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    Post a photo of the last thing you made

    The "designs" attached, only really used to work out how much wood I needed to buy and to work out the width of bits. Kind of a hybrid from what I saw someone do on youtube and an easel you can buy. It folds down to a table for varnishing and if you knock out the tusks, it'll collapse flat (ish)...
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    Post a photo of the last thing you made

    First ever woodwork, I dont think they even let us hold a file at my school! Pretty happy with the result, definitely a learning process and how not to panic after a c*ck-up. There were many of them! Now I need to learn how to paint...
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    Grain filling - finishing ash

    Thanks for the replies. It's an artists easel, i've designed it to be counterweighted. So I'm expecting any finish to eventually get stained/blotches with oil paint. It's mostly to get a uniform colour from the various bits of ash, the supplier had lost 2 of the English boards I requested and...
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    Grain filling - finishing ash

    I'm nearing the end of my first project and still picking up as much knowledge as I can. Could anyone explain the need and process of finishing ash, or other woods, other than simply sanding and staining? I've heard of grain filling, especially with ash/oak due to open pores. Also sanding...
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    Newbie - Counterweight Easel

    Hi All, first post and first time into woodwork. I have a tendency to go all in and I've wanted to build my own furniture etc for a while. I will practice joins, cuts etc before getting started on the project, I'm just trying to put all the designs to bed before I buy anything else. Sadly I've...
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