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my first falling blocks #3: Decision on how to do edges

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Blog entry by Philzoel posted 01-20-2012 10:52 PM 4510 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: some thoughts Part 3 of my first falling blocks series Part 4: filling bad cracks »

Cut off ends square and rounded edges 1/4” and sanded. I like it. Makes blocks on bottom and top complete.

Used mineral spirits to show final color
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Look close and you will see holes in walnut. These are soft centers of log used. I use a small drill to open them up and fill with epoxy. They are too soft to leave. Also the knots are soft too. I have to fill them.

I will finish sanding, patch holes and gaps with clear epoxy and paint.

Then ready for posting

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY



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degoose

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#1 posted 01-20-2012 11:11 PM

Looking good…Not real sure about the jagged sides… Just me…
Either way a great project…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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robert triplett

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#2 posted 01-21-2012 01:29 AM

The edge looks good. It depends on the use the board will have. Maybe a centerpiece on a table. A wall hanging. I like the orientation of the blocks. I did one with the long sides as top and bottom. Yours seems to stretch away more. Keep having fum with them.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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