Category: doityourself

Today I finished resawing and planing all the …

Today I finished resawing and planing all the panels for the scrollsaw tree wall art project. Here are all the panels off the planer. On the left is Bookmatched Jatoba, Bookmatched walnut on the right, in the middle, it’s hard to see, but that’s a chunk of big lead maple burl that has been cut into thirds, then edge jointed and glued in to a panel, then resawed again and book matched the 3 into 6. Not sure if there is a woodworking term for that when you resaw something several times and lay it out accordion style and glue it up. But that’s also what’s going on with the wenge at the bottom. Front to back to back to front to front. Not all of those will be glued, but two panels will.
Next step, besides gluing, is to make finished surface panels so I can start the scroll work. Lots of sanding up next.
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Started the woodworking portion of the big scr…

Started the woodworking portion of the big scrollsaw tree wall art project last night. I double checked all my measurements against the big template, then edge jointed all the stock on the tablesaw (I need a jointer).
Next step, after squaring up everything on the tablesaw, was to resaw a bunch of Jatoba, walnut, big leaf maple burl, and wenge. Cutting the wenge was like resawing a cinderblock.
Next step is st send everything through the planer and take it down to ¼". The wenge needs to be resawed like 4 more times, so I’ll be sending it through the planer each time. That’s the penalty for not owning a jointer: gotta keep one edge flat at all times, otherwise everything gets out of control. Since these are all panels for glue ups for the scroll work, it’s critical to keep everything square so there are no gaps in the glue lines.
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This past weekend, I started a live edge cherr…

This past weekend, I started a live edge cherry log guest book for some friends getting married later this year. Over the weekend, I selected a choice log from the firewood pile, stripped it’s bark and gave it an insect eviction treatment (just in case).
While that was finishing up, today I started the interior. After watching a few book binding videos, I decided I was probably competent enough to give it a shot. Progress results are pictured. Not bad for a first attempt! It felt super nerdy to make my own book. It was tedious and repetitive (as I always find sewing to be), but it was not terribly difficult. Actually easier than sewing cloth since the holes are pre-punched.
After the spine has been glued, I’ll add the end pages out of ivory card stock, then the pages will be trimmed flush on the tablesaw. YouTube crafters probably don’t have access to that kind of machinery, but I sure don’t have the time or patience to cut each page flush with an exacto knife.
Since there will be days in between where glue is setting, I plan to switch back and forth from live edge log work and inner book binding. Stay tuned for more, this project will be a bit extensive. Also, I’m making a story highlight in car you want a quick recap.
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The spalted sycamore tie bar and cuff links ca…

The spalted sycamore tie bar and cuff links came out pretty ok too 😉
If you’re interested in a set, send me a DM. I’ve got a few varieties to choose from. Still a few pendant necklaces and stud earrings too!
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Here’s how the bocote tie bar and cuffli…

Here’s how the bocote tie bar and cufflinks turned out #nofilter . This is after a few coats of arm r seal to finish the job. I’d wear it 😃
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Started work on another cake knife last night….

Started work on another cake knife last night. This will be the last of the spalted sycamore (the rest of the block isn’t very spalty). But this one will be a stunner. I’ve enhanced the picture a bit so you can kindof see what’s going on with the grain in the maple. Gonna be gorgeous!
Any new requests for spalted sycamore grips will have to wait until I can visit @fullcirclewoodworx offcut bins again. I *may* have some spalted beech available in the future too. Gotta see how it dries out first.
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@grizzlyindustrial bandsaw log mill was back i…

@grizzlyindustrial bandsaw log mill was back in action tonight on another stunning spalted beech, this time with some crotch features. I know this isn’t the easiest or most efficient way to mill lumber, but it’s what I’ve got and gosh darn it if it isn’t rewarding. Just look at this wood! 😍
Can’t wait to work on this stuff. But first, into the shed for the summer heat!
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Turns out, these tie bars and cufflinks with t…

Turns out, these tie bars and cufflinks with the tacky finish needed just about the same thing as I did. An afternoon outside the shop in the sun and fresh air (and a coat of arm-r-seal) and they’re ready for a finish coat.
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It’s been sort of an off week in the sho…

It’s been sort of an off week in the shop. Did a lot of hustling to get ready for the farm market and some other orders that were in progress, but I’ve been feeling a bit worn out, so just working on a few odds and ends this week so I can start fresh on the next big set of orders.
I’ve been trying to finish off the latest batch of tie bars and cufflinks for Father’s Day, but this end grain bocote has been giving me issues. The finish (minwax wipe on poly, which I use all the time) wasn’t drying in. Worked great on everything else, as always, but stayed tacky on the bocote. So I’ve sanded it down a bit and switched to arm-r-seal for the finishing coats. Hopefully a different product composition works a little better with the wood. Any thoughts on what the issue may be? I didn’t have any issue with the necklaces and I haven’t found bocote to be too much different than some of the other exotics I’ve worked with (Purple Heart, canary wood, Jatoba). Kinda weird. Let me know if you’ve got a tried and true bocote finish!
In any case, once I’ve got it figured out, these will make a really nice “subtle wood fashion” set. It doesn’t scream “wooden dress wear” like the walnut or zebrawood, but once you get up close, it’s got tons of character. Kindof reminds me of someone I know 😉
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Here’s a bunch of pictures of the tie ba…

Here’s a bunch of pictures of the tie bars and cufflinks. I need a better small parts picture setup. These pictures are ok as a reference, but I need some hi res close ups too. There’s a lot of detail that isn’t coming through here 😐
But trust me, they look great 😉
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