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This is my table top so far for the contest. I don’t know if I will finish it in time but I thought it would be a good learning experience anyway. It is made of solid bubinga and mahogany. My second trial with mortise and tenons which took alot longer than I anticipated but think it turned out all right.

-- Ed,Red Lake, Ontario, Canada

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#1 posted 05-21-2007 01:19 AM

Great wood. Looking forward to seeing the progress as you go.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 05-21-2007 01:25 AM

Beautiful wood, good job. Don’t get discouraged.. Mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 05-21-2007 02:21 AM

Great looking wood grain! How do you plan to finish it?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#4 posted 05-21-2007 03:51 AM

I like this top…I hope you give it many coats of oil to bring out the grain in the bubininga…It will likely take you as long to finsih it as it did to make it…but it will be well worth it.

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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#5 posted 05-21-2007 04:26 AM

I can’t wait to see it finished – especially since Steffen has indicated that the many coats of oil will magnify its beauty.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#6 posted 05-21-2007 08:05 AM

I love Bubinga. I’ve never used solid wood only veneer. It looks great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#7 posted 05-21-2007 12:34 PM

Beautiful grain figure, I think you’ll finish it in time, if not you’re still going to have a prize table.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#8 posted 05-21-2007 02:50 PM

Ed this a great grain pattern on this hunk of timber. I also hope you plan on a clear finish like Steffen states.

Who cares if you finish on time, just as long as you finish (and show us the finished product). This is a wonderful start Ed…keep going!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#9 posted 05-21-2007 07:14 PM

Nice work, Ed. Forget about meeting an artificial deadline – that only works on DIY shows. Its the journey that matters not the destination.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#10 posted 05-21-2007 09:51 PM

Ed, I’ve worked with bubinga quite a bit. I look forward to seeing the final product – beautiful start thus far! One suggestion, sand, sand, sand, raise the grain and sand again. Waterlox thinned 25% with paint thinner rubbed on in thin coats (many, many times) makes a fantastic finish for bubinga table tops.

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