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marcros

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Six years ago I built one of my first woodwork projects. A garden table and bench from some reclaimed oak. They both got the ‘flintstone’ treatment, no idea how strong wood is so make it ridiculously thick!

The table has lived outside since and has weathered rather well. However, the bench came into the kitchen shortly afterwards for party seating and never left. The bench was functional, that’s about the only positive I can say. The huge dovetails were a disaster and fit so bad I had to drive little wedges in so the didn’t wobble too bad, they were obviously unglueable due to huge gaps.
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A few weeks back I caught my leg on one of these wedges again, and I’d had enough. I took the beast out to the workshop for some repurposing. The tops were taken off, resawn, and glued up into a new wider top. Octagonal tapered legs, and a big bevel gave it the form I had in mind. It was great to have the skills now to build the bench I really wanted to make back then!

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I am late to the party on this, but I really like the remade bench. there are a lot of subtle details- the tapered octagonal legs and the bevelled edge to the top that I admire. well done indeed!
 

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playing with the lathe, replacement croquet stick, hardwood, turned, painted, waxed, varnished...
Nice work. I notice in the background of one of your pictures the set of balls. I've recently turned a set of replacement balls from rescued Oak table legs. I'm not sure what to colour them with. If I use paint I fear it will chip off during the first game. I don't really want to buy loads of stain if most of it will sit at the back of a cupboard. Any thoughts?
Thanks
Martin
 

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Nice clamps 👍
How did you embed the 3D model into you website?
It uses a javascript library called jsc3d. It's fairly straightforward to use (as javascript libraries go). Other bits of the site (e.g. this one) use openjscad instead, but that requires the 3D model to be drawn in openjscad (which is useful for some things, but not when you're exporting from another CAD application).
 

Simon89

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It uses a javascript library called jsc3d. It's fairly straightforward to use (as javascript libraries go). Other bits of the site (e.g. this one) use openjscad instead, but that requires the 3D model to be drawn in openjscad (which is useful for some things, but not when you're exporting from another CAD application).
Thanks 👍
 

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Just finished this one for our garden made from recycled oak flooring boards stainless steel mesh and screws all from skips at my brothers recycling yard .I showed one previously some asked how the seed came out the bottle cap was only in place for delivery as I put some seed in to start the buyers off without the cap gravity does its job
 

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akirk

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Nice work. I notice in the background of one of your pictures the set of balls. I've recently turned a set of replacement balls from rescued Oak table legs. I'm not sure what to colour them with. If I use paint I fear it will chip off during the first game. I don't really want to buy loads of stain if most of it will sit at the back of a cupboard. Any thoughts?
Thanks
Martin
those are the croquet balls that came with the set - so not sure how they did that...
I would imagine that painted and then varnished / lacquered might be okay -otherwise, stain could be the only option
 

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Actually, it's not finished yet, the making process is going to go on for some time, but I've just returned to volunteering at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and we're building a full size working replica of a WW1 (very) fast torpedo boat known as a CMB (Coastal Motor Boat).

I've been involved since the start, helping with the lofting, building and setting out the moulds, the basic framework including steam bending and, now, planking.

This is a cutting edge 40' lightweight boat that was capable of 40 knots over 100 years ago (!) but our replica will have a more powerful engine but won't be carrying live torpedoes! The boatbuilding techniques are more akin to aircraft technology than traditional boatbuilding. It's a totally unique project and I count myself lucky to be involved,especially as I'm a retired Chartered Building Surveyor, not a professional boatbuilder! I'm really glad to be back to the project.
Building a boat would be on the bucket list if money and time were no object. Looks like a fascinating project to be involved with.
 

BEE13

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Building a boat would be on the bucket list if money and time were no object. Looks like a fascinating project to be involved with.
Yes, it's amazing. Luckily, someone else is funding it.

Although I've worked with wood quite a bit but I've never done boatbuilding. The first thing you discover is that nothing is straight! All sorts of curves and odd angles. It certainly tests the brain and woodworking skills.

This design is cutting edge technology from over 100 years old but the completed craft will be one of the fastest things on the Solent. Amazing.
 
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