The Rough Lumber Chronicles- Exotics: An Odyssey of a Village Boy River Walker

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Blog series by VillageBoy updated 09-06-2014 12:07 AM 3 parts 12933 reads 23 comments total

Part 1: Solid Ebony Table- For His Majesty The King

10-11-2011 07:01 AM by VillageBoy | 22 comments »

The Rough Exotic Lumber Chronicles: An Odyssey of a Village Boy River Walker Greetings all, Thank you for your warm welcome! I am rookie woodworker w/experience in residential/commercial remodeling. Found a good connection on rough exotic lumber and decided to get my workshop together so I can build furniture with some wicked looking wood. Got a bunch of wide boards of Gabon Ebony with dimensions: 3-4” x 12-19” x 73” Boards fairly square but not level because they were milled w...

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03-30-2014 09:54 PM by VillageBoy | 1 comment »

So I am digging through my small arsenal of rough slabs searching for something marbled and lo & behold…. a diamond in the rough. The board has a twisting “S” crack running bout 48” or so through the length of the board. It is alway so hard for me to cut shorter pieces out of a long slab, but cases like this make it the choice much easier. Have a look and tell me what you guys think. Chopped off 25” section to see if I could make a n...

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Part 3: Natural Edge Gabon Ebony Console.... Two Slabs and a 3" x 4"

09-06-2014 12:07 AM by VillageBoy | 0 comments »

So I’m working on a console table made from two slabs and 3” x 4” of Gabon Ebony. I am at the point where I need to decide on the joinery of the two legs to the table top and wondering which way to go. Should I make 16” wide tenons on the top of each leg? Should use dowels? Maybe cut 16” groove across the end grain of each leg, attach a 2” x 2” underneath the table top that will act as a tenon and glue it up? Could use some advice guys. ...

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