Sunday, October 20, 2013

Planking, Board or is that Bored?

A couple of weks ago I arranged to pick up some Magnolia planks for a neighbour from Greg Ward/Boutique Timbers. I had never heard of Magnolia being used before for any woodwork and it was Greg's suggestion these maybe just what was required. So Wayne and I popped over picked them up early one Sunday morning (day after Navy 100 year celebrations so Sydney streets were still quiet).

The planks/boards looked like any other rough sawn but after some work on the edges and Wayne's effort with the belt sander we found what will be an amazing colour hidden.

These are to be blind supported shelves for Wayne & Lor's office, the work will take some time as it weekends only and both Wayne and I have other things on the calendar.

Good job Wayne has a large back covered area it was a warm day, his sturdy fold up table made a great bench. My Hitachi saw working well after 20 years+.


Left the six Rough sawn boards.

Right Wayne trimming edges


 Left Wayne making homage to the Belt sander lords being it is an old Millars Falls all metal case belt sander.







A short time latter the Magnolia reveled its hidden colour.

Once the job is completed I will post the finished work.

We both had a top day sharing and generally getting stuck in and getting as far as we could.

1 comment:

  1. Nice slabs Ray, looking forward to seeing the finished timber. Cheers Geoff.

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