Cutting the tails

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  • #6275
    David Gill
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    This morning I went out to buy the timber for making the boxes  I bought some 1/2″ and 1/4″ boards of Afromosia ( That was what the timber supplier had I have never used it before ) and a length of 5″ by 1/2′ Redwood . I thought I would make the first box in Redwood.

    I then set about cutting out the sides and ends , I then started cutting the tails, it was only as I was cutting the tails in the last piece that  I realised I should have cut tails in 2 of the pieces not 4 . Never mind a bit more practice re-making the 2 end pieces , glad I did not kick off with the Afromosia

     

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #6281
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Well done David, timber suppliers in my location stock nothing like that. Afromosia looks a nice timber.

    #6308
    David Gill
    Participant

    Hi Ken

    I use Bodells in Leigh, they are just a regular timber mechant but they do stock some hard woods. Up to now I have only bought softwood (Redwood ) They will provide PAR in any finish size you require and they are cheaper than the big DIY shops. The Afromosia I have is vey  not dark it is a very pale yellow .

     

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #6309
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hi David

    Thanks buddy, once I get this workbench finished, I will look around for a good timber merchant. Having no transport these days dose not help, all the timber for the bench was carried on my shoulder for two and a half miles, trip after trip, good job I still workout. 🙂

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