November 30, 2012

maple slabs

Filed under: film,wood — howarth frank @ 8:23 pm

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My friend Roni found me a big piece of maple wood. when I went to go get it, it was bigger than I had thought. I guessed about 500 pounds.  I did manage to get it into my truck by walking it up two wood ramps.  It was only about 10 inches thick. it made the most sense to cut it into slabs for use as table tops at some future date. I was able to cut it into two slabs with my McCulloch super pro 125 chainsaw and Alaska mill.  With it cut, it was clear that one-half of it is probably too rotten to use.  The bean shaped other half looks to be usable.  I think it will make two nice coffee tables with wood turned legs.

November 29, 2012

Claire’s cubby shelf

Filed under: projects — howarth frank @ 2:38 pm

I’m getting some paint on the cubby shelf.  the plan was always to paint it white


November 25, 2012

Claire’s cubby shelf

Filed under: projects — howarth frank @ 2:14 pm

Claire’s cubby shelf is put together. just a little sanding and some paint.


November 22, 2012

Making A Zero Clearance Table Saw Insert

Filed under: projects,wood shop — howarth frank @ 10:02 pm

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November 19, 2012

cubby shelf

Filed under: projects — howarth frank @ 10:52 pm

the frame to the cubby shelf is ready.  now it needs some trim, a top and some feet.


November 18, 2012

zero clearance throat plate

Filed under: projects,wood shop — howarth frank @ 11:31 pm

i finally made a zero clearance throat plate for the powermatic 66. i was getting a lot of tear out cutting the plywood for the cubby shelf.


November 17, 2012

cubby self

Filed under: projects — howarth frank @ 11:39 pm

i have started working on a cubby self. it will be a 9 square grid of cubbies to hold 9 fabric boxes. it is going together well so far.


November 15, 2012

walnut bowl

Filed under: film,projects — howarth frank @ 5:14 pm

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I had a walnut bowl I had started about 2 years ago.  It is now dry and can be turned to its final form.  It had developed several cracks on opposite side. I cut out a 2 inch wide section that encompassed these cracks.  I had the vision of a striped segmented filling in this 2 inch gap in the bowl.  I made a half circle with 30 segmented pieces, and glued it between the two pieces of the bowl.  Then I turned this all on the lathe to make the final form of the bowl.  I finished it with a bee’s wax and linseed oil mix. Two defects emerged in the walnut as I got to the final form.  Looking at it in hindsight, I would have done the insertion differently but it still looks good.

November 14, 2012


Filed under: projects,wood — howarth frank @ 11:31 pm

i cut up with the chainsaw the big chunk of maple i got on the 10th of November. i got 2 slabs out of it.  about half of it is rotten. i hope to be able to make 2 bean shaped coffee tables out of them.


November 11, 2012

Donovan’s shop.

Filed under: film,wood shop — howarth frank @ 11:37 pm

Here is some video from last saturday

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