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Discussion in 'Milling & Saw Mills' started by stonykill, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. stonykill

    stonykill ArboristSite Guru

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    I am so bad at remembering to take pictures. Here are a few of my current projects. Both are birch that I milled from my land. The table is shown just stained and with one coat of sealer on the top. I'll finish spraying in the morning. The 2nd table picture is right after I sprayed the sealer, so there is a bit of overspray in the pic. The 2nd piece is a tv cabinet I have been building. That one won't be done for a week or so as its no hurry. I'll post pics of both finished after they are done. The table pics should be here saturday. All the birch was milled with a 48cc 031, 24 inch bar, baileys lp chain.

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    Hmmm....pics are on the lam.

    My first millings, which are silver maple, are going to spend life as barn doors, on one of my outbuildings, and may be put up while still green to keep the critters and wind blown stuff out. I'll get a pic after they're installed
     
  3. stonykill

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    you can't see the pics? they show fine on my end:mad:
     
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    I know my dial up is slow, but it ain't that slow, if there's viable pics in a post, then they will show up.
     
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  5. stonykill

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    Sorry man, neither the picts or the links will work here... And i'm looking foreward to seeing them!!

    Rob
     
  7. stonykill

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    Nice work Stonykill. I especially liked the cabinet.
     
  9. Gene DiNardo

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    What are you building with your milled wood

    Nice work Stony !
    I do primarily Period Style and Reproduction pieces (as an amateur).
    I hope to do more commission work when I retire from my day job in about 10 Yrs. I have 32 yrs in but cant get a full pension till I'm 60.
    Guess that gives me time to mill, stock pile and season enough stock so I wont have to spend my pension on lumber ha ha.
    Here is my most recently completed project.
    An interpretation of a Philadelphia style Chippendale High Boy in Black Walnut
    featuring Air dried figured walnut Book matched solid doors with applied cock bead, hand carved ball and claw feet, Hand carved and scraped goose-neck molding, the drawers are full slipped with hand-cut dovetails (half lapped front and through back) with a scratched bead. Each drawer has a false bottom with a secrete drawer. The back is Full frame and panel with pinned bridle joints. The hardware is solid brass from Ball and Ball.

    I'm currently working on a later Chippendale piece in the Boston Style.
    Be happy to post some progress pics and shop shots if anyone is interested.
     
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    Pics showed fine on my screen. Really nice work, i especially liked the TV cabinet.
     
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    Now that's the kind of thing I like to see!!!!!!! A good friend of mine is a professional cabinetmaker; That's defnitely to his standards. Nice work!!
     
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    WOW, that looks awesome!

    I have the stock pile of wood, and differant saws, just waiting, waiting, waiting on my mill to show up. It has been on B/o for 4 months now.....
     
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    Whoa, that's a really nice piece. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Musical instruments

    I have been using my own milled woods for making musical instruments, here at Bagpipeworks we made our first Roller-Matic mill about fifteen years ago for harvesting the many native timbers like Holly, Laburnham, plumb etc, that were unavailable over the counter.

    I use the timber for the bellows, fittings drone stocks and many more, in the pictures are bellows made from Burr Elm, Laburnham, Walnut, Mountain Ash
    fittings from Holly, English Boxwood and stocks from Apple, I use everything that I can get hold of, instead of using the exotics, I stain the holly black to resemble Ebony.

    Irish or Uilleann Bagpipes are the instruments I make.
     
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    all I can say is ...wow
     
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    very cool rail. I play guitar and have built myself several electrics. I now need to build one out of wood I milled
     
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    uhmmm, my pics are gone!!??!!

    for some reason my pics disappeared. So are the 1st 4 or so posts....here are a few pics again

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    The 1st 2 photos are of a birch table I will finish spraying today. The 1st pic has just stain, the 2nd has a coat of sealer, over spray still in the air. The cabinet is a tv cabinet of birch. Also milled from my land with a 48 cc 031 and an alaskan. The bottom photo is a pine milkpainted corner cabinet. The tables and the corner cabinet are in the style I prefer. I like rustic country.
     
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    Here is a workbench I made. The only timber I milled myself was all of the Redgum in the legs and vice jaw.

    Here is a hilarious video of me milling it with an electric chainsaw.....that broke after cutting 5 boards.:bang:

    I have got myself a 076 to do the milling now once I have finished rebuilding it here.
     
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    Yep, some posts seem on the lam...

    All of the work posted is great, bunch of Norm's hanging around here,

    DiNardo, more pics of your shop and work are welcome to be sure.

    Is everyones wood just air-dried or have you kiln dried some of it as well?
     
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    mine is airdried, then put in a hot box, not really a kiln, but a big box with forced hot air from the outdoor wood boiler pumping in it. I just finished spraying the birch top table, I'll finish assembly tomorrow morning and try to get some good pics.
     

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