Burned some Oak, Cherry & maple, In Alaska!

bogydave Posted By bogydave, Mar 1, 2012 at 1:24 AM

  1. bogydave

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    Did a 2 year clean up of the shop.
    Found several thing I forgot I had.
    Hauled 4 full 5 gallon buckets of wood scrapes to the wood stove.
    Will use some for kindling, but it's burning hot. 20 year seasoned wood burns good :)
    I burned some West Virginia Red & White Oak, Cherry, & hard maple :)
    Couldn't make my self burn anything I might use, saved lots of small pieces.
    Pic of wood & clean shop.
     

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  2. ScotO

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    Nice shop, Dave. And I bet that wood, when it was burning, reminded you of being back here in PA.....they are the everyday wood back here! :)
     
  3. bogydave

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    The wood has good memories of Dad.
    He had a saw mill in WV. We cut the trees, made boards about 20 years ago. Dried it for 2 yrs & & I went back & planed it.
    I shipped a bunch to AK about 15 years ago. Precious stuff. Made the workbench, router table & other house furniture.
    It was seasoned well :)
     
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    Nice shop you got there. looks very organized.
     
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    Wow - your shop tables look like fine furniture - love to see what you make in there! :)
     
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    Nice woodworking shop. I have dabbled in some woodworking for a long time but never have stayed with it enough to be called a serious woodworker. I see some good tools there and actually a woodworkers' workbench;). By the way, we went on an alaskan cruise a couple years ago and really enjoyed it. Fishing for salmon in ketchikan and visiting a fish hatchery(Juneau) when they were running where the highlights of the trip. Beautiful state, just too cold for me, lol.
     
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    Couple project: work bench & router cabinet pics
     

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    O my! Great looking pieces.
     
  9. infinitymike

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    that is some absolutely beautiful workmanship.
    very impressive table.
    how did you join the different layers together?
    is that walnut and maple?
     
  10. DexterDay

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    Wow...... That is work to be proud of. . . . Very nice job.

    Sounds like good memories.
     
  11. bogydave

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    Maple & cherry
    Cut allot of boards into smaller boards, used a resin slow curing glue so I could work the boards as even as I could.
    Then ran them tru a planner, then Glued the 4 pieces for the top together, Routed davetail bow-tie joints with keys for the ends & side apron,
    didn't glue the ends or key on one side so the top can move with moisture.
    pic show how the top moves & slides on the keys so it don't split something.
     

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    That's some beautiful work.
     
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    bogydave-is that how you make your living, sorry if you have posted that answer before, I am getting old and forgetful. Thats a great looking shop and a good way so spend time in the winter up there.
     
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    Ditto...
    What are you turning out in that little slice o'heaven?
     
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    Nice, I have a problem of collecting wood from here and there.
    Nice shop.
     
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    Nice work there! I guess you need something to do inside all winter up there.
     
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    Dave - I know I have told you this before, but that is some sort of spectacular work, ya got there. And I love the fact that it is a "working" table.
     
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    Wow - nice looking stuff ya got there! Where did you live in PA before you went to the great white north....
     
  19. bogydave

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    Retired (down-sized) from an oil company. Elect/corrosion tech - Pipeliner at a remote tank farm, tanker loading facility.
    Buddies & I built the shop when I retired thru the summer. Then I finished the inside thru winter, ( Learned I won't do 5/8 X 12' sheet rock ever again ;) )
    2nd winter built the work bench. Great learning experience. Good use for some of Dad's wood.
    Had time & wanted to learn. Always wanted a shop.

    Answer: No. like everything else I do now, it's a hobby (well fire wood, fishing, hunting, gardening are jobs now, heat & food) To busy do keep up with much else.
    Don't know how I ever worked a job, "who did all this stuff when I was working" ? , "Nobody, it didn't get done". LOL :lol:

    Some Pics of shop build:
     

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    very cool.

    I want a shop like then in a few year to build a boat. It would be perfect.
     
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    20 miles S of Pittsburgh.
    Near where Joe Montana played HS football. Our HS played against him , we lost
    Started Jr High in PA, lived in WV before that, near Kingwood. (proud hillbilly roots)
     
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    Hey Dave - if ya want, I can get you some 5/8" x 16 ft rock. It will cut down on the finishing. :lol:

    (and yes, there truly is 5/8" x 16 ft drywall)
     
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    Make sure you build a big enough door to get that boat out when you are done, Noah. :)
     
  24. bogydave

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    Now you understand when I see all the Oak, Maple, Cherry cut into fire wood, I think Wow, wouldn't that make some nice lumber :)
    I mean a 3/4" X 8" X 8' oak board here is about $85. Don't see maple or cherry for sale here. Black Walnut is close to gold prices :lol;

    Shop: I built it 12' ceilings in the main shop (36 X 32') & the un-insulated side (toy box) is 36' X 20'.

    Thanks all,

    today's Shop pic:
     

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    Seriously beautiful shop, Dave. I'm moving this thread out of The Wood Shed forum and over into the Perfect Picture forum where I think it's a better fit. Hang on...here we go. Rick
     

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