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Fantastic pieces of timber. It gives a great finish. Where about in the UK did you find them?
Jim
 

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I fount them online, there are various sellers selling them for between £24 to £33 per sleeper. They were about an hour away from me and I picked 5 up with a van.
 

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Now that's rustic… I love it!
 

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Beautiful new life to those old sleepers. Did you do the re-sawing?
 

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Yes the resawing is the hardest part. My bandsaw do not have capacity to cut the sleepers so I use my table saw by flipping the sleepers and doing 2 cuts. I wish I had a three phase heavy duty machine with a big blade to cut them. Here is a few more photos and
 

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Thanks for sharing the other pics. It is cool to see the whole process.
 

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My attempts to just work Jarrah, resulted in the following:-

The toll on the equipment was:-
1×10 " saw blade
2 x Jig saw blades
2 x sets of jointer blades
and a router bit which is still in therapy.

Let alone trying to rip it!

See the project Church Pew Pennance

I have to admit its got to be one of the nicest timbers to polish

You are game putting it on your planner…...beware FOs in the wood
 

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All I can say Jarrah is TOUGH! But it is also one of my favourite woods. I like it even better because the ones I have used are reclaimed. I had similar problems with blades that gets destroyed by Jarrah wood. The only thing that seems to last at least a while is TCT. I had a look at your churh pews, nice job!
 
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