The Shop => Wood & Stuff => Topic started by: Ginger Nut on November 11, 2016, 12:33:37 AM
Thanks to Ian aka howsitwork for the pm.
No Ian not completley under the :whip: just flat out with a major wood project a request by LOML although I new we needed one. This is an out door setting for us, family and visitors 2mLx 900W x750H for the table all Murbau still in progress about 1/2 way. Bench seat completed 1900Lx450Hx370W
Along with still sorting out the house and workshop in our new digs in SE-QLD tahst South East Queensland. Its hard going from a single garage to a double and the jobs seem to grow in size and requests LOL.
The story of the project https://woolnwood.wordpress.com/2016/10/23/out-door-setting-plus/
Finished Bench and beginning of table
Good to see you back on the forum. I stand by what I said about SWMBO cracking the whip. :bow:
Nice work mate. Just need to make a hang on side table for the bench end to accommodate a tinny or two ?
By the way if you're looking for sympathy - wait until you get to go from a double garage down to a single, then you'll wince! :smart:
Looking mighty fine Ging :clap: :clap: :clap:
Thanks Ian well ok BUT with mate who came up from Sydney he's helped by fitting a laundry shelf (damn if I could reach), then heped cut the last of the table parts now just sanding apply finish and assemble. Maybe next week it'll be finished. :D
Looking mighty fine Ging :clap: :clap: :clap:
Thanks Rob lets hope it stays looking that way over the years.
Merry Christmas one and all.
As at 5pm last night Christmas Eve down under its done the outdoor table completed. :Doh: Sort of a combined present for Sue & I for the new home along with the bench.
Son & grand kids arriving up from Sydney 5th Jan.
Sorry bout crap photo I was aching shacking and tired when taking it.
rebate router to 10mm for tiles to sit in hot dishes pans etc can now be placed direct to table. Just under 2m long just under 950 wide and 800 high. All Merbau.
Merry Christmas Ginger.
Well, as you realize Christmas is all done and dusted here down under. Only 365 days till the next'n. :lol:
Merbau eh? That will be one heavy and solid top and you can dance on it with gay abandon, specially if you have used, (as I do cos I have some left over), a flooring grade varnish.
How do I know Merbau is heavy you may ask? Well, I made a model Murray river paddle steamer (My avatar) from Merbau and Tasmanian Oak. Heavy as, but the timber was off cuts from helping my son do his pool deck = free, I like free. Oh, and many of the real ones were of RedGum, also a heavy timber. So sort of fits.
Good job, enjoy the table and what ever food is place upon it. :med:
That looks really nice. Wood can be sometimes very comforting to work with and sometimes it is a character building experience.
Thanks John and Pekka
sorry for long delay in replying.
Yep February has arrived in sunny south east QLD blow torch or oxy torch type conditions right now 40C just about anywhere on the island.
Bench No2 is in the pipe line materials cut now our visitor has departed back to the grind when and only when it cools down.
Good job Ging, not sure about your white legs. Think they need a tan. :lol:
It's strange you know, on some forums people feel that they have to denigrate working in wood. I see it as just another material from which to craft what you want :scratch:
I'm just burning the last of a Yew tree we had to take down a few years back as is was where our new kitchen was going - 200 years old but sadly not a spectacular tree as it had suffered a fire on one side back in the 1980's. Yes it's an amazing wood, with the most spectacular purple colouring running through it - newly cut it looks like freshly butchered steaks :thumbup:
It grieves me to burn it rather than create some furniture with it, but when we took it down it turned out to be several main growths amalgamated into one, so most was small stuff. I have kept a few of the larger logs for turning, but there wasn't much worth saving.
It's strange you know, on some forums people feel that they have to denigrate working in wood. I see it as just another material from which to craft what you want ..... +1
I'm just burning the last of a Yew tree we had to take down a few years back as is was where our new kitchen was going ...... most was small stuff......
Enough to make a longbow? :proj:
Sadly not (knot :ddb:) Dave.
Looking at the Yew Tree when standing from the field side, you'd have thought that there would be many suitable branches for bows, and a few decent logs for planking. In the event it was a pile of toot by the time it was felled.
It didn't help that a previous owner had had a bonfire under the tree at some time, so the side facing the house was much reduced and rather ragged as it had caught fire - you'd think he should have known better being a retired London Fireman :bang:
Ignoring the artistic and aesthetic aspects of wood for a moment, as an engineering material it can be incredible stuff. If you look at the properties vs weight of the engineered (laminated) timbers used in construction, they make steel beams look like concrete playdough...
For me though, it's all about the mess. Gimme a greasy stain and a mop and I'll cope. When we occasionally machine timber on the router, the whole place gets dusted. And yes, we have a really good, three phase, extractor and vacuum foot...
Oh yes PK wood work and metal work don't mix. All the wood dust settling on metal working machinery wicks out the oil from slides and bearings and causes havoc.
I've seen several DIY build logs of people wanting to make a 'multi-purpose CNC bed' for wood routing, aluminium milling AND plasma cutting. I can only think that they've not actually been close to any of these processes in real life !
I am very fortunate (*) in that I have been able to build a dedicated wood workshop, so that is where the wood lathe, planer, table saw etc live, as I'm afraid that they are NOT compatible with my metal working machines in the 'proper' workshop
(* after all it was to have space for things like this that prompted me to buy a small farm !)
Wood and metal have an attraction in the case of rifle stocks. :coffee: