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  1. Dec 7, 2017 #1

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    I love the look of Cedar. Here are a few of my endeavors.
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  2. Dec 7, 2017 #2

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    I have a bunch of rough cut red cedar stored in the barn.
    My cousin bought it in Arkansas probably 25 years ago and brought it to Washington for my dad.
    He never used it.
    It's stacked neatly on a pallet and has never been wet.
    I really need to build something out of it.
    Maybe a ceder chest?
    You have some nice looking stuff.
     
  3. Dec 7, 2017 #3

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    Thanks!
     
  4. Dec 7, 2017 #4

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    @gumpy beautiful work :) . Is that French polishing on the jewellery box or multiple layers of varnish sanded down in between ? . Always admired the lovely polished look and I had an uncle who did wonderful French polishing and inlay work.
     
  5. Dec 7, 2017 #5

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    No machine can replicate what the human can do when it comes to working with wood. Beautiful work. I particularly like the baskets.
     
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    Wow, that is amazing. You Sir have some serious talent!
     
  7. Dec 7, 2017 #7

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    Beautiful work sir. I envy your talent.
     
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    Nice!!!!!!!!!
     
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    What a talent you have ... Awesome!
     
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    Darn Gump, you've been holding out! I had no idea what talent you have their sir!
     
  11. Dec 7, 2017 #11

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    Beautiful work
     
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    Ok Gump,

    Why you been hiding that work from us?

    I love Cedar wood also.
    Nice to work with too.

    Those are some beautiful projects.

    Good work man.

    Here's a Cedar vase , from home grown cedar,
    laminated it to appear as flames.

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    Jim
     
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    Wow! Those are truly beautiful.
     
  14. Dec 8, 2017 #14

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    Love that vase Jim. All the cedar that I used came from my property in Alabama. I cut into manageable lengths with a chainsaw, then to size with a table saw. All finishes were hand sanded and varnished. Had to quit because of my back. If, no, when I finish this house I'm gonna do it some more. I just like making things. Materials doesn't matter. My Grandfather was a Blacksmith and a farmer, my Dad was a mechanic and a carpenter. I guess I inherited that from them!
     
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    Nice work Gumpy. Real nice work.
     
  16. Dec 9, 2017 #16

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    Thanks y'all.
     
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    I really like wood and when someone is artistic with it, it can't be beat. Some really nice work there fellas.
     
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    Looks great.
    I worked for a professorial woodworker for 3 years, oak,cherry,maple,mahogany,teak,cotton wood & black walnut.
    But no cedar so far.
     
  19. Dec 10, 2017 #19

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    I had to cut a small (12" diameter) black walnut tree a couple of months ago. I want to make a fireplace mantle out of it. Don't have a plan for the rest of it yet. I want a wood lathe so bad I can taste it. I'm a journeyman machinist and tool and die maker so a wood lathe should be a blast!
     
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    Gumpy,

    You will need sleeping pills ,when you get one,
    You will want to stay up all night turning....

    A lathe becomes the creator of your work..they are awesome.
    Mine is a Sears Roebuck , all cast iron from the 50s...HEAVY.

    Hope you get one.


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    I was a machinist,welder, & mechanic when i started with the furniture maker, it was the use of precision tool that got me the job over carpenters.
    I think you need to let it dry/cure for 12 months per inch of wood, there would be some checking on the ends.
    We used cured rough cut wood from North Carolina & milled it to size, for a small table.
    When I was with the BSA, I let sapling wood for walking sticks cure for 8 month, still have a few that are now 8 years old.
    Should carve them, just not a lot of time for all the projects.
     
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    I don't sleep now! Get tired of reading!!
     
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    Where do you get your wood from?
     
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    I cut my own, cure it. Whittle it down with a chainsaw, finish it with a table saw.
     
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    Oh my, you are so talented. Love the baskets
     
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    I wonder if you cut & cured your wood or bought it.
    Seemed like a guy with your skill would enjoy the the complete process.
     
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    I would line a closet or two with it.
     

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