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clydesdaleclopper

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • Aberdeenshire
Finally finished OH's pressie
« on: September 26, 2014, 03:33:52 pm »
As OH is impossible to buy for I decided to make his birthday present this year - a bread board. It took a long time to make as I only used hand tools so he'd better like it or it may be converted into a weapon  ;D


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Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Finally finished OH's pressie
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2014, 04:12:20 pm »
If he doesn't like it send it my way. I think its lovely  :thumbsup:
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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
Re: Finally finished OH's pressie
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2014, 04:24:03 pm »

Very stylish and so well finished.  Well done  :thumbsup:
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Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Finally finished OH's pressie
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2014, 09:17:06 pm »
I'd have it like a shot. It's gorgeous.

Greenerlife

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Leafy Surrey
Re: Finally finished OH's pressie
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2014, 09:20:33 pm »
That is simply lovely!  Do you take commissions?


Carse Goodlifers

  • Joined Oct 2013
  • Perthshire
Re: Finally finished OH's pressie
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2014, 09:23:44 pm »
CC,

Its wonderful!  I love it.

What wood is it that you've used?
And how long did you season it for?

clydesdaleclopper

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Finally finished OH's pressie
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2014, 09:26:13 pm »
It's ash - I don't know how long it was seasoned as I bought the chunk from someone who did all that part. Felling trees myself is a bit tricky with a bad back  :)
Our holding has Anglo Nubian and British Toggenburg goats, Gotland sheep, Franconian Geese, Blue Swedish ducks, a whole load of mongrel hens and two semi-feral children.

Carse Goodlifers

  • Joined Oct 2013
  • Perthshire
Re: Finally finished OH's pressie
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2014, 09:51:21 pm »
It is beautiful.
Our very old oak tree had a 'hair cut' last year and most of it has been chopped into log size pieces but there are some larger pieces that I could do something with.
You've got my mind going now with possibilities.

clydesdaleclopper

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Finally finished OH's pressie
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2014, 09:59:07 pm »
That is simply lovely!  Do you take commissions?


I'm afraid not - it takes me too long to make stuff with not using any power tools so it wouldn't be economically viable.


These took me a couple of years to do as I can only work on anything for a few hours a week at evening class as I don't have any facilities at home.
Our holding has Anglo Nubian and British Toggenburg goats, Gotland sheep, Franconian Geese, Blue Swedish ducks, a whole load of mongrel hens and two semi-feral children.

Greenerlife

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Leafy Surrey
Re: Finally finished OH's pressie
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2014, 10:24:37 pm »
Gosh they are beautiful too! 


Wish I had the patience to have a go at woodwork.

Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: Finally finished OH's pressie
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2014, 11:41:44 pm »
WOW that breadboards is great, I'd love that if given as a gift.

Those cabinets are fantastic  :love: you have a great talent

clydesdaleclopper

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Finally finished OH's pressie
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2014, 09:17:36 am »
Thanks for all the nice comments - I'm a terrible perfectionist and I just see all the flaws  ::)
Our holding has Anglo Nubian and British Toggenburg goats, Gotland sheep, Franconian Geese, Blue Swedish ducks, a whole load of mongrel hens and two semi-feral children.

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Finally finished OH's pressie
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2014, 03:27:49 pm »
You must have better sight than me, CC. I couldn't see any flaws at all. I've never been able to work with wood. I cannot saw to save my life, nails never go in straight for me and drill bits snap. I'll stick to spinning, etc.


ellied

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Re: Finally finished OH's pressie
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2014, 09:27:17 am »
I discovered woodworking this year tho I need some power tools as my hands are arthritic and lack grip for hand tools. I do all the sanding and finishing by hand tho and like yourself only see the flaws!

I'd be interested in more pics of the board to see how you made it ie other angles.  Looks lovely to me and I am looking for seasoned wood for my first cabinet but costs are beyond me yet so am wondering about some smaller projects meantime as I miss it!  Assuming you are OK with imitation as the sincere form of flattery it is intended to be!
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