Just got my hands on a Truck load of Elm Burr .Beautiful and very rare also very wet will take some time to dry
Sunday, 27 September 2020
A couple of Weeks ago Susan and I spent a Week touring North Wales and while we were there we called in to see les Symonds in Bala.
Before I left Les gave me a lovely Sycamore Burr and an end grain Cankered Ash log.
I turned the Burr into a beautiful Bowl 10" x 5" and the ash log into a nice Pot 6" x 5"
Thursday, 2 July 2020
Friday, 19 June 2020
Wednesday, 3 June 2020
This will be something new for me Each piece will be Photographed 3 times numbered and listed.
Saturday, 23 May 2020
bowls 15" x 4"
Monday, 18 May 2020
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
Sunday, 10 May 2020
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.
Friday, 8 May 2020
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
Thursday, 7 May 2020
Wednesday, 6 May 2020
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.
Tuesday, 5 May 2020
With square holes in the ends I had to come up with a way to hold the blanks and as the metal shafts had an indent in each end it seemed a possible way was to do them with a shaft in.As you can see the tailstock is not holding by much and with the bar in the whole thing is very heavy.I had a go as you can see but to be honest it was more than a little scary.
Monday, 4 May 2020
I would like to have turned the Rollers from Sycamore or Beach but I dont have anything suitable the only thing I do have is Oak not my first choice but should be OK.
The piece of Oak is about 7 feet long and 6" x 4.5" that will be OK for 4" x 20" Rollers
I thought cutting this size of Oak on my new Sliding Mitre Saw would be a real test but it went through it like a hot knife through Butter.
A couple of passes over the planer does the trick.