Sunday, May 15, 2016

Final staining complete

I know it seems like it has taken a while to complete these, but I only get time here and there.

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This is what the previous post turned into.

This is the hunk of really old walnut, I think it turned out rather nice.
 This is another part of the church auction.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Old wood you say hey?

So I have a bunch of really old wood laying around. I know its old because number 1 it has shellac on it, and number two it smells old. Now you may say "Bill, how can you know wood is old by the way it smells?" When I was younger right out of high school I was installing and refinishing old floors in old Victorian houses. This wood smells just like those floors did.
I will show you what this turns into soon, but it is laid up and the glue is drying. Its amazing how old crappy looking wood cleans up. Oh and not that you care but there is a sneak peak at my new vacuum fixture. YES!

Now the third reason I know this wood is really old. I found a damn square nail while I was machining it. It scared the crap out of me. Nice normal machining sounds then SCREEAAAACHBRRRR. I almost jumped through the ceiling. Luckily it didn't damage anything but I did have to dig it out before I could continue.
anyway thanks for looking.

Church silent auction donation

Maple and black walnut. This is one of a few pieces I am trying to get together. I will post them up later on too.
This piece feels so amazing in your hands. its solid, and feels like velvet.

It is stained now but still needs finishing.

I am going to engrave something on the back yet too.

Need something custom for any reason?

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Been working on some rustic stuff lately

A nice raw piece of aromatic cedar
Nothing too complicated

Wood.... get it would look great on the wall in your cabin

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Just finishing it up

Aromatic cedar. Thomson Water Seal drying now. 

Let me know if you need one. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Not quite exciting or spiritual work, but work.

Forming dies for PVC Pipes
Machined from hard maple
I have no idea how hot they heat it but the dies formed the PVC

Kind of neat.

This is one of the first function instead of cool part I did, so I decided to post it.

Still working on silent auction stuff for church.

I never did this type of cutting before so I don't know the results until they happen.
This was going to be lids to bible boxes. I really think these will turn into wall hangings. I machined the step to attach a custom contrasting color frame.
This still requires sanding and prep work, these are right off the machine.
If you think I can help you out with a special project, let me know.

Hmm, Playing with something new.

Hard Maple.
This is and interesting theme. From a digital image to a 30 degree v-carving bit with a course step over yields a really neat effect.

If this or anything else you see here sparks some interest, email me and lets get something started for you too.