Here is a quick teaser of my latest ongoing project… At least two of them need to be completed by the first week of January (birthday present)
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So far, I have used European Oak, Alder, American Walnut, European Walnut, Beech and Ash.
I get these from friends or I buy them at lumberyards. (Not too far away from where I live, there is a region very well known for its walnut and a lumberyard which is an official supplier for Rolls Royce cars)
99% of the time, my finish consists in oil (sometimes mixed with varnish) and paste wax on the top.
I live in an apartment so I do all my ripping and thicknessing in a collective workshop and then do the joinery mostly with hand tools or router at home (on my balcony-workshop)
-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather
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