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Sculpted Juniper picnic table #5: Almost done!!

08-28-2012 02:34 PM by junipercanyon | 9 comments »

This project is really finishing nicely. I just need to mill out boards for the benches, and add some center supports to flatten out the top a little better. Very happy with it so far. I started finishing it with Teak oil, but I don’t like the yellowing affect it has on the juniper….any suggestions on what would be a good outdoor finish?

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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 #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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Rough Cut: Woodworking with Tommy Mac, first look

07-21-2010 05:00 PM by Eli | 23 comments »

Hey, everybody! I wanted to give you an update on the new show. We’ve been working ridiculously hard all summer and we’re just over half-way through filming this first season. The show will be airing on Public Television starting this October (check your local listings ;) ). GBH has put together the promotional “sizzle reel” (that’s an industry term…I think) to get everyone excited; I hope it works. It was cool for us to see, because it looks like a...

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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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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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Evolution of a stump: From natures sculpture to mine. #2: Sanding, burning, more sanding.....and more sanding!!

01-02-2013 04:06 PM by junipercanyon | 11 comments »

Working through the grits of sandpaper is important. I feel like I could utilize some advantage if I included a couple more “in between grits” from my typical strategy, but sandpaper costs a lot!!! I started this piece with my chainsaw, roughing out the size and shape, cutting a “flat” top and bottom….then moving to my angle grinder with my favorite shaping tool attached, the Holey Galahad carbide disk. After the shaping is mostly complete, I move on to the o...

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Juniper "Ribbon" table #1: Rough shape...from limb to art!

09-24-2012 03:04 PM by junipercanyon | 7 comments »

I say this with every project, and I’ll say it again with this one….this is my favorite!! This table is going to stretch my sculpting skills to new limits. I am going to try sculpt the top of this table down into the base limb so that it will provide good support, and also sculpt the limb into a twisted “ribbon” shape. These photos show the rough idea of how the pieces will sit with each other, and the start of sculpting the “ribbon” base limb. The top will...

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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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