Black Locust and steel panel fense

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Project by HektorLex posted 05-05-2014 10:38 PM 1713 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is something that I have made last summer. It is made out of Black Locust, the wood that I admire and adore.This should last for years. It is one of my first projects that I have done and I can tell you that I’m very proud of it because I’m not a woodworker by profession.
It’s a combination of the hardest wood around my area and wrought steel.

Boards were made from quarter sawn Black Locust. They are about 20 years old but without any kind of defect.

For screw caps I used Locust as well, specially picked and sawn in that to minimize wood expansion of this part.

-- Alex Serbia

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#1 posted 05-05-2014 10:52 PM

A nice combination of wood and iron …
Welcome to the forum …

-- Lathe and my imagination will do everything to realize my dreams...Vanzemaljac

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#2 posted 05-05-2014 11:31 PM

Love the way the wood came out.
Nice job.

-- Jeff NJ

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#3 posted 05-06-2014 07:05 AM

Welcome to LJs.
Very nice job. Can be proud. It should last for decades.
Did you do the metalwork as well? Excellent wood selection. ;-)
Thanks for your comment. Feel free to ask at any time you need help.
I hope you have some BL left for furniture as well. ;-) I love seing projects out of BL.

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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#4 posted 05-06-2014 08:09 AM

Thank you guys. I’m just a beginner in a world of wood but I’m learning. With all this talents here I hope I will advance my skills.
@Johnny Yes I did the metalwork as well, with the help of my father. He’s more metal person than me, but I’m managing it pretty fine as well. I made all post holders too.
Regarding BL this is what I have purchased for last weekend :) I love this wood, I can tell you that.

This was in a yard for about 15 years. Pure gold!!!

In a mill

Some boards 25mm,35mm,50mm and some posts 100×100mm, 120×120mm :)

Johnny this is being prepared for indoor furniture. This is where you are the best and for what I will need your help later.

-- Alex Serbia

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#5 posted 05-06-2014 08:40 AM

Good job.

Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 05-06-2014 03:10 PM

Thank you Monte.

-- Alex Serbia

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#7 posted 05-06-2014 03:56 PM

Lord have mercy that wood is hard ! I turned a bowl with it, and thought I would never make it through. It’s like turning concrete !

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected ! RIP 09/08/2018

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#8 posted 05-06-2014 04:40 PM

Very nice job.

-- Alexander , Greece,

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#9 posted 05-06-2014 08:08 PM

Thank you Alexander.

-- Alex Serbia

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#10 posted 05-07-2014 03:44 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed Alex! Thanks For Posting.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#11 posted 05-07-2014 08:14 AM

Great work, Looks really nice and solid! Congrats…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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