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Anthony Bailey

Start as you mean to go on….

3 February 2017

This year is turning out to be quite busy as I expected to be quite honest. I’m doing various work at one of our local community halls, I’ve now been co-opted on to the committee on account of my practical skills – sometimes it pays not to let people know you are quite good at dealing with problems… ...

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  • Christmas Decoration

    By Claude

    Friday, February 24, 2017 - 1:06 AM

    Looks nice!  Did you scroll saw, or carve?Claude

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  • Christmas Decoration

    By Lost Head

    Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 8:22 PM

    Hi everyone,not been on the forum for ages, work really does get in the way. Here is a little project that I managed when I finally got a couple of hours spare.Cheers,Andy

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  • Drying timber

    By dunkhooper

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 8:00 PM

    Thanks for the information Nick. I didn't realise how demanding sycamore can be till I googled drying it last night . My two boards want a hot cocoa and a story before bed now . 😉😁

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  • Drying timber

    By nicksimpson

    Monday, February 20, 2017 - 11:16 PM

    If you want them to stay white then not only on end but also in the dark. Best regardsNick

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  • Drying timber

    By dunkhooper

    Monday, February 20, 2017 - 6:56 PM

    Thanks for the information Pete and Tony I will leave them long and put them up right. I have them on sticks at the moment off the floor but laying flat....

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  • Drying timber

    By crataegus

    Monday, February 20, 2017 - 4:13 PM

    My preference would be to leave them as boards, and as Pete says, end rear them. There's little to be gained by chopping them into shorter lengths because ...

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  • Drying timber

    By bodrighy

    Monday, February 20, 2017 - 1:50 PM

    IME sycamore isn't too bad for splitting but make sure you stand the boards up not lay them flat or they can go grey.Pete

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  • Drying timber

    By dunkhooper

    Monday, February 20, 2017 - 10:36 AM

    Hi all . I have two sycamore boards still greenish they are 2400mm by 200mm by 50mm I have them stacked in the shed at the moment but want them for choppin...

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