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📍Desert Hot Springs CA📍 ⚒️Custom Woodworks from So Cal⚒️ Electrician by trade Wood worker by night #johnayalawoodworks

John Ayala Wood Works (@johnayalawoodworks)

Cutting splines into this zebra wood picture frame. #johnayalawoodworks

John Ayala Wood Works (@johnayalawoodworks)

My first pour on the lagoon table last week. Used the @totalboat 5:1 resin with the 3:1 crystal clear hardener. Also used @blackdiamondpigments_com emerald green to give it that pop of color. Just need to finish sanding this beautiful piece of cedar. #johnayalawoodworks

John Ayala Wood Works (@johnayalawoodworks)

Finally got the chance to use my spline jig. Not bad for some scrap ply I slapped together almost a year ago. #johnayalawoodworks

John Ayala Wood Works (@johnayalawoodworks)

The wife and I Took the shop helper to @thelivingdesert to see some animals. The amazement on her face seeing the animals makes my heart full. Now she’s passed out in the backseat dreaming about the giraffes I’m sure. #johnayalawoodworks

John Ayala Wood Works (@johnayalawoodworks)

The orange fine saw dust reminds me of Cayanne pepper. Saw dust ever remind you of your favorite spice? #johnayalawoodworks

John Ayala Wood Works (@johnayalawoodworks)

Bubinga bow ties for the lagoon table. I’m digging these cut away pictures. Very little waste on these blanks. Freehand drawn and freehand cut they aren’t perfect but I like them. #johnayalawoodworks

John Ayala Wood Works (@johnayalawoodworks)

Cutting the blank to size for some bubinga bow ties. The bandsaw made quick work of the blank and did it safely with a little help from @thefeatherpro 👍🏽. #johnayalawoodworks

John Ayala Wood Works (@johnayalawoodworks)

Setting up my @thefeatherpro for a safe cut on my bandsaw. I need to get the double one for when I’m resawing. It only takes a second for something bad to happen take your time and set up safety as needed. I do want to try that @featherboards hedgehog 🦔 though. #johnayalawoodworks

John Ayala Wood Works (@johnayalawoodworks)

Knocking down the high sports is one of my favorite parts of the epoxy process. The epoxy gets all scuffed and cloudy when you hit it with the sand paper. I enjoy watching the processes as it begins to become crystal clear again the higher you go. I used @totalboat boats 5:1 resin with their 3:1 crystal clear hardener and @blackdiamondpigments_com pigments emerald green. As well as an off brand glow in the dark pigment. #johnayalawoodworks

John Ayala Wood Works (@johnayalawoodworks)

My #FF goes out to my good buddy Jesse p @penaltyboxwoodshop. He’s always in the shop Turing out some amazing pieces. Can’t wait to see these mallets come to life. If you haven’t seen the box he made for his valentine you need to. That’s how you build a box!

John Ayala Wood Works (@johnayalawoodworks)

Solid chuck of black walnut. I’m thinking about making this a floating shelf. With legit floating shelf hardware. Has some nice cracks so this will get bow ties maybe make some brass ones....🤔 If anyone wants in on this let me know I’ll custom built it for you! #johnayalawoodworks

John Ayala Wood Works (@johnayalawoodworks)

Been a while since I posted a cutting board. This one is 13 1/4” x 24” x 1 1/4” monster. Black walnut matched with some different black cherry. #johnayalawoodworks

John Ayala Wood Works (@johnayalawoodworks)

A few people know I’m an electrician, and I try to share what I know when I can. Have you ever wondered how many amps your wife’s hair dryer is or your husbands heat gun is? Well here is how to find out the amperage if it isn’t listed. Find the wattage of whatever it is and divide it by 120. That will give you your answer now remember most general Home plugs are 15 amp circuits and are shared. This trick can be used for any voltage 12v 220v and up. Next time your shop breaker trips remember this truck to find your running load. @tacklifetools @calculated_industries #johnayalawoodworks #johnayalaelectric

John Ayala Wood Works (@johnayalawoodworks)

I couldn’t help myself. After I popped the mold I had to see how the base and top looked. The last bit of epoxy should go quick and it’s on to be finished. Sadly I’ll be setting this aside for a few days to finish cutting boards and start a few new ones. #johnayalawoodworks

John Ayala Wood Works (@johnayalawoodworks)

Sanded the base down to 150 this afternoon. Tonight while my newest pour was setting, I filled joints that weren’t as tight as I liked. Take the time on the little details even if you’re the only one who will see them. Does anyone else spend the time to fill the joints and voids? Or do you just send it down the road? I’d really like to know.... #johnayalawoodworks

John Ayala Wood Works (@johnayalawoodworks)

I just want to jump in and swim trough this lagoon. Took 7 pours of @totalboat epoxy to top this off. I am extremely happy with how the pigment pours came out and add to the depth of this. #johnayalawoodworks

John Ayala Wood Works (@johnayalawoodworks)

My @realmilkpaintco samples arrived yesterday for the emerald lagoon table base. I picked out 6 different base colors, and 2 top coat colors. I’m excited to test these out and see what combo accents the top the best. #johnayalawoodworks #yesrmp

John Ayala Wood Works (@johnayalawoodworks)

When the moon is full the emerald lagoon glows a cool blue... These are said to be the nights to catch a glimpse of the monster... #johnayalawoodworks

John Ayala Wood Works (@johnayalawoodworks)

Little something I worked up for the lagoon table. Thought it would be a nice touch if the lagoon glows in the dark... Add to the lagoon monster legend...........#johnayalawoodworks
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