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Offline Les Symonds

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Green oak....or is that brown!
« on: July 12, 2019, 08:25:43 PM »
A valued customer of mine had a large, old oak tree fall in her garden, so she phoned me to arrange for me to get in first and pick the bits I wanted. Luck was on my side because I was able to get to it at the same time as the tree surgeons, so I could stop it being cross-cut into choppable rounds. The tree surgeons were brilliant, picking out all the junctions and putting them aside for me.
When I got them home, most were bucked to size and end-sealed with wax, but I decided to rough turn this one piece, mainly because there was a promise of considerable fungal infection and I'm a sucker for a bit of brown oak. After 2 months drying time a few cracks had appeared, three of which reached out to the rim, so these were secured with copper staples made from boat nails and roves.

400 diameter x 170 overall height.

C&C always welcome...Les
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Re: Green oak....or is that brown!
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2019, 08:03:53 PM »
I'll bet someone is a happy customer.

And you ingenuity reaches out again to another source of originality, copper staples made from boat nails and roves. And you don't even live by the sea.
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Re: Green oak....or is that brown!
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2019, 09:00:00 PM »
...and you don't even live by the sea.
Ah, but I live close enough to have co-owned a 50 year old, clinker built, Hinks of Appledore estuary bass fishing boat and we did a lot of restoration on her.

Les
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