Red IronBark Adventures #11: Day 3 lots to report now.

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 10-20-2020 12:52 PM 427 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Day 2 work ...Sunday so not much to report Part 11 of Red IronBark Adventures series Part 12: Day 4 Final assembly to completion »

OK after attaching the onlays it was time for some repair fixes profiling and sanding followed by more sanding

The Base

It had a split that needed fixing so I watered down some glue and clamped it up.

the put it aside to set.

The sides

the four sides had onlays of tools I traced and cut out with the band jig saw then radiused on my disc sander.
The were then glued onto respective sides and left to set.

Bolt/nail cutters Glue bottle adjustable spanner and a ring open ended were the models.


Once the glue was set and residue removed with a scraper it was time to get this timber to show its real features.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 10-20-2020 02:32 PM

Looking good!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 10-20-2020 03:29 PM

Onlays (never heard of that term but it makes good sense) are great!
Excellent blog.

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#3 posted 10-20-2020 08:28 PM


You may have never heard of the term before but I can assure you, you have seen them everywhere, and they don’t necessarily need to be wood.
Look up at your ceiling (plaster) or on your doors (could be composite) even check in the mirror! if you have unfortunately had to go to the dentist, inlays and onlays are there too!(gold!) (and whatever) they could also be called moldings, embellishments or trim, lipstick nail polish jewellery, ..or in my case just tart up stuff!.

Its all just laid on to make something (or body) more attractive!!

But at the end of the day its just a simple box.

Any way that’s enough or I will have LBD wanting more pictures!

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 10-20-2020 09:11 PM

... Its all just laid on to make something (or body) more attractive!!...
Any way that’s enough or I will have LBD wanting more pictures!
- robscastle

I’ve onlayed a few kilos… ok, a tad more than a few… and some misguided wretches may question it’s attractiveness...
I can supply the pictures…

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

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#5 posted 10-20-2020 09:22 PM

Interesting decoration Rob

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

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