Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'acacia'

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Shop Notes #18: Wine Rack Prototype

04-17-2018 04:17 PM by Steve | 0 comments »

I spent the majority of the day yesterday finishing up the last elements of the wine rack I’m making from black acacia. I needed four stretchers to hold the front and back together, and as it’s been for all aspects of this project, I was afraid that the design was too flimsy. The stretchers were to be turned from acacia as well with tenons on each end. I decided on through tenons only because I could drill through both sides at the same time, ensuring that the mortises would li...

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Cane With Character

03-09-2014 12:01 AM by Pooka | 0 comments »

I jumped the back fence several months ago. We have a canyon out there and there is a lot of deadfall and detritus that I like to rummage through for odds and ends that might make interesting additions to my project list. The last adventure uncovered this length of acacia which I thought might make a neat cane. It’s very hard wood, so carving it has taken a lot of hours. Obviously, the thing can’t get chucked up on my lathe, so I took some killer grinding bits to it with my ...

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Living Room #2: TV Stand... the concept.

07-23-2013 08:27 AM by Jason W. Fudge | 0 comments »

I had this great idea to build a cool tv stand for our living room. Its part of my new recent adventure to build all the furniture for our house in Hawaii. However, at the beginning of the project, I soon realized that wood in Hawaii is expensive and hard to find. So I had to find other ways to cut costs on wood but not sacrifice the quality or the look. So my first idea was to use hardwood flooring for table top and shelves, and then frame it all in with real hardwood. So off to the flo...

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WoodChick #2: My First Pen in 8+ Years

07-15-2017 12:18 AM by sfhipchick | 4 comments »

My favorite woodworking pastime is turning pens and I’ve turned about 25+ of them back when I was actively turning. That was over 8 years ago, and I was a bit nervous about working on a lathe again. Steve and I picked out a fairly boring piece of wood for me to practice on. Blond Acacia, nothing really going on, and if I killed the pen, no biggy. I would be using one of my new carbide tools. They are quite the departure from usual turning chisels so I was feeling a bit anxious but ex...

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Philippine's Exotic Wood #3: ACACIA - Street Trees

12-01-2010 04:13 AM by BertFlores58 | 1 comment »

Actually a lot of Acacia species can be found all over in the Philippines. They are not really hard. One good quality of this wood is the strength of the heartwood specially if the tree is really old. In the Philippines, these trees were grown along the streets and avenues, sometimes in the middle island of the streets. There are lot of suburban trees that were toppled down by the typhoon and due to development of residential area nearby Manila.. However since they were young and no one b...

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