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Successful re-steaming

I’m in the process of making a free-standing, 3-legged coat stand from steam-bent and laminated oak strips. I ran into a problem recently though – the supposedly straight end of two of the three legs ended up slightly curved and/or … Continue reading

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Steam bending laminated oak

As I reported a couple of weeks ago, I now have 3 hockey stick-like (or ski-like) legs for my coat stand, each made from 4 layers of oak glued together (using PVA) onto a form, having first been steamed and … Continue reading

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Frosty Apples and hockey sticks

The beads have arrived for my Frosty Apples lace shawl, and the colour looks OK with the linen yarn. I’m wondering whether I should have bought beads in a contrasting colour that will show up, but too late now. I’m … Continue reading

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Bending and laminating

I’ve been experimenting with the oak strips acquired from British Hardwoods to make a coat stand. First I made a bending form from three layers of melamine-faced chipboard – it came from a table top that someone was throwing out. … Continue reading

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Another wood buying expedition

First, an update on the little chopping boards. I ordered food grade mineral oil online and gave them two coats. It soaked in very well and has darkened the wood to an attractive “medium oak” shade, leaving a matt finish. … Continue reading

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The finishing touch

After making the cushions for our new window seat earlier this year, I was left with a small amount of fabric left. There was a rectangle of the striped linen union and a couple of small triangles of green velvet … Continue reading

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