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Project by George Coles posted 11-10-2015 06:37 AM 1286 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This commissioned desk is made from Balayong and Ipil. The pebbles are all hand made from different species of local woods and cast in resin. The bread board ends are from Ipil and hold the top together so that there is no stress on the resin. I was inspired by the Winged Keel of the yacht Australia 2 that won the Americas Cup in 1983. I had lots of fun and also some hassles making this desk but in the end, I think it turned out well. It is 1.8 mts. x .9 mts. The desk is very stable and I can sit on the corner without any indication that the desk will tip. Thank you for viewing this post.

-- George Coles, https://www.jarrahworks.com





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WILLIE

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#1 posted 11-10-2015 07:34 AM

beautiful piece. Well done.

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#2 posted 11-10-2015 09:37 AM

Beautiful work and design

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 11-10-2015 01:41 PM

Clever, beautiful and well executed. Nice job.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#4 posted 11-10-2015 04:15 PM

Outstanding craftmanship

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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#5 posted 11-10-2015 04:41 PM

George,

Another one bites the dust! LOL! Nice integration of form and color as well as eye movement through the piece. Your dog likes it too! LOL!

Above all I think the customer is gonna be pleased!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 11-10-2015 09:53 PM

beautiful table George. I like the pebbles. I’ve got a couple slabs of butternut that together are not wide enough for a table top. Your centre insert with the pebbles is a great idea.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 11-11-2015 12:41 AM

This turned out beautifully! I love the live edge, and the “stones”—very nice!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#8 posted 11-11-2015 12:52 AM

Man I like that table. I’ve gone back to look at it several times. Great work. Inspired idea.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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crossroad

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#9 posted 11-11-2015 05:02 AM

Way cool!

-- "Why am I soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?"

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#10 posted 11-11-2015 07:11 AM

Impressive design and build. Must have been hard to cast that large of an area without bubbles, and to sand/polish it to clarity. The base design is really unique, too.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#11 posted 11-13-2015 01:52 AM

Wow, superb craftmanship. Mabuhay!

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#12 posted 01-01-2016 12:56 PM

Outstanding!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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