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Saturday, 23 May 2020

Somerset Elm Bowls

Turned a couple of bowls from the Elm that I was given recently.I am surprised how wet this Elm is because the trees had been dead standing for a number of years.It will be interesting to see how they dry they have a generous coating of Danish oil
bowls 15" x 4"



Monday, 18 May 2020

Somerset Elm

It is very rare to get any local elm of a decent size but I have been lucky a Mate has given me two large trees.I only make Bowls so only interested in the trunk.
The Chainsaw has a 28" Bar so that will give you an idea of the size

These are bigger than they look large ones 24" Diameter


 Stunning figuring
 This will give you an idea of the size Chainsaw with 28" Bar and ripping Chain




Sunday, 10 May 2020

Started a new Project.Second wooden Bench seat.

A while ago I decided to restore the Bench seat that was in the front of our Bungalow but ended up making a completely new one.We thought it was too nice to put out the front so it now lives in our back garden.This leaves us without one in the front so I am going to make another one and cut up the wood today
Hopefully this time it should be easier as I learned a lot from the first one.This one will be slightly different but not much.




Grass mowing

This morning i mowed the grass on our property on the Somerset levels it is such a peaceful place.
We have a ride on mower so not hard work and takes about an hour





 Exstending our parking with a load of roof tiles.



Friday, 8 May 2020

Mangle Restoration 7 and completed

I have nearly finished the restoration of my mangle.
Just the shelves to do now.
It has been an enjoyable and interesting Project

A nice bit of Oak 10" x 4" enough to do the shelves and enough left over fo a 10" Bowl blank


 I put a new blade in the Bandsaw the one that was in there had done a lot of work .The saw cut through this Oak very easily I have cut 12" Oak on it .This Saw is for sale if anybody is interested cuts 12" x 17 1/2"
 I am very pleased with the end result jus got to decide where to put it now.
 The tray on the other side is wider as that is the lead on side


Rounded the corners off an improvement I think



Thursday, 7 May 2020

Mangle Restoration 6

Not a lot to report today I have painted up all the bits and pieces ready to put together tomorrow.There are two wooden trays that have to be made then it is complete.
I think the Red and Dark Green go well together


Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Mangle Restoration 5


Not much done on the Mangle today just a coat of Dark Green Hammerite paint.The colour would not have been my first choice I would rather have lighter but now it is on I like it.

Before I could do anything the one that thinks she is Boss wanted me to make some trellis.
It did not take too long a good Bandsaw and Nail gun.

 Frame in dark green it grows on you Honest.