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    Following on from Uys' thread, here are some bits and pieces I have made over the years.

    A spalted sycamore blanket box, with walnut hinges:



    A close-up of the wooden hinges:



    An oak settle and telephone table:



    An oak desk:



    A waxed pine chest of drawers:



    An ash bureau:



    A matching ash Welsh dresser:



    And details:





    An ash TV cabinet, with wooden hinges:



    Close up of the hinges:



    A reception desk in beech:



    Kitchen table in sycamore (legs) and reclaimed elm (table top)



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    Nice work Mike.

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    This is very nice!

    I like the wooden hinges.
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    Very nice Mike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeAG View Post

    An oak desk:




    Do you make one for ladies too?

    Very nice work there. Said to the wife last night, whilst watching How it's made, that I would have loved to be a carpenter. The program was about rocking horses. I am in awe of people that can work with their hands and wood. Beautiful Mike.

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    Good work Mike .. "jy mag maar"
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    Jeeeee wiskers Mike, that's just awesome. You definately don't have two thumbs!!!!
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    Sjo... that is some serious work there...

    I like the "Flinstone" look!!
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    Awesome Mike!
    That Ash bureau is just divine!
    Well done.
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    There is a bit of talent on this forum thats for sure. The only thing I ever made out of wood was a braai. (sorry no pictures it was finished by the time I got my camera out).
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    Nice Mike! Love that kitchen table.

    Hubby will be fascinated by the pegs to keep the shelves in place and the wooden hinges. He loves his woodwork and has made a couple of items for the house.
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    Thanks so much folks. Much appreciated.

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    Struggling with this, Johan. "You can but"......is the best I can come up with.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zombicon View Post
    I like the "Flinstone" look!!
    That's exactly what I called them! I made these things during one cricket off-season, and making 3 or 4 of them earned me more money than playing cricket did that year! They sold through a big shop in the centre of London.

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    very nice Mike!

    Love the grain on the sycamore.

    what finish did you apply to that/product?

    just busy with a Poplar dining table for myself... want to keep it very Matt...

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    The spalted sycamore has the texture of something like an Aero bar, but sticky. The process of spalting had wrecked the wood. It was SOOO difficult to work with, and there is no way an ordinary finish would have worked. So, I used a 2 part lacquer....Rustins Plastic Coating, and built up 3 or 4 layers, cutting back between. Even now, I don't let anyone put anything on the box, because the slightest bump would mark it.....but the wood is so beautiful that I can tolerate it's fragility.

    I've never worked with poplar. For a matt finish, I would try various oils on scraps to see if anything looks OK, but also do it early, as some oils on pale wood soon go quite an unpleasant yellow, as on the ash furniture in the photos above.

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    "Jy mag maar"
    ... you have permission to make furniture, because obviously you can do it well.
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    So much meaning, so few words! Dankie, Oom.
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    Some beautiful pieces of work there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeAG View Post
    So much meaning, so few words! Dankie, Oom.
    .. is reg boetman, plesier
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    Well done Mike, you are indeed talented.

    Seen that this is what I do daily, I can clearly see you are a craftsmen
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    Awesome work Mike, those hinges in photo 2 are incredible.

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