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Member postings for Matt Wilkes

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Thread: Brian's Walnut & glass TV stand
25/11/2009 16:53:06
Brian,
 
Lovely piece of craftmanship. Is this an oiled finish ?
 
Just used Balck Walnut for the first time. Gives an excellent contrast to the range of oaks available too.
 
Matt
Thread: Matt's 2nd Advent Wreath
25/11/2009 12:36:40
Marc,
 
Natural danish oil.
 
Needs a couple more coats and i'm also waiting for a brass dish for the large candle
 
Matt
Thread: Matt's Flag stand
17/11/2009 12:05:24
Marc,
 
Only just seen the posting, sorry for the late reposne.
 
The main stand is made from english oak and the box from recycled english oak floorboards.
 
Finish is a simple ronseal hardglaze gloss (4 coats) as this needs to be transported frequently
 
Hope this helps
 
Matt
Thread: Christmas Wreath
17/11/2009 11:59:00
Gentlemen,
 
The main base and ring are from recycled english oak floor boards (excellent source), the support wings are in canadian maple and the brass is made from......brass !
 
The loose tongues are indeed in Sapele.
 
Joints formed on table saw to get grooves and each tongue made to fit.
 
A couple of novel jigs later and all grooves made in upper ring and base for the suport wings.
 
Advent Wreath 2 now in the making and progress photos have been uploaded onto the forum
 
Thanks,
 
Matt
Thread: Matt's Advent Wreath
10/11/2009 16:48:26
Guys,
 
Thanks for the comments. The piece was collected last evening by the salvation army officer for Enfield.
 
The candles being used are three purple ones, one pink one and a large white one in the middle.
 
I now have a commission from my wife to produce a more contemporary one for the house !
 
I will be under way with it this weekend and will post progress photos as i go along.
 
I will try and get some of this ring with the candles in place
 
The grooves for the loose tongues were formed using my table saw and flipping the edges to get the groove centred. Lots of novel jigs too. A joy to work on
 
Regards
 
Matt
Thread: advent wreath
19/10/2009 16:52:54
vaughan,
 
thanks for the link and advice
 
Matt
18/10/2009 23:29:45
Hi,
 
Has anyone out there ever made or know of a realy nice advent wreath. The one with four outer candles and a large inner candle.
 
Regards
Matt
Thread: Leigh D4 Dovetail Jig
01/10/2009 21:31:40
Marc,
 
You are a star !!
 
Many thanks.....look out you dovetails !
 
Matt
01/10/2009 21:01:47
Hi,
 
Does anyone out there have an idiots guide on how to set up and start using the above. It is not the D4R but its predecesor.
 
I cant find my original video and find it easier to watch how its done then get on with it rather than plough through the excellent manual
 
Any help would be appreciated
 
KR
 
Matt
Thread: Oak Floorboard Offcuts
25/09/2009 16:16:28
ok, thanks for that.
 
Bye the way, go the oak planks (all quarter sawn as well) from Peak Oak:
 
 

Peak Oak
New House Farm
Onecote
Near Leek
Staffordshire
ST13 7SD

Tel: 01538 304584
 
Very helpful company and an excellent range of floor bairding which can be used in any way you please (not bad to use as floorboards either !!)
24/09/2009 21:26:22
DELETE, ALL SORTED
24/09/2009 09:26:13
Richard,
 
Many thanks, i will make the call
 
KR
Matt
23/09/2009 23:01:32
Hi all.
 
I am making a carry box and am in need of a couple of offcuts of solid oak floorbaording to plane down for my box material.
 
Could do with four pieces 190 wide x 750 long
 
Has anyone got some they are willing to part with at all ?
 
Willing to travel within reason to pick up
 
Regards
 
Matt
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