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Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Apr 5, 2013 - 01:58pm PT
The past few weeks have been quite interesting. Establishing yourself as a sub to call for whatever has its ups and downs.

I've painted the exterior of a house, woven corners on cedar shake siding, framed, hung drywall, hung a gutter system, installed windows, trimmed windows and doors, and raked a lawn.

I work with two great GC's though, and have friends on each crew. Spring has sprung, life does not suck. At all.

Sorry for the tell and no show. I'm too damn busy to stop for lunch, much less take pictures.
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Apr 11, 2013 - 10:40am PT
I just picked up an elliptical granite top that I ordered to go on a mahogany and makore coffee table base that I made for my son's graduation from UMass Amherst. Last week we were forwarded a link listing him as one of the Top Ten Graduating Seniors in his Sports Management Department, which is one of the top two programs in the country. Proud!

http://www.isenberg.umass.edu/sportmgt/Undergraduate/Top_Ten_Seniors_2013/

Coffee table in mahogany, makore veneer, and granite.
Coffee table in mahogany, makore veneer, and granite.
Credit: Edge

This is Max last summer on a deep sea fishing trip.
Maxwell
Maxwell
Credit: Edge

But this pic more correctly captures his personality:
International Man of Mystery
International Man of Mystery
Credit: Edge

I guess you can say I had a part of building him too, 22 years in the making. He interviews later this week with the Boston Celtics, fingers are crossed!
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Apr 11, 2013 - 11:11am PT
Gorgeous table Edge. Had never heard of makore before.
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Apr 11, 2013 - 11:39am PT
Had never heard of makore before.

It's often referred to as African cherry, but since it is unrelated I avoid that name. It pairs well with mahogany but is harvested in Africa, and often shows the tight fiddleback curl that you can see on the aprons. The legs and cockbeading are South American mahogany, and the central shelf is ribbon stripe SA mahogany.
Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Apr 11, 2013 - 01:53pm PT
A Sturmpanzer IV mid-production "Brummbar" with complete interior:

Credit: Bruce Morris

Credit: Bruce Morris

The engine is a Panzer IV J from CMK. Shouldn't be much different than the one in a Pz IV in a "Brummbar". The full gun compartment interior is by Griffon Models. And the driving compartment and drive train are resin by R&J Enterprises that did create some problematic dimension changes in the chassis interior.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 11, 2013 - 10:05pm PT
Edge, beautiful, as always. I am assuming, also as usual (but I'm not proud),
that the aprons are veneer on a bandsawn form?
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Apr 11, 2013 - 10:38pm 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 - 06:13am 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 - 05:53am 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
DickMcfartin

Ice climber
soewhere over the rainbow....
Apr 15, 2013 - 07:13am PT
Edge:

Pretty freaking sweet!

I am a carpenter of sorts. More a finish carpenter than a cabinet maker for sure.

I wish rather have always wanted time learn to build the beautiful stuff you do. Ahh well someday i guess when the wheels fall off and i can no longer climb. Until then i have no time.

Keep sharing!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Apr 16, 2013 - 02:28pm 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 - 08:37pm PT
My idea of an ideal portaledge:
Credit: guido
Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 23, 2013 - 10:05pm PT
Nice pad, Guido. That looks like a rumpus room below.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Apr 26, 2013 - 01:23pm 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 - 02:53pm 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 - 03:10pm PT
Susan- looks to short for a bat... Maybe a fish wacker??

Cool Mike!
steveA

Trad climber
bedford,massachusetts
Apr 26, 2013 - 03:20pm 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
Burch3y

Mountain climber
San Diego
Apr 28, 2013 - 07:46am PT
Credit: Burch3y

My little bro and I are working on this - have cleaned it up a bit since this picture, but we still need to round the handle to make it more comfortable, sand it, etc. We cut the steel for it from a small SUV at a junkyard, the leaf springs are perfect.
treez

Trad climber
99827
May 1, 2013 - 10:44am 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 - 10:51am PT
I crashed what I built, now I have to build another one...at least it was exciting...

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