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post #1 of 6 Old 03-27-2007, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Cool I've been Busy, but One Project's Done

... And another 5 to go...



Another outdoor project and another New Yankee Workshop Project. This project was made with Cypress... A first for me here at the shop. It was easy to work with and was easy on the price as well. There are three boxes that connect with Mortise & Tenon joints, The post are laminated (two pieces of Cypress) and the panel is 1/2" MDO Plywood. MDO holds up well with outdoor projects and gives a nice finish. The connecting benches are Cypress. The main sections are 1 7/8" thick and half-lap joints were used to connect the long and short rails. The seat slats are fitted in dados on the side rails and supported by cross members in between the rails. The boxes are primed and painted and the benches are sealed with Teak Oil. This is a raffle prize for our Church.

COnstruction Pics are here... http://www.rhodeswoodsmith.com/Deck%20System.htm

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-28-2007, 09:38 AM
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Great job. I really like the look of that piece, looks solid.
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That's very attractive Tommy. Nice work. How do you like the smell of that Cypress sawdust?

I built a gargantuan deck out of it one time for a customer. At first I thought I liked the smell because it was quite unique from anything I had ever smelled, but by the end of that job you could not have given me any of the stuff!

I suppose in a dust-controlled shop it would be different but this was on a lake and always windy and always blowing right back in our snouts.
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post #4 of 6 Old 03-28-2007, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Well... Cypress smells better than damp Red Oak. That smells like feet.

Cypress does machine well and is easy on the tools. But the one downside is the dust it generates. During the planing operation, I dumped my 30Gal seperator can... Twice! In one day!!!

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nice job TJ, i especially like the contrast between the painted boxes and the batural finish benches
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post #6 of 6 Old 03-29-2007, 08:19 AM
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Tommy,

Nice work..

I took a peek at your construction photo's. Your shop looks awesome. Mine is about that clean right now...cuz I just moved everything and cleaned it. I'm ready to pipe my cyclone and I decided to clean up a little. Your shop looks like it's like that all the time....

Maybe you could post a few pics of the shop...I'm gonna get some of mine today and post them. It's a rare occasion mine is that clean...
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