Category: madeinnj

Tree trunk number 2 complete. The trunk is wha…

Tree trunk number 2 complete. The trunk is what counts, all these little branch ends are just areas that will support the leaf layer above it. That layer will have some gaps cut in so you can see the branches beneath, but the cartoony V’s will all be hidden. Trust me, it makes sense in my head 😉
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#wood #woodworking #woodworker #wooden #scrollsaw #scrollsawart #scrollsawproject #tree #trees #walnut #maple #burl #burlwood #jatoba #wenge #diy #doityourself #handmade #handcrafted #decor #art #wallart #woodart #nj #newjersey #madeinNJ #maker #makersgonnamake #thejawnshop (at New Jersey)
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I guess I neglected to post anything about it …

I guess I neglected to post anything about it in my feed, but this weekend in between the fridge cabinet build and getting some materials in order for the hand cut dovetail challenge, I also did a ton of prep work on the scrollsaw tree art project that I started forever ago.
I finally got some contact paper to try out @thehouseoftimber ‘s method for adhering paper templates. Previously, I just used a thin layer of spray adhesive directly on the wood, which didn’t always peel off clean and required razor scraping. Lizzy’s contact paper method works great and bonus: you get to do all those super satisfying contact paper peels! 😃
This is the first little tree that will be in the foreground and will have big leaf maple burl leaves.
To prep all my blanks, they were planed to 1/4”, bookmatched and glued, then sanded to 220. Then I add the contact paper, spray adhesive in the back of my paper template, slap it on and I’m good to scroll. Litzy has a story highlight if you want to see how a pro does it. I’m just a scrollsaw hack 😂
Now that the boring prep work is done, I hope to fit in a little scrolling here or there and make some good progress on this project. I have a story highlight so you can follow along too (I know it’s annoying when I’m jumping from project to project in every other post. Sorry not sorry, it’s how I get things done 🤪).
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#wood #woodworking #woodworker #wooden #scrollsaw #scrollsawart #scrollsawproject #tree #trees #walnut #maple #burl #burlwood #jatoba #wenge #diy #doityourself #handmade #handcrafted #decor #art #wallart #woodart #nj #newjersey #madeinNJ #maker #makersgonnamake #thejawnshop (at New Jersey)
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I sharpened all of my planes and chisels last …

I sharpened all of my planes and chisels last week and decided to test them out on the maple and coffee resin charcuterie board before sending it through the big planer. Worked perfectly and smells great! I was planing super thin slices of resin embedded with coffee. The resin (I think) will remain clear and the coffee is suspended throughout.
This one would be great for a breakfast spread. Fresh scones or some sort of breakfast cakes. ☕️ 🍰
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Ok! 48 hours are up, so the coffee epoxy shoul…

Ok! 48 hours are up, so the coffee epoxy should be cured. Time to unwrap it and see what it looks like.
Looks… interesting! Hoping it cleans up after it goes through the planer again (thanks if you confirmed that was the right way to do it).
The epoxy was just a bit tacky (or maybe it’s from the tape) so I’ll give it a few days before working on it again. After planing, I’ll take an angle grinder to the edges and power carve/clean up a bit.
P.s. The @ecopoxy UV had no smell at all, so that was nice. The only thing I noticed as I was working was the coffee 😃 this is one good smelling board.
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Well, I’d wager that @blackforestwoodco ‘s fir…

Well, I’d wager that @blackforestwoodco ‘s first epoxy pour wasn’t perfect either 😬
This beautiful mess is @ecopoxy UV with some local coffee grounds from @revolution_coffee in Collingswood NJ. I figured coffee as color/filler would go better than a weird pigment color on a charcuterie board.
The wood is a piece of maple that I harvested last year but I didn’t get to seal the ends fast enough and it split right down the side while drying. I tried to maximize the “slab” yield (I use the term slab loosely with this 5” board) when I sliced it on the bandsaw, but this piece still had a significant crack to deal with. Epoxy to the rescue! This was my first pour and if nothing else, it was an education 😂
I’ll have to do some edge grinding and finishing, but what I’m hoping for is a nicely filled cavity that is visible along the side and with “windows” on the top surface that peer down into the void. We’ll see what it actually looks like later this week when I take the tape off.

Side question, is it better to belt sand the excess hardened epoxy or can it go through the planer?
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This spalted maple couldn’t have turned out be…

This spalted maple couldn’t have turned out better. Who wants a charcuterie board? 😃 There are probably 6 hiding in here. One board was rough cut a bit too thin and I had to plane it to 1/2” or so. Maybe I’ll do a fancy box out of that one.
Right here is where you can see why harvesting and milling your own lumber really pays off. I feel like I’ve got gold ingots on my workbench, just waiting to be turned into something incredible 😍
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While I’m wrapping up a few projects, this bat…

While I’m wrapping up a few projects, this batch of spalted maple that I cut last fall on the bandsaw is ready for the planer.
I let the logs dry a bit without sealing the ends, so they split. I’ll need to do some epoxy work, but I’ve got the right stuff to make that look good now.
Moisture content is right at 8% and since it’s like 98% humidity these days, I think that’s pretty good.
I just changed my planer knives, so hopefully this will be a smooth job.
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Whole lotta finishing going on right now. Can’…

Whole lotta finishing going on right now. Can’t cut or sand anything at this point, so the other projects are paused while the last of the finishing coats are applied. #smallshopproblems
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When Matt @keddiewoodshop says I make cool cak…

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When Matt @keddiewoodshop says I make cool cake knives, who am I to argue?! Here’s the latest one I’m working on. Figured maple chef’s blade with everybody’s favorite sparked sycamore handle. This is sanded up to 120, so I’m raising the grain (and stealing a peek at that figuring). Then I’ll re sand at 120, 220, and 320 before this gets its pyrography.
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Huge thanks to @ecopoxy and @trevor_ecopoxy fo…

Huge thanks to @ecopoxy and @trevor_ecopoxy for the outstanding customer service, education and correction of my ordering mistake. Plus they threw in a kit of ecopoxyUV (the stuff I should have ordered) to try out along with some colored metallic pigments!

I’m pretty excited to start working on the charcuterie boards, now I just need them to finish drying out. Hopefully the increased airflow of the new outdoor lumber rack helps speed up the process.
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodworkingcommunity #maker #madeinNJ #liveedge #cuttingboard #charcuterie #slab #natural #accessories #handmade #handcrafted #diy #doityourself #nj #bandsaw #mill #lumbermill #logs #log #jig #local #thejawnshop #spalted #beech #slab #epoxy #epoxyresin