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Jonkou

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Will cut this tree egg open in a few weeks and we’ll all see what nature made. This’ll be a good one Doug, pro cut, stored indoors on blocks with abt 6’ of trunk on both ends, no signs of bugs, rot etc.
 

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Congrats on the burl! A bit unwieldy with the weight, but should be exciting to see when you slice and dice! Chuck
 

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Over the weekend I found time to pour another layer on the end table. This one is pretty smooth,will still need to be sanded.

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The 4 panels are sized. Have to be precise with this step or the pattern will not come together on the final glue up. One is at 22mm, one 17mm, another 12mm and the final 27.6mm. Walnut, cherry and maple. I don’t have enough clamps to do both sandwich glue ups at the same time so it will slow me down by 24 hours. Really have to let them sit overnight because the glue in the center of the sandwich takes awhile to cure. I’ve had problems in the past when I wasn’t as careful as I should have been and the center bits were glue starved and things fell apart once cut into strips.

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I finally had a short day at work, only 9 hours so I came home and got to play in the shop. Betty wants a curtain rod to hang under the loft to hide the desk and what's usually my mess. :sarcastic: so I selected some 1" maple scraps for the end blocks.
Bored some holes with a forstner bit.
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Layer out for a slot on one block......
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Cut the slot on the bandsaw.......
That also removed a nail hole.
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Now the rod can drop in on one end......
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Like so.......
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The other end will be captured.......
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I rounded over all the edges with a trim router and gave the blocks a light sanding, and pre drilled for the screws........
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2" screws......
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More in a minute......
 

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I mounted the blocks and dropped the rod in.....
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Betty will probably make the curtain this weekend.
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@Eric Rorabaugh and I made a trade for some sewing machine drawers a looong time ago. I forgot about them and then stumbled upon them a week ago so I figured it's time to put them back together. I pulled all the nails and assessed the parts. I need 2 bottoms and 2 backs, so I scrounged up some wood for that.
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I'm collecting drawers from treadle sewing machines to make an apothecary cabinet for Betty for her sewing room. It will be cool for her to store sewing supplies and what-not in the drawers. I still need way more drawers.
 
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Awesome! The fun is about to begin. :)
Oh, it already has! I wanted to set it up and play around with a few things and get the spacing right before I built the shelf and added the sand. There were a few things I learned with my Jet that I knew I'd change, and once I added the sand I knew it wasn't going to get moved again for quite some time. The white drawers were from my prior set up as well, and I'll probably build in a tool holder and few other spaces with the extra room this one provides. All in due time though. Right now I just want to let the shavings fly!!
 

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Got a little shop time again tonight so I planned down the wood for the drawers.
I don't know what the redish wood is, all I know is it came from India as packing crates.
Boards are about 3/16" thick. Maple will be the bottoms.
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But it sure is pretty, hard and dense.
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The reddish wood will be used for the drawer backs. I spent a little time with a chisel removing old glue so I could get everything in place with fresh glue.
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I done and 2 more in the clamps. I'll glue the backs in when this is dry.
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The red wood looks like a Khaya spp. (African mahogany) but I assume you're familiar w/ that, so you think that's not it?
 
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