After a nice family vacation I’m back at it. I finished up the radial veneer video, spent some time on the sawmill slabbing up a live oak crotch, and got my first hands on experience with a vacuum kiln.
Radial Veneer with Scott Grove: Radial Veneer Demo with Scott Grove
Paul’s Sawmill Tour: Legacy Lumber Sawmill Walk Through
Slabbing the Spalted Silver Maple: Spalted Silver Maple Slabbing [Embedded Steel, Brass, & Copper]
Logs from Phil: Sawing Mississippi Pecan with Phil and Harry
I work full time at Bethany Church in Baton Rouge, LA as video director. I built three decorative panels to hang in our smaller campus venue’ stage.
Made with beech hard wood, these were very tedious to build. Every other slat is flush with the face, others are recessed behind a rabbet. The recessed ones were easy but the flush ones were cut with a dado blade and sacrificial fence, with the goal of zero gaps to the face frame. This took a lot of time. Finished with paste wax and several tons of elbow grease.
They came out great but I don’t want to build anymore!! Lol
This is a walnut coffee table that I made trying out a bunch of new things for myself. This was the first time I worked with rough sawn lumber and surfacing it myself, as well as the first time making bread board ends. The table top has a segmented center made from walnut, maple, and padauk with breadboard ends. The carcass was made using mortise and tenon joinery.
Here’s a recent project of mine. It’s a Federal period desk for my seven year old son. I built it from rough cut cherry (primary) and poplar (secondary) using traditional hand tools and hot hide glue – no power tools. I turned the legs and drawer pulls on a spring pole lathe.
I made this box as an urn for my friends’ baby who was lost as 24 week in-utero. It was a sad project to make but I was so honored to do it. Made from figured curly Maple and Walnut that I milled on my property. The top is friction-fit, and the CNC engraving was something they designed and I cut using my Shapeoko 3. I also got their baby’s footprints on there using a laser-printer and Polycryllic method. The finish is several coats of Arm-R-Seal semi-gloss