difalkner

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difalkner last won the day on October 1 2020

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About difalkner

  • Birthday 07/18/1953

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    NW Louisiana
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    Veneering, guitars, exotic woods, CNC

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  1. Very nicely done, Mick, very nice!!
  2. Beautiful work, very clean!!
  3. Wow! And I thought the large wooden doors at Vanderbilt's mansion were amazing. David
  4. I've made over 85 cutting boards, mostly end grain, and have never used a spline or dowel. Titebond III is FDA approved and is waterproof and that's what was used for all of our cutting boards. The last large cutting board I made was Hard Rock Maple about 20" wide and 32" long, 2 1/2" thick and is used regularly by a gentleman who dresses deer and hogs. The glue joint by itself is plenty strong and doesn't need any help. And I agree with what has been said, Sapele isn't the best choice for a cutting board. David
  5. Beautiful door, good work, and good video - excellent all the way around! David
  6. Welcome to the forum, Richard! Close - about 100 miles to your left in NW Louisiana. I buy Walnut from a local sawmill, Baltic Birch from a local hardwood supplier, and get some woods through a friend's cabinet shop. He orders from the Dallas area and around Little Rock, so what I order hitches a ride on his larger shipments. I usually buy exotics and fine domestic woods like Curly Maple from online suppliers. It's pretty rare for me to work with Pine and other softwoods so it's also rare for me to buy anything other than tools and shop supplies from the big box stores. David
  7. I haul 8' to 10' boards of Walnut from the sawmill all the time with no issues. Tailgate up on a Tacoma which has about a 5' bed and boards strapped down. It's about a 45 minute ride back home and I think the most I have gotten at one time was about 20 boards. David
  8. Photography, videography, music, building acoustic guitars, CNC, electronics, cars, woodworking. I have 6 guitars and enough wood to build about 20-25 so I need to get busy! David
  9. That's looking really nice, Mick! Can't wait to see this go through the stages and looking forward to the finished table. David
  10. That only weighs 15 lbs. - wow! Looks much heavier. It's gonna look cool when it's finished. David
  11. I priced a Generac 20kW unit five or six years ago and it was going to be around $7k, turnkey installed. To go larger gets really expensive, not only for the unit but for the installation, as well. My guy said going larger than 20kW means a new and larger gas meter and the lines have to be increased to (I think) 1 1/2" diameter all the way to the Generac. However, in looking at the Generac website, I see a 25kW costs less than a 22kW but I didn't look at the details. There's a decent amount on top of this for transfer switch, electrician, plumbing, installation, etc. Our next-door neighbor had a 20kW Generac and when they moved he took it with him. It was pretty quiet and he offered to let us run an extension cord if ever needed but we never had the need. The ice/snow storm that hit us this week and took power out for 14 hours is the worst we've seen, and while it would be nice to have the Generac I don't think we're going to go that route. David
  12. See if this works - https://www.dropbox.com/s/x734ihrhxfisap9/Fleur de lis - test inlay.mov?dl=0 David
  13. I don't think we can post videos, Coop. Let me see if I can post it to my Dropbox and provide a link. David Edit - what about Facebook, Coop? Do you have that? I don't like it but I post my things and run... https://www.facebook.com/david.falkner.58/videos
  14. It's not a link; we can't put more than one link in our signatures and I used the Etsy link. You have to go to Instagram and my username there is difalkner. Here's the link, though - David Falkner (@difalkner) • Instagram photos and videos David