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Red IronBark Adventures #9: Red iron Bark Block becomes a Box day 1

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 10-17-2020 03:50 AM 729 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Molly's Memorial Cross Pt 2 Part 9 of Red IronBark Adventures series Part 10: Day 2 work ...Sunday so not much to report »

I was getting bored looking at LBD’s “nuts ” so I decided to amuse myself in other ways.

Wandering about the yard I found a Red Iron Bark block I thought I could give a second life to.

Here it is retired from what was a house stump role offcut.

Now this timber is an Australia hardwood of the real sense.

Its very dense, has a deep red appearance and is also very deceptive in regards to attempting to make “Fine Furniture” from it.

As the name implies its one tough mother, but anyway here we go.

It took a few passes on the table saw to get it into a workable dimension.

from the block I got the following workable pieces.

I will keep the mortice ones for later and use the solid slabs

Noting there is still damage on the edges to consider.

One side.

And the other side.

The edge damage will be the determining factor for the box dimensions

I glued two pieces edge to edge for the base line to work from.

That will do for today waiting for the glue to dry

-- Regards Rob



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LittleBlackDuck

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#1 posted 10-17-2020 04:14 AM



Wandering about the yard I found a Red Iron Bark block I thought I could give a second life to.
- robscastle

NO wonder the tutel ran away… probably couldn’t crawl over all the obstacles scattered about your yard!

... That will do for today waiting for the glue to dry
- robscastle

Hope you aren’t using tutel hide glue….

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

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#2 posted 10-17-2020 04:56 AM

Good job Rob, the Iron Bark is beautiful timber but as you said hard!

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

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#3 posted 10-17-2020 07:43 AM



Good job Rob, the Iron Bark is beautiful timber but as you said hard!

- crowie


That iron bark probably belongs to the dog that made soup out of the missing tutel.

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

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