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Jatoba Bar Top

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Project by tturner posted 02-12-2015 01:21 AM 1182 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A good friend asked me if I could make a bar top for his newly remodeled basement and of course the wood guy I pretend to be, I jumped on it! I was more interested in the experience and opportunity to improved my skills than anything, but certainly flattered someone asked me to do something they have to see every day. I think they may have thought they were asking a lot or even imposing, but its like asking him to take me to a ball game-NO PROBLEM!
Back to the project-its 2 + inch thick Brazilian Cherry, Jatoba. 8 feet long and 3 feet wide and weighs not less than 250. It has 14×100mm tenons (100 total). Finished with General Finished semi gloss Arm R Seal. Thank you Charles Neil for all the finishing videos! To buff it-CLAY BAR! Then waxed with wood wax.

-- I'm him





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Ub1chris

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#1 posted 02-12-2015 02:52 AM

It’s beautiful..,.just curious though, why so many tenons for a simple edge joint?

Chris

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tturner

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#2 posted 02-12-2015 12:24 PM

Ub1chris i was afraid of it cracking or separating. It may seem a little overkill, but after experiencing separation, i just didn’t want it to happen. The tenons were doubled (top side and on bottom side) with a Festool Domino jointer.

-- I'm him

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SirIrb

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#3 posted 02-12-2015 12:27 PM

that is some nice wood and the project turned out very well. So, did working with it turn your hands black? It does mine. I had to wash them in lemon juice every afternoon.

Very nice work.

-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 02-12-2015 07:48 PM

Great job a real beauty!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 02-12-2015 10:32 PM

That is a beautiful top. Congratulations.

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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niftynoel

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#6 posted 02-14-2015 05:10 PM

Wonderful. I love both Brazilian Cherry, Jatoba, especially Jatoba. Love it. And – I also agree with you regarding
Charles Neil. His advise has been indispensable, especially for finishing. And, what a likeable guy.

-- Noel

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