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Offline mattbyington

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[Project 43] Granadillo Printer Stand
« on: June 05, 2021, 11:23 PM »
I'm excited for this one because:

1) I've never worked with Granadillo before!
2) It's for my Dad, which makes it special
3) It has no moving parts - no hinges, drawers or anything.

So - simple little table with a small apron and a shelf about halfway down.

I started today by breaking down some of the lumber, milling, and doing the panel glue ups for the top and shelf.

Matt






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Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 43] Granadillo Printer Stand
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2021, 11:24 PM »





Offline mrFinpgh

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Re: [Project 43] Granadillo Printer Stand
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2021, 10:31 PM »
That's a heck of a wood to work with.  From what I remember, the oboe players often had instruments made from Granadillo.  Very dense wood and it polishes up beautifully.


Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 43] Granadillo Printer Stand
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2021, 11:03 PM »
@mrFinpgh Yes it is super dense!! the sawdust is like a powder almost. super crazy....

Matt






Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 43] Granadillo Printer Stand
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2021, 10:22 PM »
This one is a wrap! Thanks team!

Matt








Offline tjskinny

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Re: [Project 43] Granadillo Printer Stand
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2021, 12:44 AM »
Nice build Matt !   Did you use epoxy to glue up the Granadillo or just Titebond / wood glue ?

Offline notenoughcash

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Re: [Project 43] Granadillo Printer Stand
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2021, 04:03 AM »
very nice matt, never heard of granadillo before.  what is it like to work, as in how oily is it so on and so forth, i got that it is very dense (like me) though
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Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 43] Granadillo Printer Stand
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2021, 11:43 AM »
@tjskinny thanks man! Titebond 2 "Dark" tinted!

@notenoughcash thanks man! It is pretty oily. It is super dense. That's for sure. The sawdust is almost a powder, not a dust. It's a little crazy. It's very heavy and dense, have to wipe joints with Acetone before gluing, finishing it was hard. I should not have used an oil based finish. It is a beautiful wood, but especially due to the cost, I'd probably use Black Walnut if I did it over again.

Matt

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: [Project 43] Granadillo Printer Stand
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2021, 12:00 PM »
Impeccable! You nailed this one.

Offline neilc

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Re: [Project 43] Granadillo Printer Stand
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2021, 12:15 PM »
Nice work, Matt! 

Had never heard of Granadillo, but it's really beautiful wood. 

Thanks for sharing.


Offline mike_aa

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Re: [Project 43] Granadillo Printer Stand
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2021, 01:50 PM »
@mattbyington  Another great looking project!  What did you use to join the legs to the apron and the shelf?

Thanks, Mike A.

Offline tallgrass

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Re: [Project 43] Granadillo Printer Stand
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2021, 02:24 AM »
Getting tired of your great work and lazy work habits and unkempt shop. Love the work.

Offline BIP

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Re: [Project 43] Granadillo Printer Stand
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2021, 12:28 PM »
That grain screams to be book-matched.  I need to find some that in  8/4

Offline rst

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Re: [Project 43] Granadillo Printer Stand
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2021, 12:55 PM »
definitely making most of us seem like slackers...absolutely outstanding results however

Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 43] Granadillo Printer Stand
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2021, 11:37 PM »
@Michael K thank you very much!

@neilc thanks man! I hadn't used it before, this was my first time!

@mike_aa thank you! Actually, nothing. I just glued them really tight and clamped the junk out of it. I didn't use any dominos on this build. I first mitered and glued the apron. Then I glued the legs to it - this actually reinforces the miter joint as well, I figured.

And I notched and glued the center shelf to the legs. The top is attached with figure 8 fasteners.

Since nobody will really touch/sit/move this and it just holds a printer, I figured this would be plenty strong!

@tallgrass hahahaha thanks sir, really appreciate you.

@BIP That would be HEAVY!

@rst thank you very much!

Matt

Offline tallgrass

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Re: [Project 43] Granadillo Printer Stand
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2021, 01:50 AM »
do not think that tiny little spattering of planted sawdust, will make me feel better.... :) Seriously, good work. Out of curiosity, do you select your wood after your design process, or is it a unified idea?

Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 43] Granadillo Printer Stand
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2021, 07:46 PM »
@tallgrass hahahah thanks man. Typically I will choose the species of wood before the design process. My wife really helps to dictate that. For example our living room is all Black Limba, and the Dining room is all maple (the home bar and the dining room table).

I order all my wood online from woodworkers source.com !

Matt

Offline tallgrass

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Re: [Project 43] Granadillo Printer Stand
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2021, 12:44 AM »
you order your wood online...? Really, how does that work? Shipping must be a killer, let alone selecting wood. Where do you live, are there not any good lumber sources around you?

Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 43] Granadillo Printer Stand
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2021, 12:13 PM »
@tallgrass yes sir! woodworkerssource.com. They are great. been using them for 3-4 years.

The thing to do is buy their 20 b.f. "project packs". Shipping is free west of the Mississippi and $20 east of it.

I was nervous as you said about the selection of wood but honestly they do a very very good job. I know them pretty well. Always been impressed.

Obviously for the dining room table build, I custom ordered 200 b.f. and paid about $300 in freight shipping. But for most projects, I just order 1-3 quantity of the "20 b.f. project pack" and shipping is free.

You should try it out! There are some places around me, but it's easier to get it delivered.

Matt