I’ve not had a lot any success with home-made paint before. But I think I’ve cracked it this time. Started with some brick red.
Heavy computer case man.
I made it with water, lime pigment and a little linseed (flax) oil. It took a while to dry and then was powdery, so I sealed it with a couple of coats of finishing oil.
Had another go today.
Looks even heavier in black. (I’m surprised at that knife stuck in by its tip, a wet handle is hardly a sufficient excuse. – Ed)
This is mostly charcoal & raw
linseed oil with a little red to get some lime in as I forgot to take it to the woods. I then started wondering, how about using it to get an antique finish?
This is a little test panel I made in early days of green oak decoration.
I wonder …
Dare I, should I?
Made some spatulas after Owen Jones pattern:
Owen’s at left.
One good apple in the barrel …
We’ve been to RHS Wisley garden too. The orchard was grrreat, good job I had an healthy appetite.
One of many, many varieties.
They had some good oak benches too.
Made by these chaps.
Soon be Christmas.
Coming in to land
Honey bee busy on a butter burr next to River Wharfe, Strid Wood
Mending benches at East Riddlesden Hall
Extensive oak baord replacement with a couple of them.
Need a rest from this woodworking now and then.
Snack sandwich at:
Holden Clough Nursery
And a break sitting on the ramparts of
Clitheroe Castle, Lancashire watching Jam Factory doing their stuff.
Made seven of these beggars – all sold I’m afraid, but more 2″ thick milled sycamore available for to plane up for more
Spring busting out in Strid Wood.
I’m so small …
… have to eat my lunch with yellow blusher ‘srooms foraged on the way to work and cooked with improvised spatula in cold-pressed
This should be the other way up …
It was a leaning alder next to the river we felled this Winter. Felled using the dog tooth cut, dog tooth at left, letterbox centre, gob at right.
… milled the main stem into boards.
Using them on my stall – here at Otley Show last Saturday. The shrink pots & spoons are John Mullaney’s – sweet.
New line – garden tool scrapers.
Monks hood by The Wharfe – garden escapes?
Tooled oak for an hotel breakfast servery.
Been to London too – row of cottages – Halifax Road conservation area, Forest Hill.
She’s busy too, solitary mining bee – onwards, onwards.
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I like making one-off items for customers.
Here is a star shaped cup of tea and a bun table in spalted sycamore.
The top is more or less how the whole log looked before I took my chainsaw, side axe, firmer chisel block plane and a dab of
cold pressed linseed oil to it. The spalting looks rather good and has reduced the weight to a household grade.