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OCtoolguy

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I just finished these. Still need to shoot some shellac on them. My wife liked the first one I made her so much she keeps me busy making them for gifts. I'm burning out on this pattern fairly fast. I hope you like them. About 15 hours in each one. A John Nelson pattern from the book Boxes Bowls and Baskets.
 

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Very nice design. I too think it fits well outside, but those slots in the legs will quickly become insect homes. Nothing wrong with that but it will spoil the clean look. Is the top solid or are they gaps in that too? Has it any finish on it? Either way, I think its cool clean look would survive better under cover.

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Thanks Fitz.

Made the top in two halves, bending and clamping with plenty of glue against an mdf former. The glued together and planed flat before gluing to the legs with lots of clamps. Then cut the walnut wedge to fit, radiused edges, and mitred the corner. A bit more to it than that but thats the gist of it. Hours of sanding and being careful with squeeze out of glue.
 

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Little live edge twig pot made from cherry, you'll all call me mad but I sanded/polished it to 3000g 🤪 then finished it with a coat of teak oil
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Teak oil absorbs much better when only sanded to 240 or less. Actually osmo oil and most oils recommend only sanding to 180-240. Have you ever tried wet sanding with teak oil? Start at 180 then work your way up to 3,000. I think you will notice a much deeper, depth of finish. And it will have soaked a lot further into the wood. Nice turning.
 

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Teak oil absorbs much better when only sanded to 240 or less. Actually osmo oil and most oils recommend only sanding to 180-240. Have you ever tried wet sanding with teak oil? Start at 180 then work your way up to 3,000. I think you will notice a much deeper, depth of finish. And it will have soaked a lot further into the wood. Nice turning.
I haven't tried yet but have considered it, only difficulty I have is my lathes slowest speed is 450 so it would spray everything around me unless I build a box around the turning.
 

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The acrylic one is quite classy - I had two slightly different Sirocco kits and mixed the parts up. I've yet to meet anyone who doesn't like the London plane ones, these are gifts for the funeral directors (and the celebrant) that ran my son's funeral - they kindly gave me some laburnum.
 

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Certainly not skilled work but I built a Mason Bee Observation House using routed cls offcuts, perspex from Wickes and a box made from a BP offcut topped off with bit of slate.

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As soon as the cocoons have developed they are removed, cleaned and placed in the lower drawer in early December, when they hatch in early spring they fly out of the small hole. The 'tubes' are cleaned ready for the next year's nests.

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Certainly not skilled work but I built a Mason Bee Observation House using routed cls offcuts, perspex from Wickes and a box made from a BP offcut topped off with bit of slate.
That is so cool. Disagree on the skilled aspect.
Love it.
Did you follow a guide or are you just, a bee guy?
👏
 

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Certainly not skilled work but I built a Mason Bee Observation House using routed cls offcuts, perspex from Wickes and a box made from a BP offcut topped off with bit of slate.

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As soon as the cocoons have developed they are removed, cleaned and placed in the lower drawer in early December, when they hatch in early spring they fly out of the small hole. The 'tubes' are cleaned ready for the next year's nests.

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Absolutely buzzing!🤣🤣
 
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