The first thing I ever turned. A lamp stand and base when still in secondary school in 1970's.
Made from redgum, in those days road guide posts were 100mmx100mmx1.5m solid redgum posts, the local shire lost one from beside the farm gates.
Nearly 50 years old and still working.
Redgum table 1.8m long with slab tapering from 0.85m wide to 0.7m.
Beautiful piece of wood.
Beside chest of drawers, matched pair made of jarrah.
Bedhead made of small strios of various Astralian native woods including jarrah, sheoak, desert oak, blue gum, cleland blackbutt, mulga, silky oak, wandoo and camphor laurel.
Has small pine backing strips to give structural integrity.
Tallboy to match beside chest of drawers, made of jarrah, weighs a ton and gets shifted when absolutely no alternative.
Our current dining table mentioned in the introduction is made of redgum slab and is about 2mx0.9mx40mm thick.
The legs are made of old fence posts from the original 1919 fences, since rotten off at ground level.
Small coffe table with blackheart sassafras top on perspex legs.
Concept was okay but perspex I used was too thin and hence was slightly unstable.
Wine rack number 1, of jarrah.
Wine rack number 2 of jarrah on one of the few occasions when nearly full.
Wine rack number 3, of jarrah with soft close wine shelves, drawers and doors.
It and the bedroom chests of drawers are finished by sanding to 2500# then wet sanding with tung oil with 1500# paper.
When dry, wax polish is applied. My wife simply wipes over with a spray wax once a month or if the timber looks dry; has a wonderful smooth tactile feel and the finish seems to improve over time with this treatment.
Table and chair sets for granddaughters.
Tassie oak occasional tables with segmented base.
44cm high, larger 38cm dia, smaller 33cm dia.
Triangular breakfast nook table built for a neighbour.