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Blog entry by emart posted 01-27-2015 09:58 PM 1209 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got all the cracks and rotten spots fixed on my customer’s table top. I had to buy about $80 worth of resin to fix it. this wood was so porous and crumbly that tape would not stick to it. it seemed to just suck down resin like it was a sponge.

This is a before picture some of the cracks and cavities were so big i could fit my fingers in them

some photos after I filled in the cracks and sanded it to level the lumps out. I will give it a final pour of resin once the underside is cured fully.

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them https://www.custommade.com/by/emeraldcrafts/



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Rob

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#1 posted 01-27-2015 10:55 PM

Youch. Well I hope the customer at least understands the costs associated and is paying accordingly.

Is there anything you would have done differently if you could go back and do it again?

-- Ask an expert or be the expert - http://woodworking.stackexchange.com

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emart

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#2 posted 01-27-2015 11:06 PM

I had about $60 budgeted for any overage expenses. I would have just gone ahead and bought the slab I found at my local second use store instead. the customer didnt want the one I picked because the wood was rough which would have been fixed with a good sanding.

This is the one I picked originally and the customer didn’t want it

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them https://www.custommade.com/by/emeraldcrafts/

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#3 posted 01-28-2015 05:10 AM

Wow, lot of work. Hope it is well received

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 01-28-2015 05:44 AM

I bought the second slab I linked in case my customer doesn’t like the final results. whichever table top isnt chose I will build a set of legs for it and sell off at a later date

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them https://www.custommade.com/by/emeraldcrafts/

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