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Are your dead trees rotten or can you use them?

I had a woodworking friend who had a friend who worked for CalTrans. His friend had a list if desired species and Peter had an old International pickup with a winch. Friend’d call whenever they had to clear those species out somewhere.


His yard was full of carob trunks sometimes, his favorite.


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That is incredible. I have seen some Japanese tools and they are all works of art, and yours is right there with them.


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Don't know if this has been posted before, or should be in one of the Coronavirus topics, but there is a "channel" on YouTube called "EngelsCoachShop" that has over a hundred videos of woodworking and blacksmithing wheels, coaches, and related items. An interesting way to spend (waste) a few hours.


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Due to the economic situation at the moment, my kitchen remodeling project is on hold. I can't even clean out the garage.

I'm bored and on the internet.... A dangerous combination.

One of the things I've always wanted to do was to build a small boat. I built a wood catamaran when I was a teen, with so-so success.

I've been spending WAY too much time on this page...

https://www.clcboats.com/shop/boats/woo ... g-kit.html


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New keystone and casing for home on Union Square, opposite H. L. Mencken’s house. The rows on the north and south sides of the park appear to have been built by the same builder in the 1880’s.

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The surround at the Mencken house, like numerous others, is a half-decent later copy (note the floral piercing sitting too high on the key block) of the original work. We duplicated the only (I believe) surviving original surround on the Square:

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:lovestruck:


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Obviously photoshopped, er, I mean, great job, that looks very nice!


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Looking at the damage to the original, I wonder how much was caused by freeze-thaw of ice and snow build up in the grooves.


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Beautiful work. I have to say that the floral motif on your copy (and the original) does look more elegant than the one in the second picture. As always, I'm curious about process. Was the piercing / carving done with something like CNC or by hand?


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That is lovely. :lovestruck:


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Woodworking is kinda like sewing. You piece your materials together to make something brand new, beautiful, and useful, in meditative actIon.


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Since school is remote for us this year, I'm in the process of making a few small-ish desks for the kids. Hopefully, having a dedicated space will encourage good work habits. We'll see.

I just finished the first one. The second is in the glue-up stage.
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I'm not entirely sure why I went with three drawers. It seemed like they would be too wide if I went with just two, so we'll see how this works out in practice.
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Nice. I hope the jmj juniors appreciate your work.

Two drawers or three, stuff will mysteriously disappear.


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Beautiful!


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Beautiful work, jmj. I’d love a desk like that. Will you adopt me? :mrgreen:


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That is so beautiful! The lines are so clean, the edge on the top is gorgeous and those matched drawer fronts are swoon worthy.


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Nice work on the wood grain of the drawer fronts.

That looks very much like a desk I made 25 years ago for my grandmother out of cherry.

After she passed, it came back to me and is a proud family heirloom in my house.

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Sugar beat me to exactly what I was going to say. Kudos! :thumbs:


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Chilidog wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:04 pm Nice work on the wood grain of the drawer fronts.

That looks very much like a desk I made 25 years ago for my grandmother out of cherry.

After she passed, it came back to me and is a proud family heirloom in my house.

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Are those Irish linen wooden bobbins?


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They are wood bobbins. We picked them up in an antique store in Minnesota 25 years ago. I'm pretty sure they were from a local factory.


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Thanks, all. The juniors will not really appreciate the work, but it's fun to make anyway ;). I'm sure it'll get dinged up and treated roughly, but it's built well, so it should hold up.

This one is made out of cherry as well, so I'm sure it'll darken and look more like Chilidog's over time. The dark on the drawer fronts is staining from from a bit of rot. It's a board that I avoided for other uses because parts of it were a bit soft. I got rid of most of the troublesome parts, and it provides some drama for the drawer fronts. I'm not sure what I'll do for the drawer fronts on desk #2. I'll have to come up with something equally interesting...


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Chilidog wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:04 pm Nice work on the wood grain of the drawer fronts.

That looks very much like a desk I made 25 years ago for my grandmother out of cherry.

After she passed, it came back to me and is a proud family heirloom in my house.

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Also lovely!


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I just had to get a better look...

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Sugar Magnolia wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:56 pm That is so beautiful! The lines are so clean, the edge on the top is gorgeous and those matched drawer fronts are swoon worthy.
This design is wonderful. I love the tapered legs.

Chilidog's table is gorgeous too. You woodworkers amaze me!


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