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Project by mahdee posted 09-29-2015 12:11 AM 1570 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello, This is a sassafras natural edge coffee table with two lakes, two rivers and a waterfall on the waterfall side of the table. The slab was 27” wide (the biggest sassafras I have ever seen) and I ended up cutting one side flat so it could stand against a wall if needed. The fluid travel inside the table and runs down the side and back up again. I want to thank all the LJ’s who helped me in the process. Cutting the glass was very frustrating, preparing the table was somewhat tedious and the plumbing and wiring was okay. Overall, I am happy with it. My is that my next project will be something normal.
Thank you for looking.

-- earthartandfoods.com





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BobWemm

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#1 posted 09-29-2015 01:16 AM

That is freakin AWESOME.
Congratulations on a great job.
Thank you for sharing.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 09-29-2015 01:51 AM

Amazing work Jinx.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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shipwright

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#3 posted 09-29-2015 02:04 AM

Well done. Lots of good creativity and planning went into this.
It’s good to see the result.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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oldnovice

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#4 posted 09-29-2015 02:33 AM

I misread this the first time!

Is there actual fluid in the table???

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 09-29-2015 04:48 AM

Wow, is that just glass or is there some kind of liquid sealed inside?

-- Allen, Colorado

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mahdee

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#6 posted 09-29-2015 10:29 AM

Thank you for the complements. oldnovice, there is water flowing through the wood. Allen, yes, it is 1/4” glass which was a pain to cut into those shapes. I’ll post a video of it so you can see its function.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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mahdee

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#7 posted 09-29-2015 12:05 PM

Here is a YouTube video.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#8 posted 09-29-2015 01:32 PM

Really cool idea and build, Mr. Jinx!

-- God bless, Candy

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mahdee

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#9 posted 09-29-2015 01:48 PM

Thanks CFrye. Appreciate it. Still trying to figure out the other coffee table.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 09-30-2015 01:33 AM

WOW! That is an engineering feat as well as some beautiful woodworking. The video really showcases this table. Now you just need a few fish swimming through it!

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

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mahdee

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#11 posted 09-30-2015 01:52 AM

Thanks gfadvm, I got the volume a little wrong but was able to correct it with a regulating knob. With that, one can increase or decrease the waterfall noise and the general flow.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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mahdee

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#12 posted 09-30-2015 01:52 AM

Thanks gfadvm, I got the volume a little wrong but was able to correct it with a regulating knob. With that, one can increase or decrease the waterfall noise and the general flow.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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htl

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#13 posted 09-30-2015 03:13 AM

Very nice build!
Would have love to have been there when you were cutting the wood.
Sassafras smells so good been wanting to make something with it for years.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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mahdee

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#14 posted 09-30-2015 03:49 AM

Thanks htl. From what I understand the dust can be very toxic. I do all my cutting and sanding of it outside.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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