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Sourcing wood Farts Paris | #15 |

Richard Parenting, Podcast, Woodwork, woodworking blog, woodworking podcast

The workshop is getting colder still, sourcing wood, projects on the bench, farts and relocation to Paris?

Workshop
It’s getting even colder and I still haven’t worked out how to heat the workshop. I have an old electric heater, but as the workshop is mostly made of wood I am very conscious of fire risk.

Planer Thicknesser
I took the plunge and bought a used Elecktra Beckum HC260 M  planer / thicknesser or ebay. It’s currently on a pallet truck on its way to me somewhere. But if you have experience of using one / setting it up then I would love to hear about.

I am estimating jobs at the moment, rather than making. These include a wine rack, a fitted cupboard with solid Oak top, shelves for a child’s bedroom and some alcove cupboards.

Sourcing wood
I went to find some prices for Oak boards at a local hardwood flooring company, Beech Bros. They have vast amounts of timber out the back and an offcuts room, which is ideal for the size and scale of projects I am doing at the moment. I had a bit of fun getting a price for some boards… basically they gave me a price in cubic metres. I am used to cubic feet and the prices seemed astronomical, £1,373 for a cubic metre. However, when you work that out into board size £39 seems pretty reasonable for rough sawn oak 4.2m x 220mm x 28mm.

New Vlog style video
I’ve posted a couple of new style of videos for me, more of a vlog than a project video. What do you think? Comments please on the video on my youtube channel.

Outdoors
A good visit to RHS Rosemoor in North Devon was had at the weekend. This was prompted by am email from Stihl’s PR agency. We all went up and had a look at a new range of battery powered gardening equipment, including a chainsaw. I am going to do a review of it once they send me one to try out.

Paris
There may be a possibility that we will be relocating to Paris, more details to follow when we have them.

Podcast and Video recommendations this week

Woodtalk Episode 325 – Mineral spirit shots – https://www.acast.com/woodtalk/wt325-mineral-spirits-shots

Making it Podcast – Episode 86 – Questioning each other – https://www.acast.com/woodtalk/wt325-mineral-spirits-shots

Four Eyes – How to make mitres http://bit.ly/2dRnYKO

Getting Hands Dirty – Loft Bed build http://bit.ly/2e5BOcf

Now go get some wood!

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