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Blog series by icemanhank updated 07-26-2019 02:46 AM 6 parts 3978 reads 5 comments total

Part 1: The Top

07-10-2019 08:34 AM by icemanhank | 0 comments »

Hi all, I have been asked by my wife to make her a small foot stool and I had some hardwood offcuts floating around so here it is.The off cuts were in the shape of a triangle so I used a gum leaf as a template to make a cut out design before joining the two pieces and carved in a section for some gum nuts which I will fill with epoxy.I just brought some Record carving tools so I thought I would it would be nice give the edges a bit of scolloping so I tried my hand at that, I like the look ...

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Part 2: Gum nuts

07-13-2019 11:27 PM by icemanhank | 0 comments »

I have had a go at filling the carved out section for the gum nuts with epoxy. Only a small job I know but I am pretty new to the world of epoxy. I overfilled it as I was concerned about shrinkage. (as all guys are hehe) There was a bit of a disaster when I tried sanding it back as I thought 24 hours was long enough for it to harden….It felt like it had set however as I sanded with an orbital sander the epoxy started to kind of melt as it hadn’t hardened properly all the...

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Part 3: Timber for the legs

07-13-2019 11:57 PM by icemanhank | 3 comments »

Our club is very fortunate to have a few shipping containers of timber for the members to use and I was crawling through looking for something with some character for the legs. I found an old dirty piece marked Turpentine which I new was Aussie hardwood so thought I would run it over the jointer to see what was inside. WOW look at the beautiful figuring in this baby!

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Part 4: Some carving for the top

07-21-2019 07:34 AM by icemanhank | 1 comment »

This is for my wife Heather, say no more! Still some finishing to be done.

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Part 5: Cutting the mortices in the legs

07-21-2019 07:42 AM by icemanhank | 0 comments »

The Turpentine is such beautiful timber but it was very brittle and hard which made this job a bit difficult but the tenons on the longitudinal stay fitted quite well. The angle I made 10 degrees.

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Part 6: Assembling

07-26-2019 02:46 AM by icemanhank | 1 comment »

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