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Blog entry by RussellAP posted 04-18-2013 09:56 PM 980 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are the raw materials so far. I hope to score some nice birds eye or spalted maple for the front and back side to hide the dowel support and wine racks.

The slab is hedge. I just sanded it so it’s really yellow but will fade to a beautiful golden brown with time.

Might not look like much, but just wait till I get done.

This is more art than woodworking at this point. This table will have a lot going on, inlays, that slab is 80 lbs. The wine racks will be painted flat black and the sides of the racks, (the large dowels) will have some kind of siding to hide them. Still working on idea’s about that.

Fun times.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.



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gfadvm

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#1 posted 04-19-2013 01:02 AM

Nice slab of hedge with all the typical cracks, swirling grain that can’t be planed, bark inclusions, and gummy resin. That’s why we love it!

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

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#2 posted 04-19-2013 02:23 AM

Yeah, this was a pleasure to plane. I ended up with my DeWalt drill sander with 80G. The wood has beautiful figure. I have a lot of work in front of me.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#3 posted 04-19-2013 02:28 AM

If you thought that was fun, you need to go cut some down! The sap will gum up a chainsaw in minutes and the thorns….. But it sure is cool wood! And the hottest burning wood known!

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

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#4 posted 04-19-2013 02:35 PM

How is drilling in this wood? I have to reinforce the cracks with some dowels, going to be quite a few, do I need concrete drills?

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#5 posted 04-20-2013 12:41 AM

No masonry bit needed. Why not just fill the cracks with epoxy? It drills fine with my normal brad point bits.

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

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