Welcome to the Allan's projects 2010

Patio Fence the east end. Is bent at each end, and took about 2 weeks to complete because I only had one bending form and the time to cool after bending and glue dry time was long
(June 23, 2010)
Patio Fence the west end. Complete with hanging tomatoes and climbing vine.
(June 23, 2010)
Patio Fence Setup for steaming cedar strips to finish the corner of the fence. Put thin strips of wood in the black pipe and boil water for about a hour to get them hot and wet so they can be bent. On the table behind the steamer are two units being glued, clamped to the forms
(May 10, 2010)
Patio Fence The final corner at the west end. Made to match the east end corner, is waiting for the horizontal slats that are being made in the picture above.
(May 10, 2010)
Fence Well obviously wasn't finished! Added the top beam to make it a part of the pergola. At this stage it is held together with clamps (never to many clamps).
(May 4, 2010)
Fence Finishing off the fence around the back patio. The last 4 feet had been left open when the rest of the fence was done a couple of years ago. The slats (3/8 inch thick) are cut from clear 2x8 Western Red Cedar. Each intersect is glued (with Gorilla glue) and pin nailed with 5/8 nails.
(May 1, 2010)
Oak Vase Dry flower vase turned from old oak. 6 inches high. The plant is dead Papyrus blossoms that we keep inside over the winter and in the pond in the summer.
(Feb 6, 2010)
Bowls Turned from Leopard Wood. Very fine grain, BUT has a nap (like cloth) brush it one way it's smooth the other way is rough. It took 3 coats of polyurethane and sanding get it smooth. The left one is "legged" and both were turned square.
(Feb 2, 2010)
Scoop Turned from oak. Measure is 3/4 cup (because that is the size of the branch I was working with). This is one of the "beginner projects" that I never did. The idea being that keeping the side walls and base even and smooth makes good practice. Yes it does.... More to come.
(January 20, 2010)