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Re: Dovetailed chopping block

Postby simon » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:47 pm

This is my fairly new chopping block

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and I made a little roof for it to keep off the worst of the grot and weather

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It is intended to be used mostly for roughing out spoons; it's too high for large billets. I prefer to work standing up.
The one it replaced was end grain, I can't say I notice much differance except it is wearing a bit quicker.
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Re: Dovetailed chopping block

Postby RichardLaw » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:50 pm

Great legs Simon!
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Re: Dovetailed chopping block

Postby Nicola Wood » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:23 pm

RichardLaw wrote:Great legs Simon!

Just what I was thinking :wink:
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Re: Dovetailed chopping block

Postby simon » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:04 pm

Thanks for the complement, it must be all the cycling I do. 8)
It is the benefit of being able to cut down your own wood. It's hawthorn, the whole of it would have gone into the shredder if it had been done by a tree surgeon. The bottom three foot of the trunk was the straightest wood I have had the pleasure to work, an utter delight.
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Re: Dovetailed chopping block

Postby Robin Fawcett » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:08 pm

Nicola Wood wrote:
Robin Fawcett wrote:Malcolm Lee (anyone had any sightings lately?) used to make a Windsor stool with a half log for the top. When he'd chopped down as far as the tops of the legs he'd clean it up, finish the seat, glue and wedge the legs and SELL IT. Then he'd make another chopping block.

:lol: :lol: :lol: I like his style! (I've not seen or heard of him in ages either - I'm still in touch with Anna, his ex-wife, though :mrgreen: )

I know a lot of you guys don't have tv but amazingly Malcolm just popped up on ITV's Countrywise programme. He looked good as ever and was showing presenter Paul Heiney turning ladder rungs and assembling the ladder. Maybe you can watch it again somewhere...?
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Re: Dovetailed chopping block

Postby Donald Todd » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:41 pm

Robin Fawcett wrote:… He looked good as ever and was showing presenter Paul Heiney turning ladder rungs and assembling the ladder. Maybe you can watch it again somewhere...?

Now there's a thing that hasn't appeared on this site yet. I've always fancied making a ladder.
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Re: Dovetailed chopping block

Postby Bob_Fleet » Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:50 am

Here's the link to tonight's Countrywise.
The Pole lathe is at 4min 45 secs
The player is good for 30 days.
Nice bit about the ladder.
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