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  1. I would try starting from bare wood then make a kind of handle with a piece of string through a neck bolt hole and carry it around for an hour or so banging it carelessly into things. Probably do that bit outside so you don't trash the sideboard Then a coat of light brown stain and rub it off with a pad so you don't wipe it out of any dings. Repeat until you have the depth of colour you want then finish with a matt lacquer or wax. I've never done this so I'm hypothesising (making it up), but that's how I would try to do it.
  2. Inserts and neck screws, is there an optimum size, M5 seems about right from the old eyeball, M6 feels too big and M4 too weedy, but what are you using? I know @Jabba_the_gut uses them on his builds.
  3. How can you not see a bass on the couch?
  4. Why is the reinforcement zig zag on one end and straight at the other?
  5. May mute the sustain a smidge though.
  6. Our heating is due to be replaced urgently, so hopefully the big oil tank will go and my available space for "workshop" will double and a bit. It'll still be in the cellar though. See Bench Build Diary for pictures, if they're still there!
  7. Wembley Arena with Hawkwind and someone else? Arthur Brown popped on stage and Lemmy did Silver Machine IIRC
  8. I was worried that the rock like richlite had finished you off. I was getting out the torches and sharpening the pitchfork before rounding up the mob to go and find Fleabag
  9. Dulux have a range of pigmented wood coating... Stunning bit of wood there, could you use something like chopping board oil? Sorry, just remembered you wanted to lacquer it afterwards. Or not lacquer just oil it occasionally?
  10. Go on go on go on go on go on. Doooooooo IT!
  11. Therapy? on the 6th of May, Grünspan in Hamburg. I may have a ticket going if there's any interest.
  12. Matt Estlea's rather amusing take on river tables.
  13. Si600


    You lie. Possibly not, but none of them are worth the effort.
  14. Si600


    Like wot Mondieu sed, Frank told us to come and say hello. Excessive use of menaces is wot it is, he's a bully in here I tells ee. Welcome to the madhouse.
  15. Sort of a traditional/common thing here. Quite a lot of people have them outside their doors. Either Moin or the family name.
  16. My first bit of carving, and also first mortise and tenon, but you can't see that
  17. I understand that the manufacturers deliberately don't have it run on truly random as it can play a bunch of songs by the same artist in sequence, which the consumer then perceives as not being random.
  18. The main reason given for not going too deep is that you can put things at the back without leaning over much. Of course, if you have the physique of an Orangutan that may not be much of a consideration.
  19. Thinking further, I'd go the length of an average bass, P seems about as average as you can get, add 500mm to it and use that. Width, 600 seems still reasonable.
  20. Cheers, but no thanks. No space, no dust extraction, no paying the shipping to Europe and no likey machine tools. Except milling machines and metal lathes for some reason, maybe because the workpeice is held and you use handles to move the machine rather than holding a lump of wood and hoping to still have all your fingers by the time the project is finished.
  21. Go Fukkking Massive Actually, you can't really make a bench too long, but you can make it too wide. Check out Rex Kruger on YT, one video about four common mistakes made when building your first bench and one about building an English Joiners bench. I'm going to build one of his in the new year, it's going to be 1500mm long, 600 deep and about 850 tall. For context my current bench is 2m x 1m and I'm only using a square about 600 x 700 to work on. The rest has become stuff storage.
  22. So do I. I wanted it to be as invisible as possible. Looks great shut, needs a bit of thinking for the look once the lid is off. Happy Christmas to you too.
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