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Project by Dan Krager posted 07-08-2014 01:24 AM 1130 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is ALL wood, a very dense hard wood known in the midwest as hedge or osage orange. It is a very beautiful yellow green when “green”, and it will turn to a rusty brown then barn gray as it weathers. It will not rot. Not difficult to work when green, but when cured and dry will clean the teeth off your saw.
This is now standing proudly on the farm from which it came, along with a mighty harvest of its relatives.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com





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ShaneA

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#1 posted 07-08-2014 01:55 AM

Well done. Looks very stout.

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Jerry

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#2 posted 07-08-2014 06:31 AM

Ohhh, this is beautiful.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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Jonathan

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#3 posted 07-08-2014 09:31 AM

Nice Dan. I like the trestle design.
I could use some non rotting wood back east!

-- Jhopewell, New Hampshire, www.hopewellwoodwork.com

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#4 posted 07-08-2014 09:32 AM

I will bet it is very heavy. Excellent job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 07-08-2014 11:26 AM

Wow, that’s awesome :-)

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 07-08-2014 11:48 AM

Wow. That is beautiful! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Ampeater

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#7 posted 07-08-2014 01:44 PM

That is great and nobody will be able to walk off with it. :)

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#8 posted 07-08-2014 07:04 PM

Really nice work Dan.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#9 posted 07-08-2014 08:31 PM

Now that’s a picnic table!
Lifetime of memories to be made on that.

-- Doug...

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 07-09-2014 12:14 AM

That should outlast you! And probably don’t want to move it around too often. Hedge may be tough to work with but you created a very nice table/benches unit!

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

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fbo52

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#11 posted 07-09-2014 01:44 PM

Nice job lots of Osage Orange down here in OK French traders called it Bois D’Arc

-- John, Owasso OK Boomer Sooner

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 07-09-2014 02:30 PM

I don’t think this table is going to run off anywhere. It’s nice work and very creative.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Dan Krager

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#13 posted 07-11-2014 03:08 AM

Thank you, one and all.
Yes, the table is very heavy, estimated at 250 lbs. The benches are another 80 lbs each. The top comes off without tools, having been installed into French dovetails that secure it for lifting.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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#14 posted 07-30-2014 05:01 PM

gorgeous.

-- Jeff, eastern Wa

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