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    So I had some time

    To build a box for the up coming box swap. But my hart just was not into it. I went out to the shop and started on this






    Than checked on these.



    Than made this.



    Than cleaned the bench up so I could start on the box. Picked the wood up and put it out of the way and painted shutters until supper.
    Looks like I managed to put that box making off for another day
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    Chuck,

    After soaking in the DNA, then putting them in the bag etc, how do you know they are dry enough? Just through experience, a moisture meter, weight, or by how the stars are aligned?

    If I were to cut some green wood, then do the DNA soak, will it safely dry out the wood quickly to a under 10% moisture content? I know the alcohol absorbs the water, just wasn't sure how far it actually takes the moisture content too. (actually, this is the first I've ever heard of doing this!)

    Love your work, after the box swap I'll try my hand at a mallet.

    Brian
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    Thanks Brian
    I'm going with how the stars are aligned.
    This is my first run at DNA So I'm really going on the advice I have gotten in this thread. http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ad.php?t=22613
    It looks like they should be dry in about 4 weeks. We'll see
    Last edited by Chuck Thoits; 02-26-2011 at 02:06 AM.
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    THose look great Chuck. That mallet with the one end smaller and a bit longer really caught my eye.
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    glenn that one is for when one doesnt see as clearly the next mourning,, then yu use the big end if your sharpe as a tack in the am then yu can use the smaller end which will make the mallet last longer
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    Larry might be on to something. But the truth be known That mallet was born from other things.
    See I had one more handle blank than I did mallet heads. So I got looking around and there on the shelf was this mug making jig. well it is just about the right size and has some heft to it. So if you put it back on the lathe and turn that grove off and flatten the ends vol-la a mallet head.
    Oh and it was a dry piece of rock maple so it will make a fine mallet and I could go right from turning to finished with out waiting fro the DNA to do it's trick.
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    Well today started off bout the same way yesterday did. With no interest in making a box LOL Just plan gad no idea of what I wanted to build and with out a plan I like in my head there is no build. LOL Cleaned for awhile than trashed some wood. Got feed up with the shop and came in to watch NAPCAR. Sat down on the couch and watched the first few laps and that's when it hit. Inspiration I had an idea. So off i went back to the shop and built the front and back of the box. Next up the ends than to come up with a bottom and top.
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    I've got the idea for the box, but not the shop to build it in! I did a little work out there today. Cut a few more shelves, put one over the window, and cut the sides for about 10 drawers to fit into my cabs. If I can get those put together this next week, next weekend I'll start on my box for the box swap...

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    I must have been contagious. Because KaLea got a ton done on the box she is making.
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    I didn't do anything on a box but I'm not in on th swap so it doesn't matter...
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