Posts

Resin stabilizing is a technique that I've been wanting to try for a long time. It's mostly used for turning blanks but since I don't turn very often, I never would have had a good use for the blanks. Luckily my friend Dema makes these brass hammers with resin stabilized handles and he agreed to turn any blanks that I made into finished hammers.
Making three waterfall table. One simple version from ash, one with a epoxy river from elm crotch, and one with a glass river also from elm crotch. All three feature trapezoidal bases, one wood and two steel.
I've been getting a lot of questions on how the cyclone has been performing since I installed it 8 months ago. I'll share a bit about how it's been doing and look at a few ways to better utilize the space around the unit.
Biggest thing this week is I picked up a sugar maple log. It's about 22" at the butt and 11' long. Lots of crotches which should be interesting but it was also tapped over the years so those tap wounds should produce some interesting patterns and colors in the wood.

I got a call about a walnut tree that was coming down and this was a really fun outing.  The loading was just a bit challenging which made it more interesting than just driving up to a pile of logs.  You know how I love a good adventure!

Northern Woods Exhibition April 26-29 at Eden Prairie Center 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 https://www.mnwwg.org/nwds.html Show Guide: The program hasn't been made available yet but I'll post a link to it as soon as it becomes available. Coverage of past shows: 2017: https://youtu.be/nznq4wHmVQE 2016: https://youtu.be/obXwlHOOlAM Thank you to everyone who...

Thanks to everyone who chatted with me at Fine Woodworking Live! It was a blast! Back in the shop, I made minor progress on the outfeed table and the river table. This weekend the Highboy will be in the Northern Woods Show.
Cutting big and small cookies from logs on my bandsaw mill, testing a few drying scenarios, and taking a look at the results one year later.