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Member postings for Carl Longden

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Thread: From 6000 Years Ago
27/03/2015 11:23:03

Steve, funnily enough I off to my folks house today which is near the source for this timber, will go for a walk and get some. Where are you based???

Thread: Oak door in Stone door jamb
26/03/2015 18:07:53

hmm don't see any photos or link to any

26/03/2015 17:41:07

hi, you could always fix in a metal weather bar across the floor threshold and a brush strip to the underside of the door. this would help with draft exclusion and prevent water ingress. Could also fix a rubber compression "P" strip to the stone frame for the door to close against. Could you take some photo's and post them, so we can see how the door fits into the stone frame.

Thread: maley bur plater.
26/03/2015 17:31:22

Stunning as always Dennis, absolutely love it

Thread: From 6000 Years Ago
25/03/2015 23:06:03

hmmm don't know how or whether I can edit this post as it should say "I am now able to gain any that are suitably sized for the lathe and they are 6000yrs old and I have to say they turn very well."

Thread: Yew Vase
25/03/2015 19:51:13

I'd like to have brought it in more at the bottom, but I don't really have a suitable/safe way to hold the piece on the lathe when doing the foot, hoping to save up for a better chuck with a decent jaw set, unless there are other ways, I'm open to suggestions

Thread: Oak Burr Glut 2
25/03/2015 19:47:01

Thanks Derek, yep if the burr had just had a few more centimetre's in height it would have been much more like the first

Thread: Oak Burr Glut 3
25/03/2015 19:44:08

Yes Steve, all my timber is sourced by myself whilst out dog walking, I am extremely fortunate to have access to lots of land with woods to roam. Turn a bowl for the owner an it seems to guarantee there will be no shortage of suitable free timber, most of which has fallen in the storms.

Thanks Derek, I do seem to have a thing for this type and shape, it lends itself very well to getting the most from the Oak Burrs I find.

Thread: From 6000 Years Ago
25/03/2015 19:35:51

Thought I'd share this, I am fortunate to have many sources of free timber, however I now have another one. It is a Peat Bog which has been a commercial source of peat for garden centres here in the UK. As they extract the peat all the other none rotted tree root systems from the old long gone ancient forest that once was present are uncovered and discarded. Presently they have excavated to a depth of 6 metres, and it takes 1000yrs to create 1m of peat bog (yep I done the research). I am now able to gain any that are suitably sized for the lathe and they are 600yrs old and I have to say they turn very well. Would love to identify the timber. The silver colour is totally natural.

6000yr old rootpeatbog bowl 5peatbog bowl 4peatbog bowl 3peatbog bowl 2peatbog bowl

Thread: Oak Burr Glut
25/03/2015 19:20:49

Thanks Derek, it was definitely worth the pain. Yes I am very lucky as I live in the countryside surrounded by woods and farms and have gained permission from the landowners to take any storm fallen timber I need, can get lots and lots of Oak, I have also found helping friends and neighbours to rid their gardens of unwanted trees (chainsaw jobs) is a great source of free timber. In addition I can now get ancient 6000yr old large roots from a peat bog although I am having trouble identifying the lovely wood. I'll post another thread for it

Thread: Yew Vase
25/03/2015 09:08:20

Thanks so much for the safety advice Sam, I know its poisonous and will ensure I wear my mask when working with it.

Thread: Oak Burr Glut
22/03/2015 16:30:54

Yes got it finished thankfully but was a little frightened going back to it especially when doing the hollowing of the side walls/wings, very very easy to get a catch.

22/03/2015 15:48:31

thanks Dennis, will keep an eye out Broke my finger doing this one, had a huge catch an slammed my hand into the lathe bed lol, couldn't hold a chisel for over a week eek.

Thread: Yew Vase
22/03/2015 11:41:12

Had a go at working with some Yew for the first time and have to say really like the natural beauty of this wood





Thread: Oak Burr Glut 4
22/03/2015 11:38:24


Thread: Oak Burr Glut 3
22/03/2015 11:36:51


Thread: Oak Burr Glut 2
22/03/2015 11:35:20


Thread: Oak Burr Glut
22/03/2015 11:32:46

dsc_0637.jpgdsc_0635.jpgdsc_0634.jpgdsc_0633.jpgBeen fortunate to obtain some more freebies on my dog walks


Thread: yew bowl
22/03/2015 11:24:40

another lovely piece Dennis, I have a load of Yew that I have sourced for free, a lovely wood to work with however I always find a lot of waste before getting down to the really nice inner wood

Thread: hollow form
22/03/2015 11:09:11

Like that a lot Dennis, your work never ceases to inspire me

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