Monthly Archives: May 2009

A quick update

we have the help a friend special still running..have had several email asking.., Sherri is working on order fulfilment, and im slamming my %^$%$#^ off to get these chairs and rocker done…sort got distracted last couple of days and they … Continue reading

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An Amazing Day

Well, the chairs didn’t get done, but that’s okay.  We’ll get them today.  The response to the email we sent is quite humbling and I will address it more in the June newsletter, but to say “Thank You” is an … Continue reading

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Excellent Suggestions

I have to admit you came up with some good stuff…and because its in a DVD doesn’t matter… with that said if i can help , I will….the gadgets and Gizmos is a real good idea ..but i have to … Continue reading

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Assumption

We all know what assume means and often I take for granted that folks know the simple things (or simple to me), a bad assumption on my part. I try to not overlook what to me is the obvious but … Continue reading

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Bubinga – Sand or Scrape?

Having worked a fair amount of bubinga, I can tell you it scrapes much easier than it sands. Bubinga works quite well with both hand and power tools, but it is hard, using good sharp tools is a must, it … Continue reading

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Outdoor Wood

Here are some photos of my garden, lots of stakes and stuff. The stands are used for “sprinklers” so they get “lots of wet” they are made from some old white oak I had, it had been stacked outside for … Continue reading

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Bubinga Chairs cont’d

I ran into an issue, the splats twisted some when they dried, it happens, so I gave them a quick dip in hot water and twisted them around some then I clamped them all together, this forces them to be … Continue reading

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Coming Along

The splats are dry, well, close enough….a little scraping and sanding and then it’s assembly time. I will assemble the back and fronts then do the sides. The posts are 1 1/2″ square to begin with and I use a … Continue reading

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Bubinga Chairs – Bending/Shaping Bubinga

Well into the chair making but had a few minutes to write a bit so a lot of photos and a little splainin’! First, here is a photo of my chair, took a long time to get it right but … Continue reading

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Dodged the bullet

its May 19th, and we never have frost this time of year, NEVER, but last night was an exception, we had a killing frost, luckily I had enough furniture blankets and boxes and what ever else i could find to … Continue reading

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