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« Reply #325 on: November 09, 2008, 08:21:59 PM »
Nice work, Jens.

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« Reply #326 on: November 09, 2008, 08:31:59 PM »
Nice... good to see them.   ;)
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« Reply #327 on: November 19, 2008, 06:38:45 PM »
Professional? Me --- more like provisional.

Anyway... here is the Early American Settler (with screws per Whitlock)  after Sassy slaved away for (parts of) 3 days sanding and finishing it.



Whitlock and I sawed the boards on my sawmill.  This is considered to be undesirable trash wood by many around here and while it is tough to saw it does make decent rustic furniture if you ask me. 



White spot is from the flash.

This tree, Bull Pine or Gray Pine,  survives where few other species of Pine can even grow without irrigation, therefore it can be a very tough resinous wood but it is one of my favorites.  After it dries you may have trouble getting a nail into it, so it makes good trailer beds also.
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« Reply #328 on: November 19, 2008, 06:59:44 PM »


 Nice work folks , you to Glenn  ;)
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« Reply #329 on: November 19, 2008, 07:02:05 PM »
Thanks PEG.  Nothing like yours but it's functional and rustic. :)
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« Reply #330 on: November 19, 2008, 07:11:08 PM »
That turned out nice.

Sassy must of worked all night sanding the ruff off and putting the finish on 8)
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« Reply #331 on: November 19, 2008, 07:17:09 PM »
If I'd only known she wanted it that smooth I could have run it through the planer, but then again chunks of wood may have gone flying -looks pretty even if it didn't have the #1 and Better stamp on it.  I guess I could have carved one out of a potato. [crz]

Kept her out of trouble for a few days anyway.....  rofl
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« Reply #332 on: November 19, 2008, 07:33:58 PM »
By the sounds of it, it may have sent chunks of planer knives flying!  Nicely done, and from scratch no less.
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« Reply #333 on: November 19, 2008, 07:39:49 PM »
I'd mentioned that it needed to be planed but I think DH ignored that remark...  I didn't want to push it too much due to his passive/aggressive nature  ::)  The wood was still a little wet & kept shrinking - I couldn't get it sanded real smooth & the wood really soaked in the verathane...  of course, since I didn't have the sealer to put on 1st, the surface tended to want to swell - anyway, definitely "early american settler" but it's strong & I like the way the verathane brought out the color of the wood - I'll probably need to do another sanding or 2 & a couple more coats - as the wood soaked the stuff in pretty unevenly.  Got tired of the mess in the kitchen & was anxious to put the shelves to work  :D
 
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« Reply #334 on: November 19, 2008, 07:46:44 PM »
Thanks Jens.  You won't usually get much more than rustic out of me.  I don't have the patience you guys have anymore.

Possibly rough on the planer.  We had to use a diesel sprayer on the saw blade  per Whitlock to help keep it from dulling too fast.  We used a hand spray bottle and used the minimum as necessary. 

Even after cutting the hard end grain off the log with a chain saw it is tough.  The diesel helped a lot along with the water drip on the blade.  It cuts the pitch off of the blade.  The pitch in Bull Pine doesn't especially get all over usually.  Funny - no diesel smell just like Whitlock said.... the young whippersnapper... :)

It just turns to glass or at least very hard in the knots especially and is dispersed through most of the rest of the wood too.  Bull pine is very hard to kill even ringing the bark with a chainsaw as some of the ranchers around here do, but get one in the air 40 feet weighing a thousand lbs and it will for sure split off and fall on a power line. d*
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« Reply #335 on: November 19, 2008, 07:51:14 PM »
Wipersnapper ??? I may be young in age but I'm old as heck in my back :-\
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« Reply #336 on: November 19, 2008, 07:53:13 PM »
You guys got me confused with that shelf unit here and then over there where I questioned what the wood was.   d* d*  Don't know if I'm coming or going  [crz]
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« Reply #337 on: November 19, 2008, 07:55:45 PM »
You guys got me confused with that shelf unit here and then over there where I questioned what the wood was.   d* d*  Don't know if I'm coming or going  [crz]


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« Reply #338 on: November 20, 2008, 07:49:28 AM »
You guys got me confused with that shelf unit here and then over there where I questioned what the wood was.   d* d*  Don't know if I'm coming or going  [crz]

That's how we do it, Don.  Divide and conquer.  I'm going to go look and see if you might have tried to get away over there.  Haven't you ever watched a couple of Coyotes corner and eat a house cat?

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« Reply #339 on: November 22, 2008, 06:41:03 PM »

 Simple mantel,  installed with french cleats ,

 


 


 



 Construction photos ,

 


 


 

 
  From the back ,

 


 
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« Reply #340 on: November 22, 2008, 08:57:20 PM »
Cool, PEG.  The French Cleats use hooks and gravity?
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« Reply #341 on: November 22, 2008, 09:03:06 PM »


Cool, PEG.  The French Cleats use hooks and gravity?



 Pretty much.
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« Reply #342 on: November 24, 2008, 06:56:03 PM »
That looks like it belongs there!   :)
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« Reply #343 on: November 24, 2008, 07:55:57 PM »
PEG'S stuff is always so good it looks like it came from a factory.  No doubt about where mine comes from. d*
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« Reply #344 on: November 25, 2008, 04:47:46 AM »
A factory?  surely you jest good sure.  Factories don't turn out stuff that nice.
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« Reply #345 on: November 25, 2008, 05:23:30 AM »


A factory?  surely you jest good sure.  Factories don't turn out stuff that nice.



 Thank you hobbiest!   I don't think    :-\  Glenn was trying to insult me  ???   I think he was saying it was nice. 
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« Reply #346 on: November 25, 2008, 07:40:09 AM »
More than nice PEG.  It's always so perfect it's hard to believe an individual could be that good. :)
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« Reply #347 on: November 25, 2008, 08:55:01 AM »
I think we all just expect everything PEG puts out will be of the highest quality & designed to look "just right" in often difficult places...  another fine piece, PEG  8)
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« Reply #348 on: November 25, 2008, 06:44:51 PM »
 Thanks , BUT nuttin is perfect in this world , so I'll just stick with nice :)

 


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« Reply #349 on: November 25, 2008, 07:01:18 PM »
Looks great.  I see you put Benite on it earlier.  What is the final finish, PEG?

Also - do you suggest Benite or something else as a sealer for clear gloss Verathane like we use for our Early American Settler style (with screws and bug holes) furnture?  It really sucks up the Verathane. hmm
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