Friday, 25 November 2016

Not many blog entries this year

I've just realised I haven't made many blog entries this year. I have been very busy but still woodworking.
I have made two pairs of large driveway gates for instance  - 4 in total. These took quite a while to complete as I had to fit woodworking in with my life.
The frame work is iroko and the boards are western red cedar.
I finished them with a new product to me Sansin SDF in the UK obtainable from Silva Timber

I bought a gallon of Roasted Almond. Not cheap at £103 for a gallon but more than enough to coat both sides of 4 gates with two coats. I still have plenty left over too.

The intention is to motorise the gates and I have made them strong enough for the motors.

I am currently working on replacing a rotted window cill on our Edwardian house. I have made the cill to the same shape as the original but just need a dry day to fit it.

Another important job to be done before Christmas is an extension to our dining table. We have many guests coming this year. I have repurposed the top from an old pine table and put walnut breadboard ends on it with a edge profile to match the existing dining table. The base is made from oak and is in the same style as the original table base. All this is being stained with General Finishes Antique Cherry Water Base Wood Stain Code GF10006. This is fairly close to the existing table colour. The oak base and pine top are the only items to be stained as the black walnut is to be left natural.

Pictures to follow.