she bought from me.
Here is a couple of finished tables.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Wide_top_tables-1.JPG) 

The reddish one was suppose to have a "walnut" colored stain. Everyone thinks it's "too" red. It is tall and will be used like a "buffet table".

The other one has a clear oil finish and will have some matching benches not made yet. I was very happy with the results of these table, except for the "reddish" stain. Although it kind of does go with the red cedar log legs.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Wide_top_tables-2.JPG)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Wide_top_table-3.JPG)

I know where these are going, to her customer; maybe some day I'll see them in place and get some photos of them there at the iFarm.

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on April 25, 2015, 10:08:09 PM
You knows you gots my attention Jim. Looks good!  :)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: WDH on April 26, 2015, 08:13:58 PM
Those are unique and well done.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on May 14, 2015, 01:32:35 PM
So this older guy from the next town over came in yesterday, and he's the one who when I ask what's he looking for, he'll say, "I'll know it when I see it......"
I don't really mine him coming in as sometimes he buys something and when he does it's very unexpected.

Well, he took a hard look at the pile of 2 1/4"x 24" x 10' spalted maple table top slabs and found one he liked. So he bought it. And another small oak round edge slab some 5' long.

While he was here, he pulled out his photo booklet and showed me a picture of a table he made from a chunk of walnut left over from me sawing out some bowl blanks for the bowl turner who bowl I posted up at the beginning of this thread.
I considered this piece junk as it was all split up and cracked very bad.

Here is a picture of a picture of the table:

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Walnut_table-Pat.JPG)

I hope you can see it alright.

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on August 14, 2015, 10:05:42 AM
In the "what are you sawing" thread, I posted this picture of some timbers I cut up for a customer who was going to make it into a pergola for his mother's house.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Pergola_timbers-1.JPG)

Yesterday, he sent me some pictures of the finished project.

I thought I'd share those with you all, as I know you all like pictures.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/IMG_1067.JPG)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/IMG_1066.JPG)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/IMG_1065.JPG)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/IMG_1064.JPG)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/IMG_1068.JPG)

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Magicman on August 14, 2015, 10:23:11 AM
Wow Jim, that thing is huge.  It's always nice to see pictures of your lumber/timbers being used.   8)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: deadfall on August 14, 2015, 12:35:31 PM
This thread shot most of an hour for me.  Not fair!

On the end-grain tile floor:  really cool that you can see the tiles were laid out in the order they were cut from the timbers.  Reads like a story. 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: WDH on August 14, 2015, 08:50:47 PM
Jim,

He did a fine job on that pergola. 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Bill Gaiche on August 14, 2015, 09:44:13 PM
Nice, that is one strong built sucker for sure. bg
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on August 15, 2015, 09:09:28 AM
I thought using 8x8's for braces was a little "over the top" but to each their own.

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: JohnM on August 15, 2015, 10:09:54 AM
I thought using 8x8's for braces was a little "over the top" but to each their own.

Jim Rogers
Agreed, it looks great and well built but too 'heavy' IMO.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: 4x4American on September 15, 2015, 04:27:35 PM
Not to come off like a butthead, but what's the point of a pergola?  Why not put some tin on top so when it rains you can hang out without getting wet!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: beenthere on September 15, 2015, 05:29:16 PM
You are not a butthead, but it is for air drying wood. Get's it up out of the way, whereas a stack would take up usable space.   ;)

Also a good way to introduce decay...  ;D
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: rasman57 on September 16, 2015, 12:16:25 AM
Not to come off like a butthead, but what's the point of a pergola?  Why not put some tin on top so when it rains you can hang out without getting wet!

Offers some shade in an outdoor open air deck environment.   Often built where a pitched roof would not be practical.   Some folks want the air flow, sun and deck ambience without the roof.   
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: 4x4American on September 16, 2015, 07:16:25 AM
It looks great, don't get me wrong...but I'm a practical guy, this doesn't make sense to me I say it looks like someone was building a roof then went to the bar for lunch and didn't come back :D 

He did a great job.  I'm sure the ladies of the establishment love it too.

Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on September 16, 2015, 09:54:45 AM
A while ago, I posted some pictures of some large pine slabs that my customer made into some tables.

Saturday, I got to visit the farm where the tables were being used.

Here is a shot of the table.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20150912_152755.jpg)

Her worker who made these up for her took one slab and cut it in half to make two bench seats for this table:

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20150912_152834.jpg)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20150912_152823.jpg)

I asked how did he attach the top to the base of the table. She said on one table he hollowed out the round spots where the post of the legs touch the table to make an indent for the leg post to sit into. Then I believe he used some screws to secure the top to the base. I believe he did that up from the bottom so that there are no holes through the table top. He didn't do that until it was on site, so that they could move them in two pieces, the top and the base.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20150912_152807.jpg)

Here is another picture of the base of another table:

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20150912_151722.jpg)

It's great to see the final product in place being used.

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: MSSawmill on September 16, 2015, 09:57:39 AM
I thought using 8x8's for braces was a little "over the top" but to each their own.

Jim Rogers
Agreed, it looks great and well built but too 'heavy' IMO.
All that matters is that mama's happy!  :)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Magicman on September 16, 2015, 10:12:57 AM
I like the table and benches Jim.  There is great satisfaction in seeing a final product/use.  I very seldom get to see that.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: NH-Murph on September 16, 2015, 10:43:57 AM
Wow!  You fellas sure have some talented customers!  It has to be pretty neat to see the product you produce transform into so many neat things.  I really can't wait until I have enough pennies stacked up to buy a mill of my own!  My dad and soon to be father in law are both very talented carpenters and woodworkers.  They both have about 2 years till retirement.  I am looking forward to keeping them stocked up with lumber for their projects!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: nas on September 21, 2015, 07:59:50 PM
Had a customer use Ash that I sawed to rebuild the water wagon for his steam traction engine.  I also supply the firewood to run the engine 8)
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/16789/IMG_20140614_105405.jpg)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: drobertson on September 21, 2015, 11:26:52 PM
nice wagon, that had to be a good show to visit,
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on September 22, 2015, 09:55:04 AM
Over the weekend I got some photos of several projects some customers of mine did.

They were tool customers and had brought timber framing tools from us to use to cut timber frames.

The first one is this little frame cut for a wedding:

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20150829_140410-s.jpg)

And:

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20150829_140354-s.jpg)

And a nice corner joint:

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20150809_171838-s.jpg)

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on September 22, 2015, 10:14:15 AM
The second set of photos were sent to me didn't download correctly from my mail server. However the customer did provide me with a link.
I don't think posting links to off site pictures are allowed. So I won't post it.

I can capture one and post it here:

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Evan_Wilson_frame.JPG)

This fellow is in TX.

He is a member or staff of "Mobil Loaves and Fishes"
An outreach organization for Austin, TX.

Here is a little about their efforts:

Mobile Loaves & Fishes, Inc. began when five parishioners of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Austin, Texas boldly answered Godís call to ďLove your neighbor as yourself.Ē Alan Graham and his friends began delivering meals out of the back of a minivan to men and women they found living on the streets of their city. Alan readily admits that their original paradigm of serving the homeless had some flaws, but with the help of a formerly homeless man, they perfected the model that we successfully use today.

To learn more about them here is a link to their site:
http://mlf.org/

But, anyway they needed a building for their organization. And they figured it would be nice to build one themselves. And in doing so teach homeless (and others) a skill or craft that they could use. So they chose a timber frame.

I don't exactly remember all the details of what they are going to use the building for. It could be to host classes or for other reasons.

But they wanted me to see what the tools they purchased from us did to help them achieve their goals.

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: garre1tt on September 23, 2015, 07:58:40 PM
No Pics yet but met what turns out to be a very nice young couple.
Got the order for 100 bf consisting of 51-3/4'x3'x8' and 31-3/4"x6"x 8'.  They didn't give a preference for species so I cut it out of Grand Fir.

Their area code was out of state and they said they would be by Monday evening to pick it up.
First it was at 5,  then it was just late then it got dark.  Started to worry about them so sent a text and they had broke down and couldn't find the other place they were picking up stuff from.  I had given up and wished them luck.

Got a text a 10:30 saying they would be there in 30 mins.  Reluctantly I said come and get it.
When they showed up in the old beat up Doge it was packed full with a 1 ton bag of feed grain and 30 spit cedar fence posts.
in the cab was a young man in his early twenties and his fiancť sitting up tight next to him.  Brought me back 25 years in a hurry when we were eager to make it own our own.
They had driven over 300 miles picking up their Craig's list bargains and still had 3 hour drive home and work the next day.

 That young man impressed me as he arranged then stacked everything in the back and strapped it all down tight.
I gave him an extra inexpensive strap I had just to make me feel a little better for their trip home.

I wished them the best but I think they will be just fine.


Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: thecfarm on September 23, 2015, 08:00:17 PM
Love and being together will get them far.  ;D
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Magicman on September 23, 2015, 10:15:41 PM
No need for a camera because you drew a nice picture garre1tt.   smiley_thumbsup
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: MSSawmill on November 29, 2015, 11:21:46 PM
This is a table built by uncle for one of his daughters. All of it is red oak from an ancient oak tree that grew behind the house he was raised in. The tree had several problems, so he had it taken down and had as much of it as he could cut up into logs. Dad and I cut the logs into 1" boards with 1 "live edge", and my uncle has had them air drying for about a year now. I didn't get to see the table before he took it to my cousin, but he said the grain and coloration were just beautiful! Hopefully it's something that she will enjoy for years to come...

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32038/IMG_1641.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32038/IMG_2452.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32038/IMG_9022.jpg)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on January 31, 2016, 04:13:13 PM
Thursday, I traveled to VT from the western side of my state. At a rest area building on RT 91 northbound, I saw this neat 6x6 block bench:

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/2016-01-28_09_28_18.jpg)

Also, I saw this little side table made out of a small piece of round edge slab:

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/2016-01-28_09_28_58.jpg)

On the other side of the room was this table to stand at and charge your cellphone.

It has a black power strip on both upright pieces. I can see that this table may have been made from one long piece cut into three pieces.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/2016-01-28_09_29_08.jpg)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/2016-01-28_09_29_18.jpg)

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Magicman on January 31, 2016, 05:31:24 PM
I see that the state is really into the woodsie decor.  Good for them.  Many travelers will see those and "want one". 8)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on February 03, 2016, 07:59:25 PM
While delivering some walnut lumber today to a customer he showed me what he was working on.
He is making wooden finger rings, and some wooden bracelets called bengals or bandgals ?

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/2016-02-03_12_22_50.jpg)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/2016-02-03_12_23_03.jpg)

That one didn't fit me.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/2016-02-03_12_23_24.jpg)

And the medium size ones are napkin rings.

Was interesting seeing how he glued up different color woods to make these.

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: sandsawmill14 on February 03, 2016, 08:09:43 PM
No need for a camera because you drew a nice picture garre1tt.   smiley_thumbsup
thats what i was thinking  a great story that was well told :)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on April 19, 2016, 10:02:00 AM
This morning I got an email with some pictures of some "log/stumps" that I sold a fellow who wanted to make "end tables" out of them.

I think they came out nice:

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/IMG_1538.JPG) 



 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/IMG_1537.JPG) 



 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/IMG_1539.JPG)

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Magicman on April 20, 2016, 08:23:21 AM
Yes they did.  Sending the pictures also says that your customer was well pleased.  I love happy customer$.   ;D
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: terrifictimbersllc on April 22, 2016, 07:29:19 AM
Thursday, I traveled to VT from the western side of my state. At a rest area building on RT 91 northbound, I saw this neat 6x6 block bench:

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/2016-01-28_09_28_18.jpg)

Also, I saw this little side table made out of a small piece of round edge slab:

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/2016-01-28_09_28_58.jpg)

On the other side of the room was this table to stand at and charge your cellphone.

It has a black power strip on both upright pieces. I can see that this table may have been made from one long piece cut into three pieces.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/2016-01-28_09_29_08.jpg)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/2016-01-28_09_29_18.jpg)

Jim Rogers
Hey-I've stopped there many times and taken pics of the woodworking, very inspiring.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: terrifictimbersllc on April 22, 2016, 07:32:06 AM
Not to come off like a butthead, but what's the point of a pergola?  Why not put some tin on top so when it rains you can hang out without getting wet!
It's to put your sawmill under when you no longer have one.  ::)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: 4x4American on April 26, 2016, 06:03:30 AM
Ahh...


I made me a study on them,
and come to conclude that they're just for fancy effects.  I kind of like them but at first couldn't understand why someone would go through the hassle of making a roof frame without a roof ???

I am enlightened now
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: WDH on April 26, 2016, 07:20:48 AM
That is good.  Many people seek Enlightenment but never find it  :).
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: terrifictimbersllc on April 26, 2016, 07:22:36 AM
Strangely somehow it helps  to be looking in the sawdust for it.  ::)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on April 29, 2016, 09:22:03 PM
Another pair of end table from logs. One pine one oak.

Jim Rogers

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/image1.jpg)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Greyhound on April 29, 2016, 10:38:07 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/36163/LloydMilling2-1.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/36163/Lateral3.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/36163/1106091105-1.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/36163/IMGP9294.jpg)

Actually, I was the customer here.  The red oak timber came from two trees that tipped over on our woodlot, 1250 bd-ft rough.  We wound up doing and did something like 800 sq-ft of random width (3", 4" and 6") with plenty of high quality rough boards left over.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Magicman on April 30, 2016, 08:03:46 AM
Oh yes.   smiley_thumbsup
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: goose63 on May 02, 2016, 09:58:33 AM
This young lady will take my odball scrap wood
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/33477/DSCN0758_28129.JPG)
And make sign's

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/33477/DSCN0756_28129.JPG)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/33477/DSCN0757_28129.JPG)

A bought every two weeks Gail is here digging in my scrap pile witch is a good thing yesterday where i can get a highly value'd big wall nut log for the takeing just have to go cut it down
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on June 07, 2016, 09:50:59 PM
A while ago, on the "what's you sawing thread" I posted some pictures of the fellow who brought some timbers in from the island of Nantucket off the southern side of MA.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/2016-02-26_11_31_46.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1456801604)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/2016-02-26_12_13_44.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1456801644)

 

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Today, he send me a picture of the completed table he made out of the timbers:

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/done-1.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1465350619)

I think it came out nice.

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: derhntr on June 08, 2016, 02:30:17 PM
Nice looking table. I like it when I get paid for slab boards. :laugh:
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: tnaz on June 08, 2016, 03:05:24 PM
Thanks for sharing the pictures Jim.  He did some good work.

Terry
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: valley ranch on June 09, 2016, 01:44:21 AM
Wow! One thing after another, I've only gotten to page three, I'll come back to look over the rest.

Thanks








http://www.nevadaservicedogs.org/
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on June 14, 2016, 04:57:23 PM
A while ago, I posted some pictures of my mill cutting some 2" thick short pieces of exotic woods. Well the customer just emailed me some pictures of the first piece he made out of the stuff I sliced for him.

This one is Zebra wood:

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Larry-1-.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1465937616) 



 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Larry-2.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1465937616) 



 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Larry-3.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1465937617) 

This is a type of wooden bowl made by cutting the same piece on an angle with a scroll saw. Then you put the small side of one on top of the big side of the next one and they stack up.

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Magicman on June 14, 2016, 05:25:31 PM
And it looks good.   :)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on June 14, 2016, 05:30:16 PM
$300
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Bruno of NH on June 14, 2016, 06:36:01 PM
$300 X2
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on June 14, 2016, 09:15:00 PM
$300

Maybe? don't know for sure.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: grouch on June 14, 2016, 10:52:34 PM
A while ago, I posted some pictures of my mill cutting some 2" thick short pieces of exotic woods. Well the customer just emailed me some pictures of the first piece he made out of the stuff I sliced for him.

This one is Zebra wood:

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Larry-1-.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1465937616) 



 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Larry-2.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1465937616) 



 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Larry-3.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1465937617) 

This is a type of wooden bowl made by cutting the same piece on an angle with a scroll saw. Then you put the small side of one on top of the big side of the next one and they stack up.

Jim Rogers

It looks similar to those telescoping, jam-fit bowls only better. The procedure for cutting is as you describe, with the blade of the scroll saw set at an angle. A series of concentric cuts are made and then you lift on the outer ring and it all jams together and resembles a wooden ship with heavy planking. The amount of overlap for each section depends on the angle chosen for the cut.

The ones I've seen always had at least vestiges of the steps remaining, possibly because it's a lot of work to make 'em smooth and wastes quite a bit of wood.

The bowl you show looks slick! Stacking the sections after cutting would elminate the wasted wood of telescoping as well as reduce smoothing time.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Lakehouse2012 on June 16, 2016, 01:26:04 AM
I had a great time reading through 7 pages of your projects. I've been making things out of wood for 35 years, here is my latest project: (if I can get the files to upload)

Project started when I found a guy 10 miles north of my cottage that had Emerald Ash Borer come through and wipe out all his trees. He had the idea to slab it all and let it air dry. I came along a year later when he wanted the stuff off his property. I showed up in a Chevy Volt  ;D  Took a few trips but had it at the cottage.  There were additional trips with truck and trailer for a total of 3500 bdft.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/43283/ASH_in_a_Volt.jpg)

I used this Ash for Kitchen cabinets, Laundry room cabinets, wood floors, dining room table and benchs, mantle, and the list goes on and on.... :)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/43283/DSCN0052.JPG)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/43283/2014_06150130.JPG)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/43283/2014_06150033.JPG)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/43283/2014_06150154.JPG)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/43283/2014_06150075.JPG)



Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Kbeitz on June 16, 2016, 01:39:42 AM
Now that was a deal... Looks great...
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: thecfarm on June 16, 2016, 06:38:01 AM
Yes,it does look great!!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: fishfighter on June 16, 2016, 07:43:55 AM
Very impressive.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Magicman on June 16, 2016, 08:10:51 AM
Beautifully done.   smiley_thumbsup
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: grouch on June 16, 2016, 12:40:12 PM
That is some fine looking work! You sure went beyond just rescuing some wood.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Bruno of NH on June 16, 2016, 04:58:06 PM
Looks like an up town job for sure :) :)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Lakehouse2012 on June 16, 2016, 10:59:23 PM
Thanks guys! I guess i missed the point about telling you that next project is to get the welder out and start building my own mill.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Magicman on June 17, 2016, 08:00:46 AM
Now you are really talking.   :P   8)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Magicman on September 05, 2016, 12:12:48 PM
A customer stopped by this morning to show me what he did with the slabs from a tree where we hit nails a couple of weeks ago.  He was going to throw them into the burn pile with the slabs when I insisted that he keep them.
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20011/IMG_1192.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1473091593)
 

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 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20011/IMG_1194.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1473091619)
The nail is in the center of the seats.  He used an axe to remove the rotted sapwood which gave the project a "hewed" look.  His wife is happy.   :) 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: 4x4American on September 05, 2016, 12:18:05 PM
Wow some really great stuff.  That bowl must have taken a really long time to make.


Lakehouse that cottage looks great.


MM- that is some inspiration for me, I think I might be able to build something like that and maybe sell it for $300 lol
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Magicman on September 05, 2016, 12:21:36 PM
Better bring some help to load it because that bench is heavy.   :o
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: caveman on September 18, 2016, 10:50:28 PM
Recently a family came out to look for a mantle.  I had a couple sawn but they wanted something I did not have.  They wanted it rustic and gave me rough dimensions.  I sawed it soon after they left and the husband/dad came back a few days later.  I cut a little more off to meet his criteria and then had to attempt to cut it squarely to length with a chainsaw.  Yesterday, his wife sent me a thank you text and pictures of the mantle in place.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22883/image~135.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1474250839) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22883/image~137.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1474250846)
The included bark was centered and became a focal point for this mantle. 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: WDH on September 19, 2016, 07:58:44 AM
Perfect mantle for that wall. 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: WDH on September 19, 2016, 08:02:35 AM
Quartersawn sycamore table from some of the sycamore sawn by Customsawyer and me at the last Sycamore Project.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14370/27D349D7F5BD4FC09D5CA18ABC90B0AF-1.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1474286486)

 

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Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Sixacresand on September 19, 2016, 11:02:33 AM
Quartersawn sycamore table from some of the sycamore sawn by Customsawyer and me at the last Sycamore Project.
   
I believe that the one board I handled at the Project is in that table.  I could be wrong.  :D  Very nice table and pretty wood.  Fine craftsmanship. 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Nomad on September 19, 2016, 12:25:05 PM
Kyle, that mantle looks just about perfect on that wall.  Danny, you did that table proud!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on September 19, 2016, 04:10:23 PM
$300 plus tax, tags, license.  ;D
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: caveman on September 19, 2016, 06:39:49 PM
Thanks Nomad and Danny.
Danny, the table is really nice.  I bet the quarter sawn boards are really spectacular when the light hits them just right. 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Dave Shepard on September 19, 2016, 08:12:39 PM
Quartersawn sycamore table from some of the sycamore sawn by Customsawyer and me at the last Sycamore Project.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14370/27D349D7F5BD4FC09D5CA18ABC90B0AF-1.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1474286486)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14370/608553CA7A06482E93A89711BCCBB043-1.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1474286531)

That's a heck of a tongue twister. How much quarter sawn sycamore could customsawyer saw, if customsawyer could saw quarter sawn sycamore?
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: WDH on September 19, 2016, 08:47:45 PM
Say that fast ten times  :D. 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: redbeard on September 20, 2016, 01:29:01 AM
The project is the goss lake stair renovation I couldn't separate it from his website not trying to promote his business just wanted to show the Madrone stairs. hope this is ok.   http://www.oblqstudio.com/goss-lake-gallery/4hagiqlukv2o7zwwq599w76f4qi4s3 check out this link and these are some pics of the Madrone we had to quarter up to fit the B-20.
Wished I had the Hudson 60 back then. So several years
back I custom milled what I call rare Madrone because of the size of tree, it was 5-6' diameter

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22539/rps20120930_150657_476.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1349043552) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22539/rps20120930_150419.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1349043696) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22539/rps20150311_200946_727.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1426129839)
I sure like the iron work and how they made a suspended stairway.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: scleigh on October 09, 2016, 09:30:11 PM
A customer came by and picked up some wood today and brought a cutting board that he'd made out of some of my walnut and maple.
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/33082/IMG_20161009_135958315_HDR.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1476055312)
He's got more patience than I do  :D
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: WDH on October 10, 2016, 07:43:57 AM
That is a nice big one.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Delawhere Jack on October 29, 2016, 07:35:01 PM
Milled for a client in July, mostly poplar, some oak, cedar and walnut. He mentioned that he would be using the wood to build a rustic cabin in the woods with his two youngest sons. He invited me back to an open house today to see the finished cabin. Very cool!

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29506/20161029_145558.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1477783890) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29506/20161029_145420.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1477783891) 

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 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29506/20161029_150324.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1477783966) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29506/20161029_150052.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1477783965) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29506/20161029_145821.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1477783965)
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29506/20161029_145759.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1477783963) 

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Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: thecfarm on October 29, 2016, 07:58:12 PM
Looks good. The couch,outside,the wife would love. And than some.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Magicman on October 29, 2016, 08:49:44 PM
That is a lot accomplished since July, but that cozy cabin will be a cold cabin this winter.   :o
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Delawhere Jack on October 29, 2016, 09:08:22 PM
That is a lot accomplished since July, but that cozy cabin will be a cold cabin this winter.   :o

It's only a couple hundred yards from home. Out of sight in the woods. More of a place to get away for a few hours, or to entertain company. There's a brick barbeque, a firepit and some benches out front.

I did ask him twice what the rent would be...... I'm overdue for a change of scenery.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: longtime lurker on October 29, 2016, 09:41:54 PM
Wood turners, they drive me nuts and I love them for what they do to "my" timber



 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32746/IMG_1692.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1477791214) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32746/IMG_1691.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1477791216)

Queensland Maple bowl by Jim McConnachie

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32746/IMG_1693.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1477791464)

Salt and Pepper Grinders in New Guinea Red Wattle by Richard Casey. Richard feels they're out of proportion, his preferred mechanism requires 4x4's for stock and I only had that in 3x3 at that time.

Makes a change from framing, flooring, and kitchens for sure
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Kbeitz on October 30, 2016, 09:21:17 AM
I sure would like to know how the bowl was held in the lathe to finish the bottom.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Picky2016 on October 30, 2016, 09:24:19 AM
I built my mill and always to Timberframe n the hobby scale. Built an arbor and a greenhouse this year.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/42916/image~21.jpeg?easyrotate_cache=1465708209)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/42916/image~38.jpeg?easyrotate_cache=1473719783)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Carson-saws on October 30, 2016, 08:51:00 PM
WOW...those are some super nice photos of some real fine examples.   It is an understatement of how creative folks are and especially when you have a hand in it. I will try to put these in some kind of order seein as I am new to this pic/post thing.
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/42880/002_2.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1477837179)
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/42880/012_12.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1477837138) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/42880/014_14.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1477576246) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/42880/barn_move_43_20121022_1772356465~0.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1477836771) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/42880/Historic2520Barn2520web.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1477875034)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jemclimber on November 01, 2016, 12:36:47 PM
Very nice to see all the pictures.

I sure would like to know how the bowl was held in the lathe to finish the bottom.

A simple way to do the bottom is with a jam chuck. With a piece of wood mounted in a chuck or screwed to a face plate, it is turned in the shape of a dome that resembles the interior of the bowl. Put the bowl against this dome with fabric in between and tighten the tail stock to hold it. Turn the bottom and hand sand the little nub to finish it. 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: AlaskaLes on November 01, 2016, 02:29:56 PM
I sure would like to know how the bowl was held in the lathe to finish the bottom.

There's a few ways to get the bottom tuned up:
Finish the top and use a vacuum chuck to hold it so you can finish the base.
Finish the top and use a live center on the back to tune it till it gets really small and finish the teat that's left over, by hand.
Finish the top and use a jam chuck to grab the top to finish the base.
Finish top and use a wide flange chuck plate with tabs to grab the edge of the top and turn the base.
These are methods I have used or seen, there are surely more ways to skin this cat.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Kbeitz on November 01, 2016, 07:30:30 PM
Thanks....  :-X
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Delawhere Jack on November 01, 2016, 07:32:43 PM
Got to see the new home that one of my best long term clients had built recently. They were the very first milling client I had when I upgraded to my LT40. I've milled for them 4-5 times. They used red oak, maple and poplar for flooring. An Amish firm nearby in PA dried, surfaced and T&G'd the wood. The client told me that the flooring contractor who installed it said it was the most beautiful flooring he's seen with 30 years in the business. She's tickled pink. I'll pass the credit to having good logs.  ;)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29506/20161031_151523.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1478042802) 

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Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: longtime lurker on February 17, 2017, 11:06:54 PM
Ages back Mary was in the drymill helping me one weekend and she spotted a board she liked and pulled it off. It stood against the wall for a good 6 months, maybe a year because it's Groundhog Day every day here at the sawdust factory, with "Marys board, not for sale" scrawled over it in crayon.

Then she horse traded some timber with a woodworker customer for a commission. I don't think the guy knew what he was in for!

Anyway, today 12 months and one day later, this showed up

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32746/IMG_20170218_132350.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1487389737) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32746/IMG_20170218_132414.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1487389821) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32746/IMG_20170218_133142.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1487389924) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32746/IMG_20170218_133034.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1487390038)
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32746/mary_s_box.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1487489936)

Jewellery / keepsake box. Lid in birdseye Huon Pine with mother of pearl and paua shell Celtic knot inlay, trimmed in Queen Ebony. Main body of the box " her board": New Guinea Red Wattle, light fiddleback right over it and no matter where you look at it from it shimmers and changes colour. Insert tray in.Australian Lacewood -the real one not that Brazilian ripoff stuff -with pigskin suede linings. Top end solid brass fixings and locks imported from Europe. Sadly I can't get a picture that's even close to showing how good this thing is... me sawmillers not photographer.

And after a lovely visit the guy and his wife drove off with another carload of good stuff.

She's a happy girl, and I think she's horse traded another commission with him. And I'm happy because she's happy, and because I love it when a craftsman takes my timber and does something special with it. Good for business too... Can't get that stuff at Home Depot.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: WDH on February 18, 2017, 04:26:17 PM
Now that is fantastic wood and fantastic work, I don't care who you are  ;D. 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: longtime lurker on February 18, 2017, 05:26:03 PM
I dont know why Danny but the little artisinal guys we deal with - and a lot of them are retired and/or hobby woodworkers rather then professionals - are the ones I love working with. I get a bigger kick out of seeing a box, guitar, turning work, or some little knickknack then I do out of seeing house... floor... wallpanels... kitchen. The big stuff might pay my bills but its this kinda stuff that makes it worthwhile.

I've watched the back and forth as they kicked design around and chose inlay materials and hardware and... the guys put so much time into this thing its incredible. And its perfectly what Mary wanted - a big box for her jewellery and journals that will become her youngest daughters in time, and become a heirloom piece.
Mary has a rocker and chest here that has done some miles... her great grandfather made them for her great grandmother way back when and they've travelled all over the world from Texas to get to here. This box will be like that.

I cant get a picture of it that shows what it is. It's stunning, and the workmanship is incredible in its detail: I couldn't build something like that. So much time swapped for a few boards that it makes me feel guilty in a way. Yah, okay they're good boards and they'd cost some dollars from a specialty timber seller but same as you guys when you run the mill its "just another board but a pretty one".
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Don P on February 18, 2017, 09:45:15 PM
I could get over the guilty feeling pretty fast  :D That is beautiful. Always neat to see different wood. In sugar pine we'll get the same effect, I think they call it cat's paw.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: reedco on February 19, 2017, 02:30:52 AM
         A lot of us need to step up!  WOW them would be really!! Big steps
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: gww on February 19, 2017, 08:47:41 AM
I just want to post so this thread always pops up everytime it is updated.  I am always looking for ideals to steal and so hope poeple keep posting what they are doing.
gww
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: WDH on March 03, 2017, 07:55:03 AM
Here are some projects that some of my customers made from my wood and from wood that Jake (Customsawyer) and I sawed together.

This table was made from naturally stained maple slabs sawn 2 3/8" thick.  Because the log had taper, the customer, a fine craftsman, designed a middle piece with a type of large dutchman to even out the taper so that the table was the same width on both ends.  Very ingenious.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14370/IMG_1796~0.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1488545108)

Here is the finished table.

 

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Same customer, bookmatched maple with walnut butterflies. 

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14370/IMG_1797~0.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1488545157)

Red oak this time.  These guys are pros. 

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14370/IMG_1798.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1488545181)

Quatersawn white oak hutch with a bit of spalt.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14370/IMG_1785.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1488545208)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Ga Mtn Man on March 03, 2017, 08:00:51 AM
I just want to post so this thread always pops up everytime it is updated.  I am always looking for ideals to steal and so hope poeple keep posting what they are doing.
gww

There is a "Notify" button at the top and bottom of each thread just for this purpose.  ;)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: longtime lurker on September 18, 2017, 07:05:33 AM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32746/parso_camphor_table.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1505732640)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32746/parso_camphor_table_2.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1505732961)

not my cup of tea but my customer tells me his customer is ecstatic.... wood is Camphor Laurel.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Kbeitz on September 18, 2017, 07:20:13 AM


 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32746/parso_camphor_table.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1505732640)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32746/parso_camphor_table_2.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1505732961)

not my cup of tea but my customer tells me his customer is ecstatic.... wood is Camphor Laurel.

I would take that anyday... Looks great.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: WDH on September 18, 2017, 08:06:35 AM
I love it.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Magicman on September 18, 2017, 08:55:41 AM
The Beauty and Originality are without question but I first thought; Angry, and then Confused.  This just proves that wood is the ultimate natural art medium and woodworkers are the artist.   smiley_thumbsup
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: thecfarm on September 18, 2017, 09:44:05 PM
Someone does some mighty fine looking work!!!!!  :o
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on September 18, 2017, 11:14:56 PM
This makes me wanna build a Walnut Rabbit Box or something. Nice tables.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Magicman on September 19, 2017, 08:00:54 AM
You got Walnut Rabbits that need to be boxed up !!   :o

If Danny ever finds out your Goat will be got, but then he has Sycamore Fish.   :D
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: WDH on September 19, 2017, 03:44:52 PM
Don't need any walnut goats or walnut rabbits at this time.  No need to build a walnut box for them.  I will take the extra walnut off your hands.  For one walnut board today, I will gladly pay you 2 walnut boards next Tuesday. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30knrJBeyr0
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: 47sawdust on September 19, 2017, 05:15:54 PM
WDH,
 re.post 182...That is some mighty fine work those fellas turn out.I just can't imagine a better way to make a living than working with wood.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: slider on September 19, 2017, 06:26:28 PM
Very inspiring .
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on September 20, 2017, 10:10:25 PM
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: moosehunter on September 21, 2017, 12:42:37 PM
Sawed for Steve two years ago,  about 6500 bdft of hemlock,  white pine and a few hardwoods. He had the Amish come build this barn for him with the lumber.  I took this picture a few weeks ago when he had me back to saw another 5k bdft
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11405/20170812_172452.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1505998339)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: plowboyswr on November 08, 2017, 09:53:59 PM
One of the mantle beams that I sawed. :)
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/28346/IMG_1119.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1510195967)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: longtime lurker on February 14, 2018, 06:53:25 AM
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32746/IMG_20150324_080545_899.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1518608999)
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32746/IMG_20150324_080625_965.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1518609024)
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32746/IMG_20150324_080604_742.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1518609061)
 


16 seat table in Queensland Maple. I woulda put turned legs under it but thats what the customer wanted thats what they get I guess. Just glad I didnt have to help shift that thing!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Crusarius on February 14, 2018, 07:21:46 AM
wow that table is crazy they need an electric turntable in the center of it just to move stuff around. can't reach anything in the very center.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: WDH on February 14, 2018, 08:22:11 AM
That table could host a heck of a poker game  :). 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Dakota on February 14, 2018, 08:36:48 AM
And support a big pot of money.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Crusarius on February 14, 2018, 08:37:05 AM
But you couldn't reach the money :)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: longtime lurker on February 14, 2018, 02:22:07 PM
It is destined for a boardroom for "a company of equals"

I know two of the guys in that company... they probably want the distance to keep them apart. :D
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on March 27, 2018, 01:56:30 PM
A while ago, I loaned a customer a book off of my bookshelf and he returned it yesterday.
In his other hand was a present for my wife:


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20180326_181642.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1522173283)


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20180326_181702.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1522173283)


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20180326_181658.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1522173283)
 

My wife loved it. He said so far he had made some 70 or 80 of these to sell at craft fairs.

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: WV Sawmiller on March 27, 2018, 02:02:36 PM
Jim,

   Good looking workmanship. Now you better behave because your customer will be very upset if you make your wife mad and she was to kill you with that roller.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on March 27, 2018, 03:10:37 PM
Jim,

   Good looking workmanship. Now you better behave because your customer will be very upset if you make your wife mad and she was to kill you with that roller.
You got that right.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: longtime lurker on March 27, 2018, 04:47:17 PM
X marks the spot  :D
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Kbeitz on March 27, 2018, 05:46:32 PM
I would love to see how that was done....

Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Hilltop366 on March 28, 2018, 09:43:41 AM
Nice rolling pin!

I think the square blank was cut in two at a angle and glued back together with the darker wood in between the two pieces. (twice)

If you search "keltic knot wood turning" you will see something similar only more cuts.

  
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jemclimber on March 28, 2018, 12:04:45 PM
It's not too difficult K,
first the different boards are glued lengthwise. Next the laminated boards are cut with a chop saw at the angle of your desired "X" and then glue one leg of the "X" into that gap. When that dries, flip it 180 and cut the other leg of  the "X" and glue in the same size board into that gap.  Clamping can be a little difficult with the "X" and it's easier with a slot so the board stays in line. Without a slot, and the pressure clamping on the end, the board wants to slide away from this angled cut.

When all this gluing is finished, you simply center it on the lathe and turn your desired shape. A rolling pin, a goblet, an icecream scoop handle......   You can also cut this "X" in all four sides and at different angles which gives a pretty neat aesthetic.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: tnpete on March 28, 2018, 03:57:55 PM
I resawed some old oak timbers for a customer who wanted them squared to 6x8 so he could crosscut them on his miter saw. Said he was going to tile a floor with them. Last night he emailed me a picture of his finished floor. How neat is that?
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/33443/IMG_1137.jpg)
Did he happen to tell you how thick they were cut? Reason I ask, have a bunch of ERC that will be sawn up again. And I have an ideal using the Red Cedar. No way will I let my wife see that picture. :o
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Kbeitz on March 28, 2018, 07:26:58 PM
It's not too difficult K,
first the different boards are glued lengthwise. Next the laminated boards are cut with a chop saw at the angle of your desired "X" and then glue one leg of the "X" into that gap. When that dries, flip it 180 and cut the other leg of  the "X" and glue in the same size board into that gap.  Clamping can be a little difficult with the "X" and it's easier with a slot so the board stays in line. Without a slot, and the pressure clamping on the end, the board wants to slide away from this angled cut.

When all this gluing is finished, you simply center it on the lathe and turn your desired shape. A rolling pin, a goblet, an icecream scoop handle......   You can also cut this "X" in all four sides and at different angles which gives a pretty neat aesthetic.
Thanks...
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: starmac on March 29, 2018, 12:05:27 AM
Several years ago I was in an antique store and bought a marble rolling pin for my wife, never did figure out what I was thinking.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: longtime lurker on April 19, 2018, 11:59:15 PM
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32746/titty_wood.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1524196652)
 


Anything I say here will get me in trouble. :D
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: ljmathias on May 27, 2018, 09:49:29 PM
Get you in trouble? Maybe if you specify whether it's right side up or upside down. Would make a difference in the perception of the figure portrayed...

LJ
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: LAZERDAN on May 27, 2018, 11:05:12 PM
Can you give us some measurements ??
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: longtime lurker on May 28, 2018, 06:31:22 AM
Can you give us some measurements ??
ohhhhhhhhh 'bout 36DD by the look :D
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Dakota on May 28, 2018, 08:21:16 AM
Watch out, you've got one foot on the path to the wood shed. :D
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: WV Sawmiller on May 28, 2018, 11:11:33 AM
   Do you still have the book matched mate to that one? ;D
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: caveman on May 29, 2018, 06:12:09 PM
A fellow who bought some cedar from us a couple of months ago sent me a few pictures of his finished table.  He is a metal worker by trade and evidently likes shiny wood. 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22883/image~515.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1527631180)
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22883/image~513.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1527631179)
 I like the white tube base that he built.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: WDH on May 29, 2018, 07:44:57 PM
That defines shiny.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on May 29, 2018, 08:19:59 PM
Unreal !
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Skipper11A on May 30, 2018, 02:40:56 AM
That's an incredibly beautiful table....in exactly the wrong location.  This is not going to have a happy ending,  because his wife is NOT happy with this.  Trust me, his wife is NOT happy with this.













Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: JJ on May 30, 2018, 09:41:20 AM
Never thought of using granite for window sills..
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: fishpharmer on June 01, 2018, 02:50:40 AM
I never thought of using cedar for a mirror :).  Beautiful work!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: longtime lurker on June 03, 2018, 12:16:10 AM
Must be about a dozen coats of something on there. I would really like to know what the finish is: I got a spec job coming up and thats the kind of surface it needs
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: caveman on June 03, 2018, 03:43:01 PM
Longtime Lurker, I contacted the guy who built and finished the cedar table.  He said that he used a two part epoxy finish that was available at Lowes in the paint section.  He did not mention how many coats that he applied.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Resonator on June 03, 2018, 08:10:47 PM
My guess would be EnviroTex 2-part epoxy, which goes on thick, and dries to a high gloss shine.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on June 29, 2018, 02:29:12 PM
Today's first happy customer came over and got a piece of 2" one natural edge slab for an outside bar. It was 10' long and I cut some off for him. He also picked up some pine bark slabs for other projects:


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20180629_110016.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1530295652)
 

Today, second happy customer came to buy some natural edge 2" thick pine slabs to use for seating at a wedding. She looked at renting chairs and she didn't want to pay for them. She searched online and saw where someone else used bales of hay and put planks across them to let people sit on. She bought all I had on hand once she saw want they looked like. So she was happy and thought that she could use them for other things after the wedding. And she gave me a tip as well.
Now, I'll have cut more to have on hand.
Jim Rogers


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20180629_133530.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1530295752)
 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Magicman on June 29, 2018, 02:35:18 PM
There is nothing better than a Happy Lady!  :)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: WV Sawmiller on June 29, 2018, 02:55:43 PM
Jim,

   Well done. Always good to see a happy and excited customer leaving.

    I think that lady may be back. Are you sure she is just interested in your lumber products? :D
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on June 29, 2018, 03:49:24 PM
I told her I was getting to old to load that stuff by hand, even with her help. And that my wife wants me to retire.
I told her that I needed to take her picture as a "happy customer" for facebook and the internet.
Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: WV Sawmiller on June 29, 2018, 04:29:44 PM
   Well, maybe she should get a career in modeling as she does a great job as a happy customer. And I still bet she is back and likely several of her friends. Keep up the good work. ;D
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: WDH on June 29, 2018, 08:01:21 PM
You old goat........no, wait a minute, we already have an old goat :). 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Lawg Dawg on June 29, 2018, 08:13:05 PM
I told her I was getting to old to load that stuff by hand, even with her help. And that my wife wants me to retire.
I told her that I needed to take her picture as a "happy customer" for facebook and the internet.
Jim Rogers
Are those pine slabs...looks like a good seller. I've been thinking about cutting pine slabs live edge, just for wedding benches...could sell them cheaper than hardwood slabs. Also they look nice and flat, do you store them on your lumber pallets? Thanks Corey
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: samandothers on June 29, 2018, 08:32:29 PM
Could just rent them for such occasions!   Hope they don't get 'sappy' during the wedding! :D
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on June 30, 2018, 08:38:35 AM
I told her I was getting to old to load that stuff by hand, even with her help. And that my wife wants me to retire.
I told her that I needed to take her picture as a "happy customer" for facebook and the internet.
Jim Rogers
Are those pine slabs...looks like a good seller. I've been thinking about cutting pine slabs live edge, just for wedding benches...could sell them cheaper than hardwood slabs. Also they look nice and flat, do you store them on your lumber pallets? Thanks Corey
Corey:
When we had the gathering at Peter's sawmill last month, Bruno from NH told me how he was cutting 2" thick natural edge slabs and selling them as fast as he could produce them. And how he was doing it on facebook marketplace.
I started using marketplace to sell off some old oak slab pieces I had kicking around the yard for some time. I sold all I listed within 36 hours.
I then started cutting some wide 2" thick pine slabs from fresh cut logs. I have mentioned to all customer's that they are fresh cut and could be sappy. And that they should let them dry out a bit. So they have been warned.
As far as storing them; I just put them on a regular lumber stack with regular 1" stickers, but they were only there a few days to a week at most.
I cut one 2" slab at 4:30 one afternoon and listed it, it was sold by 7:30 that night.
They are easy to cut and you don't have to edge them. Just slide them off the mill and they are done. That's about the whole story, that I can tell you.
Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: thecfarm on June 30, 2018, 11:16:36 AM
There's a mill around the Norridgewock area. He's on a back road. He had some white pine slabs. Had them stood up outside,by the road,by the buildings,at least 10. Quite the sight.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: ljohnsaw on June 30, 2018, 09:40:09 PM
I guess I could post this here.  My "customer" is my Niece.  I offered and she accepted a book matched pair of slabs I glued and planned down with my router.  She did the finish work and attached the legs.
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/30640/Cedar_Table_2.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1474240567)
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/30640/Cedar_Table_3.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1474240569)
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/30640/Cedar_Table_5.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1474240571)
 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Magicman on July 01, 2018, 07:41:01 AM
Stupendous!!!   8)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: samandothers on July 01, 2018, 09:13:41 AM
She did a great job.  Looks like some epoxy and a nice satin finish, not too glossy.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Lawg Dawg on July 01, 2018, 10:11:06 AM
I guess I could post this here.  My "customer" is my Niece.  I offered and she accepted a book matched pair of slabs I glued and planned down with my router.  She did the finish work and attached the legs.
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/30640/Cedar_Table_2.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1474240567)
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/30640/Cedar_Table_3.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1474240569)
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/30640/Cedar_Table_5.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1474240571)

That's beautiful! Yall did a great job!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: ljohnsaw on July 01, 2018, 10:56:12 AM
She did a great job.  Looks like some epoxy and a nice satin finish, not too glossy.
She did this last year.  IIRC, she used an epoxy to fill the cracks.  The tape on the bottom side didn't contain the epoxy the first time or two.  What a mess!  It is a dark, dark brown and you can see through the slab in a couple places.  The actual finish was not epoxy - but I don't remember what.  She is NOT a fan of high gloss and this was right on the verge of too glossy for her.  On the small end, the ripple in the grain is mesmerizing!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: teakwood on July 01, 2018, 11:08:44 AM
A kitchen i did for a costumer

It's made of teak wood

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/37555/IMG_20180625_102559.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1529965273)

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/37555/IMG_20180625_102517.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1529965237)

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/37555/IMG_20180625_102538.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1529965235)

A night table, a little gifty for a girl i'm trying to conquer! (http://forestryforum.com/board/Smileys/default/grin.gif)
Also teak wood

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/37555/P1010868.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1530457458)

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/37555/P1010865.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1530457492)

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/37555/P1010866.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1530457357)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: TimGA on July 01, 2018, 08:28:32 PM
Wow love that kitchen.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: WV Sawmiller on July 01, 2018, 09:23:31 PM
   Happy Birthday Tim.

   Nice table. Hope it works out as planned.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: samandothers on July 01, 2018, 09:35:17 PM
Not only can you raise and harvest teak, you gotta pretty nice touch creating with it too!  

Looks nice!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: teakwood on July 02, 2018, 08:32:40 AM
  Happy Birthday Tim.

   Nice table. Hope it works out as planned.
I think the night table did the trick, she melted right away. (http://forestryforum.com/board/Smileys/default/grin.gif) It's going great!!
Also i'm pretty good at cooking and baking, so i made a dessert for her and her ma.  Here in Latinamerica you can really win a girl if you can cook as a men.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: teakwood on July 02, 2018, 08:40:58 AM
Here is my rope closet, i'm very proud of that work. it was a ton of work.

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/37555/P1010265.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1477524038)

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/37555/P1010287.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1477524050)

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/37555/P1010291.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1477524058)

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/37555/P1010293.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1477524066)

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/37555/P1010319.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1477524076)

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/37555/P1010256.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1477524085)

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/37555/P1010314.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1477524076)

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/37555/P1010321.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1477524083)

Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: DPatton on July 02, 2018, 08:43:59 AM
teakwood you should be very proud as it is a very beautiful and creative piece. 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on July 02, 2018, 10:11:03 AM
I have never seen that done before.
Fantastic work!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Drafthorse on July 03, 2018, 03:02:02 PM
I love the photos. I am a wood worker too, however I bought my first Woodmizer LT30 in the 90's and one thing led to another. Well I seem to cut more lumber now than wood work. I still get time to throw a few pieces together.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: samandothers on July 03, 2018, 09:40:40 PM
That is very unusual looking and very nice!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: etroup10 on August 09, 2018, 07:38:01 PM
About two years ago i cut up some walnut for a friends uncle. The trees came from his property and he wanted to use them in his basement remodel. He is still in the process of completing his half log walnut stairs. But other than that it is mostly complete! Id say it looks pretty sweet!
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/30088/FB_IMG_1533857185840.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1533857492)


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/30088/FB_IMG_1533857212319.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1533857475)


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/30088/FB_IMG_1533857222246.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1533857457)


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/30088/FB_IMG_1533857229516.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1533857384)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Lawg Dawg on August 09, 2018, 07:42:07 PM
That's DOUBLE SWEET  :o
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: samandothers on August 09, 2018, 09:58:06 PM
Guys gotta real like for walnut!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Raym on August 18, 2018, 01:05:40 PM
A nice Saturday project....one of the owners of my biggest customer asked if I could make a round swing for his kids. I grabbed a board to use.
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/33431/IMG_2698.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1534611352)
 

Cut and planed to thickness


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/33431/IMG_2701.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1534611446)
 

Couldn't help but put it on the CNC for engraving


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/33431/IMG_2704.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1534611566)
 



Then on to the lathe to finish up (could have cut on the CNC but rounding both sides and sanding is easier on the lathe.


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/33431/IMG_2708.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1534611696)
 



sanded and ready for finish (for him to do).

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/33431/IMG_2710.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1534611777)



Surprisingly that didn't take long. now what do I do??
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Resonator on September 16, 2018, 12:33:50 PM
A friend of mine a makes custom Muskie fishing rods, ("the fish of 10,000 casts"), turning the wood sections on his lathe. I while back I gave him a few pieces of Black Cherry burl I had cut, which he layered along with Red Cedar, to make this rod.

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/47685/IMG_20180916_100327_972.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1537114289)
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/47685/IMG_20180916_100323_113.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1537114705)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on September 16, 2018, 01:43:29 PM
Back in June, I posted this photo of my "Happy customer" who just bought five 2" thick pine slabs.


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20180629_133530.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1530295752)
 

Today she sent me some photos of how she used the slabs for seating at a wedding:


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Slabs_on_bales-4.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1537119637)



(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Slabs_on_bales-3.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1537119637)



(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Slabs_on_bales-1.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1537119636)



(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Slabs_on_bales-2.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1537119636)
 

I think they came out nice.

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: WDH on September 16, 2018, 07:30:21 PM
Resonator,

That rod is fine, very fine.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Resonator on September 16, 2018, 08:09:48 PM
Thanks WDH, I've got more Black Cherry burl to keep him supplied!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Darrel on September 22, 2018, 08:40:30 PM

A happy customer just sent me some pictures of a three shelf table he made for his mud room using some curly cottonwood I sold him. 

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/35121/image~94.jpeg?easyrotate_cache=1537662765)

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/35121/image~95.jpeg?easyrotate_cache=1537662617)

I think it's kinda purdy fer lowly ole cottonwood. 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: redbeard on September 23, 2018, 12:44:08 AM
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22539/FB_IMG_1537677200686.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1537677399)
 

customer finished a Madrone 3" thick slab 28" wide x 38" at the crotch motorized  Desk (http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22539/FB_IMG_1537673410800.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1537677423)
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22539/FB_IMG_1537678234944.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1537678292)
 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Darrel on September 23, 2018, 11:28:07 AM
Madrone is beautiful and my mill has cut many thousands of feet of it before I bought it. 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Satamax on September 23, 2018, 02:25:44 PM
A fellow who bought some cedar from us a couple of months ago sent me a few pictures of his finished table.  He is a metal worker by trade and evidently likes shiny wood.  
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22883/image~515.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1527631180)
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22883/image~513.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1527631179)
 I like the white tube base that he built.
There is plenty of nice looking stuff. 
But this just makes me wish we would have some of this cedar here. 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Satamax on September 23, 2018, 02:26:22 PM

A happy customer just sent me some pictures of a three shelf table he made for his mud room using some curly cottonwood I sold him.

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/35121/image~94.jpeg?easyrotate_cache=1537662765)

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/35121/image~95.jpeg?easyrotate_cache=1537662617)

I think it's kinda purdy fer lowly ole cottonwood.
I love this too! 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Eppdso on October 05, 2018, 03:38:06 PM
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32746/IMG_20150324_080625_965.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1518609024)


16 seat table in Queensland Maple. I woulda put turned legs under it but thats what the customer wanted thats what they get I guess. Just glad I didnt have to help shift that thing!
Even the dust collection bin looks cool
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Lko67 on October 13, 2018, 08:49:44 AM
Cradle I made for my kids made two they were both having baby's at the same time
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/47479/5101171A-F493-4D53-8AB8-9F5D11DF1410.jpeg?easyrotate_cache=1539434403)
 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: WDH on October 13, 2018, 08:55:20 AM
They will be family heirlooms. 

Interesting table made from a Magic walnut slab.


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14370/IMG_4774.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1539435292)
 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: mart on November 09, 2018, 06:24:31 PM
Haven't been on in a while but here's a couple of pictures of a shed one of my customers built from some spruce I cut.


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/21968/IMG_0776.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1541805568)



(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/21968/IMG_0775.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1541805586)


Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: JustinW_NZ on November 13, 2018, 03:22:42 AM
We just supplied all the flooring and decking and all sorts of bits for this local rebuild of a public venue.


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29851/FB_IMG_1538897261770.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1542097145)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Darrel on November 14, 2018, 11:47:12 AM
Beautiful!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Brad_bb on November 14, 2018, 05:26:25 PM
I don't sell anything, but an acquaintance of mine asked for some help with a mantle, so I thought this slippery Elm log with it's undulating outer surface would be pretty cool.  I milled the log and cut the brackets and planed it all for him and hauled it to his house and helped unload it.  He stained and finished it.

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/16191/IMG_6104.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1542234209)
 

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/16191/IMG_6105.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1542234281)
 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: DPatton on November 14, 2018, 06:02:15 PM
Brad,

Thatís a great looking mantle! I really like the end grain and the live edge has a great appeal to it. You did well.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: hopm on November 14, 2018, 06:04:48 PM
Back in June, I posted this photo of my "Happy customer" who just bought five 2" thick pine slabs.


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20180629_133530.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1530295752)
 

Today she sent me some photos of how she used the slabs for seating at a wedding:


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Slabs_on_bales-4.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1537119637)



(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Slabs_on_bales-3.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1537119637)



(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Slabs_on_bales-1.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1537119636)



(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Slabs_on_bales-2.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1537119636)
 

I think they came out nice.

Jim Rogers
I had a request a while back to use some 2"x12"x12' pine I had for seating at a wedding. They were also using the hay bales. I had 48 boards they took to use and they were planning to bring them back the following week. They did return them, in a timely fashion, with each neatly cut in half at 2"x12"x6'.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Brad_bb on November 14, 2018, 06:10:55 PM
DPatton,
I did too well.  I was regretting using that log up as I only had 3 like that.  (Woodhog?).  The undulating live edge is really cool.  I'm going to use the other two logs for myself.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: samandothers on November 14, 2018, 09:00:33 PM
Back in June, I posted this photo of my "Happy customer" who just bought five 2" thick pine slabs.


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20180629_133530.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1530295752)
 

Today she sent me some photos of how she used the slabs for seating at a wedding:


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Slabs_on_bales-4.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1537119637)



(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Slabs_on_bales-3.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1537119637)



(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Slabs_on_bales-1.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1537119636)



(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Slabs_on_bales-2.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1537119636)
 

I think they came out nice.

Jim Rogers
I had a request a while back to use some 2"x12"x12' pine I had for seating at a wedding. They were also using the hay bales. I had 48 boards they took to use and they were planning to bring them back the following week. They did return them, in a timely fashion, with each neatly cut in half at 2"x12"x6'.

Ouch!  
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on November 26, 2018, 02:51:45 PM
Today's happy customer had been here before. Today he bought some natural edge oak slabs, a couple of 4' pieces and one 8' piece.


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20181126_105319.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1543261753)
 
Before he bought some pine slabs and made a bench for around his camp's fire pit.

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/12619.jpeg?easyrotate_cache=1543261818)
 


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/12617.jpeg?easyrotate_cache=1543261818)
 

He ordered some 2"x20"x12' pine slabs for his new project.

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Darrel on November 26, 2018, 06:27:57 PM
My happy customer made this from the live edge slabs I sold her. 


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/35121/image~96.jpeg?easyrotate_cache=1543274726)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: teakwood on November 27, 2018, 07:49:14 AM

I had a request a while back to use some 2"x12"x12' pine I had for seating at a wedding. They were also using the hay bales. I had 48 boards they took to use and they were planning to bring them back the following week. They did return them, in a timely fashion, with each neatly cut in half at 2"x12"x6'.
dang, did you charge for all the boards after that??
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Ianab 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. 

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/46948349_10215051595476599_3186444972865880064_n.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1543385346)  
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: samandothers on November 28, 2018, 11:10:53 AM
I like that tongue and groove method of attaching the top.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: longtime lurker on November 28, 2018, 07:10:20 PM
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32746/45838400_331710067412071_1345417192874704896_n.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1543450082)


How to chew up 150 ton of logs: build a deck.


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32746/45748910_331710007412077_3009230327265624064_n.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1543450609)
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32746/45739848_331690054080739_4862338643374637056_n.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1543450609)
 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Lawg Dawg on November 28, 2018, 07:43:28 PM

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32746/45838400_331710067412071_1345417192874704896_n.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1543450082)


How to chew up 150 ton of logs: build a deck.


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32746/45748910_331710007412077_3009230327265624064_n.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1543450609)
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32746/45739848_331690054080739_4862338643374637056_n.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1543450609)

Nice! What's the species?
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: longtime lurker on November 28, 2018, 11:49:28 PM
Lemon Scented Gum
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers 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.
Here is what he built:


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20190422_131116.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1557867254)
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20190422_131126.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1557867253)
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/20190422_131212.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1557867253)
 
It was not one of my designs, and I don't know why he did the double braces thing.
Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: richhiway on May 14, 2019, 05:21:36 PM
the double braces sure give it a unique style.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: beav 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
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers 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
most likely
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: 78NHTFY 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.

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13967/Mighty_Oak_3.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1558366032)
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13967/Mighty_Oak_2.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1558366029)
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13967/IMG_1549.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1558366032)
 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: tule peak timber on May 20, 2019, 12:50:42 PM
Slabs we produced for a hair salon in Los Angeles.
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/35190/Commercial_salon_2.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1558370821)
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/35190/Commercial_salon_3.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1558370865)
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/35190/Commercial_salon_4~0.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1558370954)
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/35190/Commercial_salon_slabs.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1558370992)
 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: redbeard on September 14, 2019, 10:17:29 PM
 
 One of customers snagged a cherry skin off the firewood pile and built a cat tree for his daughter, now all her friends want one.
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22539/output.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1568513687)
 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on September 17, 2019, 03:31:06 PM
Today, a customer sent me some pictures of the ash counter tops he made from lumber I sawed on site at his place south of Boston, many years ago.
I think they came out nice.

2" piece


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Alec_2_in_ash_counter_top.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1568748571)

1" pieces:

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Alec_1_inch_counter_top-a.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1568748570)
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/Alec_1_inch_counter_top-b.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1568748570)
 

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Randy88 on September 26, 2019, 11:05:40 PM
Took some time to read through this thread, some incredible projects that's for sure.    Many of them leave a person speechless as to the quality of the work done.    
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: alanh on September 27, 2019, 10:38:23 AM
ash countertops in a vintage travel trailer renovation

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18098/babs_counter~2.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1569594846)
 
I cut the pine siding for this cool barn my son built, two 40` containers with steel knee walls welded to the inside edges, steel truss`welded up from a salvage yard..end result, a 40x40 shop
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18098/lee_barn.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1569595054)
 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: alanh on September 27, 2019, 10:45:05 AM
My first attempt at an epoxy pour table, curly maple
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18098/river_table~1.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1569595463)
 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: alanh on September 27, 2019, 10:51:51 AM
a customers table from some maple I had
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18098/mapletable~1.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1569595876)
 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Outlaw on September 27, 2019, 06:29:11 PM
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/49610/IMG_1184~0.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1569623204)
 Cut some 4/4 White pine live edge for a friend's pantry project.  
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Randy88 on September 28, 2019, 03:18:23 AM
Alanh, how did you actually do the epoxy pour and what would you do different the next time?    I'm needing to do a table as well and never used epoxy before either?
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: alanh on September 28, 2019, 08:40:39 AM
I used a product called Ecopoxy from jeffmack supply, They also have a great website with instructions on everything from prep to figuring how much expensive epoxy you need. mine did come out good but I would pour a little higher next time as you lose some epoxy due to seeping and absorbtion, the videos show how to seal the forms and use some silicone caulk to dam up around you pour so it can be initially poured high. Make sure whatever you use for a form is non stick. I used clear packing tape over plywood which worked fine but I was warned that could go bad.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: doc henderson on September 28, 2019, 08:59:16 AM
book matched end for end coffee table.  ERC.  cardiologist buddy.


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/51041/23BCE6CC-A03B-49B0-B04B-4D22A8BC679C.jpeg?easyrotate_cache=1569675528)
 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Randy88 on September 28, 2019, 09:17:25 AM
alanh, thanks for the information.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Crusarius on September 28, 2019, 09:23:44 PM
That is about the only coffee table I could ever do. I really hate coffee tables but that one looks really kool. Good movie to :)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Bruno of NH on December 22, 2019, 01:22:52 PM
My customer that came from Michigan made this table with one of his students.
His student made the table to give to his mom.
This is one of the yellow birch slabs I sawed from the 40" log I had.
I sold all the slabs,I wish I kept a couple. 
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Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on January 11, 2020, 09:58:09 AM
Thursday, I traveled out to see a friend/customer. He showed me two of his projects with wood I cut for him.
One is a cherry cabinet he made for his bathroom:


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The other is some quarter sawn white pine he used for cabinets in his laundry room of his timber frame house:

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Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Ianab on January 23, 2020, 04:01:11 AM
So I had a call from friend today. His Dad was part of a National Rock Carving event in town.  But he hadn't planned on how to display his work. So he calls up his son and says "Can you build me a stand for my rock, by tomorrow"

Harry had all sorts of fine woodworking ideas, but then we got the sketch. He wanted an up market  pallet  :D

OK, it all becomes doable now. He called around and we rough saw some Macrocarpa Cypress so it
fits in his Rav4. Discussed the construction methods, and I told him to pre-drill the holes and use beefy screws.  :D

Couple of hours later, he sends me a pic of the finished masterpiece.  ;D

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Not sure how big his rock is, but the runners are 4x4 and the planks are 6x2.  It ain't "fine" woodworking, but it will support a small truck.  ;D
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Darrel on January 23, 2020, 08:53:47 PM
It should last a while. It is about the same size as my little front porch and a whole lot stronger. 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Ianab on January 24, 2020, 02:23:42 AM
With the stone in place

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Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: thecfarm on January 24, 2020, 07:47:06 AM
My stones don't look like that!!!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: DWyatt on January 24, 2020, 09:08:04 AM
I expected A LOT bigger stone when I saw the picture of the pallet!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: doc henderson on January 24, 2020, 10:40:41 AM
@Ianab (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=460) I wonder if people will be looking more at the pallet.  looks great.

My stones don't look like that!!!

 ??? ??? ??? ::) ::) ::) :o :o :o :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\  Oh I got it @cfarm   :) :) :) I thought you meant something else!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Ianab on January 24, 2020, 01:24:19 PM
This is the event's web page, lots of pictures in the gallery of the different pieces. It's actually quite cook as they set up in a small park on the foreshore in New Plymouth, and you can just walk past and look at the various pieces taking shape. They use local volcanic basalt rocks, hence most of them favour power tools.  :D

http://www.tekupenga.com/ (http://www.tekupenga.com/)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Raym on January 31, 2020, 08:52:28 AM
Although I didn't saw these, they were sawn by a friend of mine and he passed along my contact info to the lady for drying. She asked if I knew anyone who could make a table for her outdoor kitchen out of the dried lumber. I quickly raised my hand, discussed some design ideas and after showing her some of my previous work, I was commissioned to build this.

They wood was horrible! An old bushed out red oak yard tree that was in the very early stages of rot. Some bad sawing and excessive stress caused me to rip a lot of the wide boards down so that I could flatten them and maintain most of the thickness. There were a lot of voids to fill with epoxy so I decided to screed the entire top to fill the very coarse grain with the same black. The result was stunning!! The table is 4x9, the legs are 3" aluminum tubing powder coated satin black. The finish is waterlox marine finish.

A really nice project. The table now sits only a few feet from where the tree once stood. I love my life!!

Best thing is, there is about 300 bf of material left that I will have more projects once she decides what they will be.


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Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: alanh on January 31, 2020, 09:19:59 AM
bathroom vanity from red oak, ready to get installed with a granite top, never mind the crooked handles, pic was taken before they were bolted on
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Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: doc henderson on February 05, 2020, 08:27:05 PM
i gave some spalted oak from the yard of my wife's aunt Judy.  i have engraved some calls, and milled some wood for a Amish guy who with only a few tools, makes custom turkey and deer calls.  


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a slate call with a hedge striker.  AJO (Aunt Judy Oak) body. :D

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glass with a turkey feather behind, scratches area for striker.  AJO body and hedge (Osage orange) striker.

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mouth calls for deer.  AJO, walnut,hedge and mahogany (I think).
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: samandothers on February 06, 2020, 09:31:24 AM
Raym,

The top turned out great!  When you poured the epoxy and scraped off the access did you then let it dry and sand it back to the wood top leaving the grain and fill areas exposed?

Did the Waterlox dry and adhere well to the epoxy fill?

The legs are very nice and look great with the finish and top.  Are the screws on one side set in holes and those on the other side set in slots to allow movement?

I am sure the customer was happy the project looks great!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Raym on February 07, 2020, 06:01:16 AM
Raym,

The top turned out great!  When you poured the epoxy and scraped off the access did you then let it dry and sand it back to the wood top leaving the grain and fill areas exposed?

Did the Waterlox dry and adhere well to the epoxy fill?

The legs are very nice and look great with the finish and top.  Are the screws on one side set in holes and those on the other side set in slots to allow movement?

I am sure the customer was happy the project looks great!
Thanks.....Once the epoxy cured I scraped the entire top with a cabinet scraper. Very little sanding. The heat buildup while sanding worried me especially the small grain filled areas.

The Waterlox did very well. Obviously it didn't absorb into the resin but laid down nicely and there was no flaking after it cured.

Yes on the mounting holes, I allowed for about 1/2 inches of movement. This table sits outside so this was is a big concern
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: caveman on February 23, 2020, 08:40:55 AM
A few weeks ago John and I surfaced some oak slabs that we have had for a while.  They were used to build a bar in a new restaurant somewhere near Port Charlotte.

The woman that did the construction is coming to get more oak this week for another project for another customer.


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I sawed a few small cypress logs into 2"x6"s a few weeks ago and a friend of mine, who owns a cabinet shop, built this picnic table out of them.  The table will get branded with several of the area's cattlemen's brands and then will be auctioned off.  It will be a fundraiser for the Polk County Junior Cattlemen.  Neither of us charged anything for our services.  Randy, my friend, reported that the table, which was made from green cypress, is heavy.
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Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: thecfarm on February 23, 2020, 09:05:35 AM
River Oak.   :D  Looks good!!
Have not read this thread for a while.
All of the wood projects look good!!!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: WDH on February 23, 2020, 09:05:31 PM
I bet those bar tops cost an arm and a leg. 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: caveman on February 23, 2020, 09:16:28 PM
Ironically, the woman who did these tops was fired after another employee left something on the uncured epoxy after she left at 2 a.m.  I was told that she had 130 hours in the bar tops.  She has four more jobs lined up since this one, primarily because folks have seen what she is able to do.  She will drive up here Thursday to get more wood and is in need of more after that. 

John and I need to find more oak to saw.  We were oak poor until a couple of weeks ago.  We decided to cut up a lot of slabs to make benches the day before the bar project purchase occurred.  The hot box is running right now loaded with oak.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: samandothers on February 23, 2020, 09:23:19 PM
Caveman, great job!  Those look fantastic.  What did you mount your slabs to prior to the pour?
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: longtime lurker on February 23, 2020, 09:49:00 PM
I got asked about doing one of those river tables a while back, the wood of choice wasn't cheap... Then calculated it at bit under 40 gallons of epoxy and guessed the labour at 100 hours and frightened them away with the price.

Now I'm glad I lost it... If she's got 130 hours in that one I'd seriously underestimated the time factor required.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: caveman on February 24, 2020, 06:11:54 PM
Caveman, great job!  Those look fantastic.  What did you mount your slabs to prior to the pour?
I did not do the pour.  We just sawed, dried and planed the wood. 
 I think the base was plywood though.  There are more slabs in the hot box now.  John and I will take them out tomorrow after work and try to get them ready to go out on Wednesday or Thursday.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: longtime lurker on March 12, 2020, 08:23:07 AM
 
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Northern Silky Oak Cardwellia sublimis aka "Australian Lacewood" to the rest of the world. The real one... not the half poor imitation Southern Silky Oak with the smaller medullary rays that is mostly what you get on the market today even here, or the South American Leopardwood that a lot of high end wood and veneer dealers will try and pass off as "Lacewood" to get a price lift on something similar to Southern Silky, again with the smaller rays

And a real nice grain matching job by one of my favourite customers. I'll have to come back with a better picture of it - this isn't showing what he's really achieved. I love working with guys like this.

Somewhere in the thousands of tons of 6x2's I've lost sight of this: the work that brings me joy. Time for a rethink methinks.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: longtime lurker on March 12, 2020, 08:57:43 AM
Annnnnnndddddddddddddddd another piece of Northern Silky bobs up in my inbox... this piece sent to a friend in Pa and being played with by Warmoth to his specifications.


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Two in one evening, you ever get that feeling you're being sent a message???
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: tule peak timber on March 12, 2020, 09:16:18 AM
Beautiful pieces.....Silky Oak and me don't mix well as I have a severe allergy to the dust. What I had left in stock I gave away, beautiful but a trip to the doctors office when I saw it.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: longtime lurker on March 12, 2020, 09:30:33 AM
Beautiful pieces.....Silky Oak and me don't mix well as I have a severe allergy to the dust. What I had left in stock I gave away, beautiful but a trip to the doctors office when I saw it.
Yeah that would be Southern Silky Grevillia robusta. I saw it occasionally, its a dryland species but some wanders in here sometimes on a contract sawing job: gives me watery eyes and a runny nose. And a bit too brittle to be really workable as a cabinet species IMHO.
Northern Silky is a different thing altogether.... big rainforest tree. I get a bit of contact dermatitis when sawing it but once the sap is dry it's fine. 
Got some planted in your Ironbarks huh?  (Actually heres a real good question for you Rob: anyone actually stick a bandmill in that Ironbark, and do they do any good or spend all their time sawing waves? I'm a bit curious about that lately.... time for a toy upgrade again)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: tule peak timber on March 12, 2020, 11:08:45 AM
On the iron bark, only a little bit has passed through here as millwork. In Southern California there are dozens of species of eucalyptus and I've stopped milling any of them in favor of other wood that sells better. The market for walnuts, cedar, and redwood is almost limitless and where the hour meter needs to spin....
  On the dermatitis from silky I needed steroid shots , it was so bad- I looked like a Leper....
  I still use a little iron bark now and then for entry door thresholds and decorative square plugs on furniture and that's it...... ;D 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Magicman on March 12, 2020, 12:25:31 PM
A customer just sent me these pictures of a "cabinet" that he had built from some Red Oak that I QS for him.
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The top.  Ask me if I hit the mark with that QS.  ;D

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Front view.

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And of course a quartering view.  I have no idea exactly what it is.  The lower front center panel appears to be suspended by track rollers and travels to the left.  Also there are no pulls on what appears to be drawers on the front and the center opening is for.....?

Whatever the purpose is, I thought that he did a superb job with his craftsmanship.  This piece is presently in the back of a pickup and traveling toward Jacksonville, FL.  move_it

Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: ljohnsaw on March 12, 2020, 12:33:22 PM
That looks like a good "timeout" hut.  Just need a latch with a lock! ;)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Rodman on March 12, 2020, 12:43:47 PM
Beautiful wood & work by all. MM looks like a custom island with a dog kennel under it. Wife showed me one with same idea off of Pinterest. Just add the handles for the drawers & sliding door & it's done. 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Tin Horse on March 12, 2020, 01:09:07 PM
Great work! Did they happen to mention the stain used on that project? Currently 1/4 sawing RO. Can't wait to see those kind of results.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Magicman on March 12, 2020, 01:24:14 PM
I don't know about the stain/finish, but the dark color says walnut or maybe something even darker that was applied and wiped off.  It also appears that the top and side were treated differently.  ??
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Tin Horse on March 12, 2020, 04:45:34 PM
I don't know about the stain/finish, but the dark color says walnut or maybe something even darker that was applied and wiped off.  It also appears that the top and side were treated differently.  ??
Ok. Thanks MM. I'll test a few shades. Something about that shade/ finish is what I love.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: WDH on March 13, 2020, 07:17:09 AM
I just had a customer come and buy wood for one of those kennels.  Unlike your customer's kennel, the one I supplied the wood for ( blue stained yellow poplar) will have solid wood halfway up from the bottom with the bars from the middle of the sides to the top.  It is a dog jail ;D. 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Nebraska on March 13, 2020, 12:44:10 PM
That looks like a good replacement for a 1980 island in this clinic! Excellent doggie jail.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: caveman on March 13, 2020, 02:38:01 PM
JMoore took some live oak and glued up a top that another friend of ours built a base for that fits over a dog crate.  This one will be auctioned off at one of our neighboring school's FFA event this Saturday night.  One of these days a freebie material/job may pay off.  If not, we did a little good for the neighborhood.


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Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: btulloh on March 13, 2020, 02:48:24 PM
Great idea. 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: doc henderson on March 13, 2020, 03:01:01 PM
now the dog crate looks like a piece of furniture!  nice donation!!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: WDH on March 13, 2020, 04:59:02 PM
Awesome an inspirational. 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: tule peak timber on March 18, 2020, 07:04:15 PM
Today we started milling material for the reclaimed wood wall as part of the architectural millwork package in the New Natural Resources Headquarters building in Sacramento, CA. Below is a link to the YouTube showing this project.

I have been behind the scenes on this job for one year, 3-1/2 mos. and today we finally physically began work. Hard won, long fought.

New Natural Resources Headquarters Building Project 2021 - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhxFF22tTNQ)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: doc henderson on March 18, 2020, 07:09:05 PM
very cool and thanks for the video.  if a picture is worth a thousand words.  ...
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Magicman on March 18, 2020, 07:10:58 PM
Is this the "Brown" project?
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: tule peak timber on March 18, 2020, 07:21:56 PM
This is the "Brown Project" link. The name of this job is actually Rise Hollywood and ironically we just got re-engaged on another contract for additional millwork in this building about a week ago.  The "brown" refers to the horrific gyrations required to create the tones of brown for the interior millwork project. Beetle kill pine with voodoo #9 mix. LOL
The link below is the architectural rendering of the apartment building project set to open soon.

The Rise Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA | Prices, Plans, Availability (https://www.buzzbuzzhome.com/us/the-rise-hollywood)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: doc henderson on March 18, 2020, 10:46:56 PM
Tule I know you are very busy, but we all miss you when you are gone!  (off line)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: thecfarm on March 19, 2020, 08:11:16 AM
Probably will takes a while, a year? But would like to see that same video in real time.  :o  Bring the forest to the city.  Looks like some wide "boards" will be used too.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on April 14, 2020, 10:49:39 AM
A while ago, I posted a picture of me cutting a hand hewed beam down the middle so the customer could use it in his house remodel project:

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Late yesterday, he sent me some pictures of his completed project:

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Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: longtime lurker on May 04, 2020, 07:14:32 AM
I am kinda fortunate to have in my customer list (and as friends) two of the best woodturners around. And I say fortunate because (1) they're both great blokes and (2) they give me good press with others with the same interests and (3) that keeps the "not really commercial lumber but too good to throw out" pile thinned out. It's handy knowing blokes who will take wood in sizes down to inch by inch.



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Nice hollow form about 11" across done in some of my Queensland Maple/ Northern Silver Ash / Black Bean


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Pens done in (predominantly) Northern Silver Ash. I've got a bit of a rep for being able to keep it free of mould which helps move things along nicely because as we all know keeping whites bone white and not salt and pepper takes some doing. And y'all will note the nice banding done in Black Bean and Silver Ash in the background. Both of these guys do their own inlay work - by hand, the old fashioned way.

Would take more patience than I ever have to do either of the above, and the intarsia work they do is a whole lot of patience above and beyond again.

And... I dunno... I find this kind of stuff more satisfying than yet another truckload of 6 x 2's. One is wood as art, the other wood as commodity: good for the soul as opposed to good for the wallet perhaps. But looking at fine woodwork makes me happy in ways that seeing just another house does not.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: longtime lurker on May 15, 2020, 05:18:40 PM
Slab bench/desk in Queensland Maple. Yeahhhhhhhhh, shame with some bits of wood, you then pile stuff on them and cant see it no more.


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Of all the species I cut QMP is probably my favourite and this is why.... if you sell it to someone who's prepared to put in the work to finish it well it is always a joy to behold. Which is why its regarded as one of the worlds great cabinet timbers I guess.

And I think I'm learning to love epoxy infill - 10 years ago I'd have ripped that back into a couple clear boards either side of the heart shake when sawing because we only sold clear wood.   And I still get people walk in here and ask me why I dont throw out the slabs with holes in them :D


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I don't know what finished was used. I do know that when you can see detail like that frosting in the casement windows reflecting in the surface: you've done a whole lot of work. I don't have enough words for just how impressed I am with the standard of this lady's work. I think I want to give her a job
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: tule peak timber on May 15, 2020, 05:30:13 PM
Purrdeeee...!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Crusarius on May 15, 2020, 09:01:06 PM
That finish is amazing!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: doc henderson on May 15, 2020, 11:39:17 PM
very amazing!!!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on May 27, 2020, 11:13:23 AM
Yesterday, a customer sent me a picture of the white pine slab he made into a table for sitting around his fire pit patio area.
I think it looks ok but not sure if he filled the ant holes or not.


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I think we pulled that out of the trash pile when he was here.

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Raym on May 29, 2020, 07:14:10 AM
Here is a project I've been working on for a while. It cracks me up that you can take blue stained pine and call it "denim pine" and charge a premium for it. These are 1-3/8 interior pre-hung barn doors. There were 16 total and 3 "sliding" barn doors. All of this lumber I sawed and dried. Really pretty stuff. They are tongue and groove, style and rail construction with floating tenons for additional strength because of the weight. The field is tongue and groove also.

For the barn doors, I make the wheels myself. They are done with 2 layers of white oak glued up cross grain for strength.....enjoy



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Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: WDH on May 29, 2020, 07:31:12 AM
Awesome!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Don P on May 29, 2020, 08:55:10 AM
Love the door hardware, pure genius!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: btulloh on May 29, 2020, 09:23:22 AM
X2 on the hardware. 

Is that commercial hardware or fabricated?  Looks easy to whip up from scratch. I donít recognize the wheels but they look perfect for indoors. 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Crusarius on May 29, 2020, 10:51:12 AM
Have any better pictures of the wheels? everything looks phenomenal.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Raym on May 31, 2020, 04:57:11 AM
Have any better pictures of the wheels? everything looks phenomenal.
When I started doing these barn doors, I struggled with sourcing the hardware because I didn't want to but it from China. Then one morning, the idea of making them out of wood just appeared to me. I credit the good Lord for that....

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/33431/wheel.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1590915228)
 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Nomad on May 31, 2020, 06:20:49 AM
Raym, I really like those wheels.  Great idea!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: samandothers on May 31, 2020, 09:38:52 AM
Did you use a bushing in the center or rely on the wood?  Router for wheel slot?
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Raym on June 01, 2020, 04:20:51 AM
Did you use a bushing in the center or rely on the wood?  Router for wheel slot?
There is a 7/8" bearing in the center that is pressed in with a 3/8" bolt through hole. The wheel slot is just cut on the lathe, about 1/4" deep.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: terrifictimbersllc on June 01, 2020, 05:29:55 AM
Have you had any issue with them cracking along the grain? 
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Bruno of NH on June 01, 2020, 07:50:51 AM
The doors and hardware are awesome!
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Raym on June 02, 2020, 04:22:55 AM
Have you had any issue with them cracking along the grain?
No. They are made up with 2 layers of 1/2" glued up cross grain. Very solid....
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Raym on October 16, 2020, 04:44:55 AM
Didn't get a picture with the customer (this was for a builder so customer want there) but here is another barn door. Loved how this turned out. Not a true bookmatched set but very close. 2 slabs glued up is a whole lot easier to make a door than a true style and rail. Spalted ambrosia maple.

 
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Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Dana Stanley on October 22, 2020, 08:06:11 PM
Here is a couple Items I made for a photographer friend / client. They will be used in a Santa set up for Christmas portraits.
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Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Dana Stanley on October 22, 2020, 08:11:53 PM
Yesterday, a customer sent me a picture of the white pine slab he made into a table for sitting around his fire pit patio area.
I think it looks ok but not sure if he filled the ant holes or not.


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I think we pulled that out of the trash pile when he was here.

Jim Rogers
That gives me hope for some of my worm wood! Pine bores.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: caveman on October 27, 2020, 08:43:14 AM
John and I recently sawed some longleaf pine that was purchased by some friends of ours (former students) to use in the construction of a cabin they are building.  They also picked out a 21' cedar log to place in the center of the structure.
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Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: doc henderson on October 27, 2020, 08:47:37 AM
nice work @Dana Stanley (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=41245) , that should add to the experience for the kids.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Dana Stanley on October 27, 2020, 06:26:23 PM
nice work @Dana Stanley (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=41245) , that should add to the experience for the kids.
Thanks it was fun to make. I want to find more work like that as I enter retirement! This week I'm working on a 12x16 Barn for my wife (a tough customer) timber frame, mortise and tenon. I put a gambrel roof on it, I built one once 30 years ago on a house. I will post in the section for that when I'm done! I could have built 3 - 2x4 buildings in the same time!!! All the first beams I cut w my mill.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Jim_Rogers on November 05, 2020, 12:58:29 PM
A customer sent me a photo of the slab he made into a bar top:

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I think he did a nice job.

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: Crusarius on November 05, 2020, 05:43:47 PM
looks nice but i think its upside down. To easy to set a drink on the edge and lose it.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: ljohnsaw on November 05, 2020, 07:13:34 PM
To easy to set a drink on the edge and lose it.
Sell more drinks that way! ;)
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: doc henderson on November 05, 2020, 08:30:51 PM
I tend to orient my live edge the other way for that reason for tables and benches.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: WV Sawmiller on November 05, 2020, 09:29:45 PM
Man, you guys (Youse guy's for our northern brethren, You'uns for those around the Eastern Ohio/WV Northern Panhandle/Western PA area or our Y'all for our deep South highly cultured and elite member) are killing me. The last time I showed a bench I had made with the wide side up  y'all beat me up (again). I normally position my slabs like Jim's customer did his bar top but sometimes reverse it if I have a good reason like I felt led to do so. :D

Jim,

  I really like that bar top.

Dana,

   I truly love that cedar log in the center of the cabin. I can see it getting used for so many purposes! Very well done. Keep  on posting.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: jeepcj779 on November 05, 2020, 11:33:06 PM
I would think for a bench you would want the narrower side on top because it may be more comfortable to sit on. For a bar, the wider side on top might be better for extra width and for holding more drinks.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: trimguy on November 06, 2020, 08:54:51 AM
I think if this Particular slab was flipped over, he would not be able to enjoy the live age as well on the angle that it is.
Title: Re: Customer's projects pictures thread
Post by: JRWoodchuck on November 06, 2020, 10:12:45 PM
To me it's like a natural chicago style bar rail. You can lean your elbow into while drinking! Might have to get rid of the stools for that though...