"Playing" with Maple

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  • "Playing" with Maple

    Thought I'd do a little replacing now I've finally got some Maple...



    Downunder ... 1" = 25.4mm

  • #2
    If I buy food and beverage, and give you some free maple, would you spend a week or two in my shop?

    You're shop is amazing.
    Happiness is sort of like wetting your pants....everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Dustmight View Post
      If I buy food and beverage, and give you some free maple, would you spend a week or two in my shop?
      Love to - except I couldn't handle your cold weather

      (Keep in mind we have just started our summer )
      Downunder ... 1" = 25.4mm

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      • #4
        I should have seen the wood makeover coming! Great looking!
        Hank Lee

        Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!

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        • #5
          Very nice work but I still don't think you do any work in that shop!
          David

          The chief cause of failure in this life is giving up what you want most for what you want at the moment.

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          • #6
            I want to know who polishes the hammer that is in the picture. I think he has another shop some place that looks like ours, full of dust, rust on the various tables and chipped chiseles.

            Really very nice Rod, it is something to strive for.

            Tom

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            • #7
              I have to respect the fact that you used that high dollar maple for shop fixtures! My wife gets bent when a, lets say walnut router table base with drawers and brushed stainless steel pulls show up in my shop!

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              • #8
                Wonderful shop! How humid does it get in your neck of the woods? I am curious b/c I live in the southeast of the US and the summers can be hot and humid, just wondering how your shop and wood react to your extremes.

                Thanks!
                I think in straight lines, but dream in curves

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                • #9
                  The Hammer - used almost daily. I put 8 coats of tung oil on it - no polishing needed

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                  Downunder ... 1" = 25.4mm

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by chopnhack View Post
                    Wonderful shop! How humid does it get in your neck of the woods? I am curious b/c I live in the southeast of the US and the summers can be hot and humid, just wondering how your shop and wood react to your extremes.

                    Thanks!
                    We are very lucky in Melbourne - maybe 5 very hot days a year and maybe 2 days high humidity
                    Downunder ... 1" = 25.4mm

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                    • #11
                      Looks good as usual Rod! I thought of you a couple of weeks ago. I was in Vermont visiting my wife and MIL. Being the early riser it was my job to start the fire in the wood stove. They had 2 cords of split maple for firewood. Almost brought tears to my eyes each time I put a piece in the stove. Being 10-18 degrees outside made it easier but it was hard. I remembered your post about finally getting some maple and thought about the neat jigs you could make with all that firewood
                      Jim in Texas and Sicko Ryobi Cult Member

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                      • #12
                        I'm simply amazed every time you post pictures of your shop. Good use of the maple by the way.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by RodKirby View Post
                          Love to - except I couldn't handle your cold weather

                          (Keep in mind we have just started our summer )
                          Lame excuse! It won't be cold until late January...it hasn't even gone below 12F yet!
                          Happiness is sort of like wetting your pants....everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth.

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                          • #14
                            AWESOME shop Rod, so light and cheery. A great place to spend LOTS of time.
                            Larry R. Rogers
                            The Samurai Wood Butcher
                            http://splash54.multiply.com
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                            • #15
                              time to sell

                              So much for my retirement income...had to sell my stock in all the MDF manufacturers.



                              Nice work...as always.

                              Jim

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