Thursday, December 1, 2011

Vat wood

Damn. Most of it's going into the burn pile.


Rough cut. Those cracks in this wood, go pretty deep. Looks like this one is not gonna make it to a finished piece.

Gun stock

Raw cut bubinga from the vat wood.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Vat wood

Cleaned it and put it inside to stabilize. First thing up, is the gun stock.

Vat Wood

Picked up some og the wood from the tanning vats.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Uncrated and moved into place. Machine came with lots of little issues, and I'm waiting for the Manufacturer to get a technician in to address and fix them all... Was also sold on the wrong software for running it. Hopefully in the next week or so, I'll have it all up and running.


The New CNC was delivered today.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Vat wood

Here's what it looks like after a lite planning.


It even comes with a serial number.


This is all Bubinga. A little worse off, but still lots of useable wood...


This is all really heavy old growth african red mahogany. It has some holes, but has been heavily saturated with oils over the decades of use as a tanning vat. It's in remarkably good shape.


Turns out they are all made from Movingui, and Bubinga.


Went to Santa Cruz to look at some old leather tanning vats.