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Getting Ready for Our Closeups

Photo shoot time again. Just did a run of wine racks – Wedge (4 bottles), 5-Bottle (weren’t we creative with that name?) and our signature Rail Yard Wine Rack (8 bottles). Note the pattern on the gum timber in the middle front foreground of the top picture. It has a beautiful character to it …

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Planked Crossties

These surprised us. We were stunned at the beauty of what came out of these crossties. The gum (top pic) has a flame like appearance. The hickory (two middle pics) has its well-known dark and light striations and an interesting bit of bark seam. The hackberry (bottom pic) has thin …

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Going Corporate

Thanks to Callie Engstrom with FME for the photo of our Wrong Side of the Tracks Conference Table installed in its new home. It’s not easy to see all of the detail on the table (detail shots here as well as an assembly video), but it just goes to show how well our work …

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Boxing It Up

Things have been going well for us in many regards at Rail Yard Studios. We’ve gotten better and more efficient by planning …

Fall Workshop Clean at Sunset

Ambient Fall Lighting

The ambient lighting in the early evening this time of year produces some amazing photos with no help from filters or any …

Bandsaw Blowout

Bandsaw Blowout

No casualties. Bandsaw tire gave out on the lower wheel today though. Kind of hampered production.

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Ears. Ears. And more ears.

    If memory serves correctly, it was Pop who first named these pieces “ears” – slices of rail that are just …

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Planked Crossties

Planked Crossties A handful of mainline crossties met the woodmizer today. They went from 7” x 9” timbers to 1-1/4” thick boards. …

→ October 12, 2012

We Get by with a Little Help from Our Friends Jim Frazier came by to help us get some of the equipment …

→ August 24, 2012

How We Ship Things We get quite a few questions that start out something like “How in the world do you move …

→ August 23, 2012

5-Bottle Wine Rack in Split Oak Timber We all loved this timber, but it needed some special attention in order to successfully …