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You could make one hell of a frame with this!

Postby fusionframer » Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:31 pm

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This is a bit of sepele. It started life as 5.4 metres, 10 inches wide a 3 inches deep. I wouldn't fancy hanging it though, it weighs a ton.

I should get some decent offcuts, so may try to make some profiles.

I wish i had chosen a cooler day to bw lugging these around though.

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Re: You could make one hell of a frame with this!

Postby prospero » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:20 am

That's a rare beast. :D

In my shed I have a 12ft x1ft x2" thick plank of hardwood of the mahogany ilk. I rescued it from being turned into
firewood. Trouble is, I would hate to actually cut it up. :cry:
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Re: You could make one hell of a frame with this!

Postby Not your average framer » Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:15 pm

I must admit that it's very tempting, the trouble is that there's so many things you could do with that, you could agonise over it for years.
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Re: You could make one hell of a frame with this!

Postby fusionframer » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:13 pm

Part of this is now a couple of new door sills, the remainder will be a window, but i will be able to make plenty of mouldings.

It makes you think that if you had the time, you could make a load of mouldings from the size it started, and the cost was £130 for that bit. Problem is, when you would ever get the time to do it. Also, after running through my saw and planer, i was the colour of wood.

My local timber yard have ash, tulipwood, walnut oak along with about another 20 hardwoods, so if i do ever get a quiet spell, may well be worth experimenting.

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Re: You could make one hell of a frame with this!

Postby prospero » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:50 am

I have leaning against my shed some old boards that came out of the big old house next door. They must be 200 years old - maybe more.
They've been out in the wind and weather for nigh-on 20 years and were fairly manky to start with. But they have really appealing look.
Riddled with worm holes and rotten bits. The edges are very ragged and there are things growing on them.
As it happens I got a job in last week that a frame like that would go well with. If the dry spell keeps up that will dry them out a bit and then
I'm going to see if I can stabilise the wood enough so they won't crumble away.

Stay tuned for further developments. :lol:
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