Glass Table Base # 3

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Blog entry by Texcaster posted 12-10-2014 07:13 AM 1665 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s all done bar the polishing, one coat of BLO 25%, turps 75%, for color. French polish when the oil dries.

I try and keep an open mind as I work. The radius corner was meant to integrate with the round feet but I now feel a square corner, as contrast, works better.

I use this Bote-Cote epoxy for a weather proof joint, filler and hard to clamp areas. After 24 hr. set it works like very hard cheese.

The mitres are scraped. One scraper has been modified so I can get close to an inside corner. Mainly for elec. double bass necks, in this case the inside leg at the foot. ( the legs were worked pre- assembly )

Holding the job.

Setting out the chamfers.

One coat of oil and the feet will be red at least for the holidays.

We’re finally getting our storms. Our water tanks and dam are full. We almost had to buy town water.

The sun is setting in the west, we’re looking south. Go figure!

Merry Christmas All!

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#1 posted 12-10-2014 02:18 PM

Very nice work Bill and a really good looking bench too.
Has your feathered assistant left you or just not in the shop for the photos?

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 12-10-2014 03:10 PM

Well done. It came out great. Thanks for taking the time to share your work.

-- ~Tony

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#3 posted 12-10-2014 03:29 PM

Wow, that turned out nice !!

Great shop, too. Nice to have so much natural light to work by.

Nice cloudscapes, too.
We get a lot of that here in Castle Rock, Colorado….

-- Ed

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#4 posted 12-10-2014 09:32 PM

Thanks for the nice comments and photo fellas!

Paul, I realized after the glass top photos, I should have called in the Maggie.

Tony, always a pleasure.

Handsaw, I’m always amazed at how fast the scene changes at this time of day.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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