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Ambrosia Maple bar

Built a bar for a young fellow on the next street. He was finishing a room in his basement and asked me to build a bar. I brought over a small piece of ambrosia maple to see if he like it, and he did. So I built the framework out of 2 x 4's and machined the ambrosia maple from rough sawn lumber. I made a beveled tongue and groove on each piece and once it was installed, a local granite company made the top. In the meantime, he took the original scrap of AM to work and lasered out a logo of an old motorcycle I restore and collect. Pleasant surprise.
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there ya go - - - nice work.
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Excellent work, Mike! That all looks really nice.

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looks very nice Mike - always loved the wombat 125...
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Love it! Gorgeous wood.
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machined the ambrosia maple from rough sawn lumber.
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That is beautiful!


How are you machining your material?
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That is beautiful!


How are you machining your material?
I start out by jointing one edge on a Jet 6" long bed jointer. Then I'll run them through my planer, Dewalt 735. Then over to the table saw, rip to width, and in this case, set up a dado blade to make a tongue and groove on each panel. Then rip a bevel on each edge on the face side of the panels. It's a lot more work than buying wood that's already surfaced four sides, but I enjoy getting rough sawn wood and doing the machining. There's more guys popping up now in my area with bandsaw mills. So it's kinda fun hunting down the wood. Guys I go to have the wood dried and offer pretty me good pricing. This ambrosia maple was $2.00/ board foot. Any of the places I go where it's all surfaced, it's $4.50-.5.50/ board foot.
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Excellent work Mike!!!
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Looks pretty darn nice!!
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That Maple looks really cool, nice work.

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