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Project by icemanhank posted 12-15-2018 04:34 AM 573 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all,

Here is a little three legged milking stool which is a gift for a friend for Christmas.

The seat is Redgum and the legs are Mountain Ash. I used a Howards finish which brought up the Redgum beautifully.

Although it doesn’t look it in the pics the legs are set out at 8 degrees.

Kind thoughts Dave

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia





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crowie

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#1 posted 12-15-2018 09:18 AM

David, the red gum is magnificent with that finish. Well done sir

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

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icemanhank

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#2 posted 12-15-2018 09:23 AM

Thanks mare.


David, the red gum is magnificent with that finish. Well done sir

- crowie


-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 12-15-2018 10:44 AM

Nice stool David, will be a great gift. That finish has really brought the red gum up very well.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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robscastle

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#4 posted 12-15-2018 11:17 AM

The craftsmanship looks like its deserving of a big slobbery cows lick, ... as an expression of appreciation

Hold still now,...here it comes!

-- Regards Rob

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therealSteveN

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#5 posted 12-15-2018 11:54 AM

I like to check woods used in the projects found here to get information about woods I don’t know anything about. Looking for something about your “redgum” I found 2 bits of explanation. Both are said to be common to Australia.

Red River Gum

and

Forest Redgum

Which do you think yours is from?

Nice little stool, will it see action as a milk stool? Or just a conversation piece?

Either way it’s pretty neat. Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 12-15-2018 12:01 PM

Real nice stool, David!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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icemanhank

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#7 posted 12-15-2018 08:32 PM

I would say by the figure it is ‘Forest Redgum’ mate. It is a common hardwood and from memory used a lot in fence posts along with ‘Yellowbox’ etc. It is amazing sometimes to grab an old bit of scrap fence post and plane it off to find such beauty underneath.

I don’t think it will see action, these things are becoming a bit trendy for the youngsters over here now. It is a solid little beast though and will be around for many years to come so who knows, one day!


I like to check woods used in the projects found here to get information about woods I don t know anything about. Looking for something about your “redgum” I found 2 bits of explanation. Both are said to be common to Australia.

Red River Gum

and

Forest Redgum

Which do you think yours is from?

Nice little stool, will it see action as a milk stool? Or just a conversation piece?

Either way it s pretty neat. Thanks for posting.

- therealSteveN


-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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robscastle

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#8 posted 12-16-2018 02:03 AM

Its a bit difficult to ID the actual timber with the protective finish over it.
A construction story and associated pictures wouldn’t go astray hint hint.

For sure its of the Gum specis, and I wont bother to list the many varieties, but I can assure you there are very many and all make great timber projects.

Even if it dosn’t see any action the cows lick still applies!!

-- Regards Rob

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icemanhank

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#9 posted 12-16-2018 02:19 AM

Definitely Redgum, usually I do a bit of a blog but was a bit busy this time.

Cheers Dave


Its a bit difficult to ID the actual timber with the protective finish over it.
A construction story and associated pictures wouldn t go astray hint hint.

For sure its of the Gum specis, and I wont bother to list the many varieties, but I can assure you there are very many and all make great timber projects.

Even if it dosn t see any action the cows lick still applies!!

- robscastle


-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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anthm27

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#10 posted 12-16-2018 05:36 AM

The red gum stool looks as good as the band Red Gum sounded.
Regards
Anth

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icemanhank

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#11 posted 12-17-2018 12:50 AM

I found a pic in the raw


Definitely Redgum, usually I do a bit of a blog but was a bit busy this time.

Cheers Dave

Its a bit difficult to ID the actual timber with the protective finish over it.
A construction story and associated pictures wouldn t go astray hint hint.

For sure its of the Gum specis, and I wont bother to list the many varieties, but I can assure you there are very many and all make great timber projects.

Even if it dosn t see any action the cows lick still applies!!

- robscastle

- icemanhank


-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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robscastle

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#12 posted 12-17-2018 07:56 AM

You have done well and the splay is certainly visible now, looks to be about only 19 across. (Smirk, snicker)

-- Regards Rob

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