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  1. The story of the board continues. I start work at 8am some days, 7 am others. On my 8am days I can usually get a little time in the shop before heading to work, and today is one of those days. So after my cup of coffee out I went to do the resaw operation. My 14" Laguna bandsaw is going to be worked out with this so I thought I'd take a quick look to see if there is any obvious waste I could cut off. In this pic you can see first I need new blades in my planer. Second you can see some sapwood that has some insect damage. I commonly see this with my air dried lumber if the bark is left on
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  2. I just finished this shelf for our tile guy. The outside first cut from a walnut log and the sapwood is certainly an accent. Actually more than the pic shows. If it’s unclear, the first pic is of the shelf in it’s to be , mounted position and the second is the underside of the shelf, the outside of the log.
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  3. As with most stories you hope for a good ending. Well I haven't reached the end of this story yet so my hope is that I will get to a good ending, but there is a distinct possibility it could go bad. I'll start this story back in Dec 2017, I met this tree, a funky walnut at the family farm. As most of you know I mill most of my own lumber and hauling around a chainsaw mill is my main milling technique. I'm pretty adventurous in what I'll mill. Sometimes doing that means a fabulous board and sometimes that means more firewood. I air dry all the wood I mill, and I like to mill thick, this gi
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  4. Well i can still move a camera with an injured wrist, so i've been spending more time outside. We had some awesome frosty days. While out exploring my cousin and I came accross some deer that were eating on a fallen oak tree. This is un-cropped and was taken with a 100mm lens on full frame. I was at best 20 feet from this deer and it didn't care at all that I was there. Below was cropped slightly. Normally i have to use a 400mm to get pictures like this....
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  5. Hey guys!! I have very good news...I replaced the brush holder and the planer is working like a champ!! I really appreciate everyone’s help and advice. I’ll be back soon!!!
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  6. Yeah I’d hit that... with some wipe-on poly.
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  8. @Coop, no worries about thinking you were highjacking, I liked the conversation. The sapwood on that board looks real nice and compliments the shelf well. @wtnhighlander, I can totally see your point, it very well may look like that, and I have no wenge for an inlay. I am planning for the table top to be around 20" at it's widest point, so I have 6" to remove still (with the board being 13" prior to resaw), so I'm not totally locked in with what you are seeing now. I'm going to find out this morning. I have a little time before work and I'm hoping to get it resawn then. Pics will b
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  9. When I get time. With four litters of puppies, and a 104 year old half paralyzed Mother in the house, with nobody but Pam and me to take care of them, there's not much time for anything else. I was glad to get into these old hard drives though. There are whole series of different processes. The pictures on the website came from someone elses computers. And please, This Old House is a remodeling show. I don't do remodeling. I put them back like they were, to be displayed.
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  10. All I can say is WOW that’s beautiful
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  12. After final trimming before resawing I'll lose a couple inches of outside heartwood. Man you had to go there, that is really funny though!
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  13. Thanks for the responses guys. Ill snap a pic and post in here as soon as I can. TB3 has been my go-to, but it is a good theory that it could be responsible. Ill pick up some TB2 for my next project. Chestnut - I clamp each board together in a bookmatched orientation in my vise, and plane a hairline spring joint on the edges. Im getting better at it but i only in the last year or two been using this method. So I dont guarantee that its perfect, but I have some level of confidence that it is an adequate joint.
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  14. Great story so far. I like both of the options you presented. The center of the first option really caught my eye, but may be better suited as wall art than a table.
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  15. Chiming in, as I had the same question, as I am shopping for my first sprayer. I would like to keep the cost down, while preventing "Buyers Remorse" and limiting my use later on. I appreciate the nuggets presented thus far, and limitations with using "Milk paint" caught my attention. That would be one of the intended purposes for the sprayer I buy. Additionally, I didn't see any mention of spraying as it pertains to using Shellac as my medium. Would someone be kind enough to expand on those topics? I question whether de-waxed Shellac is ever suitable in a sprayer simply due to the rapid dry ti
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  16. I guess I didn't pay enough attention to know the crowded state of his shop. Makes perfect sense to do what he did in the circumstances.
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  17. I was going to use the floating shelf pin bracket like Kev used but the shelf is only 6 1/4” deep at the widest part and the pins are 6” long with a recess of 1/4” for the bar on the bracket. I didn’t have anymore walnut so I took a piece of teak that I had laying around and screwed it to the back of the slab/shelf. Then took a rasp to shape it to the bottom of the slab. He can then use screws thru the teak to attach it to his wall. Sorry @Bmacfor the highjack.
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  18. I have not used this particular line from GF, but they have products called "Exterior 450" that look like they'd fit the bill for you. There's both a stain and compatible outdoor topcoat with UV inhibitors. Like a lot of GF products they're water based. My guess is these products (properly applied of course) will make your doors look great for a long time, but the brutal sun makes a permanent fix unreasonable to expect. Stain: https://generalfinishes.com/wood-finishes-professional/exterior-topcoats-stains-oils/exterior-450-water-based-wood-stain Topcoat: https://generalfinishes.com/w
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  19. I got a new wrist brace that actually does something. I think i figured out what injury I have, the pain was on the outside of my wrist so that limits the options to a TFCC tear or a tendon issue on the Ulnar side. Either way the brace greatly reduces the pain. So back to work I went. Megan and I were sick of having to reinstall rusty nasty shower curtain rods hat kept falling because the tension mechanisms are never strong enough. So we have been installing hard mounted stainless steel rods. They are nice. I could probably do pull ups from the shorter ones. Drilling on tile SUCKS t
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  20. The first thing that pops to mind is your glue. TB3 is a darker glue and cherry a some what lighter wood especially fresh from the milling process and the glue line is going to be more visible. I know 3 gives more open time and it may note be the problem but it might be a place to start your investigation.
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  21. When I saw the picture above I was hoping the sapwood would play a roll in the project. Often people are too quick to eliminate sapwood.
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  22. I foolishly have way too may projects going on. I went downstairs last night to try and finish one up. Making some playing card holders for kids and I cut one of the 4 wrong. Kept thinking about History of The World. At least there's one less to sand!
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  23. Wood porn! I am building a walnut bathroom. Only one door and 10 drawers. The door will have this curly claro walnut, book matched panels. I will post the work when I get further along. This kind of wood makes me giddy.
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  24. With some help I challenged my "between shops" mentality and brought my old zipcode saw up from dad's. He has an old jointer and a DW735 that need some attention. With a little effort I may have a fairly functional 120v shop while I wait to break ground.
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  25. Happens quite often. You weren't the first and won't be the last. I've done it myself.
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