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Live Edge Cherry Coffee Table from the Beginning #5: Finishing off the bark, Marking the Cut

1 day ago by CharlesA | 2 comments »

I don’t usually sand with 60 grit, but I went through disc after disk getting the last of the bark off the sides and getting it rough sanded. I’ve left a tiny bit of the inner layer of bark here and there because it is quite difficult to get all of it off. I will apply a bit of finish over a section at some point to see how it looks before deciding if I need to go the extra mile. Because of the sharp angle on most of the edge, it will not be particularly visible day to day. He...

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Live Edge Cherry Coffee Table from the Beginning #4: Thinking through the Full Blind Miter Jig

1 day ago by CharlesA | 0 comments »

For the waterfall leg, I’m using Full Blind Multiple Splined joinery as described by Tage Frid. I discovered this method by asking a question in a forum post here on LJ. Thanks to Woodendeavor and Randy-ATX for directing me this way. I purchased three of his books. This description is found on pp. 102ff of Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking, Book 1: Joinery The joint looks like this: The two biggest keys will be to cut the slab correctly and building the jig so the miters line up...

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Mesquite Slabs #1: Mesquite Slabs - Say Hello to my little friends!

275 days ago by Jeff_harden | 9 comments »

Mesquite Slabs 10/4 thick, 24-36” wide, 17’ Long. Would make great conferance table or bar top. Check out the figure in these!!

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In the wood shop today #25: How to epoxy bar top finish

279 days ago by Canadian Woodworks | 4 comments »

I’ve been working on a live edge Bubinga bar which is now finished. I came across a little bit of footage of the third piece of live edge Bubinga I had to apply and epoxy bar top finish to. I used System Three – Mirror Coat I first sealed the wood with my poly/oil mix and let dry for about a week before the epoxy application. Mix, Pour, Spread, Torch and wait…..... Thanks all for watching hope you enjoy, any questions or comments please post! http://www.youtube.c...

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Time lapse Woodworking #16: Bubinga live edge chair rail & sculpting a bar stool

524 days ago by Canadian Woodworks | 6 comments »

Hi everyone, I’ve finally put together a small bit of footage from my daily activities in my wood working shop. I’ve been working on a Walnut and Bubinga home bar which is all done now, but still finishing up the live edge chair rail and wall paneling. At the same time I have 9 bar stools on the go needing to get shipped and deilvered soon. So there’s been some long hours in the shop this past month. In this video I’m making a rabbit on the chair rail to sit on top ...

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Time lapse Woodworking #14: Bar Top Finish - Bubinga and Epoxy

578 days ago by Canadian Woodworks | 5 comments »

This is a time lapse video created using an I-phone on a tripod. I’m covering a recently finished bar top which is solid 2 5/8’ think live edge Bubinga in Three Systems MirrorCoat. This is a 2:1 epoxy that self levels and is completely clear, your able to remove bubbles with a blow torch one down side is a 3 day cure time 90%, 100% in 7 days Everything worked out well, this is still a project in progress so I will have more pictures and videos about this bar once completed ...

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In the wood shop today #17: Live Edge Bubinga and Walnut Bar update

591 days ago by Canadian Woodworks | 4 comments »

We’ll I’ve spent 11 days in Toronto at the One Of A Kind Show and now i’m finally back in the wood shop. I’m working on getting a bar finished and installed before Christmas. The bar is built with walnut cabinets wrapped in frame and panel from bubinga and walnut. The counters are bubinga the upper being solid 3’’ think live edge! Have a look, hope you enjoy (-:

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In the wood shop today #6: Resawing a 17'' wide 2'' thick live edge canadian black walnut slab

730 days ago by Canadian Woodworks | 4 comments »

I’m using my band saw to re-saw a 2’’ thick piece of Canadian black walnut into 2 boards that I will glue up for the top of a coffee table top. This is a live edge board that measures about 17’’ at it’s widest part, I’ve already squared up the board using my planer due to the boards width. I plan on using the resawn boards for a solid walnut maloof inspired coffee table, I’ve never done this coffee table base with a live edge so I’...

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Sculpted Juniper picnic table #2: Test top done, now for the custom table

735 days ago by junipercanyon | 5 comments »

Well, all the great compliments from the replacement top (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/68932) have helped inspire me to keep my motivation up to build a full custom table. So I intend to keep in progress pics through the entire build of this table. I hope you enjoy following along! Step 1: Mill out the boards from these ugly logs. Step 2: Lay out the boards how I want them to fit together, and then cut to length. I went with 7’-1” on this project as it worked well...

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Nakashima-esque Coffee Table #1: Step-by-step Tabletop

737 days ago by Donowoodworks | 4 comments »

I have been itching to make a table for a while now. Not just any table, mind you, but a live-edge table made from a slab or two. When summer began I told myself that I would do it, and while I was browsing the internet looking for wood slabs, I came across a gentleman who had literally hundreds of slabs sitting in his back yard, waiting to be sold.I looked up the address and saw that it was close to some family members, some seven hours of driving away. “Perfect excuse.” I tho...

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