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End Grain Floor #19: Water around the Lands

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Blog entry by Nate Meadows posted 769 days ago 2284 reads 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After I finish the Leviathan I will start working on the Sea Gulls. However, before I can do that I needed to get the water around the “Land of Celestial Thoughts” inlaid first as one of the wings of one of the Sea Gulls will overlap that land.

I am using Inlace Granules. (Turquoise and White)

Inlace Granules

I poured the Turquoise first and then followed it with the white to simulate the waves braking as they roll in towards the land.

Prep

Inlaid

I had to put plugs into the grout expansion lines to keep the inlay from spilling out! I then poured Mirror Coat on top of the granules to seal them in. Mirror Coat is an epoxy finish that is commonly used on bar tops and tables. It dries perfectly clear. It is an amazing product!

Mirror Coat

Mirror Coat 2

Mirror Coat 3

I will have to sand the final surface with a high count paper, around 2000 grit, to get the clear to return after the floor is sanded to its final surface, but it will be worth all the work. I will do this to all the lands and islands, but I am going to add a few more colors to add depth I think.

Mirror Coat 4

Much more to follow….

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate



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PreacherDave

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#1 posted 769 days ago

I love it so far. Can’t wait to see the finished floor. You have shown more talent already than I even imagined could exist in all the world.

-- Woodworkers don't make mistakes, they make kindling.

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Nate Meadows

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#2 posted 769 days ago

Dave,

Thank you so very much. That is an amazing complement, but really there are so many people out there that are much more talented and gifted than I. But thank you for your kindness.

Very Gratefully,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Bearpie

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#3 posted 769 days ago

Yes, you do have an amazing variety of skills. There are others who do have some unbelievably wonderful skills but only in their specialized field(s) while you have, thus far, shown expertise in many different areas and mediums. You will really have to work hard to keep your floor clean so the art work can be easily seen and appreciated! Way to go my friend!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Nate Meadows

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#4 posted 769 days ago

Erwin,

Thank you very much for your kind comments as well. I don’t know what else to say except Thank You!, really!

Yes, it will definitely be motivation to keep it clean:).

Your Friend,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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grizzman

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#5 posted 769 days ago

i really love all of this, the different inlays, the colors, the different effects , like the blue and then the clear…it really makes my creative juices flow here, ive got a box im going to start on for a 12 year old..and i want it to be a cool and exciting box…maybe i can take some of this , and use it for the new box., your really and wonderful inspiration…now to the really important part, how many fish did you catch…lol

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Nate Meadows

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#6 posted 769 days ago

Thanks again Bob, please feel free to use anything! If I can help just email me!

The Fishing was horrible! We only caught two, and they were not keepers. Three weeks ago we limited out at the same spot…o well, its the process and company that makes it so great. (Put there is nothing like reeling in a good catch!)

Your Friend,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 769 days ago

Nate, That is an incredible effect. It looks just like an aerial view of crystal clear ocean surrounding an island! That is truly amazing. You have impressed me with every step of this floor. I would have to fence it off to keep people from walking on it. I know, that defeats the purpose. Can’t wait for the next installment.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Nate Meadows

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#8 posted 769 days ago

gfadvm,

I am so happy to hear you so that! That is exactly the effect I was going for, seriously!!!! I am jazzed you see it that way.

Thank you so very much for your encouragement! I know what you are saying, keeping it roped off, but its a floor, it begs being walked on;). I have contemplated having an open house before I move the machines in, my wife’s idea! I will definitely have a professional photographer come in and get shots of it before it gets covers at all:).

Your Friend,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Mauricio

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#9 posted 768 days ago

nice, i love how you used a stump cross section for the island and the water effect is perfect.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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mafe

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#10 posted 768 days ago

Amazing nate, you just keep going on and on opening our eyes.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Nate Meadows

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#11 posted 768 days ago

Mauricio,

Thank you very much. I stumbled onto the idea while cutting up a stump my father gave to me that I used to climb on as a kid. Know it is part of the floor too!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Nate Meadows

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#12 posted 768 days ago

Mafe,

Thanks again for your kind comments. You continue to do the same with your work!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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