Spalted Maple DeskTop

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Project by saw4fun posted 03-27-2015 04:25 PM 1143 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This turned in to more of a project than I anticipated.. Broke a corner of one of the book-match pieces of right at the get go so had to reattach it. Then wanted to add a couple bow ties to the crack in the end but the wood was soft enough the chisels did not want to clean the edges and corner of the cut very well. The maple was very heavily spalted/decayed therefor had spots of quite punky wood. To deal with this I kept applying bar-top epoxy until the soft spots were saturated which added a lot of strength. After this was done I applied one final layer of epoxy to make the surface perfectly flat. The customer did not want super shiny so I took fine steel wool to it for dulling and then came back across it with wax. Customer was very happy as was I to have learned so many things for the next go around.

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#1 posted 03-27-2015 08:49 PM

the wood looks great

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