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Discussion in 'Milling' started by Shawn Curry, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. MustangMike

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    Yea, I've read that Maples also hybridize, and I've had some that really stumped me. A Black Maple leaf looks more like a Red Maple leaf, but the wood is harder than Sugar Maple. So, if a Black crosses with a Red … ??? AAAAHHHHH!!!! FYI, gym floors and bowling alley floors are generally made from Black Maple.

    We also have a lot of Norway Maples around here, choking out the Sugar Maples in their normal range. No doubt it is due to our proximity to NYC. (They planted Norway's in NYC because they were supposed to be blight resistant, and then they got hit with a blight!)
     
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    Norway is pretty invasive here
     
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    Norway has the big leaves
     
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    Yea, real heavy shade, and bark that almost looks like Ash! Oh, and it is hard as heck to split (by hand).
     
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    Trying my hand at some redneck timber frame stuff. Making a lean too along the block wall to the right, 24' long. Header is poplar and post is pine.
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    Nice job!
     
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    I'd be more happy if that 24' header didnt have a heavy hook in it about 6-8' from the end...:mad:
    It will work well for what it is. The header is 4x10, 24' long. The one vertical post is 5x12 and the other end will be about 5x10. I'm going to stain it with used motor oil. Thanks
     
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    couple tables that I did for the wife out of old elm, oh! and a gun stock.
     

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    What finish are you using on your tables?
     
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    Two part marine epoxy, it's a bear to work with but great finish. You need to stay above 75* at all times and no more than an 1/8" deep per coat.
     
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    The epoxy in this shell/rock table is an 1 1/2 deep. I did it in four coats.
     

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    Got the header upright.
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    Here's a pic of the bow. Not exactly sure how I'll deal with that. I have some cable, a turnbuckle and an idea so we'll see what happens.
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    Building a bathroom door for my house.
    Eventually all my interior doors will be like this
     

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    Looks nice and strong.
     
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    Looks nice, what kind of wood are you using?
     
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    Birch
     
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    Made some progress yesterday on the lean-to.
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    Nice. Looks good. Keep plugging!
     
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    Was gonna post this over the weekend but didn't get around to it. The finished product!
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    Very nice!
     
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