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We use TB3 for pretty much everything. Good choice unless the wood species is uncooperative... like [Teak]. Epoxy there for sure.
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The first piece of furniture I've made in a very long time. This is a small coffee table to go in front of a loveseat in the sitting area off the master bedroom. Stained ash and black walnut with a BLO and Polycrylic finish. I don't normally use much stain but played around with natural finishes and liked this better. Ash stains very well, plus it's prone to yellowing when left natural so I think it was a good choice. This is the first time I've worked with ash and it's a nice wood, if a little prone to tear out when routing.
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That is an incredibly cool table, as is the quilt.

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Thanks! Yeah, my wife might do a *little* quilting.... ;)
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Shizzle Popped wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:23 am
Thanks! Yeah, my wife might do a *little* quilting.... ;)
Is it Kantha stitched or just hand quilted in rows?

p.s. No such thing as a "little" quilting for quilters. We're known for going all in.

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There's a place here that mills local hardwood and I've been getting a little wood from them. They have a lot of ash these days. I think the small slab of ash I made the top from cost about $18. Building the slab flattening jig cost significantly more.
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I don't know much about it, but it was done on a machine. I think it's safe to say that my wife falls into the "all in" category.
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Maybenaut and I are preparing for our early day’s activity. We’re touring Maloof House.

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I’m incredibly excited!
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Shizzle Popped wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:19 am
The first piece of furniture I've made in a very long time. This is a small coffee table to go in front of a loveseat in the sitting area off the master bedroom. Stained ash and black walnut with a BLO and Polycrylic finish. I don't normally use much stain but played around with natural finishes and liked this better. Ash stains very well, plus it's prone to yellowing when left natural so I think it was a good choice. This is the first time I've worked with ash and it's a nice wood, if a little prone to tear out when routing.
Nice table! Your design or someone else's? I love working with ash, and I think it looks pretty nice as well.

I'd love to see some pictures of the the "undercarriage" and details about the joinery.

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kate520 wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:36 am
Maybenaut and I are preparing for our early day’s activity. We’re touring Maloof House.

https://www.malooffoundation.org/?gclid ... fFEALw_wcB

I’m incredibly excited!
Very cool! I've always wanted to go.

My dad tells the story of dropping in on him at his place, probably 40-50 years ago. That was one of the high points of my dad's life. He said that Maloof was using a router detached from its base, freehand, to carve a chair part.

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I'd love to tour the Maloof house!

This is my design. I think it would look better if the legs spread out a little more but it's going in a small space and I was concerned about bumping into the legs all the time. The leg system was cut out of a single walnut board that had uniformly straight grain. My wife bought me a Domino last year which made the mitered legs pretty easy. Getting them clamped wasn't. I ended up clamping the top rail to the workbench and then driving wedges between the legs and bench dogs. The little stringers that hold the two sets of legs together are attached with pocket hole screws. The upside of the pocket hole screws is that if I decide I want to widen the legs I can just replace the stringers with slightly longer ones.
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I am so jealous! Back when I went to high school, girls had to take home ec while the boys took shop. :crying:

That table is fabulous! :thumbs:
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I don't know much about it, but it was done on a machine. I think it's safe to say that my wife falls into the "all in" category.
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That quilt in the picture may be the first one she did on the long arm. There's a bit of a learning curve. She wants the software package for it sometime but that costs nearly as much as the long arm. Her tools are starting to make mine look relatively inexpensive, which isn't an easy thing to do. ;)

The shop and home ec thing was the same when I was in school but we did switch for a month or so. I can sew if I have to, but you probably don't want me to.
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I guess I did build the A/V rack in this photo a few months ago while I was painting the kitchen and family room but I don't know if it really counts as it only took a few hours to assemble. The shelves are actually IKEA white oak butcher block countertops I got cheap on closeout and the rest is home center red oak which was expensive, but I was pressed for time so I was looking for quick and easy.
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kate520 wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:36 am
Maybenaut and I are preparing for our early day’s activity. We’re touring Maloof House.

https://www.malooffoundation.org/?gclid ... fFEALw_wcB

I’m incredibly excited!
I’m incredibly jealous.
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Beautiful table.

Around here ash is dying off.
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Thanks.

Yeah, ash trees are dying all over the place. I have a friend with a few acres in Illinois that took down 16 ash trees last year. There may not be much of it around in 10 years at this rate.
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All of our ash trees are dead :crying:
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Maybenaut wrote:
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All of our ash trees are dead :crying:

Ours, too. Since we bought this wooded lot more than forty years ago, we have lost elm, butternut, some cherry, and some maple. I think the biggest loss will be all of this ash.

I don't think I realized how many of the trees around here are ash, but I am seeing dead and downed trees everywhere. :crying:
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Another method is to glue little sacrificial blocks to the pieces to provide clamping purchase, then cut the blocks off afterward.
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The forum rules allow us a laugh over non-members :lol:


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Now I understand why envisioning how shapes fit together is a part of IQ tests.
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So, I really enjoy making my own tools. I seem to a have a particular penchant for making marking gauges. You can never have too many marking gauges if you're working with hand tools ;)

Nice thing is that they don't take much material (particularly since I can't easily go out for new material these days). So I can use my scraps and keep myself busy during this COVID-19 lockdown. Here's my latest marking gauge. It's based roughly on a japanese style gauge and made from cherry and some mystery exotic (maybe Sapele?). I shaped and heat-treated the blade from a small bar of O1 tool steel.
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That's beautiful, jmj. :thumbs:
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