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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:30 pm
by David McCormack
The more I use hardwoods the more I dislike obeche. I only do simple flat profiles so can generally avoid obeche. I used to get obeche in for painted finishes and then discovered tulipwood which I still like but that can sometimes be a bit mushy like obeche on the morso. But hardwoods always cut very cleanly and I never get tired of seeing the change that happens when you rub some oil into walnut :D Another two coats to go but that can wait until Monday now :D

Friday night, cheers 8)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:54 pm
by fusionframer
Very nice. Working with hardwoods is always enjoyable. I have a pair of bedside tables to make using walnut in a couple of months.

What finish do you use the compost on?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:56 pm
by poliopete
That's for growing Walnut trees :lol:

Very nice frame and finish BTW thanks for posting.


Re: Walnut.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:10 pm
by David McCormack
fusionframer wrote:What finish do you use the compost on?

I'm using that to help grow my business :giggle:

Re: Walnut.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:43 pm
by prospero
Obeche is a Hardwood. :lol: It's not a Hard Wood, but that's another story.... :roll:

Once upon a time the wood of choice for mouldings was Ramin. Bootiful wood. Unfortunately due to ecological
issues the supply became severely restricted which forced manufacturers to switch to Obeche. It's OK for gesso'd
finishes but on woodgrainy stuff it's just not the same. :(

It was about that time that I started migrating to hand-finishing. :P

Luuuurve that dowelling David. :clap:

Re: Walnut.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:59 pm
by Not your average framer
Very nice job, David! Sadly like you I don't enjoy using obeche all that much myself, plus tulip and pine are not that great either. I've got some nice quarter sawn lime wood that I had run off a few years ago, which has a bit more grain than usual and I think it may be cut from the heart wood of the tree to get that extra grain. Sadly I won't be getting any more of that, but it's a great wood to work with and the grain shows up just the right amount when stained.

I'm moving out of my shop next month and I've got to decide to let go of most of my due to lack of space. It's a bit of a sad day as framers who are downsizing don't stand much chance of shifting their surplus stock, but that's just the way it is.

Re: Walnut.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:25 pm
by David McCormack
All done :D

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Re: Walnut.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:41 pm
by vintage frames
Lovely job.
Smirk and feel proud.

Re: Walnut.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:46 am
by louisesimon
That looks lovely. In the last 12 months my sales of walnut have gone through the roof. Shame there isn't more profiles available, planning on getting 2 or 3 profiles made up.

Re: Walnut.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:31 am
by David McCormack
Yes, I get most of my moulding from Rose & Hollis but they don't stock walnut. They did do a special run of walnut for me awhile ago but I'm running out of that now. I want to get some more stock in a few different profiles so have asked them to give me a price.

Louisesimon, where would you get your walnut from? Thanks.

Re: Walnut.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:06 am
by louisesimon
Rose and hollis, I got as far as enquiring about the cost to get a batch of sw3850 in walnut and the price they came back with was brilliant. Keep meaning to order some samples of the Arqadia range, which uses veneers, think it might be called Touchwood. Though I'd rather use solid than a veneer.