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Project by Winthrop posted 03-18-2016 04:10 PM 1634 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spa Creek table of maple, resin and African mahogany. Playing with carving the depth contours of rivers a into wood and filling with polyester resin with a clear blue tint so the bottom contours can be seen through the resin. The first on, a limited edition table (we’ll see how that goes!!) is of Spa Creek in Annapolis. Its on an african mahogany base with simple lap joints screwed and glued with PVA and which seem to be strong enough to take all but the most severe abuse. Finished with multiple coats of marine spar varnish so coasters are optional. Fun Stuff!!!

-- James, Annapolis, MD (jwsargentWoodWorking@gmail.com)





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ChrisK

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#1 posted 03-18-2016 04:49 PM

Cool idea. Looks pretty nice.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 03-18-2016 05:28 PM

I’d say the pictures don’t do the river contours justice. Very intriguing approach to make a table that has more going on than just 4 legs and a top. I like it.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#3 posted 03-18-2016 06:08 PM

Sure does look nice! Love the striking contrast between the wood and resin.

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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MalcolmLaurel

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#4 posted 03-18-2016 09:25 PM

Very cool! What kind of resin did you use? I used some clear casting resin to fill some knotholes on a table I’m making, but the small bottles it comes in would certainly not do it for such a large area.

-- Malcolm Laurel - http://MalcolmLaurel.com

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#5 posted 03-18-2016 09:59 PM

Thi is beautiful piece and you’ve done a wonderful job on it.

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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Winthrop

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#6 posted 03-18-2016 10:08 PM



This is beautiful piece and you ve done a wonderful job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck

Thanks, Charles!

-- James, Annapolis, MD (jwsargentWoodWorking@gmail.com)

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Winthrop

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#7 posted 03-18-2016 10:24 PM



Very cool! What kind of resin did you use? I used some clear casting resin to fill some knotholes on a table I m making, but the small bottles it comes in would certainly not do it for such a large area.

- MalcolmLaurel

I used clear polyester resin from TAP. It worked very well for me. I used about 3 quarts, including prototyping (aka screw ups).
-James

-- James, Annapolis, MD (jwsargentWoodWorking@gmail.com)

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#8 posted 03-18-2016 11:59 PM

A river runs through it, huh?!

A very beautiful table, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it every day!

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

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becikeja

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#9 posted 03-19-2016 12:46 AM

Very sharp

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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Winthrop

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#10 posted 03-19-2016 04:13 AM



A river runs through it, huh?!

A very beautiful table, and I m sure you ll enjoy it every day!

- Mean_Dean


Hey! I like that name for it. Thanks! – James

-- James, Annapolis, MD (jwsargentWoodWorking@gmail.com)

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htl

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#11 posted 03-19-2016 04:26 AM

Very Nice and glad you added the extra pictures so we could really see whats going on with this project.
As some one said ” pictures don’t do the river contours justice”

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

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jfk4032

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#12 posted 03-19-2016 12:18 PM

Nice job James, very unique and customized table design. Always like to see fellow Maryland LJer’s postings!

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#13 posted 03-19-2016 01:55 PM

Awesome combination of wood and resin. I like the motiv.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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LukeR

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#14 posted 03-24-2016 05:32 PM

Did you carve this out with a router? Love how it looks!

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