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Project builds #48: More green oak.

Since before Xmas I’ve had a niggle in my back which finally gave way on 20th Jan and it turns out I had a herniated disc in my spine that was impinging my sciatic nerve to my right leg. Following intensive treatment I’m back at it in the...

Project builds #49: Green oak gates build whirlwind run through

So for this order of 4 gates and fencing I was asked to use the clients own timber. The logs were milled 22/12/16 by a Lucas mill that I hired in with operator just to get the job done. I then stacked the timber in the farm grainstore...

Project builds #18: Milling Oak.

I have found an hour this evening to start milling some oak logs I fetched out of a hay meadow over the weekend. This log is destined for a green oak picket fence in a customers garden. It never gets boring that first sight of a freshly...

Project builds #44: Oak farm sign

With the guys in my shop fitting the heating most of the week I decided to get one of the jobs out the way that I needed to complete before Xmas. A large farm sign on a live edge slab of green oak. To do this project I printed off the letters...

Project builds #10: Curved topped gates finally in place.

If it could be a problem it has been a problem on this job they have taken 15 hours to get in and right but there finally done. The posts are green oak 175mm square and 3200mm long. Some better quality pictures will follow when the guy has...

Project builds #9: Getting there

These curved topped gates are finally finished and have been delivered to the customer all that’s left to do now is install them. This pair are Scandinavian redwood 5ths from a local merchant. It was very nice timber and although stressful...

Project builds #11: Monster oak posts.

I like big oak gate posts so a recent commision for a gate and a pair of 12inch square green oak gate post were right up my street. I ordered the posts from my usual supplier and have had many issues with quality. They finally have got them...

Hand planes #3: Not quite what I was expecting.

Take alook at the plane in the photos guys. It’s a 5-1/2 and I brought it as it was supposed to have been a record when it was sold on eBay. Being a collector and user of all things bench plane I brought it. Not for any other reason than I use...

Project builds #57: Porch raising to wall plate.

It’s been a very long very interesting day raising the large porch frame at the Farm Shop. Thankfully we had two large site telescopic loaders and we needed them. A crane would have been useful but not in the budget. The constrictions of the...

Project builds #59: Oak framed porch part two.

Once I’d scribed the first wall frame I set two cutting it out. It took about 5-6 hours to cut this first side. With it all reassembled I laid up the second frame over the top as I now had a level deck to work on. I moved the timber for the...