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Reclaiming Mahogany for Baseboards #2: Milling

04-17-2008 04:13 PM by Dan Lyke | 5 comments »

Yesterday I ripped the boards down to 4” wide, the widest I felt that I could reasonably get out of the lumber, and started to mill it into shape. Charlene and I ran it through the planer to take a whisker off and bring it down to 5/8”, cut a 3/8” diameter quarter round on the top in two passes, the first left to right to take off most of the stock, the final cut was a climb cut so I could end up with a smoother surface. Then we started sanding, 320 grit with the sand...

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Reclaiming Mahogany for Baseboards #1: Breaking down the beams

04-16-2008 05:07 PM by Dan Lyke | 8 comments »

We picked up a bunch of Peruvian mahogany box beams off of Craigslist. They’ve been sitting in the attic, waiting for that task to come up on the queue. It did. Ow, do my hands hurt, both from all the splinters and cuts, and from gripping the pliers to pull those nails. There are a few nails in there yet, so I’m going to have to be very careful as I fire up the router, but left to be done is to select some of the thicker boards from the narrow stacks, cut them to 4R...

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