THIS WEEKS CONTEST – OCTOBER 6 TO OCTOBER 12, 2008
Win a Drill Doctor 500X!
We are proud that Professional Tool Mfg. is one of our On-Line Project Video Sponsors. Manufacturers of the Drill Doctor and the Worksharp and proud to be Made in the U.S.A. This week’s prize, compliments of Professional Tool Mfg. is a Drill Doctor, Model 500X. Click on the photo to the left to learn more about this great product.
Here’s how to enter:
2. Visit our Forum and post your answer. (Note: You must be registered on the forum to post)
3. We’ll announce the winner next Monday, October 12, 2008.
Well, I cut up those claro walnut slabs I showed you the other day. I got enough for some super clocks. There was a ton of twist and cup but by roughing it out to rough sizes to get the smallest sizes we could , we got a lot more material. It’s a shame these big slabs had to be cut up…..but it was the only choice.
They shall live again. Clocks and Hanging Cupboards. Some local pen turners will also get some good use from the scrap and some guys have asked for some to use in segmented turnings. All of it is super curly and there is some burl. It is just gorgeous!
Now, even though it was cupped and twisted, it is dry and stable so once milled into usable lumber, it will stay straight . My 8″ Jet Jointer with a helical head was a life saver and now
I’m passing it through my Powermatic Planer, also with a helical head. This curly and burled material is like glass. I’ll go to final thickness with the drum sander.
Willow Run Custom Lumber
Well, went to Willow Run Custom Lumber yesterday (about 15 miles from my shop). Got some good footage, think you will like it. We’ve filmed a lot in the past few days so Sherri has to catch up. Pay attention to the veneers that Justin is cutting in the video, full 1/4″ thick, mostly crotches and figured selects. We’ll give ya more later.
This morning, Jeff Fleischer (chpcrvr) is at the shop and he’s gonna be staining and finishing a maple hutch and desk he made in his shop using plywood and solid maple. We’re gonna use General FinishesBlack Cherry water base stain. I’ll take some pictures and bring ya’ll along.
Catch Ya Later!