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Sweeping Juniper Coffee Table #4: Sanding on the juniper base

2213 days ago by Tim & Candy Hicks | 1 comment »

As you can see, all the crevices have been sandblasted, the gray wood has been taken down to the rich wood grain and the gold is turning to blonde. This has been sanded with an electric sander and now I have about half a day of handsanding to make sure there are not any scratches, then it will be time ot build the legs. There is something very alluring about the movement of this wood, it can be so wild looking, yet so calm that it just pulls you in.

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Sweeping Juniper Coffee Table #3: Sanding on the juniper base

2213 days ago by Tim & Candy Hicks | 0 comments »

As you can see, all the crevices have been sandblasted, the gray wood has been taken down to the rich wood grain and the gold is turning to blonde. This has been sanded with an electric sander and now I have about half a day of handsanding to make sure there are not any scratches, then it will be time ot build the legs. There is something very alluring about the movement of this wood, it can be so wild looking, yet so calm that it just pulls you in.

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Sweeping Juniper Coffee Table #2: The table top. 70% Sanded

2213 days ago by Tim & Candy Hicks | 1 comment »

Here is the top, it is 70% sanded. You can see the large crack around the center of the the hearts, we will fill these cracks in with inlay and add some to the other side as well so we can balance it out. We add a tempered hardboard to the underside of the top, this adds extra stability and seems to help the wood from twisting over time plus with a few wood screws, bolts and gorrilla glue, it is a great way to attach the top to the base. We knocked the dark spot out of the...

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Sweeping Juniper Coffee Table #1: Getting the plan

2213 days ago by Tim & Candy Hicks | 4 comments »

We have had many requests for coffee tables, so we are making them as fast as we can. We plan on making 2 more coffee tables and I think the next two will have glass tops, anyway here is the project that I am working on. This table has a “sweeping” movement to it. I had a request to make on that was similar to a coffee table table I posted on here. Well this is as close as I can get. We will also have to add a couple of legs so that it will stand without sitting on a base ...

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Juniper Log Table with Stone Inlay Burled Cottonwood Top #3: Ready to sand the first stage of stone inlay

2213 days ago by Tim & Candy Hicks | 5 comments »

Here is how the table looks right now. Everything is bolted together, the branch pedestal, cottonwood base and cottonwood top have been bolted together. My husband has finished the first step in setting the stone inlay, we now need to sand down the stone so that is is smooth, then add a finer stone to fill in the gaps.

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Juniper Log Table with Stone Inlay Burled Cottonwood Top #2: Workong on stone inlay in the burled top

2213 days ago by Tim & Candy Hicks | 2 comments »

We finished the base and the pedestal, they have both been sprayed with the finish and now the top has been bolted on to the base. So now we are inalying the malachite Tim is using the dremmel tool and cleaning up and soft spots and natural cracks so we can add the stone All the inlay has been set and is now drying When it is all dry we will sand it down and fill in the gaps with a finer crushed stone, sand again and then spray the top

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Juniper Log Table with Stone Inlay Burled Cottonwood Top #1: Putting together a new table idea

2213 days ago by Tim & Candy Hicks | 1 comment »

Here is a coffee table that we are currently working on, this is one of those juniper pieces that we have had laying around forever and it has finally manifested into a neat little coffee table. It will stand aroun 19” tall This table will have a burled cottonwood top and the juniper branch base will be sitting on a cottonwood base as well. This top is almost kidney/bean shaped and has 4 hearts, this will have malachite stone inlay. Sanding off the gold color an...

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Chainsaw Carver new to the site

2214 days ago by CARVINGLIFEdotCom | 12 comments »

Hi All, I’m a new member here, so I figured I’d post a bit about myself. I’m a wood carver from New Jersey in the USA, and I’ve been carving full time for a little over 4 years. I have a small retail store where I sell my work, and I’m just now starting to explore selling my carvings online. A new project for me is starting up carvinglife.com. Carvinglife has been a dream of mine for a while, after so many people have asked “how do you do that wit...

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"Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt #22: Which came first....!

2215 days ago by frank | 6 comments »

Which came first....! ....and so there remains a question that has been posed to me….which I shall attempt in some feeble way to exploit some light upon. It has been asked: Does art imitate nature....? or Does nature imitate art....? WOW! What a power pack of a question or either the shadow of thinking that would tend to describe and inscribe me within a box. Can any answer this question or is the question it-self designed, to limit an answer within the fabric of two popu...

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WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #31: Wood Meter

2218 days ago by frank | 3 comments »

Wood Meter ....i am heart of wood,feel my pulsating beating,prosodic sing song….—by flp ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————&#...

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