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Sculpted Juniper picnic table #3: Shaping and sanding--surprise bullet found

07-30-2012 04:09 PM by junipercanyon | 5 comments »

As I was working on the sculpted top, I found a bullet that I somehow milled in half with my chainsaw. I’m sure that was pretty hard on my chain at the time as the jacket of the bullet is still intact!! Busy week so I didn’t get as much done on this project as I would have liked, but it is coming along nice. All 4 boards for the top are almost done shaping, and all the material for the frames has been rough cut to size. I spent an evening building 8) 4’...

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Sculpted Juniper picnic table #2: Test top done, now for the custom table

07-23-2012 04:56 PM by junipercanyon | 5 comments »

Well, all the great compliments from the replacement top (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/68932) have helped inspire me to keep my motivation up to build a full custom table. So I intend to keep in progress pics through the entire build of this table. I hope you enjoy following along! Step 1: Mill out the boards from these ugly logs. Step 2: Lay out the boards how I want them to fit together, and then cut to length. I went with 7’-1” on this project as it worked well...

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Sculpted Juniper picnic table #1: Shaped and sanded

07-16-2012 04:15 PM by junipercanyon | 8 comments »

My mom bought a simple 2×4 picnic table a few years ago and the top has not held up well. The boards are twisted and warped, and I thought it would be a good “test” subject for a new top using an idea that I have had for a while. Juniper grows with a very rapid taper, and finding trees big enough to make wide straight edge boards out of are few and far between. So I had the idea of alternating wide/skinny ends of the boards and leaving the live edge intact to give me the wide...

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Juniper free form bowl #3: Finish and begin again!

05-17-2012 05:57 PM by junipercanyon | 4 comments »

This first bowl came out really nice and was a lot of fun to build. Took forever though. Project link with more pics. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/66058 Here is the start to bowl #2. New grinding tools have really sped up the process, these pics are taken at 4hours in to the project.

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Heavily modified Paul Sellers workbench #4: Into the beyond...

04-15-2012 03:20 AM by KTMM (Krunkthemadman) | 11 comments »

I’ve been “done” with this project for nearly two weeks at this point, but I feel I should close this out. Along with the bench, I felt the need to showcase some of my favorite tools. I plan to update this blog with some of the uses for the gap that I can come up with…

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Heavily modified Paul Sellers workbench #3: A look under her skirt....

04-01-2012 01:49 AM by KTMM (Krunkthemadman) | 12 comments »

I got your attention with that title, so here’s the picture….. I began to cut the hole for the vise two nights ago, last night I actually got it mounted. I had to use 3 layers of plywood to get the clearance I needed to mount it. (I’ll try and get a picture of that when I’m under the bench again. I’m not picking it up again if I can help it.) I had my 10 year old nephew help me mount it and here are the results… I have one coat of BLO ...

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Hollow Juniper Stump End Table #5: Switching gears

03-30-2012 02:37 PM by junipercanyon | 2 comments »

Well, after a few months with this project in the back corner of my “to do” list, I’ve decided to finally get it done and also to rethink the curved top. I didn’t like the look of my mock up piece, and decided that my cutting equipment isn’t precise enough to cut thin flat pieces that will glue together without gaps,.... and I would need to build a much better jig to get the job done. So, I remembered that I still had 10’ of the board I used for the junipe...

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Heavily modified Paul Sellers workbench #2: Last night was a good night

03-30-2012 01:49 AM by KTMM (Krunkthemadman) | 4 comments »

After a very early morning and a good day working away from my normal 40 hour a week job. I was able to spend the latter half of yesterday working on my bench. I managed to get the skirts cut, and installed. I did not glue the sides on or the top on. Here is the results…. How do you guys like that Japanese angle guide. It was worth the $55 I paid for it, and will never leave my toolbox. The bottom picture shows how my bench is different from Mr. Sellers’...

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Juniper free form bowl #2: Inlays

03-28-2012 02:39 PM by junipercanyon | 5 comments »

Well, many hours with a pair of tweezers and half a dozen tubes of super glue, and the inlays are about done. Just as I was starting to sand down the last inlay, this piece of wood apparently wasn’t satisfied with my work and it jumped right out of my lap and on to the shop floor. So, many cuss words later,.... a day to calm down, and one more inlay to hide the new crack and here is where I’m at. Just a few more hours of sanding to go and then 4 or 5 coats of Tung Oil and I...

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Juniper free form bowl #1: Rough shape

03-27-2012 06:12 PM by junipercanyon | 3 comments »

Special thanks to the inspiration I found from lumberjock Scott Shangraws projects. (http://lumberjocks.com/shangrila) I started with a half round chunk of juniper fire wood. A few hours of carving with a chainsaw, then my angle grinder with a round chainsaw attachment, and finally a 40 grit flap wheel grinder and here is what I have. I used my dremel tool to route out any cracks, and added a few more lines as my mind saw fit to add some stone inlays for both something interesting t...

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