Strictly Woodwork

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Hi guys.......and girls.

It's been awhile and I haven't heard from stuphoto as to how your project has progressed. I know that seewood is away, so I understand his lack of input lately, and look forward to his return.

This post is for the person that supplied me with a bunch of rough sawn Douglas Fir lumber. It has been standing in my garage ever since I took delivery and I finally had an epiphany and started making myself a new kitchen table and coffee table.
I know that there is a relocation in my future, so I decided to make some smaller furniture for my smaller house.

I used 3 boards 1" thick x 8' and turned them into 2 tables 4' long each.
I started with rough boards,
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Milled, planed, sanded 4 times dry and 1 time wet and got....
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Best wishes to all, I hope that you will always have good wood.
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Both tops are now standing in my dining room waiting for my decision on colour (if any), finish, and leg design. (pedastal or 4 legs, or cabinet (for the coffee table)).
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^^^^ Those look terrific Alan.
If you have any ends left over, try some linseed oil? 1/2 linseed and walnut oil? ( wood conditioner first, but you know that, makes a big difference eh)
?? several coats of 1/2 spirits and 1/2 of marine spar varnish(Windsor plywood) then 1/4 spirits, 3/4 varnish then a couple coats of straight varnish, maybe a light stain first. Did some 8 X 8 posts like that and they turned out terrific, me thinks.

Love the yellow cedar :130:

back from the coast but heading back again on the 8th for 10 days.

I have 3 stringers to replace as 3 have twisted ( have the heartwood in them).
Finished house improvements so I have a few little things to do in the shop before heading out again. Did make a sword for the grandson :D
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GREAT to hear from you again. I have copied and pasted your suggestions to a word document for consideration after I create the legs.
There are some natural voids and cracks that I need to fill before the final finish stage. I wish I had a buffer,,,,,,
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What do you use for filling cracks?

In the past I used a two part epoxy mixed with fine sawdust then just went to fiberglass resin with a bit of sawdust.
Tape the bottom so it does not run out. ( I had expensive puddles on the floor)

PS, go for matching pedestals :130:
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Both of those suggestions are exactly what I was thinking about using.

I am thinking about using black for the filler to highlight the natural voids.
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Cool to find this topic:
In the past couple of years have built a panel saw, using linear rails it will rip but is best at cross cutting, last time I checked it it was within a 32nd in 4 ft. It will take a router for dadoes but takes a while to set up.
Yesterday cut half a dozen tennons on my 3 axis mortising machine for a roof over the new deck, built the mortising mach based on the JDS mortiser, could not cut the mortises on the 10 ft 4X4 posts just do not have the room in the shop, so had to sharpen up my chisel. The mortiser cuts box joint in a flash.
Did manage to sand the 10 ft 4x4s on my sander built out of a discarded treadmill with a 10ft by 2 ft belt, it was hard holding on to the posts, lot of friction, and had to upend the posts since it would only do about 4ft 6" at a time.
Built all the kitchen cabinets for the house last winter and am looking forward to getting back into the shop once it is too cold to work on the outside of the house.
No pics, this geezer is not savvy enough to do pics with my phone & put em here, plus which my shop always looks as if a bomb exploded.
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Great stuff .
I Think wrote: Sep 18th, 2021, 10:34 pm plus which my shop always looks as if a bomb exploded.
But, you know where everything is, contrary to what the partner might think :130:

I have a nice 22X 32 shop with plenty of tools in it but for the past several years now retired I've been tackling bigger outside jobs. Also have a storage container 1/2 filled with mostly fir. Unlike some here, my skill set is rough but hoping with more practice I can tighten that up. I'd like to try some mortice and tenoning next year, replace the kitchen cabinet doors perhaps. I do have a panel router bit for cabinet doors somewhere, maybe try that as well.
Hope to spend a bit more time in there this winter, have to get the gas heater hooked up as well, electric heat fans are too expensive. ( but tell that to the enviro nuts that seem to insist we should stop using gas and all use sustainable electricity :-X )
posting pics are not that difficult after you have done it a few times.. :D
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"my skill set is rough but hoping with more practice I can tighten that up."

My hand eye co-ordination has never been all that good, so build machines and fixtures to compensate.
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I just completed a special request from one of my neighbours.

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It is his design for a board with edges on 3 sides only, for making pie crusts and keeping the flour from going all over the place. The peel was a bonus.

The board is solid White Oak, trimmed in Hard maple, the peel is solid maple 1/4" thick and shaved down to a sharp edge.
Board is 18" X 21".
Both are coated in 4 coats of food grade mineral oil.

This "old" (older than me), walks his dog (Waldo) every day in front of my house, and when Waldo gets close, he drags his dad to my door to get his morning scratch and doggie massage ......and most days (when I have a small, "unseasoned, piece of meat"..... a small snack/treat.
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Looks good, Nice work. Yesterday glued up a couple of charcouterie boards, xmas gifts for the daughters, ran them through the planer this morning and put one of them on the big sander. Spent the rest of the morning chopping out some mortises for my deck roof supports.
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alanjh595 wrote: Sep 19th, 2021, 2:08 pm This "old" (older than me), walks his dog (Waldo) every day in front of my house, and when Waldo gets close, he drags his dad to my door to get his morning scratch and doggie massage ......and most days (when I have a small, "unseasoned, piece of meat"..... a small snack/treat.
Doggos are such frauds, they come across sometimes like they never get attention at home.. :up:

Your work looks amazing Alan. love it. I have some hardwood kicking about so maybe I'll have a go at something like this.
I must say my banana holder is still holing up..
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Not the best of pics, and do not know if it will come through. Not sure if I will put doors on the upper, will make them shaker style same as drawers below.
The scaffold out through the window is now on the front deck while we build a roof over the deck. First cabinets in at least 45 years.

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I Think wrote: Sep 23rd, 2021, 6:58 pm Not the best of pics, and do not know if it will come through. Not sure if I will put doors on the upper, will make them shaker style same as drawers below.
The scaffold out through the window is now on the front deck while we build a roof over the deck. First cabinets in at least 45 years.

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One day I will figure out how to get pics in here, the link works if I push it but it isn't a good pic anyway.
My Cannon digital got left out in a torrential rain storm by a friend & hasn't been feeling well since then.
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