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The Benthic Vessel

Benthic:  of, relating to, or occurring in the depths of the ocean (from Merriam-Webster).  So dubbed by my friend, Tom, this form is known as The Benthic Vessel (in red oak).  No one is sure whether they like it or not at first, including me.

Weitergehen “Go On”

winter’s lathe work

Red oak bowl with salting and beaver teeth-marks.

Red oak bowl with salting and beaver teeth-marks.

box wood

box wood

Many of these bowls are or will be for sale at our Etsy Store: BaumWerk.

Butcher Block Legs In Fir With Red Oak

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Table Build in Red Oak Part 2


The finished table in the shop.

In situ


The finished table installed under some european mounts.

And below is a slideshow of the second half of the build process.

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Table Build in Red Oak Part 1

The following is part 1 of a photo essay on a rustic and a little bit twisty red oak hall table build.

Composing

Roughing out the leg spindles

Cutting the tenons to width

Establishing taper with a gouge

Breather, almost there

Leveling out with a jack plane

Down to size with the spoker

After shaping with an angle grinder and hand sanding through many grits

Leg # 2 at dawn

Side by side

Composing again

About 11 days left and a lot of work to go

Wood-rick and Dressing Oak

Here is my small woodrick inspired by the folks at Plimoth Plantation.  With a small door to admit the chickens.  

From the top.

From the west

 

Dressing a plank of red oak.  The radius of the iron leaves tracks.

The iron with a pail-bottom radius takes heavy shavings.

Chainsaw-milled and well seasoned,

Cut just north of the heart with enough character to remain functional.

New Three Legged Stool

Pictured is a recently completed stool made from red oak and black walnut, harvested from Boaz, near Fall River.