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It could end badly when £60 worth of Thuya burr ends up as guinea pig bedding

Isn't that what@mildredm uses for her guinea pigs anyway?

 

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17 minutes ago, igm45 said:

Isn't that what@mildredm uses for her guinea pigs anyway?

 

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Like she hasn't got them all four posters with embroidered drapes! 😂😂😂

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@Nicknac did I hear you say you're getting some olive wood in, or did I dream it...you'd be surprised!!! If its true would you be kind enough to say when it's landed as I have a few item's in mind. Thanks

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23 hours ago, MinesAbeer said:

@Nicknac did I hear you say you're getting some olive wood in, or did I dream it...you'd be surprised!!! If its true would you be kind enough to say when it's landed as I have a few item's in mind. Thanks

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It was coming 🤔 .. but now it is here 2”x2” by about 10” ....  Haven’t played with it yet ..... @MinesAbeer

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Not quite a handle , but coffee related ..

Cant find the original thread so Putting it here ..

A Niche Portafilter stand for Mr @Planter .

Had a few goes ,with problems chucking due to no spare wood capacity so ended up with glueing it to another piece...

 

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The two prototypes with the good one ..

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I may sound biased but I think it looks brilliant.

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8 hours ago, ashcroc said:

Like she hasn't got them all four posters with embroidered drapes! 😂😂😂

Hmmmmm......

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2 minutes ago, MildredM said:

Hmmmmm......

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I’ve got seven dogs looking at me saying “ that’s what we want” .. I think they mean the bed 😂

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5 minutes ago, Planter said:

I may sound biased but I think it looks brilliant.

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You are getting the skinny one on the left now 😂

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You are getting the skinny one on the left now
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As there has been a bit of talk of Thuya Burr , I thought I would share some thought and experiences for people thinking of using it .

If you are into wooden things , I think there is not much to beat the look of any Burr wood . It does come with a few problems which are not always apparent until you cut into it . There are fewer problems with the better grades . To illustrate here is a piece of Elm Burr which looked pretty good on the outside , but revealed this on the inside . Also because of the wild grain pattern , after working cutting the wood internal (for a better  word ) forces released can cause splits or cracks .. Also the dark spots can reveal holes .

It does look very nice though 😂

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As there has been a bit of talk of Thuya Burr , I thought I would share some thought and experiences for people thinking of using it .
If you are into wooden things , I think there is not much to beat the look of any Burr wood . It does come with a few problems which are not always apparent until you cut into it . There are fewer problems with the better grades . To illustrate here is a piece of Elm Burr which looked pretty good on the outside , but revealed this on the inside . Also because of the wild grain pattern , after working cutting the wood internal (for a better  word ) forces released can cause splits or cracks .. Also the dark spots can reveal holes .
It does look very nice though
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It’s beautiful in its own right and could be perfect for some settings. Wood isn’t ever going to be perfect.


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Now we have twins ...... No finish on them yet !

 

 

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I have been working with my very inferior  grade c Elm burr waiting for something nicer to arrive 🤔

I also have been practicing with  the LR shape handle ,which revealed a fair few imperfections .

I was thinking of filling them with wood dust and glue etc etc . Then I thought what about some brass and resin .

It didn’t go too well as the brass bits were not small enough ,but you get the idea from the picture .

A look on the internet revealed you can get metal powders to mix with resin that polish up like the original metal ..  The decorative uses in wood could be interesting .. 

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I love the idea of wood powder fillers. Was would stabilising the wood involve?

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32 minutes ago, MildredM said:

I love the idea of wood powder fillers. Was would stabilising the wood involve?

I’m hoping the resin glue will stop the cracks getting worse .. But you could make groves dots etc to decorate with the metal fillers . Could even glue mother of pearl dots etc .. 

 

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Vesuvius handles in Blackwood .. a complete set..

 

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On 23/05/2019 at 16:19, Nicknak said:

Not quite a handle , but coffee related ..

Cant find the original thread so Putting it here ..

A Niche Portafilter stand for Mr @Planter .

Had a few goes ,with problems chucking due to no spare wood capacity so ended up with glueing it to another piece...

 

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love that!  I'm using a hockey puck for my naked pf...........

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So this arrived in the post this morning. Everything fitted perfectly. Based on nothing more than my rough measurements and some pictures.
@nicknak - thank you. It fits perfect and works a treat.

Anyine who is considering having some bits turned or made I would suggest contacting him as he is very competent and thorough.

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That looks superb - what a great match 😁 

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35 minutes ago, Planter said:

So this arrived in the post this morning. Everything fitted perfectly. Based on nothing more than my rough measurements and some pictures.
@nicknak - thank you. It fits perfect and works a treat.

Anyine who is considering having some bits turned or made I would suggest contacting him as he is very competent and thorough.

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Glad it works .. It looks like the internal cavity could have been smaller ☹️

My PF fitted a bit tighter ..😎

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Glad it works .. It looks like the internal cavity could have been smaller
My PF fitted a bit tighter ..
Maybe. But the portafilter sits nice and flat inside there and there is no movement throughout. Its well weighted and doesn't need to be held. So does exactly what it's meant to do. I'm more than happy with it.



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So this arrived in the post this morning. Everything fitted perfectly. Based on nothing more than my rough measurements and some pictures.
[mention=19622]nicknak[/mention] - thank you. It fits perfect and works a treat.

Anyine who is considering having some bits turned or made I would suggest contacting him as he is very competent and thorough.

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Ooo oo - can I get in the queue for one of those please nicknak? Same wood.

After or before that other stuff - whichever easier


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@kennyboy993 Send me a PM .. Hope you are good at measuring 🥴

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