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Winter 2013-2014

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THE WELSH DRESSER

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MADE FROM OAK .THIS TOOK 5 WEEKS TO MAKE PLUS 3 WEEKS FOR OAK TO FULLY DRY OUT.AS I BOUGHT THE OAK IN SAWN BOARDS .THIS IS ENGLISH DRIED OAK. I COULD HAVE USED KILN DRIED BUT WITH KILN DRIED IT TENDS TO CRACK  OVER A PERIOD OF TIME.PLUS AS THIS IS IN A KITCHEN THE HEATS MORE SO IT WILL BE TOO WARM FOR KILN DRIED.ALL JOINTS ARE MORICE AND TENNON PLUS THE BACK I TOUNGE AND GOOVED OAK PLANKS 4 INCH X 1/2 INCH. USING THE SPINDLE MOULDER..THE GLUE I USED WAS PEAR GLUE TO ASSEMBLE AFTER MACHINING.


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