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Monday, 16 September 2013

Guarea Cedrata

The wood for the wagon planks is Guarea Cedrata.  Google it if you must.   It is an African hardwood and is way way stronger than the original planking of the wagon.   Among its uses are ship building and veneers.   We have been very lucky to find a supply of it just along the road at Wonder of Wood in Stainforth.

Dodging the downpours the third side of the wagon has been constructed of Guarea Cedrata today.   The fourth and final side (the northern end) of the wagon should be finished tomorrow.   The job is then essentially finished.   Phew.

I had envisaged that the wagon would be a two year project but thanks largely to Ged Pinder's joinery skills and enthusiasm it has progressed well beyond expectations.

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