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Nice job, Mr Gain, bet that took more than an hour to do. :thumbs: Iroko looks nice and lasts well but horrible dust when you work with it!

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Nice job, Mr Gain, bet that took more than an hour to do. :thumbs: Iroko looks nice and lasts well but horrible dust when you work with it!

 

Thanks GG, yep took ages to carve. Was only a stopgap marker while the headstone was being altered, my brother now has the cross.

Seemed to be a fair bit of silica in this batch, sparks were flying as I used the tablesaw and bandsaw... more than usual. I find the dust of most hardwoods pretty aggressive even wearing a mask. Also made a memorial bench out of it, and a 6 seater patio table and chairs, looks nice when it's oiled up.

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"I find the dust of most hardwoods pretty aggressive even wearing a mask"

 

That's why i like oak, dust doesn't bother me (i know it does some folks) and i love the smell of it when working it.

 

Got a second coat of yacht varnish on at dinner time, fingers crossed it will be dry for the post in the morning.

 

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Well GG, you've got to be happy with that :thumbs:

 

I've used a lot of American White Oak in the past and love working with it. I saved all the AWO chippings from my planer thicknesser and use it to hot smoke sausages, chicken and pork with in my converted filing cabinet, adds a beautiful flavour and rich golden colour. Waste not want not.

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Well GG, you've got to be happy with that :thumbs:

 

I've used a lot of American White Oak in the past and love working with it. I saved all the AWO chippings from my planer thicknesser and use it to hot smoke sausages, chicken and pork with in my converted filing cabinet, adds a beautiful flavour and rich golden colour. Waste not want not.

Aye, turned out ok for a quick rout up in between other jobs.

 

Likewise save the oak chippings & give them to a neighbor who smokes mackerel with them, mouth is watering at the thought, can't get a better smoked flavor!

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"I find the dust of most hardwoods pretty aggressive even wearing a mask"

 

That's why i like oak, dust doesn't bother me (i know it does some folks) and i love the smell of it when working it.

 

Got a second coat of yacht varnish on at dinner time, fingers crossed it will be dry for the post in the morning.

 

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Lucky for you he did not revert the houses name back to what it was originally.

 

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For sale: 1 broken number plate with house name on, complete with hanging strimmer wire. £50 o.n.o

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For sale: 1 broken number plate with house name on, complete with hanging strimmer wire. £50 o.n.o

Wrong section!!

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For sale: 1 broken number plate with house name on, complete with hanging strimmer wire. £50 o.n.o

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: If you get 50 for it i want a cut ;)

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I could rout something in timber free hand depending on how big & much you want to spend? Any design in mind?

 

Stone or steel possible too but a bit heavy to post.

Only about car number plate size in wood. House name is only 4 letters. :thumbs:

If I get to choose the four letters I'll pay for it....😂

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For sale: 1 broken number plate with house name on, complete with hanging strimmer wire. £50 o.n.o

For sale: 1 broken number plate with house name on, complete with hanging strimmer wire. £50 o.n.o

This is cleary a modern copy. An authentic farmhouse sign would be hanging on baler twine !

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Posted this morning Royal Mail standard parcels so should be with you by the weekend walshie.

 

Bugger. I thought you were delivering it yourself and hanging it. :laugh:

 

Thanks Griff.

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Ah that's fantastic :) I wish my place had a name other than the funny farm which everyone seems to call it! :laugh:

 

Love that - great job :thumbs:

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