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  1. Another leap forward with the build. Switched the uprights to cherry after putting together the walnut and ash it just looked...not great. So I ditched the idea of using extreme contrast. Apologies for the head tilting. I tried to edit the image outside of WTO and it still imported like this. I got it in the clamps early in the morning and everything fit just great. Small gap on the middle shelf of unexplained origin . Still going to add the finishing touches to the uprights in the form of a small chamfer to help go with the profile on the front. However looking at i
    6 points
  2. Didn't come in the mail but came via forklift to my trailer. Ordered some Maple and walnut for upcoming projects. Walnut is for the kitchen table and bench I want to make. Maple is goign to be for some MCM furniture for our lower living room. Walnut was $8.20 for 6/4 $7.00 for 4/4 Maple was $2.99 for 4/4 Having an ATV is so nice. I can back the trailer right up to my shop window and feed the lumber strait in. No more carrying through the house. I also used the ATV to pull an aerator around the yard, move logs around etc. A smaller 10 cu ft yard trailer would be nice. In or
    4 points
  3. I've already posted about the plaque I made for my friend but this is the video with every step documented, something I don't do often. I've been asked a hundred times what are all the steps in making something like this plaque so I figured why not show it in a video; there's a lot more to it than many realize, especially if you don't do work like this. Be forewarned, the video is 19 minutes long. Some sections and steps are at real time, some are sped up. There may be steps you'd omit and there may be some you'd do differently but this is what I do when I make something like this.
    3 points
  4. Continued to wage war against the poison ivy on our property, and continued our path back to the creek.
    2 points
  5. Especially when it hit the impeller.
    2 points
  6. It's nice wood to work with. IMO the quarter sawn is worth the additional $. The flat sawn really soaks up the finish. I don't remember what I paid for it, but it was reasonable - in the $4.50 - 5.50 range.
    2 points
  7. St. Cloud, yes i believe they wanted 50 BF minimum but they also have wide variety of ply and appear to sell by sheet. I just called their 1-800 number. They made me feel like a valued customer and didn't treat me like i was wasting their time. I also should have noted that they don't steam their walnut to even out color. The color on the walnut was awesome, It had a lot of purples and reds. There was most sap on a few pieces than i wanted and beings that it wasn't steamed the sap is a lot more obvious but it's not so bad as to make it unusable. That said they did have a 90% sap free grad
    1 point
  8. In my admittedly limited experience, streaking is most often caused by humidity / moisture, or by "over-working" a heavy application of poly. By that, I mean either brushing / wiping beyond the point where the product becomes tacky, or applying so many layers that they are not fully cured when the later coat goes on. At 6 coats, maybe your build is a little thick, and needs some extra cure time before you apply more. Just a guess. I rarely apply more than 3 coats of poly, always wipe-on, and typically thinned a little more than it comes in the can. My final coats are more thinner than varnish.
    1 point
  9. Great. So many people have helped me out on here it is good to give back.
    1 point
  10. For large vines, I shoot them in two near the ground, with a 12 ga., and treat the stump with Tordon. I don't want to get sprayed with the sap, so the shotgun gives some stand off distance. I don't think you can put enough of anything on the foliage to kill those big vines. I've tried. This is the right time of year for Tordon. It comes in squeeze bottles. You don't dilute it to spray. The bottle is the applicator. It has blue dye in it, so you can see where you put it. You need to apply it soon after the stump is cut. It works on freshly cut tree stumps too. https://www.ama
    1 point
  11. Well, I’m new to fighting it in large scale like this, so I’m still learning. I got a big jug of 41% glyphosate and have been using a potent mixture. I’ve sprayed maybe 8-10 gallons of the mix over the last couple months. It works pretty well, but does take a few days to a week to kill it though. My first target was along the borders between our fields and woods, where it seems to thrive. Once I got that knocked back I started working on making access to the creek. I’ve sprayed a couple large (maybe 20’x20’) patches of it but have otherwise been focused on the path itself. For that the m
    1 point
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  13. Thanks for taking us along. That thing looks like a blast to make.
    1 point
  14. Angles, angles, angles, this chair is all about angles. With that said I'm very pleased with how this is progressing, it seems like I have the angles pretty well figured out. As I mentioned earlier there are a few things to get right with this chair, namely the front leg parallel to the back side support. Making those joint surfaces parallel on the backleg/arm support is key with that. Keeping the backside of the side back support perpendicular to that joint is also key. So after emphasizing those points again, here's my progress so far; All the sides are completely glued up, last step wa
    1 point