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What are you building with your milled wood? merged

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

  1. rarefish383

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    Finally got the pics of my friends mantles in their timber framed home. I was having a bit of trouble seeing in my minds eye, how two mantles so narrow would work. So, here's the pic of the mantles as I milled and surfaced them, and two pics of the finished project. On my phone you couldn't really see the wood. So, this is the first time I've seen them on a bigger screen.
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    One reason the top piece looks so dark is it's head on into the bark. They wanted to leave the bark on, and used an epoxy finish. Hope it lasts a long time.
     
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    I just asked for a couple more pics so we can see the grain and the bark joining.
     
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    Just finished these with walnut milled 2 years ago. If you have access to walnut and aren't milling it you need to start. Got some great figure in these stools.

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    Nice. Looks like Red Oak?
     
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    Finished the oven roof.
     

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    The local young fella who runs a micro street-side cafe bought some slabs I milled couple of years ago and made 2 tables and two stand up benches as his only cafe tables. Recently he and his business partner also bought a small roastery and came to see me to buy more slabs. This is one they made into what is called a cupping table - the term cupping refers to "coffee cupping" a minimal interference method of brewing the roasted coffee not long after it comes out of the roaster. Usually the roasters plus the hangers on all get to try the cupping. They did both the wood and metal work.
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    KiwiBro Hold my beer and film this...

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    Has anyone else had to do this when the timber was too heavy to get through the planer/thicknesser? :)

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    yes it works.
     
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    What kind of wood is it Bob?
     
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    Wow, what an idea :)
     
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    I made this coffee table out of a slab from a Koa tree that I milled. This was actually my first tree to mill too.
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    KiwiBro Hold my beer and film this...

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    wow. Beautiful. What did you finish it with please?
     
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    Thank you. It’s thin coats of satin spar urethane . Then finished up with beeswax buffed in with ultra fine steel wool
     
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    Very nice!

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    Milled five of these out of a Red Maple which let a 20" branch snap of 20' up. Figure I'd use the Rockwell 653 to do most of the bull work. Don't let your power planers and sanders heat up to melt wires. [​IMG]
     
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    KiwiBro Hold my beer and film this...

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    I wonder how many belt sanders still have the original lengths of cord. Mine certainly shrink over the years.
     
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    As for original lengths for sanders over 30 years old? None. As for guys who don't their wives handle hard woods other things shrink as well. Keep on sawin'
     
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    Hopefully we are not like sanding belts and get changed once worn out.
     
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    Posted about my boat a few months ago. After working on and off its finally complete. The boat is birch with ponderosa pine oars. The oars are pretty down and dirty, wasnt sure how I wanted them so I plan to make a new set. I did three coats of epoxy and three coats of spar varnish for UV. All in all it turned out great, wish I had spent more time on the epoxy as a closer inspection of finish isn't what it could have been. Not a big deal as its a work/play boat.
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