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PeteG

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I couldn't sit around with my butt glued to the chair, and although I was going to make this before my accident,
I decided to get on with as a thank you for our lass looking after me last week. I was hoping to have it finished in a day,
but everything took longer than anticipated and I'm completely knackered.
It's made from Ash, finished width of the timber is 38 mm, I cut about 20 mm off which I did on the scroll saw. Took a while
in comparison to the T/S but I got there. I also cut the lap joints on the scroll saw, and used the Domino to join the sections.
I'll glue up tomorrow, give it a final sanding and then a few coats of oil, and take a few more piccies :D

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phil.p":2go2nabl said:
First things we made in woodwork 1965, except the legs were shaped. :D
That's brilliant Phil. Do you know, I've never really noticed them until our lass saw one in a magazine
a few months back and then they started popping up in the supermarkets. Did you make yours
with proper mortise and tenon joints?
 

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thick_mike":g1nll5jt said:
I like that a lot.
Thanks Mike :D It'll look lovely with a bit oil, our lass loves it already. I'd say they are easy to make, or at the least
the Domino makes it easy and fairly quick.
 

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Be wary of oil on the ash- it can go very yellow. Try it on a bit of scrap first!
 

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marcros":3os8basi said:
Be wary of oil on the ash- it can go very yellow. Try it on a bit of scrap first!
Appreciated Marcros :D I've only used Ask on a couple of small jobs before and I sprayed them with clear lacquar.
 

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PeteG":156m8238 said:
phil.p":156m8238 said:
First things we made in woodwork 1965, except the legs were shaped. :D
That's brilliant Phil. Do you know, I've never really noticed them until our lass saw one in a magazine
a few months back and then they started popping up in the supermarkets. Did you make yours
with proper mortise and tenon joints?
A halving on the cross member and four m&t's. the legs were splayed from the middle outwards up and down so had to be cleaned up with spokeshaves. I can't remember the wood - it may well have been agba or jelutong.
 

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phil.p":2i7rpixa said:
A halving on the cross member and four m&t's. the legs were splayed from the middle outwards up and down so had to be cleaned up with spokeshaves. I can't remember the wood - it may well have been agba or jelutong.
I did ask our lass if she fancied something a bit different that I could have made on the scroll saw, and I would like
to make one at some point.
 

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Nice work Pete.

I've got to echo Marcros' comment. Oils (linseed, finishing, danish, etc) will yellow it over time.

I havent used ash for a while, but I have a board of offcuts of various species. A couple of months I gave it a coat of osmo polyx and the lighest woods (maple and sycamore) still look pretty natural with no discernible yellowing.
 

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scooby":z7gra6yv said:
Nice work Pete.

I've got to echo Marcros' comment. Oils (linseed, finishing, danish, etc) will yellow it over time.

I havent used ash for a while, but I have a board of offcuts of various species. A couple of months I gave it a coat of osmo polyx and the lighest woods (maple and sycamore) still look pretty natural with no discernible yellowing.
Appreciated Scooby :D I won't rush the finish then as I would like it to stay as natural in colour as possible. I'll get it glued up tomorrow and sanded and at least our lass can be enjoying until I sort the finish :D I need to crack on with the planters for my folks now...
 

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Nick":zkmwxtrm said:
Looks great Pete. Lovely crisp clean edges :D
Cheers Nick :D The edges have a bit of an edge of them when they come out the thicknesser :D
 

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On the oil front, Osmo Poly X- 3044 Raw is very good for keeping the natural colour of ash, no yellowing at all and very easy to apply/ re apply.
 

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Horsee1":1b1qfun3 said:
On the oil front, Osmo Poly X- 3044 Raw is very good for keeping the natural colour of ash, no yellowing at all and very easy to apply/ re apply.
Much appreciated Horsee1 :D Saved to my Amazon Wish List. It seems I have to make a few more of these in various sizes so it'll come
in very handy :D
 

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