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FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Apr 30, 2014 - 03:15pm PT
Nice --- Very nice.

One of the truly greatest production bikes ever made.
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Apr 30, 2014 - 05:02pm PT
You can't see much of what I'm building, but you can hear it:
http://www.facebook.com/midlife.truckstop
http://www.midlifetruckstop.com/our-sound

Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
May 2, 2014 - 06:40pm PT
More rocket motor madness. This time a 1/3 | 1/3 | 1/3, Mg/Al/Zn mix with ammonium perchlorate as the oxidizer + a burn rate accelerant + a high solids loading. This is probably the mix I will go with to the summer launches.

Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
May 11, 2014 - 08:11pm PT
I'm heading for Sacramento next week to deliver some furniture (pics to come) and the client wanted two pair (4) bypass doors, paint grade. I knocked 'em together in 4 hours using MDF, maple strips, glue, and a 23 guage pin nailer.

The scale of the detail is lost in the pic, but the doors are destined to work four wide in a circa 1950's Cali home.

Ready for primer.
Ready for primer.
Credit: Edge
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
May 13, 2014 - 07:17pm PT
Edge,
Just before your descent into Sacratomato you will pass through a noisy little highway town called Truckee. There's a crag known as Donner Summit with a variety of granite rock climbs for rock climbers to climb on. I'd be happy to give you a tour, hold the rope, whatever. Truckee is like Boulder without the intellectuals. We don't cotton to too much book learnin', 'ceptin a few fat climbing guide books.

As an aside. If you're interested in Japanese building, Len Bracket lives down the hill by Nevada City. I hear that he is sitting on 2M board feet of the finest woods. I'm a hack but you two might have stuff to talk about.
Mastery.
Mastery.
Credit: Flip Flop

wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
May 15, 2014 - 07:45pm PT
5 Months at my Doctors
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Finally,we are done friday.

Between carving a timberframe[at the shop],framing a HFH house and my doctors project,myself and 1.5 are chilling for awhile.[Still waiting on a basement].Cheers
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
May 15, 2014 - 08:02pm PT
The best thread on ST...
nah000

climber
canuckistan
May 15, 2014 - 08:09pm PT
congrats wilbeer on the completion of a lot of very fine work.

after a long project, the taking of photos and gtfo, is always one of the best days. haha.

especially on renovations...
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
May 15, 2014 - 08:31pm PT
Wilbeer,
I really like the cat tunnel. It all looks great.
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
May 16, 2014 - 11:54pm PT
Top notch, Wilbeer; well done.

Gearing up to deliver this to Sacramento. I hope to hit the road Sunday morning to begin the 20 hr drive.

Not all sprayers climb, but all climbers spray.
Not all sprayers climb, but all climbers spray.
Credit: Edge
Sanskara

climber
May 17, 2014 - 12:12am PT
What do you use for clear on most of your work edge?

I just started using conversion varnish on all my stain projects. I know I'm a little late to the party. Thee sh#t is the balls though. Sand stain and two coats of clear all in one day.

It's freaking awesome I don't know why I was ever so scared of the stuff?
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
May 17, 2014 - 01:13am PT
Sanskara, my little Campbell-Hausfeld HVLP set up is 20 years old and paid for itself about 1/3 of the way through my first kitchen I used it on.

If I am spraying, then most if the time it is precat lacquer, but I also shoot conversion varnish on occasion. When shooting the color layer, I like to use alcohol based aniline dies because they dry super fast, don't raise the grain, and you can shade with it if desired.

On my period style furniture I opt for traditional methods. Often this is a wash coat of shellac followed by multiple coats of hand brushed varnish, finished with 600x then 1000x stearated paper with water as a lubricant, pumice, and rottenstone/oil. Sometimes it's straight oil and paste wax, sometimes straight shellac right from the brush or maybe padded on to a French polish. It depends.

This bed was the first project I sprayed here in Boulder, and it dried so fast I was getting horrible orange peel. I ended up sanding everything flat with wet/dry paper and water, then a scotchbrite pad and water, then a dry sanding block with the grain to bring it all back to flat. I didn't have time to find out what Sherwin Williams recommended to add to their lacquer, so I thinned it myself with MEK which is a slower evaporating solvent to allow it time to flow. I squirted a heavy coat and it pulled out tight and shiny.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 17, 2014 - 02:33am PT
Edge, you have a booth? In an effort to be PC I've been on the water wagon
for quite a while now. You should check out Target Coatings. I mainly use
their Alkyd Varnish because it has such a nice warm look which have not been
words usually used with waterborne. They also have a conversion varnish and
even a polycarbonate urethane which is close to bullet-proof. They also have
an amazing waterborne shellac which is usually my seal coat and rarely needs
more than a swipe with 320 or 400 to knock down a few 'hairs'. They also
have an extender which I usually use with the varnish (3-5%).

Someone like you they would probably send you a few quarts to try out.
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
May 19, 2014 - 05:14pm PT
Putting on the bolt covers.
Putting on the bolt covers.
Credit: Edge
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
May 20, 2014 - 06:46pm PT
The finished bed and nightstand, finally!

All it needs is the correct size mattress.
All it needs is the correct size mattress.
Credit: Edge

Nightstand and headboard detail
Nightstand and headboard detail
Credit: Edge

Nightstand detail -half blind & mitered dovetails
Nightstand detail -half blind & mitered dovetails
Credit: Edge

Bed & nightstand, Curly cherry & brass with a lacquer finish.
Bed & nightstand, Curly cherry & brass with a lacquer finish.
Credit: Edge

And I conveniently finished by installing and painting the custom bypass doors that I made for the guest room where I am staying.

Yep, looks good.
Yep, looks good.
Credit: Edge

Time to take a nap so I can be ready to climb tomorrow. Bueller, Bueller?
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
May 20, 2014 - 07:34pm PT
Great looking work ,Edge.

Have fun climbing ,you lucky dog!
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
May 21, 2014 - 05:53pm PT
Nice
Elegant curves
bamboo

Trad climber
pike co
May 22, 2014 - 07:47am PT
edge
that's a sweet bedroom set!!
did you form the arches? or saw them? i can't tell if there is a headboard arch?
again really nice!!
bamboo

Trad climber
pike co
May 22, 2014 - 08:02am PT
I've been busy too--
this model is still experimental -this bow is the second out of press--
I have to shoot it some to see how it preforms

top half of form removed--
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getting ready to cut handle
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5 minutes on the band saw
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rough sculpting-
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ergonomics-
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Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
May 22, 2014 - 08:13am PT
Great work all, wow that bow is so cool, where craft and art came together!!!
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