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Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Apr 12, 2013 - 01:38am PT
Good kid and good table, Edge. Like the thickness top and the tiny bead you ran at the bottom of the apron parts, as well.

I love Makore. I did a whole residential project from a large flitch of figured Makore. In the solid its terrific too. One of the premier species.


Good luck.
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Apr 12, 2013 - 09:13am PT
I am assuming, also as usual (but I'm not proud),
that the aprons are veneer on a bandsawn form?

Reilly, the aprons are veneer over three layers of 1/4" bending plywood, aka Wacky Wood. I built a form of 3/4" ply ribs, covered with a layer of bending ply and then scrap Formica (so the glue squeeze out wouldn't bond), the sum total equalling the inside radius of the elliptical apron parts. There is a backer veneer of poplar under the makore veneer (on both faces) so that the tiny voids from the bending ply fill with the two part glue and don't telegraph through.

The whole lay-up goes into a vacuum bag and once I pop it off the form I can lay it on the floor and stand on the center of the curve with no deflection. I then use loose tenons to join the apron ends to the leg tops using a Rojek mortising machine. The solid wood cockbead is bandsawn to fit and covers all the layers on the bottom edge; the radius is made with a custom ground hand scraper blade.

I could have bandsawn out the apron parts from solid wood, but the end aprons would need to come out of a 4" x 6" x 16" solid with lots of waste and resulting short grain problems. Plus, making the outside radius completely smooth would be a PITA, with potential for voids. The bending ply is much faster, stronger, and more predictable.

It sounds more complicated than it actually is, I can crank these out pretty fast.
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Apr 15, 2013 - 08:53am PT
I'm delivering this later this morning; 24" x 13" powwow drum with stand and four beaters. Western red cedar and elk rawhide for the drum, and the stand if half lapped at the joint and secured with a bolt and wing nut for easy disassembly and storage.

Powwow drum
Powwow drum
Credit: Edge

The beaters are from downed pine branches with hieroglyphic-like worm borings, deer leather, and bison fur trim.

Beaters and head detail.
Beaters and head detail.
Credit: Edge
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Apr 16, 2013 - 05:28pm PT
18' walls are pretty fun to build...







The bummer is that the job is one mile from the climbing in Rumney, and I'm stuck working. Might have to drive myself and bring my shoes later this week...
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Apr 23, 2013 - 11:37pm PT
My idea of an ideal portaledge:
Credit: guido
Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 24, 2013 - 01:05am PT
Nice pad, Guido. That looks like a rumpus room below.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Apr 26, 2013 - 04:23pm PT
I chucked this up many months ago....got distracted and now can't remember what I was going to turn. Damn age. Nice piece of wood though...but clearly not a bowl...I usually like to make little covered boxes, but this looks too long. I'll think about it.

Ummm...what DID I have in mind????
Ummm...what DID I have in mind????
Credit: SCseagoat

Susan
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Apr 26, 2013 - 05:53pm PT
I was one of a crew of about 20 who got to build this roller coaster .....
Fun project and quite decent pay for the time (1986).

Credit: rockermike
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 26, 2013 - 06:10pm PT
Susan- looks to short for a bat... Maybe a fish wacker??

Cool Mike!
steveA

Trad climber
bedford,massachusetts
Apr 26, 2013 - 06:20pm PT
Edge,

Real nice work--per your usual.

I think we can both agree that the number one priority in order of importance is:

Do a good job raising your kids

Take your creative skills seriously, ( if you work with your hands)

If you have any time left: Keep climbing
treez

Trad climber
99827
May 1, 2013 - 01:44pm PT
No pics from the shop yet, but I thought I'd share this because it's somewhat climbing related.

I'm sure it's not an original concept, but it really did just pop into my head the other day.

It is super great to be able to look out at or drive by the box and know without walking out or stopping for no reason.

no mail
no mail
Credit: treez

Federal on-the-job training
Federal on-the-job training
Credit: treez

Oh good, the bills are here.
Oh good, the bills are here.
Credit: treez
squishy

Mountain climber
May 1, 2013 - 01:51pm PT
I crashed what I built, now I have to build another one...at least it was exciting...

Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
May 23, 2013 - 01:41pm PT
mirror mirror on the wall,
please concur that i am the
foulest of them all.

Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
May 29, 2013 - 12:51am PT
file:///C:/Users/terence/Downloads/Harris_3-4-12.pdf

Scored a new house to build.Finally.Building is slow in these parts.

I will keep you posted
rich sims

Social climber
co
May 29, 2013 - 02:07am PT
How about rebuilding
One really dangerous deck. This is a week before a large party on a ve...
One really dangerous deck. This is a week before a large party on a very private golf course. The king if people were hurt or killed would become very public.
Credit: rich sims
Glue Lamb rotted through
Glue Lamb rotted through
Credit: rich sims
Pulled the framing to this column apart by hand. Good thing it had rea...
Pulled the framing to this column apart by hand. Good thing it had real stucco for support.
Credit: rich sims
A total mystery why this did not fail in fifteen years. <br/>
The outer be...
A total mystery why this did not fail in fifteen years.
The outer beam was supported by the cut beam with toe nails and no hardware.
Credit: rich sims
Until the deck was temporarily supported it was A5.
Until the deck was temporarily supported it was A5.
Credit: rich sims
Credit: rich sims
Re built with pressure treated lumber and Alaskan Yellow cedar
Re built with pressure treated lumber and Alaskan Yellow cedar
Credit: rich sims
We were finished and cleaned up two hours before the party of 100 plus...
We were finished and cleaned up two hours before the party of 100 plus.
Credit: rich sims
I had some fun with this home theater
Credit: rich sims
Credit: rich sims
Credit: rich sims
Door was two months late.
Door was two months late.
Credit: rich sims
And between snow storm an outdoor concrete
Credit: rich sims
Credit: rich sims
Credit: rich sims
Credit: rich sims
Credit: rich sims
countertop
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
May 29, 2013 - 08:12am PT
Nice stuff. Gotta appreciate good craftsmanship.
slabbo

Trad climber
fort garland, colo
May 29, 2013 - 09:27am PT
Credit: slabbo

Traditional adobe mud mix over wood lathe, first coat
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
May 29, 2013 - 07:57pm PT
Credit: wilbeer
Credit: wilbeer
Just finishing up some shaker custom doors.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
May 29, 2013 - 08:55pm PT
Love that concrete work, Rich Sims!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 29, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
Way to cheat the Widowmaker Rich!

The beam end scab job could have made a lawyer some money. LOL

Sweet doors wilbeer.

Lovely Weeg Wood too!

I love this thread.
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