Monthly Archives: November 2010

Tung and Groove

I’ve just finished applying a coat of Formby’s Tung Oil – Low Gloss to a solid oak stump table I’m working on .  I was grooving to the Allman Brothers during the process.

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The Beer

I’ve long been a fan of the work of the brewers at New Belgium in Ft. Collons, Colorado. I suppose it is only natural having spent about a year living in Ft. Collins. What a great town! What great beer!!! As part of my enthusiasm for the handcrafted beers brewed there, for many years I [...]

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Cypresstidigitation

I was looking earlier at the color we’re getting this year from one of our cypress trees. This prompted a reflection on the large cypress trees that grow in the swampy marsh lands along the Gulf Coast where I grew up. Somehow, at the same time, my mind was considering the growing trend in Hollywood [...]

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Musgravity

I’ve just returned from spending some time over at the “Musgrave Mill.” What a machine! Anyways, here is a poor photo of what I returned with. 1. Walnut 2. Oak 3A. Hollowed Oak 3B. Hollowed Oak 4. Pine

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Hollow out there…

Did I hear someone say they want matching (in height) glass top end tables? Check out these neat pieces of hollow oak I’ll be milling soon.

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PSI

So… I am a bit disappointed to report that the nice piece of walnut discussed yesterday seems to be a bit too heavy for the ball-bearing casters that we installed. The casters function, but I fear that they might dimple a wood floor and possibly crack a tile floor. I’ll be removing the casters and [...]

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Boring

Today, I was finally able to spend a bit of time working with a nice (and heavy) piece of walnut I’ve been wanting to get to. I haven’t had time to touch it since milling the top and bottom this past Tuesday. I began today by boring four holes in the bottom. These holes serve [...]

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Who ordered the pine?

Here are some new pieces of pine we recently picked-up to work with. They are each approximately 10.5′ long. The largest is 30″ in diameter.

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New Projects

A few evenings past, I set out in the truck to pick-up an piece of fallen elm that I’d seen on the side of one of McDade’s back country roads. While positioning the main portion of the trunk to where I could load it in the bed of the truck, and neighbor pulled up and [...]

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