Thursday, 6 September 2012

Yandles Woodworking Show

This afternoon I set my stand up at the Yandles Autumn show. I always get here in plenty of time as they put out the stocks for the show and it gives me a chance to have a look before the rush.
 No wonder I'm smiling these two slabs of brown oak are wonderful and will give me numerous panels or box lids.
The wood has not been seasoned and to avoid excessive cracking and speed up the drying process I will resaw them into 1 1/4" thick boards. They will inevitably warp especially the outer boards but on balance it's definitely worth it to achieve the minimum of surface degradation.
Last year I bought some equally stunning burr walnut slabs and I'll be using these on a project shortly, watch this space!

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