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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 14, 2013 - 07:35pm PT
Brandon, just tell me you didn't have to peel those logs.
I did that once. My butt has never recovered.
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Jun 14, 2013 - 07:37pm PT
Really nice work.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jun 14, 2013 - 07:39pm PT
I peeled most of them.

I love the workout I get from running a draw knife for a couple of days. More than a couple of days and I am hating it.

My shoulders are strong, it's all about changing your position as you peel to even out the pain.

Left side, right side, long reach, short reach. Repeat.

Edit; your butt only hurts when you have to straddle the smaller logs. The big logs stay put and you can move around them.

Double Edit; Ones sharpening skills are as important as ones peeling skills. Twenty minutes of peeling equals ten minutes of sharpening your iron.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Jun 14, 2013 - 08:08pm PT
I have never peeled logs,but i have made hand hewn beams with an adze,i will agree that you become a master sharpener.
Floorabove

climber
The Gunks y'all
Jun 14, 2013 - 08:22pm PT
Slow and steady.
Slow and steady.
Credit: Floorabove

Mahogany butcher block top with cut out for the Big Green Egg.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jun 14, 2013 - 08:44pm PT

so with a draw knife

do you pull it across the sharping stone
or do you clamp it and scrub it with the sharpner?

I learned to sharpen it sitting down, with one handle on the ground, and the other in my right hand. I'm a lefty, so I work through the stones, and finish with a strop, typical.

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jun 14, 2013 - 09:53pm PT
Just listen to the stone and the iron. You'll know when you're getting a good hone. It sings when you're doing it right and you know it.

Edit; it's Friday night and I'm still talking about work. Lame. Hope you all have a good weekend.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jun 15, 2013 - 09:35am PT
I just finished making a Medieval chair, bed and strong box in anticipation of my 2-week stay in a military encampment and fighting in the Pennsic War next month.

Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Pennsic War
5,000 knights on the battlefield bashing at each other in a huge melee
http://www.deviantpath.com/page/4/
http://www.deviantpath.com/page/4/
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Jun 15, 2013 - 10:47am PT
^^^^ Kinda looks like the überfall at the Gunks.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jun 24, 2013 - 05:44pm PT
Log play structure is done, but for a few punch list items.







The octagonal facets on the posts was a fun project to essentially wrap it up this afternoon.

Back to building with milled lumber...
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jun 30, 2013 - 05:40pm PT
Made 5 tables out of Torrey Pine, probably the rarest pine in the world, but plentiful in La Jolla, Del Mar and neighboring communities. The only 2 places in the world they grow natively are Torrey Pines Park and on one Channel Island, but people around here plant them in their landscapes. Problem is, when they get irrigated, they grow monstrously huge real fast, and are starting to fall and demo houses to the tune of millions in damages.

So people are scared of the big ones, and you can make stuff from the wood. This set of tables is designed to be broken down in a matter of minutes, reduced in size for transportation and storage, and reused for events on a rental basis. Maybe they'll pay for the work I put into them at some point....

I milled the tops from one 8 1/2" log, about 2 ft thick. The leg stock came from one twisted, split slab which had been improperly dried. I welded up the braces with wrought iron balusters, 1/2 inch threaded rod, 1/4" thick washers, fastened with square plain steel nuts.

We have Torrey slabs up to 6 ft wide.

Credit: The Warbler

Credit: The Warbler

Credit: The Warbler

Credit: The Warbler

my kid
my kid
Credit: The Warbler

Credit: The Warbler

Credit: The Warbler

eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jun 30, 2013 - 05:50pm PT
5iveElevenKevin. . . I WANT YOUR KID'S SHOES!

:-)

Nice work, dood!

ox
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jun 30, 2013 - 05:51pm PT
Thanks.

One is bookmatched, but the width I needed to achieve prevented me from doing more. I basically had to use mismatched widths of the two boards to achieve the finished width, and I wanted to do the whole set with one log. As you mill through the log, the bookmatched sets get narrower as you cut away from center.

They aren't glue joined, BTW, the tops are two separate pieces and easier to build and handle because of that. The fabric runner covers the crack up.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Jun 30, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
Great work, great setting, great kid!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 30, 2013 - 05:55pm PT
^What Ap said!!!

Sweet!

EDIT: I'm curious, Kevin...is the Torrey Pine really pitchy?
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jun 30, 2013 - 06:03pm PT
It's not bad at all except at the knots. When these tables sat in the sun for a day, the knots beaded up with sap droplets and I wiped them down with a rag and mineral spirits to eliminate the stickiness for the party. You get a little bit of residue on the table saw with it.

This wood is barely a year dry, so the sap hasn't crystallized - it stabilizes after a couple of years.

I just made a dining table out of a 42 inch wide Torrey slab I'll post up later.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 30, 2013 - 06:08pm PT
I kinda suspected that, coming from a maritime environment.

Lovely work!
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jun 30, 2013 - 06:08pm PT
No, rSin I have lots of different saws, a boom truck and a Woodmizer LT40. I've done tree work and carpentry for 30 years or so.

I'm a bit of a freak here in La Jolla.


Hi Kathy, I still have that quartersawn Black Acacia for Blanchard - just waiting for a new carbide blade on my bandsaw to cut it. Hope you're well sweetie!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jun 30, 2013 - 06:28pm PT
Sweet table!

And you've got a Wood Mizer? Jealous!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 30, 2013 - 06:36pm PT
My wife calls me the wood mizer.

: )
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