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4 minutes ago, Dadio said:

Keith, are those dead trees any good for lumber?

Herb

As far as I know, yes.   For a few years there was a quarantine against moving logs across county lines.   So the lumber mills stopped taking it.  Thanks to idiots, it did not do any good and within a couple of years it was in all counties of Ohio so I think the dropped that.  

 

On their own, EAB will only move a mile or two in a year.   But it's spread from the initial port of entry, Detroit, much faster than that.    I lost both ash in my new yard and had two in the old yard that I had treated, but will probably succumb if the new owner doesn't keep it up.  In one year:

 

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i know my ash would make good lumber if they were properly sliced, stickered and dried.   I honestly haven't tried to get anyone here.   There are all kinds of restrictions on fire-wood and ash moving across county lines, etc.

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Just got back home.   Spent just over $12 for 15bf of Ash.    All 4/4 x 6" w.....average 5' long.    10' was a bit too long for the van, anyway.

 

Going to let them sit and get warmed up a while ( me tooo) before I start using them....

 

Stay tuned....

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45 minutes ago, steven newman said:

Just got back home.   Spent just over $12 for 15bf of Ash.

Very good price...most around here runs about $1.50-$2.00 bd ft depending on how much you buy. One guy has CL ads at ~$1.25 bd/ft in quantities of 200 bd/ft+; usually 7/8" thickness but sometimes 1"

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Wow...$.80 a bf ain't half bad. Wish it grew and died out here. 

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Ok, more pictures?

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All 6 planks....used to be about..10' long, before we cut them down.   Which would be three @ 4/4 x 6" x 10'  

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All quarter sawn.   Just about matches the last load...may have all been from the same tree...

Set up this machine, today..

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Decided on a cove bit, and only a portion of it..

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Wanted a small detail around the top's edges..

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Then a sander, and the smooth plane, to get the top about done.   Then it and the last side..

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Got a coat of shellac.    When this dries, it can go upstairs, until the bookcase is done.    May just use Shellac for the finish....

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Maybe, someday, I should clean the other base up.....might come in handy? 

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Somewhere, there is a bench....need to move things around, so I can get back to work.....maybe

Stay tuned...

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2 minutes ago, steven newman said:

Maybe, someday, I should clean the other base up.....might come in handy?

You been holding out on us...never seen this unit before or those two bits for that matter...I need to get out more:P I've got one very similar to it.

Nice touch on the cove even if you had to use electricity to do it.:D

Lower unit turned out very nice. Looking forward to seeing where you go on the upper.

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I wish I had your get-up-and-go, Steven! But I DO procrastinate rather well! :D

John

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Somedays, my "Get-up-and-go"   has gone up and went......

 

Today's little shoptime:     Hauled one plank to the shop this morning.   Crosscut it to length.    Set up the bandsaw to rip right down(almost:rolleyes:) the center...Was a bit too wavy....blade was tracking the grain, NOT the line...:angry: reset, and this time I followed the lines...almost.    Clamped one into the legvise

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That big wooden plane is my jointer, for today.   Got both edges of this board jointed, then moved to a wider board..

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Checked to make sure the gap-osis is gone..

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Then spread some glue, and add a few clamps..

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One board is a hair thicker than the other....can be planed smooth, once the glue has cured...set this one aside, and repeat

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Added a piece to the rest....to help keep the board in place.  Finally got all the edges jointed for the second side

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Will let this sit awhile......need to lay out for shelves, and see about a top.   Maybe tomorrow, I can clean these two panels up, and get them ready. 

Shelves MAY get sliding dovetail joints.....not sure about the top, yet.   Once the top and shelves are installed, I can figure out how to build the door

 

Stay tuned..

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Boredom can  be dangerous.....I didn't WANT to work in the shop..but

 

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Got three shelves set up, router was set, might see how it goes..

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Not too hateful?     This evening, got bored, again..sooo..

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Ran the router a bit more, got all the ends done....Then the hammer came out..

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No glue involved, just a press fit.   Still need to cut and install 2" wide fillers in the back of the shelves...

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But, I can "handcut" the pins for these.    Need to do a glue-up for a top....cut a few scraps to attach the bookcase to the lower case.  

 

Maybe work on the door by Friday?   

I think this will do it, for one day..stay tuned..

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3 minutes ago, steven newman said:

stay tuned

On a Monday no less:P

I'm do for a tune-up anyway...

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Just takes a wee bit of practice, is all.     I have plenty of time, anymore.   

 

Decided to get a little bit done, this morning, BEFORE Lunch..hauled a board to the shop.    Squared one end.    made a mark 26" from that end, and made a crosscut.     Turned the board end for end, marked 26" from the cut end.....came out just before a huge knot.....lopped the knot off.   Laid the two blanks side by side, to see how they will look

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Not too bad.....had a few gaps along the edges

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Marked a "show" side with a "V" to keep things lined up

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Then got of the toys to dress the edges a bit

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"We have ways...."  worked both edges, until I was able to spread a bead of glue, and add a few clamps..

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Will let this sit a while....break for Lunch.     Need to haul more boards to the shop..AFTER Lunch..:rolleyes:

This will be the top of the bookcase....need to build the face frame and the door, next.....

Stay tuned.....

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