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All done! Recessed the legs…bit scruffy but no ones going to see it. Had to stick a spacer under one leg to get the table even.


Thank you all for your advice 

 

 

 

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14 minutes ago, Steve Bullman said:

Onto the next project and preparing some yew for console tables. Need to sell a couple of these now so I can put all the tools I bought through the books 😀

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Some nice boards there Steve,your getting into this now i reckon😂

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Thinking about getting a bit more adventurous for my next project and making an indoor slide out of Yew for the little one, something similar to this.

What would be the best finish for it to make it nice and slippy?

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Onto the next project and preparing some yew for console tables. Need to sell a couple of these now so I can put all the tools I bought through the books
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Put your work laptop on it for a while, becomes office furniture so you can put the wood and legs through the books too.
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On 16/01/2022 at 16:14, Steve Bullman said:

What would be the best finish for it to make it nice and slippy?

 

As there hasn’t been any response yet, I’ll suggest a hardwearing finish like polyurethane. An oil finish on yew looks good. So instead of using a brush, you could make a 50/50 mix of polyurethane and turps then apply it with a rag like an oil finish, i.e. wipe it on, leave for a few minutes to soak in, then wipe off what’s left on the surface. I’d start with say three coats and see how it looks. 


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On 16/01/2022 at 16:14, Steve Bullman said:

 

What would be the best finish for it to make it nice and slippy?

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Possum grease . 😀

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As there hasn’t been any response yet, I’ll suggest a hardwearing finish like polyurethane. An oil finish on yew looks good. So instead of using a brush, you could make a 50/50 mix of polyurethane and turps then apply it with a rag like an oil finish, i.e. wipe it on, leave for a few minutes to soak in, then wipe off what’s left on the surface. I’d start with say three coats and see how it looks. 

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Have you any pics of timber finished this way ??
I'm looking for a hard finish on woods but have never used a polyurethane or acrylic finish.
My thought on yew is that oils tend to turn it brown and loose the reds , I would like to keep yew as natural as possible to its final finish after sanding and preserve those colours if that's possible.

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