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Hardly Visible

Social climber
Llatikcuf WA
Feb 22, 2013 - 11:05am PT
Credit: Hardly Visible


Credit: Hardly Visible

Just completed roof sheeting and tar paper on the roof, and now it is pouring.
sempervirens

climber
Feb 22, 2013 - 11:16am PT
Wilbeer, why are you using those old 3-pin bindings on the Karhus? The skis look pretty new. Wouldn't cable bindings be an improvement? Just curious.

I'd like to try the terramarking. Are there brakes?
rich sims

Social climber
co
Feb 22, 2013 - 11:57am PT
Always fun to see what's being done
Gudio
The gutter/down spout systems looks great, art and function.

I just stopped by a home theater I trimmed and the metal counter top guy had a bent (slightly) straight edge.
He was sanding to top plate of the half wall.
Every time he moved the straight edge more work was needed.
Told him he would be at it all day and never get it right.
I brought down a 8' level and showed him his straight edge was not straight.LOL
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Feb 22, 2013 - 12:19pm PT
Sempervirens,those are voile 3pin w/hardwire bindings, w/hardwire removed only need the hardwires on icy aspects,3 pin is plenty for lake effect yo yoing[soft snow].As for the tarramark boards those are paul components,moto v brakes with real designs levers,and yes they work amazingly.


The skis look new but they are about 6 seasons old and they only see bottomless days.
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Feb 22, 2013 - 12:55pm PT
built this Fender Princeton Reverb, wound the ultralinear output transformer,

the grill cloth is a climbing shirt that was too tight,

Credit: Dr.Sprock
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Feb 22, 2013 - 01:00pm PT
^^^^^^

Nice!!!! is that an SG or a Guild SG?
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Feb 22, 2013 - 01:02pm PT
Epiphone, with a couple of chromebuckers, thanks for the props,
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Feb 22, 2013 - 01:06pm PT
Ahhhh Epiphone, doesn't that have a narrower neck than the standard SG?
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Mar 3, 2013 - 11:23am PT
Not exactly "building," but I wired in some LEDs in my VW Westy yesterday. Major difference for the better.

Credit: mooser

Credit: mooser
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Mar 7, 2013 - 04:37am PT
Not building yet, but just cut this...

That's a 4ft measuring stick on some fresh cut San Diego Sugar Gum
That's a 4ft measuring stick on some fresh cut San Diego Sugar Gum
Credit: The Warbler
Credit: The Warbler
Sugar Gum Eucalyptus detail
Sugar Gum Eucalyptus detail
Credit: The Warbler
16 ft Red Gum slabs
16 ft Red Gum slabs
Credit: The Warbler
Credit: The Warbler
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Mar 7, 2013 - 09:57am PT
Beautiful slabs, Warbler. I've never worked with gum before. Is the "moths wing" pattern in the last pic due to the grain, or just how the boards are drying after wetting to show the grain? Or likely a bit of both?

Last Fall I posted a pic of a Time Capsule that I made for my old town's sesquicentennial. It turned out that they couldn't pay me the $90 that I asked for to cover out of pocket expenses without using my name in their records, and I asked for it to be an anonymous donation, so the deal fell apart.



I just found a buyer through etsy.com who will be purchasing it at about 20% of what it should sell for, but I didn't want to have to pack it up in storage next month and ship it all the way to CO next summer with the rest of our belongings. He just wants me to replace the key behind glass with a marquetry shell of sand shaded maple and mahogany; pics to follow.
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Mar 7, 2013 - 10:52am PT
Dick, I have been self-employed as a furniture maker for the last 20 years. I had a one man shop in the Lakes Region of NH and have been president of the Guild of NH Woodworkers, VP of the NH Furniture Masters Association, and longtime State Juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen. Even with all of that, I largely worked alone in a bubble all day every day.

I am somewhat familiar with Dimes pieces, and they seem to be well made and nicely designed. My clients usually appreciated owning furniture that was bench made one at a time by a single craftsman, even though I generally had a year's worth of work ahead of any new commissions. I have sold pieces similar to this time capsule in the $3-3.5K range.

I have lived, worked, and climbed in NH my whole life. I have always enjoyed my numerous trips out West, and it was a long time goal to move west once our two kids graduated HS. After 3 years on the market, we finally sold our home and workshop last Sept and moved into a rental for the Winter. The shop space here is unheated, so I have put the furniture on hiatus and have been focusing on other interests until May when my youngest graduates from UMass. As soon as the ceremony is over we are loading ourselves and our two welsh corgis in a truck and a 24' RV and beginning a 3-4 month cross country road trip with eventual plans to relocate to the Front Range of CO.

We have no real schedule or agenda, just to pack up, see as many cool places as we can, climb some, hike some, and keep our eyes open for whatever new home calls out to us. I'm not even really sure I want to re-open my studio once we settle; I am just going to go with the flow and see what feels right.

I am truly cherishing this unique, new found freedom from the rat race, if only temporarily.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Mar 7, 2013 - 11:13am PT
There's both ends of the spectrum above - a cool juxtaposition of raw and refined. That's an elegant piece, Edge - masterful work.

The blotches on the red gum are the result of having that black tarp thrown over it when freshly cut, and the resulting difference in surface moisture levels created by direct contact vs air gap. I wet it down for the photos, but the water didn't have time to thoroughly soak in - I'm in the rat race too, and had to get back home to email a hopeful buyer.

There are some 12 ft crotch slabs of Blue Gum behind under the tarp 3 to 5 ft wide, and some 5 ft by 8ft Torrey Pine slabs too.

Eucalyptus is temperamental, but if you're OK with a few cracks it can make a stunning counter top or table top in these dimensions - super hard and heavy with gorgeous detail when taken to a fine finish.

You don't grow eucs on the east coast?

You might see some in Colorado...
Norwegian

Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
Mar 7, 2013 - 11:34am PT
edge im sad to see the key
have to go.

we talked previously about the
beautiful irony of pasting
the key right next to the lock.

any potential thieves might
be instantly converted to saints
(which actually are just sugar-coated thieves)
upon seeing the sideways situation
greeting their grief.

its alright, your intent
remains solid.

who cares if the client wants
to put someone else's lock
around his key.
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Mar 7, 2013 - 11:53am PT
Norwegian, with your okey-dokey I wrote your words of prose about the key on the top of one of the wooden cleats that screws against the underside of the box and holds it to the base. It will remain hidden there until such time as someone sees fit to separate the two, possibly never.

The intention of the original design lives on.

Norwegian wrote:
"give a fvck could i if
you steal all my treasure.
have it. my substance
is adaptable. my fame
is framed in the claim
that wellness is mine to create."
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Mar 7, 2013 - 12:08pm PT
The Warbler wrote:
There's both ends of the spectrum above - a cool juxtaposition of raw and refined.

Yeah, because this was a donation I just used what I had on hand. The legs were left over from a demonstration I did for a woodworkers fair, and the quilted birch boards had been in storage for about 10 years. The inlay at the top of the legs was resawn from a birch burl I saved from a firewood pile.

It looks much more harmonious with a veneered box.



The fully realized design that I had done previously was much more effective. It was an actual "Millennium Box" time capsule (sealed 2000 AD)for the State of NH and looked identical to this pic but with the key behind glass detail and a bit thinner aprons atop the legs.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Mar 7, 2013 - 01:06pm PT
Maybe you misunderstood my comment - my product being the raw and yours the refined.

Whatever...

The second box accomplishes the challenge of outdoing the first. I hope I have the time and skills at some point to come close to your level of craftsmanship. I know I'll have lots of raw material in the woodpile...
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 7, 2013 - 01:08pm PT
Yo Edge, is your time capsule somewhere in Concord where I can check it out next time I'm in town?
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Mar 7, 2013 - 02:29pm PT
Warbler, I had misinterpreted you. Thanks for clarifying.

Brandon, I have no idea where the box is now. I think it was supposed to tour around for a while, but I imagine they got bored with that a d found a permanent display, I just don't know where.
John M

climber
Mar 7, 2013 - 02:46pm PT
You people on this thread shine.. Just plain shine. I love all the different sorts of craftsmanship.

And Brandon.. a good hardwood floor is to be cherished. And so is the workman who installs it.
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