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Discussion in 'Members Hobbies' started by Sandy Ground, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. Sandy Ground

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    Apart from gardening, I have several other hobbies. One of these is woodworking. I thought that I would share a project that I have been working on over the past few weeks. Its a writing desk for a guest bedroom. As will be seen, its a rather unusual one...

    First thing was to turn up a number of legs in the lathe...

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    When these were finished, the other parts required were cut and shaped...

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    Assembly began shortly after that. First, the end "pillars."

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    As can be seen, one of them is rather odd in the fact that it only has three legs. Finally, the centre section was assembled, and added. This completed the construction.

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    The whole piece is now on my workshop floor, awaiting a coat of finish.

    Hope you all like it!
     
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    • HarryS

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      That is a lovely job Sandy :blue thumb:
       
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        That's beautiful Sandy! :dbgrtmb: You're a man of many talents!
         
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            Is there any end to your talents @Sandy Ground - that is a gorgeous piece of furniture!
             
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            • Sandy Ground

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              @fat controller Theres nothing special about it, its a simple piece that anyone on here could make with a few tools. "The car" on the other hand....:)
               
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              A handsome piece of furniture, indeed!
              Bravo :love30:

              :roflol: :roflol: :roflol: Trust me, not *anyone* ;)
               
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                It is special to me, I assure you - if that were me, my best effort would be a 2x2 framework screwed together and a slab of MDF on the top :biggrin:

                And yes, "the car"..... "THE car".... you know, once it is all completed, if you need someone to look after it for you, I would be more than willing :coffee:
                 
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                  @Sandy Ground

                  Top job mate, well done!
                  I was impressed with your comprehensive set of lathe cutting gouges and scrapers too . . .
                   
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                    There is already quite a long queue for that...:) If I could post a short video on here, I could give you a taster....
                     
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                    You can't post videos directly, but you can host them on the likes of YouTube or even Photobucket
                     
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                    No chance! :loll: My old woodwork teacher would agree with my statement. :dunno:
                     
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                      My old woodwork teacher would have found the smallest mistake I might have made, called me "soft mick" and clipped me over the ear...He was the best teacher that I have ever had!
                       
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                        I didn't have a woodwork teacher unfortunately, girls weren't allowed in the male domain when I was at school. :doh:I settled for the art room instead. :)
                         
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                        Girls at school? :hate-shocked: Didn't happen in my day :nonofinger: Our girls school was even in a different borough in London. We met the girls only once a year. It was at the 5th form/6th form dance and was chaperoned by all the teachers lining the walls of the hall. :sad: No body contact allowed :cry3:

                        It caused permanent psychological damage :whistle: and made me the anti-social brute that I am now :heehee:
                         
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