Heart Pine

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  • #134701
    Orestes
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    Hey Gang
    Got a hold of some heart pine, re-salvaged pine, probably from the mid to late 1800 hundreds.

    Technically the same pine as we get today, but really not even close. It really makes you think about what we have done, are doing to our planet.
    Anyhow enjoy the color, grain, not much of it left.

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    #134732
    yelts
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    Looks like Scott’s pine

    #134735
    Orestes
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    Yes I see the resemblance.

    #135339
    Orestes
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    Added shelf and back panel to my small heart pine ( long leaf pine) cabinet.
    What a pleasure to work w this old pine.

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    #135555
    laszlo79
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    Real nice one. I konow what you mean about this pine. Lovely feeling to work with this kind of material. It’s look like a lot of resin to. Am I right? Sometimes it can be an issue…

    #135775
    Orestes
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    Lazaro
    Sorry to be replying so late, I have been quite busy and was not aware of your response.
    Yes the pine has a bit of resin in some places that is actually quite harder than the adjacent surfaces when planing. The aroma is also quite intense.

    I just find it quite challenging and a great privilege to be working with this pine.
    More pics as I finish the door.

    #135776
    Orestes
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    Sorry for the typo w regards your name, automatic spelling.
    Laszlo

    #135777
    laszlo79
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    No problemo Orestes. It’s not my real name – my real name is Łukasz*. Type that;-)

    * “My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next” – sorry, I couldn’t resist;-)

    #135992
    Orestes
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    Here are some photos of the cabinet door. Followed Paul’s design, even added shapeless panels. Thought the two woods play well together.
    Next step are the hinges and then I will be adding a base trim.

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    #135995
    Orestes
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    Not shapeless, Sapele.
    (I cannot get used to the spelling software on my iPad.)

    #135999
    raze599
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    I found some similar stuff in my house. It was screwed onto a wall as supports for a big sheet of plywood to cover up an old fireplace. It isn’t that old, maybe 35-40 years or so but it is very, very different to the sort of stuff I’ve come across nowadays. It is much tougher and the grain lines are much more distinctive.

    #136015
    Matt McGrane
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    That cabinet is looking good, O. I like the contrast in the two woods very much. Are you borrowing from the newest video series (wall-cabinet) for the door construction?

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #136029
    Orestes
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    Yep, and thank you for the kind words Matt.
    I normally try to go my own way, but I guess since I am building it at the same time as the tool cabinet, I am being influenced. Nothing wrong w that.

    By the way, the pine is not easy to work with. Very grainy and splinters out if you just look at it the wrong way. But it does look good.

    #136177
    Orestes
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    A photo of the heart pine cabinet w hinges etc.
    Might build some Sapele legs for it to sit on, not sure yet.

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    #136245
    George Fulford
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    That cabinet is absolutely GORGEOUS! Nice work! 🙂

    I love/hate working with heart pine. My old house was destroyed during a hurricane twelve years ago. I salvaged the heart pine floor beams that were originally used in an old church to make my outside workbench. The three days I spent planing them down was a nightmare, but in a good way. 🙂 I had to develop a pattern of planing five or ten strokes, then oiling, then pausing to clean with mineral spirits after about 10 minutes. Got to be quite rhythmic after awhile.

    Just lucked out again recently when my next door neighbor tore down her carport and gave me about 20 pieces of 2×10 heart pine. I’m saving these for something really special; just don’t know what yet 🙂

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