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Post by kev on Thu Jun 09 2016, 21:32

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I have recently aquired six teak planks six inches X 3 inches X five feet , I am thinking of making a trolly or two out of them . Does anyone know if there are any problems with working with teak ( like oak attacks steel ) .

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Post by Woodsman on Fri Jun 10 2016, 07:38

Teak is wonderful to work with - usually free of knots and fine grained. To finish sand down to about 320 grit then apply Danish oil several times, rubbing down in between, If you want it really weather proof use Yacht Varnish as top coat - cheapest from Screwfix.

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Post by kev on Fri Jun 10 2016, 14:00

Thanks Paul
It does look like very nice grain I will take your advice on the finishing should make a lovely trolley all mortise and tenon but I think it will weigh about half the weight of the engine.

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Post by tony RA on Sun Jun 12 2016, 20:33

Yes Kev as Paul says teak is a lovely timber and with Danish oil on it comes up a treat . Hope we can see it when finished please

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Post by Sir Clip on Sun Jul 24 2016, 06:32

Hi Kev, I have just seen the price of second grade teak. About £130 per cu ft.
Your 5 boards total 3.75 cu ft. OR, £487.50.
A boat builder would probably give that for them especially if it is the old dark oily type that doesn't seem to be imported any more. Chris.

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Post by kev on Mon Jul 25 2016, 20:02

Thanks for the info Chris.i might have to seriously think about putting them up for sale at that sort of money they could buy me a nice little engine. They came from an old school and they were over 3 metres long , I cut them in half for storage . The thing is a neighbour gets them for me now and again and I have had teak ,Brazilian mahogany, oak , elm, ash,iroko,and walnut somtimes in sizes up to 8 inch X 4 inch and I must confess I have a wood stove and most have ended up in there, I have never thought they might have any real value. I may have to rethink my firewood supplies
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Post by Sir Clip on Tue Jul 26 2016, 06:53

OH no. I too have a wood burner as my main heating but keep all teak off cuts on neat shelves.
I got some 2" x 4" old teak decking out of a skip recently with fastening holes in it every 2 ft.or so. Lovely oily stuff, all of which I kept of course. Recently I made a very nice stern platform for the boat out of it saving me serious money..No other wood comes near it.
Sorry if I sound like a clever dick and hope the engine carriage gets made.

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Post by Woodsman on Tue Jul 26 2016, 07:56

Kev - you nearly gave me a heart attack Shocked
Please don't burn good hardwood - or at least don't tell us about it.

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Post by RustonMark on Fri Aug 05 2016, 10:36

We've got a big old walnut tree in the garden, I've been eyeing him up for a while ...

Missus likes the walnuts tho Crying or Very sad

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Post by Woodsman on Sat Aug 06 2016, 07:51

Pickled walnuts - yum yum Very Happy

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