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Project by robscastle posted 11-15-2018 05:34 AM 450 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Let me start by saying this is the last mushroom seat I will be making in my lifetime, unless of course something serious happens to it again in the short term.
The original one lasted 7 years before having its life cut short due to a vehicle accident.
So I am expecting at least the same from this one.

The timber is recycled pallet pine for the base and possibly a piece of maple for the seat top.

All cut and joined with biscuits and glue, no Kreg pocket hole screws this time.
Whats with the gold leaf, well I had it and along with my 3D Router Carver so I decided a man’s gotta have a flash work seat. There is a blog on how the seat was constructed and in particular how the Carving was done here.
It doesnt look much like a mushroom any more unless you are familiar with gold tops, (tee hee)

But the historical name lives on.

Basic Constuction:
Eight sections of which Six 6 are Gold leaf inlayed and two are Copper leaf inlay, the silver leaf section was an experiment, but I did not go ahead with it.
The seat is held in position by a tapered insert from underneath.

Its done and has been put to work already.

-- Regards Rob





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Andre

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#1 posted 11-15-2018 07:36 AM

I like that, may have to make some out of Cedar for outside . ( Think I will skip the fancy carvings :) )

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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anthm27

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#2 posted 11-15-2018 08:04 AM

Very Nice mate, My tip is that it was a little easier to construct than the Iron Bark MKII version.????

Nice job, the mushrooms are multiplying well. Any pics of how you did the inlays?

Cheers
Anthony

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crowie

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#3 posted 11-15-2018 10:03 AM

Another first class project completed Rob and it looks quite classie….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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ZAGREB

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#4 posted 11-15-2018 10:25 AM

very nice, Rob

-- bambi

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anthm27

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#5 posted 11-15-2018 10:38 AM



Very Nice mate, My tip is that it was a little easier to construct than the Iron Bark MKII version.????

Nice job, the mushrooms are multiplying well. Any pics of how you did the inlays?

Cheers
Anthony

- anthm27

Got it Rob, on your blog here
http://lumberjocks.com/robscastle/blog/127993
Brilliant

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recycle1943

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#6 posted 11-15-2018 10:59 AM

the seat is nice but the carving is great !
and it looks like some of your pallet pine is BKP

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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hunter71

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#7 posted 11-15-2018 11:43 AM

Getting too cold for mushrooms anyway. Glad to see this one beat the snow. Nice job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#8 posted 11-15-2018 12:12 PM



... its life cut short due to a vehicle accident….
- robscastle

Nothing more I can say that I haven’t in the blogs… other than… very irresponsible of you rc...you shouldn’t have let it drive a car… unless of course the vehicle was a bus as thre’s not mushroom in a small sedan!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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BobWemm

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#9 posted 11-15-2018 03:25 PM

That’s pretty cool Rob. Like you said, a man’s gotta have a fancy seat.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#10 posted 11-15-2018 10:25 PM

Had a closer look rc...

That seat is screwed!!!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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robscastle

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#11 posted 11-15-2018 10:47 PM

Morning All,

Andre: Thanks and yep with a CNC it would be a ho hum activity, a very handy bit of kit seat/stepstool etc.

Anthony: 100 % correcto!

Crowie: Thanks Pete is does look a bit out of place at the moment, mind you Aurora keeps eyeing it off as she walks past saying something like I should sell it!

ZAGREB: Bambi thank you.

recycle1943: Thanks also, now is the odd stain a sign of BKP qactivity? we dont have the pest here in Australia, so the timber must have been heat treated and imported from Montes way.

hunter71: Thank you, temperatures are almost the opposite here.

Alex: see below.

Bob Wemm: I did a short check on Red ironbark, it seems to be still fairly much available, so my concerns as to its supply being limited may be unfounded. Its great to work with if you have tough tools!

AlexMkII :The seat top is in fact held on by 6×32mm CS climacote wood screws. The reference to NO Kreg Pocket hole screws is refering to supplimenting the biscuit joinery with pocket hole joinery, sorry if I confused you, but its also rewarding to see you actually read my info!I did this to remove any openings for water to start rot, as I will not be doing it again.

-- Regards Rob

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 11-16-2018 05:51 AM

Very good… COOL…

Thank you…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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majuvla

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#13 posted 11-16-2018 06:32 PM

Beautiful carving,...especialy compound miter looks great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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stefang

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#14 posted 11-17-2018 12:51 PM

Very nice Rob and ready for some fancy sitting!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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