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MARK.B.

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What a cracking pair Stig (y) The Wood Stands work really nice and enhances the look ,acrylic just would not have the same effect imho :)
 

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My last porch that I made from oak. Working with Oak is brutal on hobbyist kit!
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Got tired of the pillar drill taking space on my temp bench so knocked together a flip top cabinet thing. Then of course I had to make one for the bandsaw, which doubles as a mitre saw stand. All stuff I had onhand - chipboard from dismantled inbuilts, assorted hardware, etc. Heights are slightly askew because the band saw is taller than the pillar drill, that's what you get for not planning anything. I imagine putting them on smaller wheels and fitting them under my bench, when I get around to making one.
 

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I made some play blocks for my niece and nephew. Made out of utile, with a finger-jointed box (also utile). Was a lot of fun, except for the moment I realised that the finger joints didn't line up (somehow I'd made a few gaps too wide and so the fingers went out of alignment, had to fix with chisels and shims). My first time using a table saw, first time doing thicknessing, and first time edge-jointing too.

Left the blocks unfinished for now as they'll be chewed on by a toddler. The box is finished with danish oil, and thinking about adding a wax coat over that.

Valuable lessons learned ... sand long lengths of wood before cutting them into hundreds of short lengths of wood. Don't forget to wipe off excess oil after each coat, oops. Shop around for wood, and don't be scared of sawn boards, they can be tamed. Don't fill every space with tools or there's nowhere to put the current project.
 

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Like that bowl Stig, unusual shape but a rather nice one (y):)
Thanks Mark, I was trying to Make shapes with the grain by making shapes with the wood, I think it worked 🤪

Made a couple of pieces from silver birch today, a plain bowl and a spalted tray type thing
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I got way too close at the bottom of the bowl and made it paper thin so filled the chuck mortise with resin to strengthen it and stop it breaking
 
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