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

04-01-2012 01:49 AM by KTMM (Krunkthemadman) | 11 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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Juniper Table Restoration #4: Test Teak oil for finish...Thoughts??

02-09-2012 05:30 PM by junipercanyon | 1 comment »

I forgot to consider the temperatures in my garage this winter and wound up freezing my half full containers of Minwax Tung oil and polycrylic. I managed to save the polycrylic by putting the container in a pot of boiling water for a few minutes and it turned back into a liquid, but the tung oil wouldn’t change back. I went to the store to buy some more, and my eye caught the price difference between tung oil and teak oil, ($19 for tung, $11 for teak) so I decided to try out the teak ...

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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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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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Sculpted Juniper picnic table #6: Last pics before its a finished project!!

09-07-2012 03:08 PM by junipercanyon | 5 comments »

Well, its all together and ALMOST finished…..I ran out of teak oil before I could step back and say “DONE”, and all the stores were closed by this time. I’ll have to finish it up tonight. This will be the final blog before I post this as a project. Overall, I’m very happy with it, and have gotten very positive comments on the design. I rushed the final assembly more than my usual critical eye would allow, (which means I cut corners on finish sanding ALL surfaces...

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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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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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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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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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