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Wild Dingo
07-03-2006, 01:49 AM
Okay so awhile back I made some clocks...

http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4cf37b3127cce9b837b6a36d000000016108AZMnLNy2ctL

and a jewelery box

http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b6d923b3127cce8abf74c9ec2300000016108AZMnLNy2ctL

So since then Ive moved on still making clocks but more evolved and more diverse anyway so Im making a round table of Jarrah with some marquetry on the top and lasy susan... not finished yet and the pic is only an upside down trial fitting of the styles legs to the top

http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b6d923b3127cce8ab887a9cc7700000016108AZMnLNy2ctL

And some will recall the two coffee tables I made some time back along with the half models and first attempt at marquetry I did

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid202/pcca145434b5365da0bb81197fe1d6e68/efb82764.jpg

Now whats this got to do with boatbuilding you ask? well nothing I guess other than by keeping my hand in with woodbutcherin Im working my way up to being "competent" to use all the tools at hand to build a boat when the time comes... by making other stuff I get the experience on machines {some of which Ive never used before the last 5 months} and I also get the damned to do list nailed down a tad

So what you been creating? :cool:

skuthorp
07-03-2006, 04:09 AM
Strike Dingo, very impressive, I'm building. Decks, bathrooms, verandahs, ponds, paving, oh yeah, doing up the Macgreggor too for Goolwa.

PeterSibley
07-03-2006, 04:38 AM
Well today I was diggng a hole to pour my ballast keel in ...highly skilled work:D and making a mould , a bit more delicate but nothing like the marquetry :). have fun mate ,good to seeing you using the gear .

Wild Dingo
07-03-2006, 07:20 AM
Speaking of your keel Peter... when are we gonna get a gander at the mysterious "boat in the bush"? You have to be movin along nicely eh! :cool:

i love the marquetry mate its real tryin stuff fidgetty and highly attentive thing I can tell yer!Im presently making a lizard walkin along a branch toward the flowers and thinkin of using opal as the eye citrine and ruby for the flowers centre seems to look okay so far... Ive also just recently taken to carving... well not to well I guess but Im havin a go... got whats called a Carving Jack a pocket knife with gouges and such instead of the usual blades... anyway am presently butcherin the hell out of a peice of Huon I snaffled from a mate up in Rockingham a few months back... good stuff I love the smell of Huon :cool: truely awesome!

But mate surely you could post a wee tempter of a pic of the mysterious girl in the bush for your mates???

PeterSibley
07-03-2006, 07:28 AM
Bye and bye ole mate , wait til I pour the lead , then maybe .

I've got a bit of very black, black bean ,just short peices ,(10 inches or so)I scrounged from a blokes wood pile .Its old stuff that been in the river ,underwater for 50 years or more ....so its black ,not dark brown.Do you have a way of sawing it to the thicknesses you'd need for the marquetry ?

WX
07-03-2006, 07:31 AM
Well, I was nailing up lining in my new dining room today. I've decided seeing how I have been such a dedicated chap with the building I'm going to put in a day on the boat next week...bit of sanding on the cabintops I think.

Wild Dingo
07-03-2006, 07:41 AM
Bye and bye ole mate , wait til I pour the lead , then maybe .

damn... thought you would bite the bullet then Peter! :rolleyes: ah well patience me ol cobber patience eh? ;)


I've got a bit of very black, black bean ,just short peices ,(10 inches or so)I scrounged from a blokes wood pile .Its old stuff that been in the river ,underwater for 50 years or more ....so its black ,not dark brown.Do you have a way of sawing it to the thicknesses you'd need for the marquetry ?

Reckon an 18in Bandsaw and a 15in thicknesser will do the trick? ;) First cut to close to thickness on the bandsaw then with double sided tape tape it to another peice of timber and run it through the thicknesser till its the thickness required :cool: Did some Plum that way the other day lovely timber that!

WX go to the boat mate... go sanding!! then sailin... then think of yer ol mate thinkin of you over there sailing and smile!! ;)

PeterSibley
07-03-2006, 07:47 AM
Send me a PM with your postal address and I'll send you a bit , won't be much but you don't need much for marquetry ..eh ?

Wild Dingo
07-03-2006, 07:53 AM
Send me a PM with your postal address and I'll send you a bit , won't be much but you don't need much for marquetry ..eh ?

Done and done mate!! Hey!! I went out to the seatainer today and guess what I found?... The remnants of that book you sent of the boat thats similar to yours... remnants sorry not much left of it after all this time stuck together in the bottom of a box along with so much once soggy now dry and stuck books and magazines... but hey I membered!! and so now my membory is back on track whew was gettin worried there. :rolleyes: wasnt it that mob in England that build Pilot boats? Luke? or Paul? damn okay so the membry isnt quite upta scratch sigh :o

PeterSibley
07-03-2006, 07:59 AM
Luke Powell.....Working Sail
http://www.workingsail.co.uk/ (http://www.workingsail.co.uk/..........................look)
look for "Eve"

Wild Dingo
07-03-2006, 09:44 AM
Luke Powell that was it!!... Although for some reason Id thought it was sail working but hey thats normal for me :rolleyes:

Cheers mate :cool: