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Old 07-26-2011, 01:03 PM   #5116
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Cedar has got expensive here as well. Even fence boards, which are the lowest quality, run $3,000/1,000 bfm. Anything decent is $4k +. Genuine old growth - which is the dark cedar - is even more expensive.

Cedar is a commodity, like many things, and subject to price fluctuations.

I will get this stuff through the planer this morning and see what I have.

The ladies seem to be having a good time so far. A couple of our friends dropped by yesterday afternoon shortly after we got home, so we all sat around drinking mint tea made from the garden and eating home made carrot cake.
Man, that hurts right there, carrot cake is one of my favorites. Judy and I like the Russian Green Tea in the evenings, it is just relaxing.

Keith, does the red sky in the morning thing hold true up your way (sailor take warning)? We love your pictures buddy.

Straight ripping is one of my least favorite things to do but it has to be done. I made a straight rip jig which works great for me. I had some off fall from a cherry rail I made back a few years and used that and some 3/4 plywood to make the jig.

Buddy, that looks like a lot of good wood in the pile. I hate to throw away any usable wood, that is one reason my shop looks like it does also. Here is a picture of the straight rip jig.
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Usually the red sky in the morning is pretty accurate. We did get some rain, and the wind was up later, but when we crossed back over it wasn't too bad.

I have only just now finished all the ripping and thickness planing. And I was at it fairly early this morning.

The weather has been threatening to rain on us, but so far all we've had is very light showers, nothing to get too excited about.

I also managed to get the dadoes cut on the boards for the wall, and after supper - if there's any steam at all left in the old engine - I'll see if I can get them cut to length (all taper cuts) and some Varathane put on.
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Usually the red sky in the morning is pretty accurate. We did get some rain, and the wind was up later, but when we crossed back over it wasn't too bad.

I have only just now finished all the ripping and thickness planing. And I was at it fairly early this morning.

The weather has been threatening to rain on us, but so far all we've had is very light showers, nothing to get too excited about.

I also managed to get the dadoes cut on the boards for the wall, and after supper - if there's any steam at all left in the old engine - I'll see if I can get them cut to length (all taper cuts) and some Varathane put on.
I am anxious to see how your shelving looks, I know it is going to look great. Buddy there is no way I could have held out that long, I bet no one has to rock you to sleep tonight.
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I am anxious to see how your shelving looks, I know it is going to look great. Buddy there is no way I could have held out that long, I bet no one has to rock you to sleep tonight.
Jim, while I was hacking up all the cedar for the shelves, I came up with yet another idea for them.

I'll be busy tonight working on the wall cedar, but perhaps tomorrow, I can clear away the area where the shelves will go so I can get the curved template made up. I can take a pic of that area so you will know what's coming up next.
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This is the section I have to cover with cedar - 48" high at the low end, 60" high at the high end and about 56" long. I'll be laying out the wood to see if I have enough or not.
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Straight ripping is one of my least favorite things to do but it has to be done. I made a straight rip jig which works great for me. I had some off fall from a cherry rail I made back a few years and used that and some 3/4 plywood to make the jig.

Buddy, that looks like a lot of good wood in the pile. I hate to throw away any usable wood, that is one reason my shop looks like it does also. Here is a picture of the straight rip jig.
Jim, how does your jig work? Can you put a piece of wood in it for illustration purposes and show us?

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Keith the rip is up in the over head and hot as the dickens up there right now. The jig is 12 inches wide, I will set the saw fence at 12 inches so the very outside edge of the jig will just brush the blade. The two clamps are opened and a board is installed so just the off fall is out past the edge of the jig, I clamp the board and rip. If I have a lot of wide boards I will run them first then the narrower boards.

The jig doesn't look like much but it sure saves a lot of time straight ripping. It is great to rip tapered boards up to 8 foot long also. For repeat tapers get the taper you want then drive a couple of nails in the jig to serve as stops.
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Duh......I get it now, for some reason I was trying to determine just how a circular saw was going to be used for this.....now that my brain has been kickstarted again, I can see how it would work just fine.
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Keith the rip is up in the over head and hot as the dickens up there right now. The jig is 12 inches wide, I will set the saw fence at 12 inches so the very outside edge of the jig will just brush the blade. The two clamps are opened and a board is installed so just the off fall is out past the edge of the jig, I clamp the board and rip. If I have a lot of wide boards I will run them first then the narrower boards.

The jig doesn't look like much but it sure saves a lot of time straight ripping. It is great to rip tapered boards up to 8 foot long also. For repeat tapers get the taper you want then drive a couple of nails in the jig to serve as stops.
Thanks Jim, all I was doing was looking at it backwards. Makes perfect sense now.
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Well, I had just enough boards to cover that tapered wall up top. So far I have two coats of Varathane on - sanded between each - one more coat to go.

I should be able to get the boards up tomorrow.
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Keith, I'm trying to figure out where that curved wall is, in relation to the rest of the house. In the bottom of the picture it looks like there is an area that doesn't have floorboards.

That door in the background of the picture of your boards drying is certainly gorgeous.

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Sorry Barb, I shouldn't kid you like that.

It's on the other side of this wall here, which is the top of the stairwell by the stained glass window.

And the reason the floor isn't finished, is that it's in the master bedroom where I'm doing the finishing before installing the boards.
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Sorry Barb, I shouldn't kid you like that.
That's alright, I thought it was funny.

I see there's a piece of Roxul on the floor by that wall. It made me wonder if you insulate the space between the upper and lower floors.

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I don't think I would ever get tired of looking at that beautiful wood, the contrast of colors just make it outstanding.

Is that the door you made here while back?

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