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Oddjob29/07/2012 19:41:42
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Our local church asked if I could use a redundant iroko pew to make a set of pigeon holes for internal mail. This is the result. A picture of the pews is in my album.

There was far more work than is apparent because the pew was made from 20mm and 32mm boards. The thicker boards were jointed to 280mm and 360mm wide. There was a lot of re-sawing, planing and re-jointing to get the 9.5mm and 16mm thick and 230mm wide boards that I wanted. I can only re-saw and plane boards up to 200mm wide so it was all sawn, thicknessed and edge jointed before I could cut anything to size. A lot of sawdust and shavings I can tell you!

Overall size is 1080mm high x 1020mm wide x 230mm deep. Stained brown mahogany and finished with Patina.



Edited By Oddjob on 29/07/2012 19:43:31

Ivor the engine30/07/2012 08:00:20
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Very nice Richard well worth all the hard work,

On to the next,



Simon Reeves30/07/2012 12:41:06
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Cracking job there Richard. It's a real labour of love when you have to make all those joints, but well worth it.


daveO30/07/2012 16:52:07
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richard excellent job well done

I love to see things being recycled


Julian30/07/2012 20:03:54
556 forum posts
28 photos

Hi Richard -- All been said, a fantastic job well done.

Ron Davis30/07/2012 20:41:08
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201 photos

Great work Richard, how long did you spend resharpening your tools?


sad sam30/07/2012 22:38:14
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hi richard a lovely job

its a great feeling when something you have achieved is appreciated well done

Oddjob31/07/2012 08:53:14
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Thanks Gents - your appreciation is appreciated.

Ron - not much sharpening at all. Nearly all of the work was done with bandsaw, planer/thicknesser, router, and tablesaw.


steve h31/07/2012 10:47:27
403 forum posts
128 photos

Lovely work - as always Richard!!


Wolfie31/07/2012 12:55:11
406 forum posts
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Lovely job Richard, it's always good to see good wood being reused to make something else. It must have been a lot of work. Very well done.

cheers. Ian

Derek Lane01/08/2012 15:50:06
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Great job Richard. Did they like it

Oddjob01/08/2012 21:46:56
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I think so Derek - they've asked me if I have enough wood left from the pew to do another "little job." I guess the rate of pay will be the same so I suppose I'll do it!frown


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