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Wood, what I use, where I get it #1: Dunnage

03-29-2014 04:40 AM by PASs | 10 comments »

A lot of my projects are made from dunnage.According to Wikipedia: “Typically dunnage is inexpensive or waste material used to protect and load securing cargo during transportation. “ The dunnage I use was shipped in from India to brace steel radio transmission towers.The pieces are roughly 2 1/2 inches by 2 inches and either 24 or 36 inches long.Right now I have a stack of about 750 pieces at the end of my lathe.It’s 36 by 36 inches and about 7 feet tall, with the pieces...

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Projects, the backstories #4: Cane in mystery red wood

03-25-2014 09:45 PM by PASs | 3 comments »

I use a lot of dunnage for my projects.It’s from freight shipped out of India and is usually some type of exhotic hardwood.Some pieces are a reddish hardwood. It has a very fine grain, is VERY hard, and every piece has cracks running down it.I have decided to only make mallets and other hard type things out of it.But I’d already cut a cane blank and decided to go on and make the cane. Besides I wanted to see how it turned out. I’d turned the blank to round a few weeks ago...

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Safety (or the lack thereof) #2: Fixing what I broke...finishing the exploded bowl.

01-19-2013 09:20 PM by PASs | 1 comment »

In the first post in this series I showed the small bowl that came off the lathe at 1300 RPM.The blank wasn’t too damaged, so I reglued it and finished it.Finished project. The regluing went so well that I didn’t have to return the face of the bowl, I just sanded it to get the glue off, then a coat of 2# shellac buffed off while wet with an old T-shirt.1. back on the lathe with safety cage in place. 2. shellac on the front. 3. getting ready to round the corners off…...

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Turning Ice Cream Scoop handles.

01-10-2013 07:30 AM by PASs | 5 comments »

I did a couple of Ice cream scoop handles this afternoon.The second one took 30 minutes from grabbing the blank to ready to glue on the scoop.Here’s a quick photo log of the action (all times in Military format). 1. 1630, grabbed the blank and put it in the drill press to drill the hole for the scoop. 2. 1637, blank rounded. 3. 1639, tenon turned. 4. 1644, rough shaping done. 5. 1645, start sanding…80, 120, 180, 220, 320 grit. 6. 1648, finish sanding. 7....

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