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Timber type and size for a Lister D ?

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Timber type and size for a Lister D ?

Post by Taxidriver on Tue Jan 17 2017, 13:11

I'm waiting to hear about a possible purchase and wondered if anyone can tell me what sort of timber is preferable (or to be avoided) for making a trolley ?

I have a son who is a joiner who I'm hoping might help me out Smile (make it for me actually Cool )
But need to ask him and need some idea what I'm asking him for.

Thanks -Neil

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Post by rich07961 on Tue Jan 17 2017, 16:50

Hi Neil, If your looking for originality they would have been made out of Oak, I do have the plans for a Lister D that I have imaged for you. Any hard wood will do, but Paul ( Woodman would offer better advise on that )

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Post by Taxidriver on Wed Jan 18 2017, 09:31

Rich,
Thanks for those, quite technical.
I guess I'm thinking more 'practicality' than 'originality'
I'm guessing Oak won't be cheap nor easy to find, If I'm reading your diagram correctly(?) the timbers are 4" X 2" and 32" in length.

I had in mind to ask my son about making the frame up with side rails and two cross pieces which would be nicely mortised in.

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Post by Villiers on Wed Jan 18 2017, 15:45

Just use standard timber from a builder's merchant, that's what most use.

Don't get it from the likes of B&Q as their timber isn't the same quality.
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Post by blue cat on Thu Jan 19 2017, 13:42

rich07961 wrote:Hi Neil, If your looking for originality they would have been made out of Oak, I do have the plans for a Lister D that I have imaged for you. Any hard wood will do, but Paul ( Woodman would offer better advise on that )

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Of the Listers I have seen with original timber under them very few are oak, most are some sort of knotless pine, probably pitch pine (but that stuff is just as expensive as oak).

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Post by Locknut on Thu Jan 19 2017, 17:39

Hi Rich,
I used fence posts when I made mine up , which worked well.
All the best,
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Post by Woodsman on Sat Jan 21 2017, 10:53

If you want to go for oak then fake 'railway sleepers' from a garden centre would be cheapest option but more machining to do. Alternatively find a good timber merchant and ask for Meranti (substitute for mahogany) or sapele.
Both fine grained, knot free and easy to wotk.

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