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Ever buy wood with no project in mind? Bought a few cedar logs looking for ideas...

by Pburchins
posted 01-11-2018 04:52 PM

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#1 posted 01-11-2018 04:56 PM

see my post for project for cedar garden wagon today. Nice easy project. I can send a rough plan if you like.

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#2 posted 01-11-2018 10:51 PM

I used a bandsaw to veneer some thin cedar pieces to line my wife’s dresser drawers. It keeps the bugs out and smells good. Just cut enough veneers to fit across each drawer to cover the bottom.

To make veneer pieces smooth I ran them on a jointer then veneered them. I then jointed the board each time before veneering over and over. It is too hard to sand the veneer. I used the jointed side up in the drawer. This make the veneer smooth enough not to snag clothes.

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#3 posted 01-11-2018 11:22 PM

LOL, do i ever buy wood for that thing, you know that thing i’m a gonna build.
my wife asks if i’m the keeper of the trees, she seems to realize now that the lumber rack is getting full, and says occassionaly, think its time to get something done with that pile over there.

fella just can’t have too much wood for future stuff
Rj in az

-- Living the dream

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#4 posted 01-11-2018 11:56 PM

Yea, i do it all the time lol. I just bought some Bolivian Coffee Wood, never heard of it before, it was on sale and looked really cool. I had some Patagonia Rose wood I had got a loge time ago in the shop, then before Christmas my wife said she wanted some salt and pepper grinders. I was looking through my wood rack and found that Patagonia stuff with dust all over it and said what the hell, never turned this before, I’ll see what comes of it. Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful that wood turned out.

-- Colombia Custom Woodworking

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