- 29 Jan 2012
- Reaction score
- Shaft City, Mid Cornish Desert
Bleddy hard. Probably a lot nicer to turn than to work by hand. There seem to be little patches that are harder than the rest - a nice fine pull cut will suddenly snatch slightly as if you've hit a little knot or a bit of cross grain and when you look there's absolutely nothing there, just a very slight tear. There is very light quilting in this piece, which might be be the cause - tomorrow I'll get the boy to take some better pictures than I can on my horrible little camera.MikeG.":znxnl9lx said:I'm curious about hornbeam. It's sometimes called ironwood, isn't it? What's it like to work with?
I can't say for sure but it might be possible he was exaggerating just a little to justify him pinching the lig vi :wink:Aquachiefofficer":3v525l8e said:This post reminds me of a time 50 years ago when I was a cadet with BP Tankers.
On one ship the chief engineer was a Geordy with the magnificent name of Kenneth Muckles Mackie. He was one of only 3 people who could still make Northumbrian bagpipes. He drove the chief officer incandescent with rage because he would steal the lignum vitae fids for splicing mooring lines from the deck store and spirit them down to the engine room workshop and turn them into pipes on the lathe.