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2019 Spring Surprise Project Swap

by EarlS
posted 11-28-2018 02:41 AM


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#151 posted 12-02-2018 12:31 PM

Thanks Fridge. Checked wood-database for elm, there’s no way. The guy at Rockler thought it could be Mahogany, but the endgrain to my eye doesn’t have the pores of either African or Honduran mahogany either. Hmmm.


Damn. I was gonna say elm :(

Easy to tell if it’s elm. End grain has ulmiaform pores. Or something spelled like that. Looks like .•.•.•.•. Or close to it.

- TheFridge


-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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#152 posted 12-02-2018 12:43 PM


There is a lot of torque applied to those joints yet fine chairs do not appear beefy.
Maybe in 10 or 20 years I ll try.

I’m trying to decide if I’m going to take a chair class from Elia Bizzarri or Peter Galbert, John. Might be this summer, but most likely it’ll be 2020. Sounds like I’ll be a little ahead of you, though. I made a shop stool which sits pretty well. Hardly fine chairmaking, but the joints are holding up pretty well, even with a big galoot like me flumping onto it.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#153 posted 12-02-2018 02:37 PM

John – granadillo, eucalyptus, maybe spanish cedar? Send it up to me and I’ll see if I can figure out what it is. Of course it will require me to make something with it…..

Kenny – I’m working on your Christmas gift as fast as I can. I still have a few more days to get it in the mail so you can open it on Christmas Eve. Keep your shorts on and your cape off…....

(he gets more impatient every year) ;+)

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#154 posted 12-02-2018 02:41 PM

Better hurry Earl or I’ll mail you the shorts and open the cape.

I had thought today would be shop time to work on Christmas gifts but that’s been shot down like it went hunting with Dick Cheney…

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#155 posted 12-02-2018 02:43 PM



shot down like it went hunting with Dick Cheney…

Awesome line

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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Dave Polaschek

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#156 posted 12-02-2018 03:56 PM


shot down like it went hunting with Dick Cheney…

Awesome line

NOT IN THE FACE!

Snow wasn’t too bad here. I shoveled it all by hand in under an hour, including my neighbor lady’s driveway. Bandsaw guides are on, and I’m fiddling with my kerfing plane while I try to figure out the Rob Cosman Dust Collection Kenny told me about.

Pretty dang good Sunday morning so far.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#157 posted 12-02-2018 04:07 PM

Actually Grant showed us the bandsaw DC idea. I need to incorporate it myself :-)

For the record, Dick Cheney is a badass and Mel Brooks is a a comedy wizard.

Wanna see my fast draw? Wanna see it again?

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#158 posted 12-02-2018 04:56 PM

Oh. I just remembered I was supposed to build you one. ;-)

Thanks, Grant!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#159 posted 12-02-2018 05:28 PM

John, if there is a coating on that endgrain, it might help to take a sharp knife or chisel and get a new, smooth clean cut and as close up pictures as you can. I agree that none of the things mentioned so far look right to me.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#160 posted 12-02-2018 05:42 PM

Proud alumni of the same high school the Dick Cheney attended. I met him several times when I was younger. Not a lot of people in WY so it wasn’t uncommon to see him out and about.

I’m working with red elm for the first time. It will be interesting to see how it finishes. The coarse grain might go well with a dark stain to highlight the grain. The elm fibers are very stringy so tear out is a bit of an issue. The box joints will be interesting to cut.

BTW – Nathan and Duck are you considering joining the swap??

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#161 posted 12-02-2018 05:51 PM

Nathan,

Maybe a bit more clear after I pared off with a chisel.


John, if there is a coating on that endgrain, it might help to take a sharp knife or chisel and get a new, smooth clean cut and as close up pictures as you can. I agree that none of the things mentioned so far look right to me.

- Lazyman


-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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#162 posted 12-02-2018 08:07 PM



Wow Gary. That s some nice work. I needed some inspiration to get me back into the shop.

- Lazyman

Nothing to but to do it. I’ve had a great time making a ton of bowls and some natural Pecan cheese boards.

-- I refuse to edit the photo orientation for this website any longer. It’s an issue they should address and correct. Gary, Texas

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#163 posted 12-03-2018 12:04 AM

Damn I’m really late to the game on this thread.

To cover a few things I read as I went. The oak….was it Rich?

I’m not a huge fan of oak myself so the more of nature’s imperfections in it the better IMO. It’s just not beautiful to me, it’s more 80’s. Sorry guys. The alternating grain and defects of that particular glue-up is nice though and for a desk it’s better than an entertainment center for sure. Sorry Kenny, I know you love the oak.

Jeff, glad the wife is doing better! Seriously she’s probably the only lady I’ve made cry and not get in trouble for it so take care of her!

Gary…you’re a turning monster now and wow! 20” walnut bowl is gorgeous. Clean and simple, I love it. Great job.

John, that round table is insane awesome. The legs are phenomenal.

Earl. Shelf looks awesome, I take over the house all the time for my projects if I have to. Do what you need to do.

Fridge, quit crapping on the thread.

I probably forgot some things. But I’m subscribed now so I can take part. I doubt I’ll be in this one but you never know.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#164 posted 12-03-2018 12:33 AM

Damn I’m really late to the game on this thread.

My coworker who’s making knives perked up when I told him about some of that yellow citrus I saw AzDave make a plane out of a while back. You around, Dave? Tell me more about that wood? Should I contact you or Woody if we’re looking for a flat rate box or so?

Or should I PM you?

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#165 posted 12-03-2018 01:19 AM

I think AZWoody might be your winner on getting that stuff in blank sizes sooner. I don’t have anything prepped and won’t be able to until next month at the earliest. If AZWoody can’t help I will if you’re patient. I’m in serious cabinet making mode right now and I have a giant metal lathe sitting in the middle of everything so I’m barely surviving in my shop right now. It’s a mess. A really bad mess. Like I have anxiety over it kind of mess.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#166 posted 12-03-2018 01:29 AM

Okie-doke. Thanks, Dave. Hang in there and one thing at a time.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#167 posted 12-03-2018 02:03 AM

Still hard to tell. Can you hit it with a block plane? Still hard to see the pore structure. . Side grain too if you can. Still looks like elm to me though I’m not as sure. Not a mahogany or Spanish cedar. Granadillo is a dark brown purple.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#168 posted 12-03-2018 02:51 AM

What’s it taste like John? How long does it take the chunks to pass through your digestive track? That’s usually how I try to ID woods. It’s never worked but it’s fun.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#169 posted 12-03-2018 12:25 PM

Fridge – I was looking at some elm I have and the grain looks too tight on John’s piece. The last piece of Granadillo I got from Bell Forest had similar color and grain to this piece.

I still haven’t received your confirmation email for the swap. (hint, hint)

John – Whatever species it is, it will look great as a finished project.

Dave K – I sure hope you can squeeze in some time to do the swap.

Kenny – you sound like my dog, the one that eats socks. He eats them because they taste good or something, then spends the next several days looking miserable, before he either barfs it up or deposits it in the back yard for me to find when I mow. BTW – I haven’t seen your confirmation email either.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#170 posted 12-03-2018 02:08 PM



... BTW – I haven t seen your confirmation email either.

- EarlS

Keep an eye out for it next time you mow.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#171 posted 12-03-2018 02:41 PM

Ok – I’ve been going some swapping anyway so I guess I’ll try this.

I am definitely in !!

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#172 posted 12-03-2018 02:49 PM

Welcome aboard Dick! Earl will be glad you’re signing up. Now he can quit harassing me about joining ;-P

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#173 posted 12-03-2018 04:15 PM

Kenny – So you think the dog might have eaten your email?

Most of the 14” of snow is gone thanks to all of the rain so I’ll use the I-POO app to locate it in the back yard when I get home. If I find it, I’ll put it in a baggie and send it back to you with the box of stuff that will be heading your way once I get it filled. I’ll also have the I-POO scan for socks. There might couple of pairs out there. I don’t want you freezing your toes off when you are waiting by the mail box.

It’s not harassing – I’m vociferously “encouraging” you.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#174 posted 12-03-2018 04:21 PM

Welcome to the swap Dick! You do some amazing work! Your turnings are really something.


Welcome aboard Dick! Earl will be glad you are signing up. Now he can quit harassing me about joining ;-P

- HokieKen


I wouldn’t bet on that Ken! :-}

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#175 posted 12-03-2018 04:24 PM

Who said anything about the dog Earl?

I’m hoping to get in on this one for sure. Just taking my sweet time deciding ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#176 posted 12-03-2018 04:37 PM

I reckon I might as well get on the list, confirmation email is sent to Earl
Come on in Kenny the water’s just fine!

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#177 posted 12-03-2018 04:52 PM

Kenny – I’m going to be like your wife and keep nagging at you until you get the job done and done right (the way I want it done). Then, I’ll keep nagging about how long it took and why you had to buy so many new tools and why you spend so much time in the shop.

Did I miss anything?

I’ll add Grant and Dick to the list tonight when I get home. Welcome aboard the USS Minnow. The 3 hour cruise might just take a bit longer due to some mechanical issues. I guess I’m the Skipper and Kenny is Gilligan (or maybe Ginger?), Dave P is the Professor, anyone else want to volunteer for the other parts?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#178 posted 12-03-2018 05:58 PM



Kenny – I m going to be like your wife and keep nagging at you until you get the job done and done right (the way I want it done). Then, I ll keep nagging about how long it took and why you had to buy so many new tools and why you spend so much time in the shop.

Did I miss anything?

I ll add Grant and Dick to the list tonight when I get home. Welcome aboard the USS Minnow. The 3 hour cruise might just take a bit longer due to some mechanical issues. I guess I m the Skipper and Kenny is Gilligan (or maybe Ginger?), Dave P is the Professor, anyone else want to volunteer for the other parts?

- EarlS


I like to be millionaire Earl :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#179 posted 12-03-2018 06:38 PM

If you let me be Mary Ann, I’ll be way too occupied with myself to participate in any swaps for the foreseeable future.

People drooled over Ginger but Mary Ann was the hot one. Fact, not opinion.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#180 posted 12-03-2018 06:43 PM

People drooled over Ginger but Mary Ann was the hot one. Fact, not opinion.

My husband agrees, Kenny!
I cook like Ginger but am way closer in age to Mrs. Howell!

-- God bless, Candy

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#181 posted 12-03-2018 06:53 PM

You’re husband obviously has good taste in women Candy ;-)

And I have the body of the Skipper, the brains of Gilligan and a lot less money than Mr. Howell!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#182 posted 12-03-2018 07:31 PM

You have to give it to them, though, they had some mad woodworking skills if you look at their accommodations and furniture.

Candy – are you volunteering to be Mary Ann?

Tony is Mr. Howell. BTW – all those $100,000 bills have Art Linkletter’s picture on them.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#183 posted 12-03-2018 07:58 PM

I just never understood why they didn’t kill Gilligan. He was always the one that did something to screw up their plan to get off the island. The professor shoulda just whipped up some concrete coconuts and tied them to his ankles and sent him swimming.

I got curious… Then:

Now:

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#184 posted 12-03-2018 09:18 PM

is that Maryanns mug shot ? :<((

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#185 posted 12-03-2018 09:19 PM

It appears so Tony. I didn’t take the time to read about what happened.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#186 posted 12-04-2018 12:14 AM



is that Maryanns mug shot ? :<((

- GR8HUNTER

If so, that makes her even more cool!

What, nobody wants to be Mrs. Howell?

Like I said, I have an idea for the swap, but the MIL is still recovering from her stroke and I will most likely have to go up there eventually. Currently I am taking care of the horses and other things here while the wife is gone. Plus, taxes in Jan. (property, estimated quarterly, payroll) plus the lawyer for doing our trust, are probably going to cost me much more than I have, GRRR

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#187 posted 12-04-2018 12:22 AM

Huh. Keep me supplied in coconuts, and I don’t see any reason to be mad at Gilligan. This is a pretty nice island.

Looks like I’m ordering a large flat rate box from AZWoody.

I had an idea of what I was going to build for the swap, but I think I need to put it off a little longer. At least until Kenny, Tony, and Candy join. And maybe Duck and Dave.

Welcome to Grant and Dick! Good to see someone can make up their mind and join up.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#188 posted 12-04-2018 01:15 AM



Huh. Keep me supplied in coconuts, and I don’t see any reason to be mad at Gilligan. This is a pretty nice island.

Looks like I’m ordering a large flat rate box from AZWoody.

I had an idea of what I was going to build for the swap, but I think I need to put it off a little longer. At least until Kenny, and Candy join. And maybe Duck and Dave.

Welcome to Grant and Dick! Good to see someone can make up their mind and join up.

- Dave Polaschek


I fixed it Dave P. :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#189 posted 12-04-2018 02:54 AM

We officially are up to 10. Grant and Dick are on the list. C’mon you swap slackers, only 21 shopping days until Christmas and just a few more after that is the sign up deadline.

You know you’re a procrastinator when Dave signs up before you do…... And Dave, thanks for the help persuading these bums to get off their bums. I’m sure I’ll need all the help I can get to corral this clowder (or clutter) of cats.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#190 posted 12-04-2018 03:16 AM

If y’all didn’t know. I’m a ginger. So it sounds like it was meant to be. Not super ginger but enough to not have a soul.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#191 posted 12-04-2018 03:17 AM

Dave P put me as a “maybe” so I’ll support his post.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#192 posted 12-04-2018 03:18 AM



If y’all didn’t know. I’m a ginger. So it sounds like it was meant to be. Not super ginger but enough to not have a soul.

- TheFridge

I would have never know. You’re always wearing a hat when we hang out man.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#193 posted 12-04-2018 05:19 AM


BTW – Nathan and Duck are you considering joining the swap??

- EarlS

I am not quite ready to commit but thinking seriously about it. I am still noodling about what to make.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#194 posted 12-04-2018 12:52 PM

Nathan I hope you get a big’un while you’re noodling, the water’s cold!

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#195 posted 12-04-2018 01:44 PM

I don’t see any red in there Fridge (besides the truck and the neck)

Was that on your Alaska trip Grant? ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#196 posted 12-04-2018 02:16 PM

Hah. I forgot that rednecks reappropriated that term.

Looking at that picture, I have to wonder if the guy bled to death. That right dorsal fin is awfully close to his jugular. Maybe that explains the expression on his face.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#197 posted 12-04-2018 02:18 PM

Nah Kenny that’s in my backyard after all this rain!

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#198 posted 12-04-2018 09:42 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re72di5phM0

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#199 posted 12-04-2018 09:45 PM

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#200 posted 12-04-2018 09:54 PM



https://youtu.be/W7rJpRqK-8E

- GrantA

That kid in the second clip is my kind of dude.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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