Saturday, September 1, 2012

Oiled Myrtle Table

Work Bench - Laminated Mountain Ash Top

Workbench - Recycled Oregon base, Mountain Ash top

Making Fine Furniture from Old Trees

Rather than seeing beautiful old (60 to 100 years) Oaks, Elms, and European Ash trees chipped when they become deceased and dangerous, using a local tree surgeon and a Lucas Mill, set up at near the workshop in the paddock, wonderful results can ensue!

Old Oak destined to come down
Oak ready to be Milled

Technical discussions on the best way to mill.

Our 'assistants'

The Timber stack grows quickly

Possible Table Legs


Using the Chain Saw to cut Elm slabs

Elm 'Book Match'

European Ash

European Ash

The last Log for the day as the sun sets

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Completed Projects

Southern Myrtle Table

Myrtle and European Ash Box

Myrtle Side Table with Dovetailed Drawer

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Dovetail Joint - Some Projects

Detail of 'fixing' legs

Details of legs & centre rail
Detail of Dovetail with Dowel
Finished Butler's Table (Tas. Myrtle)
Detail of 'Feathered' Miter Joint
David Haig (NZ) design Steam Bent Stool

Cabriole Leg Table
Detail of end joint on David Haig (NZ) design Steam Bent Stool