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Red IronBark Adventures #6: Finishing the post the rain halted work on Pt2

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 10-02-2018 12:39 AM 673 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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OK not a lot to show and tell there just the finishing process after milling the post into five boards.

All I did was to joint and thickness the faces, no real dimensioning at this stage as I am unsure just what exactly the timber will become in its final project role.
No edge trueing or dressing the ends was done just yet.

What I have now is five pieces about 1.8m long x 150mm x 25 to 28 mm thick and a thin sheet of veneer or some such about 4mm to play with.

The sun is making clear images a bit difficult so I took a couple of different views to try and show the final result

Overall a reasonable activity, there is a few stress fractures near the ends, and the original mortices to be cut off but that can wait unil the timber gets a definate role.

So thats a wrap for now, I will sticker them and stash them away somewhere for a project later.

-- Regards Rob



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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 10-02-2018 12:51 AM

Nice work Rob! Now to decide on how your wood will be used! I’m sure you’ll think of something!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 10-02-2018 12:53 AM



..... The sun is making clear images a bit difficult…..
- robscastle

Move to Victoria and that’ll be the last thing you need to worry about!

Not being an expert in wood, you may need to re-joint and thicknessl the boards before any pirates can walk the plank without falling in the water. I believe once milled, even seasoned timber may move after the stresses have been removed/weakened. The fact that you didn’t do it on the same day is a bonus… the rain may be your secret friend.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#3 posted 10-02-2018 02:16 AM

So, do you have a plan for the milled boards?
Interested to know what your going to make out of them?

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

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#4 posted 10-02-2018 02:52 AM

Very Nice Piece Of Work & Well Done Rob!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#5 posted 10-02-2018 05:07 AM

Thanks for the comments everybody, sadly I cannot reply to everybody personally this time so a blanket reply will have to surfice.

I have no real plans for the timber currently.
It was a “spur of moment” job when I was able to wrangle one of them on my own.

Here are the facts on the posts, I was curious as to just how much these monsters weighed in at so I brought the bathroom scales out to see.

I knew they weighed a bit because they were usually a two man lift to work them.

So here is the answer.

So if they are all about the same mass it puts the stack at about half a Tone.

A factor to consider if you were to rack them. I know I will not be doing this, as I couldnt lift them in and out.

-- Regards Rob

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#6 posted 10-02-2018 09:33 PM

Nice work on the timber post Rob…
Top stash too sir!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#7 posted 10-10-2018 04:19 PM

Some really interesting grain in those boards. I hope you find some good projects to use them in.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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