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steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jun 19, 2014 - 04:49pm PT
Footboard- glued up assembly-lower part also morticed for side rails. ...
Footboard- glued up assembly-lower part also morticed for side rails.
The tenons on side rails are real heavy-about 3/4 x 5". The side rails are about 2" thick x 8" deep-solid cherry
Credit: steveA
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jun 19, 2014 - 04:54pm PT
View of footboard assembly-permanently glued up. The bed bolt is about...
View of footboard assembly-permanently glued up. The bed bolt is about 8" long. The side rail is drilled thru end grain, centered on tenon, and has a counterbored hole on inside to accept steel plug, threaded for 1/2 inch bolt.
Credit: steveA
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jun 19, 2014 - 04:57pm PT
Photo shows side rail joining post. This bed is rock slid due to heavy...
Photo shows side rail joining post. This bed is rock slid due to heavy construction.
Credit: steveA
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jun 21, 2014 - 03:24pm PT
Making a 34" wide x 52" long elliptical frame for a glass top coffee table. Last Saturday I planed the boards to thickness, then miter cut them to match the angles on my full size drawing. Each half of the eight glue lines was mortised 1 3/4" x 5/16" x 2" deep for loose tenons. Everything was dry fit then disassembled for glue up.

The oval orifice.
The oval orifice.
Credit: Edge

I glued up the whole mess with polyurethane glue (which I never use but seemed appropriate here) and clamped individual sections down to a dead flat MDF base covered with taut plastic sheeting. The joints were then lathered with glue and pushed together, with final clamping across the glue line courtesy of pinch dogs, an old timey but fabulously simple and effective device.

Pinch dogs.
Pinch dogs.
Credit: Edge

These are sunk in the waste wood that will be cut away, and develop tremendous pressure.

Tight is right.
Tight is right.
Credit: Edge

Today I popped off the clamps and dogs, then scraped off the glue squeeze out before sanding the frame flat. There was one small knot void on the underside, which I filled with fine sawdust from the shop vac sander hose, thin cyanoacrylate glue, accelerator, and a final sanding.

There is always a supply of matching, fine sawdust just inside the sho...
There is always a supply of matching, fine sawdust just inside the shop vac hose adaptor.
Credit: Edge

To complete the engineered top it will get veneered top and bottom with 1/16" thick plain sliced cherry veneer with the grain running perpendicular across the frame's glue lines. Bomber.

The top will then be sawn to shape inside and out (3" wide) and rabbited for a 1/4" glass insert. More pics to come, but I'm only working this one sporadically.

23" wide x 10' long x 1/16" thick cherry veneer.
23" wide x 10' long x 1/16" thick cherry veneer.
Credit: Edge
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jun 22, 2014 - 09:44am PT
Completely out of the blue I got a message on my business facebook page this morning.

Hi Loran - I'm not sure if you might remember me but my husband Stewart and I bought a wonderful dining table in cherry from you some years back when we were living in Manhattan. I remember you bringing it up 62 stairs (no elevator). I still have and treasure the table. Stewart sadly died in 2003 and I moved last year from NYC down to Florida. I notice you too have moved from NH to Colorado. I'm sitting at the table as I write this. It's oval in shape with two fold down flaps.

Lizzie and her husband commissioned this table in 1989; 25 years ago. I have hard copy photos somewhere, but it was an elliptical top, drop leaf table with a Watco and spray lacquer finish. I recall several things about the job including damaging the finish before delivery and having to scrape off an entire coat of lacquer with a razor blade as well as carrying the table up to their apartment; a half inch larger in any dimension and it would not have fit up the stairway, period.

This was my first commissioned table and I built it in my first shop which I had set up in the basement of an apartment.

Loran Smith Woodworking Global Headquarters circa 1989
Loran Smith Woodworking Global Headquarters circa 1989
Credit: Edge

Kind of a trip getting this great message after a quarter century. It's a great reminder to take pride in your work and to build as though your work will last many lifetimes, as is evidenced by the plethora of early American originals still floating around New England and beyond.
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jun 22, 2014 - 03:38pm PT
Credit: o-man
Credit: o-man
For more on this hugely rewarding project click on the link below.
http://rockerwaves.blogspot.com/2014/06/aala-recording-maui_6154.html
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jun 28, 2014 - 04:59pm PT
Veneering the coffee table top frame.

Oversized blank of 1" cherry with 1/16" cherry veneer top and bottom.
Oversized blank of 1" cherry with 1/16" cherry veneer top and bottom.
Credit: Edge
bamboo

Trad climber
pike co
Jun 29, 2014 - 05:19am PT
I recently finished up these barn doors-they serve as partitions between
two dormitories
all 6/4 T&G
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doweling jig
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vintage saw worked and worked!!
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shop made router table works like a mule too
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the machining on these door parts seemed endless!
 four doors!
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telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Jun 29, 2014 - 02:11pm PT

A house I am building in Whitefish this summer. We broke ground the day after I got back from Spring Break in Joshua Tree last April.

Credit: telemon01
Credit: telemon01
Credit: telemon01
Credit: telemon01
Credit: telemon01
Credit: telemon01

Good views of the ski area and Whitefish Range from the 2nd floor

Credit: telemon01
Credit: telemon01
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jun 30, 2014 - 01:31pm PT
Steve, I thank you for your insight and advice! Sorry it took me so long to say so!

Back to work on life and carpentry and stuff, it's been a busy spring! Frames were built. I just drove by Goose Bay Lumber, and it renewed my thought of a bed. My lady is moving in with me, so it will be a piece for both of us.

I like how checking in with all of you grounds me. I get caught up in what I'm doing, loving and hating it. And then others report back what they have been doing and I'm instantly humbled. I'm not worthy!

This thread rocks!
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Jun 30, 2014 - 04:38pm PT
Brandon,It is good to hear that this keeps you grounded.
This is my 38th year of being a carpenter.
If there is one thing in the world that keeps you grounded,It is working hard to build a good rep,a cycle of clients and friends to keep your way of making a living,well,...viable.
If it was not for the huge satisfaction of living up to your word,completing projects,getting references and continuing a schedule of work,I mean,what would you ,me or anyone have.
It is rewarding,not always monetarily.

I too ,look forward to the contributions of all here,Cheers.

All of this helps everyone.

Great looking place Telemon.
telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Jun 30, 2014 - 05:24pm PT

Thanks Wilbeer. I've been enjoying this thread since Survival started it and finally decided to contribute.

Lots of inspiration and talent out there in Taco land. I admire the Fine Woodworkers, and aspire to their degree of focus and attention to detail.

Homebuilding is where it's at for me, at least for now.

Keep up the good work Brandon; you're consistent contributions are appreciated by many.
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Jun 30, 2014 - 07:48pm PT
Me and my boss changed-out a water heater today.

Better to learn on the job, than out of pocket.

Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jul 6, 2014 - 08:59pm PT
I was supposed to climb today, so I got up early, made coffee and walked the dogs, then drove to Eldo for 8 am. Somehow I missed the text my partner sent two hours earlier bailing due to a case of pukes and shits, so I took a nice hike amongst the sandstone giants then went into the shop. Might as well make some sawdust and money if I can't have chalk dust and gobies.

I glued up the elliptical shelf with curly cherry veneer, top and bottom, then put it in the vacuum press. Next I cut the top frame to shape inside and out, then hand mortised the four legs where they meet the shelf. By this time the shelf could come out of the bag and get trimmed with a router.

Top-bottom:  paper template, 2 of 4 legs with mortised slots for legs,...
Top-bottom: paper template, 2 of 4 legs with mortised slots for legs, top frame (not yet rabbited for glass), shelf.
Credit: Edge

Next step is to route a 3/8" x 1/4" rabbit on the top then drop it off to have glass cut to fit, make the corresponding tenons on the shelf, then finish sand everything and glue her up.
MisterE

climber
Jul 6, 2014 - 09:24pm PT
Well, Damn. Life has brought me back to my beginnings, all intentions otherwise notwithstanding.

Cranking out the remodels here in Bishop, first time in 11 years. Running 2 currently - one exterior and one interior, and two on the board...I guess at some point I will be doing trim again, albeit in a limited capacity.

At least it's nice and hot in Bishop right now.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger"?

There seems to be a diminishing return ratio tied to age that is an unstated rider to the above statement...

Clients have promised pictures, I am too damn busy to think of a camera.

T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Jul 6, 2014 - 09:57pm PT
Today I was chop-sawing T@G for interior of an A-frame (30 degree roof). So as you go higher_the next board up the "course" you subtract inches/ fractions from the last measurement (long side, short side and all that).
The boss showed me how to do it on paper, but (time being a factor) I went deer in the headlights, and just tried to not cut anything too short, hoping a few minutes spent trimming the boards on installation would be better than anything short showing up.
MisterE

climber
Jul 6, 2014 - 10:05pm PT
Haha! I am with you, Dude - gimme the visuals.

Did I mention my wife came up for the weekend and installed a 50-piece marble tile countertop and backsplash?

These rare times we get to see each other, it is nice to relax a little.
Bushman

Social climber
Elk Grove, CA
Jul 6, 2014 - 10:20pm PT
Credit: Bushman

Credit: Bushman

These are pictures of fuses for two Red Baron P51 pylon racers I'm building for racing at my local model airplane club's Warbird racing series. I have built several of these planes and a couple friends help me with the wing construction. We scratch build them and constantly modify them for more speed because manufactured planes out of a box are too weak and slow for the speeds we try to run and the forces that we put on them. The engines are four stroke alcohol and nitro methane fueled YS 1.20s and 1.15s that put out around 2 horse power and the planes weigh 7-8 lbs. each

I fly these models in the gold class where they go around 160 mph. on the straight-aways. We fly them for ten laps on a 1/4 mile race course. The goal is to do the course (10 laps) in as close to a minute twenty five seconds as possible without going under that time. Four planes compete in each heat and four heats are run per pilot in a race day. The series is modeled after the Reno Air Races in Nevada and is a lot of work but loads of fun.
Sometimes the planes crash mid-air and if it's not your plane it can be spectacular to watch.

Credit: Bushman

This is a previous P51 Red Baron which Im flying this year.
The batteries for the transmitter and receiver are charging. We take off and land on a 400 foot runway.
They all have fully functional retractable landing gear, elevator, ailerons, rudder, and throttle, and are radio controlled.
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jul 7, 2014 - 07:45pm PT
Punch list time at the bar/restaurant remodel.

All new bar, shelves, walls, trim.
All new bar, shelves, walls, trim.
Credit: Edge
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Jul 7, 2014 - 07:54pm PT
Look at you swooping in on that NICE looking work on the front range.

Great ,man.
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