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50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 #37: Another apple and resin bowl

08-21-2019 01:36 PM by mnguy | 0 comments »

This was supposed to be somewhat of a ‘winged’ bowl, as I started with a half log chunk that was ~7” across and 12” long. The log had other ideas. I got chunks breaking off both long edges so I ended up turning it round vs. oblong. In retrospect I could have flipped the blank and maybe taken the chipped out areas out by removing material from the top / face of the bowl, but I took all off as I turned the back of the bowl and put a tenon on for the foot. The result was ...

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50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 #30: Apple bowl

07-22-2019 05:56 PM by mnguy | 0 comments »

Same tree harvested in 2013. Simple form, cracks filled with epoxy. Finish is Clapham’s salad bowl finish. 5.5” diameter x 1.75” tall.

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50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 #27: Apple bud base

07-15-2019 02:22 PM by mnguy | 0 comments »

In 2012, my wife and I took a bumper crop of apples from our neighbor’s tree, making our first batch of hard cider. We got hooked on making hard cider, and have made cider every year since (~20 gallons last fall). Sadly, that first tree died in 2013 and was cut down. I saved the main trunk, throwing it up in the trusses in the garage. I knew nothing about sealing end grain then, so of course, it cracked like crazy. With 50 things to turn, I have been casting around for both ideas and ma...

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Wood stabilizing #6: Spalted elm and dyes

01-22-2019 01:35 AM by Dave Polaschek | 8 comments »

I did some more experimenting this weekend. First up was some spalted elm for the surprise swap. I think I’ve got some stuff I can use! Next some rotted oak. We were interested to see just how spongy the wood could be and still be worth stabilizing. I’m not sure it’s worth it, but I’m glad I tried it. Then some spalted sweetgum. This shows a lot of promise, and I’m going to need to get a bunch more of it, I think. And then the dyed wood. They are, top to bottom, left c...

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A Simple Bird Cage Awl #3: The Handle

02-10-2016 02:40 AM by bondogaposis | 9 comments »

With the blade hardened it is time to make a proper handle. In a previous blog I stabilized a fine piece of spalted apple. That is what I am going to use to make the handle.Chuck it up in the lathe and cut a section of copper tubing for the ferrule.I begin by making the blank round and cutting down on one end for the ferrule.Here I have it fit.Mix up some epoxy and spread it on the ferrule stub and in place the ring on the finger.After the epoxy cures I mount the blank into my scroll chuck ...

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How to Stabilize Spalted Wood #2: Finishing Up

01-25-2016 03:06 AM by bondogaposis | 5 comments »

The vacuum chamber is done, now we need to put in our piece of wood and weight it down, then fill the jar w/ resin. I use Turn Tex Cactus Juice. Make sure that the resin covers the top of the block of wood by at least 1/2” or more. Then pump the brake bleeder until you hit 25 on the guage. This will immediately cause the resin froth and foam as the air leaves the cellular structure of the wood and is replaced by resin. I like to leave it in the resin for at least 24hrs, longer ...

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How to Stabilize Spalted Wood #1: Building a Pickle Jar Vacuum Chamber

01-23-2016 02:48 AM by bondogaposis | 3 comments »

Spalted wood is beautiful stuff, most woodworkers will agree to that. However it has its drawbacks due to the spalting process is caused by fungi attacking the wood cells. Spalted wood is essentially partially decomposed wood and therefore has soft spots and ink lines and spongy areas that make it unsuitable for some uses. I have some spalted apple that I want to use for tool handles, in order for this beautiful wood to hold up to the abuses I put my tools through I will have to stabilize ...

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Sargent No.79 Moving Filletster Shape Up! #2: Apple Handle

12-23-2013 11:37 PM by Thimgren | 5 comments »

I replaced the old screws that holds the iron and ship-breaker with some of brass. Flattened their heads and gave them a nice chamfered ring. A wile ago i got some pieces of Norwegian west coast grown apple from a friend. Having saved it to make a new handle and knob to a jackplane I restored this summer (another project soon to come) and decided to match up the filletster. It has an beautiful warm glow to it and I think it would ad both warmth and enjoyment to the touch and feel to th...

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Wooden Apple

03-24-2012 02:54 PM by Brett | 3 comments »

This project is easy and very satisfying for some reason. It is an apple turned on the lathe. This particular one is turned out of some cherry and the stem is ebony. Why would anyone want an apple made from wood? Well, reasons will vary but I think that the majority will think that it is unique and just looks cool. It’s an original gift idea, at least. I hope that you enjoy the video and get to make yourself or a loved one an apple!

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Done: Three Handsaw Refurbs

02-13-2012 04:06 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 69 comments »

There are so many outstanding saw restorations on LumberJocks, I hesitate to post my first attempt. But I have a cheap saw that has the potential to be a good user, so here goes. =========== Edit #3 ===============Now a third saw, a D-8 thumbhole variety…. See blog entries in posts below.================================= ========== Edit #2 =================Okay, here’s another saw for my own type of refurb. First I drilled a ‘new’ blade to match up with a ...

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