|Project by KnickKnack||posted 10-26-2008 01:23 PM||2663 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
It’s ash, finished with linseed oil, about 1.75m (5 feet) by 30cm (1 foot)
As ever, I learned lots…
- Get the lumber man to clean the boards before you take them home (I have no jointer or planer/thicknesser)
- It’s hard to de-cup boards, but important
- It’s hard to joint boards this long with just a router and a 1 metre straight edge
- 15 minute glue is too fast (but I can’t find anything else)
- Carefully taken pictures can hide a multitude of not-so-very-well-fitting joints
- It’s easier to buy a smaller TV and sit closer than it is to make a TV stand
- Wasps seem to like the smell of ash being sanded
- My critical faculties must be on holiday since I’m actually fairly pleased with it – it’s solid, looks ok, and matches the rest of the furniture I made for the lounge
The lines you can just about see in picture 2, perpendicular to the grain, are a mystery to me – another ash piece I did has them too – I thought it was the belt sander doing it, but it seems not – only one of the jointed boards have them, and, no matter how much I sand (up to a point, I guess), they don’t go away – any ideas/explanations/solutions appreciated.
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