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 October 2020 Projects

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Terry Parrish - I have been making some charcuterie boards. Used mostly Walnut, Maple, Mahogany woods. Also finished up all my cheese cutting boards.

Steve Wavro - This is a picture of an Intarsia project I recently finished. It has 123 pieces of Aspen, Birch, Mahogany, Poplar, Walnut, Red Cedar, and Yellow Heart. It was finished with Danish Oil then buffed and waxed.

Lon Kelley - Toys of the month. I scanned the patterns into photoshop and added detail and color. The white ones can be colored by the kids

Chris Farquhar - The Panda is a Judy Gale Roberts design; has 23 pieces; wood used is Black Walnut, Red Cedar, African Wenge & Pine. Took about 1-1/2 weeks to finished 

Rick Spacek - The first two are old barnwood/august crosses front and back no finish. The tray. I don’t know the types of wood don’t even know where I got from inside is the elegant cross sprayed with clear gloss

Juan Cardenas - My wife and I are beginner pen turners. This here being our fourth project. She rough turns the blanks and I get to finish off the edges and give it its contour, sand from 150-12000 grit and add finish. This Cigar pen was made from olivewood, a black titanium kit and finished with doctor's wood shop high build friction polish.  The stand is made from redwood. 

Jack Bailie -This is a desk for my grandson who, like most everyone, is working from home. It is built from Genuine Mahogany from Clark's Hardwoods.  The top is a full one inch, milled from 5/4 lumber is 70" x 32".  Near the back is a 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch slot that allows a phone or iPad to stand up.  It has one inch through slots every 3/4 inches so cords can go through to the power strip and cord tray beneath.  I had to build it so that so it is comes apart so I can transport it to Austin in my SUV.  The legs and aprons connect with sliding dovetails.  I drilled and tapped 1/4x20 threads in the rails and used connecting bolts to secure the legs to the front and back rails.  The top is attached with figure 8 hardware and screwed into the top with 1/2 inch 1/4x20 connecting bolts into threaded holes.  It has pegs protruding from the front legs to provide a place to hang headphones.  It is stained with General Finishes Warm Cherry oil based stain and finished with 5 coats of General Finishes Arm R Seal wipe on oil based poly with 9 coats on the top rubbed out with Liberon #0000 steel wool and Bri-Wax.

Walter Hansen - After two years and three months of sweat and toil, Walt Hansen finally finished the Mary D, built from Glen-L designed “Malahini” boat plans. The boat was built using rift sawn white oak frames with African Mahogany planking over marine plywood hull and decking. The deck is planked with African Mahogany and Sugar Maple strips bordered by Peruvian Walnut covering boards. The dashboard is bookmatched Anigre with Peruvian Walnut trim. Seat bases and built-in caned seat trays are of teak. The boat also sports a 1958 Ford Thunderbird steering wheel, hydraulic steering, and a Mercury 60 hp outboard motor. She can cruise at up to 40 mph.

David Janowitz - I made this pumpkin lidded bowl out of Osage Orange, with super glue to fill all the cracks.  I added some grooves on the bottom, and contoured the lid to fit neatly.  I also sanded it to 2000 grit.  There is nothing on the wood; it is so hard, you can polish the surface smooth and shiny.  9" diameter, 6" tall with lid.  

The first is my biggest bowl to date.  Sycamore, 17.5" diameter by 6" tall.  This was challenging, at least for me.

Next are two small sycamore vases, one with a lid, like an urn.  These are only about 6" and 5" tall.  

Finally, some bottle stoppers of pecan, sycamore, and dogwood.  Never worked with dogwood.  It turned nicely, but darkened and lost some color when I applied Tung oil.   I'm going to try water based urethane next and see whether I like it more.  

All photos and descriptions submitted by individual members.


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