Your not kidding, the difference in hardness between sound wood and the spalting made sure I sharpened the tools to keep it round. Frustrating to see a high percentage of figuring disappear though.oldsoke":352k644e said:I can almost see your relief and satisfaction
Well besides the wood from the valleys form the other day which are awaiting practice/confidence, I acquired a couple of 4ft lengths of old Yew from a neighbor in the village this morning. (wished I'd taken the wheelbarrow by the time I'd climbed back up to my house) Need to get sawing and see if I can salvage something out of them in the next day or two.oldsoke":352k644e said:Wots next?
Thanks jaymar and others for the encouragement, trust me to do it the hard way, but I had to use what I had and I learnt a lot in the couple of hours it took me, the brittleness of very old yew had been noted on the one piece I have, just hoping I can get a section out between the critters homes and the splits.jaymar":2jf2c0fo said:Nice one.Good finish is hard to achieve on spalted. Be careful with the yew if is dry, I've found it very brittle and breaks up very easily.
I guess I will try and mount it in compression if in doubt.oldsoke":1ubz8a0q said:Chas
... just be careful if u r in expension on the chuck...)
I am still nervous enough to expect one any minute and keep looking at Keith Rowley's examples to make sure I am attempting to do it right.oldsoke":1ubz8a0q said:digs (but you should be past them by now )
oldsoke":3jul1am4 said:Wots next? Revisited:
Thanks NoelNoel":23uncsus said:Chas, that's magnificent. If that's what a beginner can achieve there's hope for me yet. Well done.
Thanks Gary Although way down of the skills slope I am getting a lot of pleasure out of it.Taffy Turner":3ngwjlz6 said:Very nice indeed Chas. =D>
Took the advice of Terry (of Chestnut fame) and am just sticking with cellulose sanding sealer and Woodwax22(clear) for now.Taffy Turner":3ngwjlz6 said:Nicely finished too - what did you use?
It might be at the top but the list gets long very quicklyP.S. A Bandsaw is rapidly forming an image at the top of the wants list.