Re: [MedievalSawdust] Capstan Table
- Definitely a kindred spirit, I see.
One of my goals for next year is to work with something other than white
oak for a change. I'm thinking Birch might be nice.
Steve Vaught wrote:
> Oh I do not mock you. Red Oak for one isn't period, and is a pain to
> work with. The open grain structure makes it hard to finish and rough
> to work with.
- You might want to try Ash too. Nice stuff to work with, though I
haven't tried carving it yet, and it's at the lighter end of the
Ashgrove, Barony of Angels, Caid
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> Definitely a kindred spirit, I see.
> One of my goals for next year is to work with something other than
> oak for a change. I'm thinking Birch might be nice.
- I've used ash quite a lot, especially for beds, where the
stiffness-to-weight ratio really counts. I like it a lot. It carves
pretty well too. I especially like the heartwood, which often displays
some interesting color variation, but is hard to find as most people
want the pure-white stuff (which I find bland). It does take stain
It can be tricky stuff to plane, though. Grain reversals on the faces
cause a lot of tearout. Need really sharp tools. (What else is new!)
> You might want to try Ash too. Nice stuff to work with, though I
> haven't tried carving it yet, and it's at the lighter end of the
> hardwood spectrum.
- Colin wrote:
> Yes, it's an inside joke. And, like all jokes,But the explaination lets us unworthy rabble feel a little more
> it isn't funny when you explain it.
included. Thank you for taking the time.