Brian Endres

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  1. There are drawers on both sides. My sister and BIL currently live and a 2 bedroom house and don't have room for the bed to be off the wall. Eventually they will be moving and the bed will be able to be centered in the room and he will be able to use the drawers on both sides.
  2. Yes, they are on full extension slides
  3. last weekend I wrapped up and delivered my nephew's Christmas present (he needed his bed sooner rather than later because he now has a baby brother) He was really excited to finally have his "big boy bed" It is Red Oak with sedonna red stain (their choice not mine) finished with polyurethane . the lighting in his bedroom isn't very good so the pictures aren't the best.
  4. I have not used much cherry. That boards was planed (took about 1/8" off) right before that picture. I was in a hurry and was on my way out the door to work when I snapped that picture. I will try to get a better one.
  5. Trying to finish up a project (captains bed for my 3 year old nephew). And then I will be getting started on the Mill build. I already have most of the parts, steel, pulleys, motor etc... that I will need. Now I just need to get started. I will start a thread for the build here in the next couple weeks.
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    Can anyone ID this wood? I went to an auction and bought a lumber/sheet good cart that had a mixture of oak, walnut and a bunch of this. I originally thought it was Cherry but once I compared it to some known Cherry boards I am not 100% sure now . Here is the end grain The board on top an the narrow boards in the background are the ones in question. The board with the blue writing is one of my known Cherry examples. What do you guys think?
  7. my plan is to have the saw head running on a track that the log will sit on. the plan is to only need to lift the logs up a couple inches (roll them) onto the log bed. She is more concerned will how long the logs are going to have to sit in the grass have have weeds grow up around them. When I asked her how long I could have for the build ...She told me a month was too long
  8. @Brendon_t, Just to clarify, "All of the parts I need to purchase"....that I don't already have... I already have a few hundred dollars worth of steel that was left over from my Horse trailer rebuild project.
  9. That is my problem. because of the size of the logs I am only able to carry 2 of them at a time. So driving a couple of hours to take them to the mill isn't very cost effective for me I had a few sawyers that list themselves at mobile reply to my inquiry saying they leave their mill stationary.
  10. I I do like quarter sawn and rift saw log and am hoping that I will be able to get some good quality cuts from these logs. I have a couple logs to practice my skills on, but they are no where near the diamter. I am located in Central IL near Champaign-Urbana
  11. I know there are a bunch of people that don't like like red oak, but I make a lot of projects out it and do enjoy working with it. Around here kiln dried red oak cost about $5/bdft for 5/4 using an online doyle scale I am estimating there is roughly 2000 bdft of lumber there. I have also lined up a kiln to do the drying for me and am guesstimating that will only cost a couple hundred bucks. as far as the chainsaw mill, I have considered it, but I don't like the extra waste that is created from the kerf of the chain. I have priced all the parts and steel that I need to purchase and will be spending less than $800 and a few of my weekends to build the mill. I think that once the mill is built I can/would continue to receive logs from other sources. "if you build it, they will come"...or something like that.
  12. A friend of mine had a guy come in and fell two huge red oak trees on his property. In exchange for helping him clean up the aftermath he gave me all of the wood I wanted!! I now have roughly (8) 8 foot by 30" diameter logs laying in my yard waiting to be milled. I have contacted about 8 sawyers in my area and only one of them answered me and is willing to travel and cut at my location. after he gave me his rates and asked me a couple questions he has become unreachable. (I could go on a rant here about hiring people to do work and how I can never find people/companies willing and able so I usually end up doing it myself but I will hold my tongue) So after watching hours of you-tube videos and a lot of convincing to my wife I have decided to just design and weld-up my own mill and cut the lumber myself. If anyone is interested I can try to do a build thread on the mill here at WTO or I might do it on the Garage Journal forum.
  13. There were a couple goofs, none of which were my fault. The Cake person didn't leave any boxes for the left over cupcakes and the wedding cake. The caterer failed to mention to us that we needed to bring our own containers to take left overs home and we didn't really make it clear to the guests when they could eat the cupcakes. But the biggest comedy of the night was my new wife puking all over the back patio of the venue at the end of the night At the end of the day we are married and we had a good time, that is all that matters.
  14. Congrats on your Wedding as well. She knew I was working on something for her, but didn't know what it was. I accidentally left some purple saw dust laying on the floor of the shop so she also knew it was being made with purple heart.
  15. Well crap.....That would have been smart...I was so happy to have them done that I forgot.