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Reclaimed Glory #1: Salvaged Mystery Wood

08-15-2013 05:48 PM by palaswood | 10 comments »

Hi Wood lovers – I came upon some “trash” wood with some casters attached (not sure what it once was) discarded in a dumpster behind a renovator’s shop destined for the landfill, but fate would have other plans for it. The wood seemed in great shape with some good character beneath, so I rescued it, bundled it up, and rode it home on my bicycle (yes, thats right). When I got it home and sanded it down, I was AMAZED at the figure of these boards. Problem is I couldn’t figur...

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Reclaiming Antique Oak

03-06-2010 03:27 PM by chrisstef | 6 comments »

So as a demolition contractor (the job that pays the mortgage) and a wood working hobbyist (the job that keeps me sane) i have been privliged enough to get my hands on some great lumber. My most recent score is some antique red / black oak dating back to the late 1800’s from what i could gather. I took home my first piece to be denailed, a monster 5/4×18” x 32”. Unfortunately it had quite a crook down the middle and i had to sacrifice it and rip the crook out of it l...

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Around the Shop #5: A Rustic Corner Cupboard

12-01-2012 10:18 PM by Don W | 18 comments »

This morning my wife decided what she wanted to do with an oak door we bought some time ago at a flea market. She wanted a rustic corner cupboard to hold some crocks. Now it was a bit chilly today here in the north east and I’ve got some white oak lumber to stack, but a nice fire in the new woodstove in the shop sounded like a really good idea. Out to the shop to find some rustic lumber. So the vision…... Now I didn’t take as many pictures as I should have, but ...

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All American

06-10-2011 08:49 PM by Transition | 5 comments »

I have decide to turn only reclaimed, American woods. I’m doing this for several reasons:1) There are trees that we pass, and largely ignore, everyday. Turning this wood gives me a chance to reintroduce myself and others to to this amazing world. I love the outdoors, and I go hiking, exploring, and “wood hunting” with my son quite often. I want to be able to point to a tree and tell him what it is. But as I’ve started trying to identify the species of wood that I&...

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Life on the North 40 #1: The Old Barn

11-16-2007 09:59 PM by Peter Oxley | 10 comments »

A discussion about free wood led to some conversation about barn lumber. We have an old barn that came with this place, and I thought I’d share some of our efforts to keep it standing. This is not a majestic old barn built by a well-to-do country gentleman. This was built by a poor depression-era farmer out of whatever he could cobble together. Despite our efforts to keep it standing, we often have people stop by to “offer” to tear it down for us if we let them have the ...

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Reclaimed Glory #7: Reclaimed pine strip panel made with hand tools

09-17-2013 06:09 PM by palaswood | 0 comments »

After coming across a glue up thread yesterday, I was inspired to glue up a panel.I didnt take any pics of the actual glue up last night (DOH), but here is a panel I threw together with some reclaimed pine scraps I’ve been picking up every so often at random. I ran the handyman H1205 over the edges on the really rough pieces, then the block plane took out some knots, and finished with the #4 Stanley T13, which is cutting like butter after some tuning and filing down a ding at the...

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Reclaimed Glory #8: Salvaged pine 2x2s rescued

09-17-2013 09:45 PM by palaswood | 2 comments »

I have a serious problem with seeing great wood go to the dump (and a serious wood hoarding problem). I found these 2×2s in the trash behind my favorite property maintenance shop. Nineteen pieces all between 12 and 15 inches long. Some will have to be considerably planed down. They told me they want me to make them into a side table. No really. Sshhh, quiet for a second. What’s that? Now they’re telling me thanks for coming to their rescue. I think today is tr...

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Green Man #1: The beginning

08-28-2007 04:47 AM by Buckskin | 5 comments »

Given my recent success with my carving projects. Granted they are simple and beginner level which fits me at this point. However, I have decided to up the ante and create a whole new set of challenges for my self. The photo below represents about six hours worth of work in layout, rough out and finally picking up a gouge. The piece is about 6 3/4” by about 8 1/2”. It is being made from a piece of 2×12 SPF that used to be a leveling block under our TV set in our old ho...

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