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Project by Buke27 posted 08-04-2014 02:42 PM 1169 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished!! This project is very close to my heart. It is made from some old pine I reclaimed from a church pew left in my Grand dad’s shop after he passed away a few years back. The legs are from an old cast iron piece of equipment called a mat caster used in the family newspaper business years and years ago. Below is a link where my dad explains its use.

The construction was a lot of fun. You can see from the pictures that the wood has a lot of character. I had to use a butterfly spline to keep the split in the top from spreading. It also has a lot of wormholes which I filled with a mixture of charcoal powder and CA glue. I wanted it to look like it could be newsprint ink and I’m pretty happy with the result. The top is connected with a double mortise on each side that mates up with the legs. I also added an angle iron support to give it more strength. Finish is nothing but General Finishes wipe on poly gel and then buffed with paste wax. Thanks for looking!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oofb6AbNHp0&feature=youtu.be





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#1 posted 08-04-2014 03:24 PM

Very nice Buke. Nice job on the butterfly.

-- Mark

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#2 posted 08-05-2014 04:18 AM

Great piece, and a great story to go with it.

-- -Tim Royal... Always reminded of this when I see the amazing work LJ's do (I have no choice but to be humble!), "Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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