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

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

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

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

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



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« Reply #284 on: November 28, 2018, 11:49:28 PM »
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« Reply #285 on: May 14, 2019, 04:58:44 PM »
A few weeks ago, I was traveling by a customer's place and stopped in to see the pavilion he made for his farm business.
I didn't get to talk to him, as he was suppose to be there but I couldn't see him.
Here is what he built:



 

 

 
It was not one of my designs, and I don't know why he did the double braces thing.
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« Reply #286 on: May 14, 2019, 05:21:36 PM »
the double braces sure give it a unique style.
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« Reply #287 on: May 14, 2019, 05:40:10 PM »
I bet he added the longer braces when he saw that huge roof dancing around in the wind

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


 

 

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

 

 

 

 
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« Reply #291 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.

 
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« Reply #292 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




1" pieces:


 

 

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« Reply #293 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.    

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« Reply #294 on: September 27, 2019, 10:38:23 AM »
ash countertops in a vintage travel trailer renovation


 
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« Reply #295 on: September 27, 2019, 10:45:05 AM »
My first attempt at an epoxy pour table, curly maple

 

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« Reply #296 on: September 27, 2019, 10:51:51 AM »
a customers table from some maple I had

 

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« Reply #297 on: September 27, 2019, 06:29:11 PM »
 

 Cut some 4/4 White pine live edge for a friend's pantry project.  
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« Reply #298 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?

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« Reply #299 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.


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