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1 minute ago, daveatdave said:

did you clamp the boards up before fixing 

Just banging sideways with a mallet then kneeling on it. Because there’s a chipboard floor already we couldn’t use those nice clamp things. I didn’t tongue and groove it because I don’t have a router / moulder and because I’m slack. 

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19 hours ago, Mr. Ed said:

Our friend Steve helping to lay Alder boards in the bedroom and for some reason looking like a computer generated image. Is the world ready for a first person floor-laying Role Play Game? Hmm 3795A4FB-96EE-47C3-AAAA-C30AD2F3C360.thumb.jpeg.085e20503a06743ac5a6b6733ed6bb58.jpeg

Very nice. I've got a load of alder, well probably 30 sticks that could do well at making floor boards or cladding, when I ever get a bandsaw. Those boards look real good though. 

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On 25/05/2022 at 22:33, muttley9050 said:

Quarter sawn timber is generally used for stability

I have some " hard rock maple " quarter sawn  Fender guitar necks just for that reason .

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3 hours ago, AJStrees said:

Very nice. I've got a load of alder, well probably 30 sticks that could do well at making floor boards or cladding, when I ever get a bandsaw. Those boards look real good though. 

As you know it’s not rated at all well for rot resistance if left wet (unless under water). Lovely to use though - light and easy to dry and cut. 

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10 hours ago, Mr. Ed said:

As you know it’s not rated at all well for rot resistance if left wet (unless under water). Lovely to use though - light and easy to dry and cut. 

That’s true but I’m sure they will be great for floorboards. Can’t see them getting too wet in a bedroom. Unless you’ve got a water bed. 

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4 hours ago, AJStrees said:

That’s true but I’m sure they will be great for floorboards. Can’t see them getting too wet in a bedroom. Unless you’ve got a water bed. 

What I haven’t told Mrs Ed is that Alder apparently used to be used as sacrificial woodworm bait - leave a bit of it around and they will choose that. Not sure if that can be true really but it’s a good joke if nothing else. 

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Pimped up my eco mill a bit with a new handle and rubber grips on the cross handle. Hope to try it out tomoz.

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Nice one. I find my eco mill benefited from some comfort refinements.

I have used pipe insulation on the long handle. i’ve actually removed the upright handle because I didn’t use it as much. Ive also added a few jubilee clips to keep the long handle in position, it kept moving with the supplied screws.

Milled some oak last weekend.

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