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« Reply #2925 on: December 22, 2018, 06:49:23 PM »
Your place looks great! How many btu’s is your gas wall heater?
I’m thinking about putting one in my bedroom on the north wall.

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« Reply #2926 on: December 24, 2018, 05:27:08 AM »
Thanks Guys,

The heater is 18000btu's and I only use it to help raise the temp when we arrive or keep it up when we are gone as it is not a vented unit.  If I were to use it more often I'd get the vented through the wall type like I have in the composter room.

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« Reply #2927 on: January 10, 2019, 04:43:58 AM »
OK, pics coming soon!  I am now working on a coffee table and beside table made from live sawn pine that is well stained as well as some blue stained pine placed in the middle to widen it up.  Basically I took a 13" and 10" piece of live edge blue stained pine I'd sawn a few years back (ok maybe 5 or 6+) and used the mill to rip it down the middle.  Then I planed it as well as some 5" 2x's I had that were pretty heavily stained.  Used the jointer on the edges to square them up and will soon bond them together to make the top of the table.  Once bonded and stained I'll affix to some 'rite leg' company coffee table legs (we like the look) and then pour with Parks Super Glaze.

We're also going to do, make that I am also going to do a bar and stools for the cabin to have instead of a table.  More to come :D

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« Reply #2928 on: January 12, 2019, 02:27:17 PM »
Love the floor!

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« Reply #2929 on: January 12, 2019, 06:45:41 PM »
Thanks :)

So I've finally started on a Coffee Table for the sitting area and a bedside table for my wife.  Here are some progress pics of the coffee table:


Originally the two outside live edge boards were one but it was too thin for a coffee table so I ripped it down on the sawmill and used some blue stained 2x's for the middle to widen it.  This way we get live edges and blue stains but wide enough for our needs -- sure I could mill something wide but I had this in stock at the moment.


After using the jointer/planer to make sure the edges were square I cut in some biscuit joints and glued up the first half.


Not sure I really need them but I like the security of a little more, well, secure bond.


Getting it glued up


Made this simple sled for squaring up the boards where the jointer couldn't easily accomplish what I wanted.  This worked nicely.


The two sides glued and curing.  Tomorrow I'll plan them just to take off any differences with one or two passes through the planer and then I'll bond them together for the complete top.  Then, once completely dry (24hrs) I'll stain and place a 1" crosstie under them for mounting on the legs (give them more strength since the legs (Rite Leg Co) are only 12" wide and this top will be about 20".

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« Reply #2930 on: January 14, 2019, 08:28:01 AM »
When making the final joint I discovered my tablesaw was not square!  Took a little work but got the blade set back to zero (and have no idea how it got out) and made the final edges squared up for gluing etc.

Put it together and noticed movement in the wood already :(  Must be do to the temp change so I cut in the biscuits, glued it up and clamped it together.

Now I'm looking for some hardwood to make a bowtie or two in the center to make sure it doesn't pull apart at the cabin.

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« Reply #2931 on: January 15, 2019, 02:59:40 AM »
I think the bow ties will only accent the beauty of the wood.    [cool]

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« Reply #2932 on: Yesterday at 06:06:10 PM »
Agreed!  I did this one out of Red Oak (wanted it strong) and it's placed in the center of the Blue Stained Pine which moved on me...hoping this will hold it now but if it doesn't that's ok since it was a learning experience and this is for the cabin anyway.


Never had a use for this Craftsman 1/4" router until now.  It was left behind by someone long ago and he didn't want it back so I kept it thinking one day maybe I'd use it (I have more powerful plunge router with 1/2" chuck that I use often).


Took a fair amount of hand work to get it right.


So far so good!

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« Reply #2933 on: Today at 10:51:45 AM »
Nice! 

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« Reply #2934 on: Today at 11:51:19 AM »
"bowtie" also known as a "dutchman".  Have no clue why....finger in the dike kind of thing?
Gary

 

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