Any Other Woodworkers on BOTL?

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  1. PetersCreek

    PetersCreek Brother Borealis

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    A nice day in the shop today. I cut slots in the box sides for the sliding lids and planed the stock for the lids. I also milled and cut the bottoms to rough size.

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    Each box gets a lid of a different exotic species of hardwood. Left to right, they are: canary wood, lace wood, zebra wood, and wenge.

    Correction: it turns out the lacewood was misidentified at the wood monger. It’s actually leopardwood.
     
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    Having received a new 1/8” spiral bit on Friday, I milled the slots in the sides to accommodate the bottoms. I trimmed the bottoms to final size, and cut a rabbet on all edges to fit the slots. Then I started to glue them up.

    Things went poorly for the first one. I glued one side in upside down and didn’t notice until the glue had set past the point of no return. Scratch one box. Jackson’s will have to come later. The remaining three went well. However, the next time I make finger jointed boxes, I think I’ll use liquid hide glue for the extra open time. I felt a bit harried trying to get glue on all the mating surfaces before it set too much. Next: milling the lids.

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    The first of the three ready for finish. After final sanding, I tacked off the dust with some mineral spirits, which also suggests what it will look like when finished. This one is to be for Rufus, an orange tabby who was the first to leave us at the house in Peters Creek. I chose Canarywood for the lid because, well, it screams “orange tabby” to me. The small knot is a bonus that suggests a cat’s eye somewhat. Next will come Pippin’s and Abigail’s.

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    So very cool sir.
     
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    Thank you,sir.

    And then there were three.

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    Brett amazing work as usual
     
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    Finally got the folding table mounted...
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    Now that I've got the folding table off the honey-do list, I'm working on another favorite passtime... 20190111_003941.jpg
    As @NavyJC(RET) was so kind to send his ashtray with cigars to test the tray with, I'm working on a couple blends to see what he may like... 20190106_160424.jpg
    Did I mention, he kicked my ass in that delivery? All of these are new to me smokes, I'm stoked to fire them up.
    Thank you @NavyJC(RET) !
     
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    kit_luce To the ones we can save, and those we can't.

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    I’d like try my hand at carving wood spoons. Does anyone know if basswood is a suitable wood for a “useable” spoon?
     
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