Cedar Bed and other stuff

Discussion in 'Jims Woodworking' started by dominoman, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. dominoman

    dominoman New Member

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    Here's a king head and footboard I did out of Eastern Red Cedar that I cut down, milled and finished.

    Then a Fiddle Case for an Xmas present for a good friend

    and last my clock done out of Black Jack Oak.
     

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  2. catfisherman60

    catfisherman60 New Member

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    I like the bed.You did a realy good job.Ceder is a wood I like a lot.Thanks for the photos.
     

  3. primitivefrn

    primitivefrn Member

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    woodwork looks good. makes one feel good when everything comes together.
    and comes out looking good.
    lind of like catching a big cat.
    Jim
     
  4. fish

    fish Active Member

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    Lonnie you are into wood heavy. Those are some great looking projects, please post more pictures, we are really enjoying your craftsmanship. I love working red cedar, it smells so good for about 30 minutes then it starts to smell kinda bad to me. You are makeing me want to get back out in the shop and slang some sawdust.
     
  5. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    I really like the bed, that is good work!!!!
     
  6. beetle

    beetle New Member

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    Nice looking projects Lonnie! How do you dry your lumber before using it?
     
  7. dominoman

    dominoman New Member

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    Beetle, I air dry mostly, the red cedar will dry down here in about 30 days, give or take a little. The oak takes somewhat longer. I've got a loft area above part of the shop that get's pretty warm when the sun gets on it, guess it's my rednek kiln, it works.
     
  8. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Lonnie, Thats some really good work! Thanks for posting:cool2:.
     
  9. Dave L

    Dave L New Member

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    Lonnie welcome to the BOC, good to see more woodworkers join.
    Very nice job on all them projects.
     
  10. punkin570

    punkin570 New Member

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    Lonnie, really great lookin craftsmanship. I love cedar. I have my parents 1st bedroom set they bought when they got married new in 1968, they even dated it adn kept the paperwork on it, its all cedar, bookcase queen headboard/footboard, 4 drawer chest, mirrored dresser, cheffrobe, and hope chest. Its beautiful and more precious than gold to me., thanks for sharing your handiwork.
     
  11. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Nice looking work Lonnie. And thanks for the pictures.
     
  12. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Lonnie thanks for sharing. I really like the bed you made. Cedar is my choice of wood.
     
  13. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    That's a great bead, Lonnie - I think that cedar is a great looking wood. Thanks for sharing.
     
  14. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Nice work Lonnie. Is there a set of plans the bed was constructed with? I have a pile of nice cedar in my shop, only needs a plane and tlc.
     
  15. dominoman

    dominoman New Member

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    There was not a real set of plans for the bed. I measured the existing frame and went from there. The lady described what she wanted, height and such and how she wanted it to look. Most furniture I do is made to fit a certain area, so most plans don't really work.
     
  16. BAM

    BAM New Member

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    Welcome, and three fine pieces of woodwork.