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Derek Jones

Robinson House Studio Open House

27 July 2018

On the whole summer is generally a time of rest for woodworkers. The combination of high temperatures in the workshop making hand work hard work and the list of outside jobs you’ve been putting off all year suddenly take precedence over the current project or projects. Conveniently though, it’s also ...

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  • In built wardrobe project

    By Gsusamc

    Friday, April 19, 2019 - 1:50 AM

    Hello thereI was wondering if anyone could give me some expert advice. I want to build my wardrobe for the attic room I just converted. I have drawn t...

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  • End Grain

    By lodgema

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 11:59 AM

    Thank you both for your replies, very much appreciated.I guess, Claude, that the adage about Google not always being the font of all knowledge has proved c...

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  • End Grain

    By Robson Valley

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 1:31 AM

    Oaks can be divided into two groups.a) The Red Oak group of species have open pores (vessels) in the wood which run the height of the entire tree.Those 'po...

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  • End Grain

    By Claude

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 8:23 PM

    [QUOTE=lodgema]... the final piece will have an oak top which I understand from reading various articles on the internet does not suffer as badly as other ...

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  • End Grain

    By lodgema

    Monday, April 15, 2019 - 1:24 PM

    Many thank Ian for your reply.I've never used sanding sealer before but am more than willing to give it a try. What I built was a trial piece; the final pi...

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  • End Grain

    By Ian Thorn

    Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 12:51 PM

    I think the dead Horse you could try a sanding sealer on the test piece then a light sand say 220 then stain it may work . The end grain will always soak u...

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  • End Grain

    By lodgema

    Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 11:21 AM

    I have recently returned after a long absence to the world of woodworking. My first project was to build an arts and crafts style side table. The top of th...

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  • A Cabinet of Curiosities

    By recipio

    Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 1:59 PM

    Lovely cabinet Rob. Dunno if you custom ordered the glass but its easier to buy glass shelving in the big stores and design around them. Ebony has a great ...

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