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post #1 of 7 Old 04-14-2010, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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One hour project

When I want to woodwork some times I am limited to little quickies, like today. I am just in checking emails/getting more ice water right now, then back to work. The reason I have to do "one hour projects" is they may take me 2 days (or a week) with all the interuptions. I had a guy bring a trailer load of cherry logs to custom mill this morning. No big hurry on the job, but I saw one I thought was curly so I had to throw that one on the mill and see. Not curly, but still pretty- it's milled and in the kiln. Between unloading trailers-loading lumber-walk in sharpening customers...I just can't get tied up in the woodshop anymore.

So anyway I have a bench on my back porch, it's for sitting on and putting on my shoes and my shoes are under it. A lady saw it and said she could use something similar for under a window as a seat/plant stand/whatever. I love this kind of joinery, easy and strong. (dovetail spline) Since you don't need a stretcher you can have storage space underneath.

And if anyone says honeylocust is not just one of the prettiest woods they have ever seen, well I guess they have never seen honeylocust. I love the stuff. This project even sold some lumber to a guy. He came strolling in the shop "Watcha' makin' ?" I said a little thingy for a gal and his next question was "Wow what kind of wood is that ?"...out to the sawmill shed we went to get him some.

Well back to work, might as well sawmill till supper---beauty day for it.
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post #2 of 7 Old 04-14-2010, 06:00 PM
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Oh man, that is some pretty wood! I suppose I should talk to my sawmill buddy who is a retired forester up here and see if we have that stuff around here.

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Hey that's beautiful stuff. Now where's the other two sides and the lid?

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Very nice Daren. I am envious of your access to wonderful woods and the fact that you get to mill and woodwork all day. That's of course because I don't have to do it all day. Still, you have a great job. Those splines really make that project stand out.
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From one Honeylocust fan to another . . . that's a great looking project.

I missed this somehow until you just posted your shiny thread. Glad you like them, old man.
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Very cool dovetails. Dovetails are something I plan on learning in the future when I get some time from all these guitar projects.
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You are doing great on the guitars Colt, keep it up. (just between you and me those dovetail splines are easy compared to what you make) I think a wooden guitar stand with dovetail spline joinery may have to be one of your next projects.
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