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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!!!
SeaClimb

climber
May 22, 2014 - 02:40pm PT
wow...that is a beautiful bow!! Do you sell these?
bamboo

Trad climber
pike co
May 23, 2014 - 06:25am PT
sea climb
I've been ramping up production and doing prototyping on this and some other ideas-but the answer is yes -I do sell them
I have an American longbow model that was my standard for a few years and the bow in the photo will be real close to the final design [initial tests were very successful!!]and this weekend the painters tape will come off and the final sanding/ finishing will done--i'll post pics when its nice and shiny!
here's one of the American longbow--
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guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
May 23, 2014 - 12:28pm PT
Awesome bamboo!
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
May 23, 2014 - 12:44pm PT
Beautiful work, Bamboo.


May 22, 2014 - 04:47am 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!!

The leg arches were formed from 7 layers of 1/4" solid cherry so the grain follows the curve; sawing them out would leave a ton of short grain and these legs hold a tremendous amount of weight. I don't expect the 70 year old who bought it to put much "lateral stress" on the legs, but you never know...

Bed leg arch.
Bed leg arch.
Credit: Edge

Clamping up.
Clamping up.
Credit: Edge

The headboard has a gentle radius top to bottom. I used 4 layers of 1/4@ hardwood ply with cross banding and then face veneer of book matched curly cherry. The ply layers were glued up in the vacuum bag, trimmed to size then picture framed on the edges with 1/2" solid wood. The surface veneers were then laid in over the whole mess.

L-R:  plastic covered to sheet, curly cherry headboard, curved veneeri...
L-R: plastic covered to sheet, curly cherry headboard, curved veneering form.
Credit: Edge

Pump, bag, and platen.
Pump, bag, and platen.
Credit: Edge

Bag & platen, vacuum drawn, and electric blanket.
Bag & platen, vacuum drawn, and electric blanket.
Credit: Edge

Headboard structure.
Headboard structure.
Credit: Edge
KabalaArch

Trad climber
Starlite, California
May 23, 2014 - 01:56pm PT
"Avalanche Ranch" slopeside Mammoth
"Avalanche Ranch" slopeside Mammoth
Credit: KabalaArch

The Gunrack
The Gunrack
Credit: KabalaArch

Kitchen appliances by bOFFI, Milan
Kitchen appliances by bOFFI, Milan
Credit: KabalaArch

M. Bed
M. Bed
Credit: KabalaArch

M. Bath
M. Bath
Credit: KabalaArch

Dining
Dining
Credit: KabalaArch

Living
Living
Credit: KabalaArch

Design: www.StephenKabalaArchitecture.com 2001-2007
Contractor: Rudolph Construction 2004- 2007

Client's program was very straightforward: "Make it warm and cozy, with plenty of stainless steel and plate glass..." My favorites, naturally, or I'd never have accepted the commission.

This property is on the market, now. Check with Sothby's...but if you have to ask...
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
May 23, 2014 - 07:28pm PT
I've been re-skinning a deck all week. Not much to brag about, but all I did for three years in Truckee was build decks. So, it's kind of fun and quaint to go back to doing that for a little bit.

Credit: Brandon-

Stoked homeowner

Mmmm.... plastic.
Mmmm.... plastic.
Credit: Brandon-

Mmmmm.... plastic.

Credit: Brandon-

Herringbone pattern on the border
eKat

Trad climber
May 23, 2014 - 07:43pm PT
Oh, Brandon, dood. . . I want a (plastic) Trex boardwalk running from the fairway to the summit of the drumlin, through all the wildflowers, where it would explode into an octagon with a little forest green yurt on it.

Right out here:

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Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
May 23, 2014 - 07:48pm PT
I'm good with octagonal anything. Split the cost of a plane ticket, and I'll build you whatever you desire at a very reasonable rate.
eKat

Trad climber
May 23, 2014 - 07:59pm PT
WOW. . . that would be so rad. . . I've wanted this to happen for almost 12 years. Don't hold your breath. . . but. . . I will certainly keep the simmer goin' on this pot!

:-)
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
May 24, 2014 - 07:58am PT
Re skinning decks seems to be going strong,great looking job Brandon.

Kabalaarch ,nice .

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
May 24, 2014 - 11:00am PT
I like this type of connector which leaves a nice "smooth" surface.

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