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Thread: first project for 2010 - closing in on finish

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    first project for 2010 - closing in on finish

    well, the day finally came! the brazilian cherry i ordered for the friend of mine's small table arrived. i can tell you this much, that stuff is heavy! trust me, waltzing around an 8 ft 1x10 of this stuff was a chore. the good stuff kept stacking up. the boss of the shop himself took care of me, let me select the ones i wanted (i was awfully temped to get the 16" wide one). he then, at no charge, planed both sides down to 7/8", and jointed one side straight on all four boards. then throw in my woodworker's guild discount (10%), and my profit margin went up a bit...
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    Last edited by Dan Noren; 02-24-2010 at 12:47 AM.
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    purty stuff Dano
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    Dan your right that stuff is heavy. I really like working it though.

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    Nice wood Dan..I will be following along.
    cheers

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    i just found out the new switch for the dust collector should be here on monday. then some minor surgery on the dust collector, then it's off to the races...
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    new switch is in! the dust collector is working again! now i just want to replace the plug, since my dad only had one that was half junk. now once the weather starts to cooperate again, i'll be happy.
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    well, the weather has finally decided to cooperate, and my brother has his friend's 57 out of the garage so i can get things moving. i started getting things set up around 11 this morning, and finished around 6 tonight. once again i was reminded as to how heavy that brazillian cherry is. lots of fun waltzing those heavy boards around. i managed to get all the parts rough cut, and still need to run them through the planer to final thickness. then the real adventure begins, cutting the boards for the side and back panels to close to thickness on the bandsaw. i'm going to take that real slow and easy.
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    got everything planed down to thickness needed. that took all of about 3 hours. then i set up the bandsaw with the resaw blade (that was fun), and cut the panels for the sides and back, then ran them through the planer to 1/4" thick. i knew that this stuff was heavy, but just the legs, top, bottom, and panels weigh in at 48 lbs (that's 21.77 kilos for you rob). i can't wait to see what the final weight of this table is going to be.
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    That is some great work there Dan. Don't you just love a sled? Cool idea on material support and chalk marking is a great way to keep things straight as you move along. Looking forward to tagging along.
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