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Project by scott shangraw posted 08-22-2007 05:10 PM 2315 views 3 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Juniper end tables-These end tables are made of Aligator Junipe. The tops are end grain, showing the growth rings, easily a 500 year old tree. There is a Bear claw inlay out of turquise on the tops and a spiral carved pedestal base. This wood is “forest reclaimed” wood from forest cleanup.

See other “Forest Reclaimed” pieces:

Juniper Stilt Cabinet http://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/6408
Juniper Desk http://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/988
Juniper Gun Cabinet http://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/6406
Juniper vessels http://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/3460
SBS Woodshavings http://www.sbswoodshavings.com

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com





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TreeBones

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#1 posted 08-22-2007 05:16 PM

Very nice. Now I will have go out to the wood pile and look for some walnut and try for a similar look. Thanks for the motivation.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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RobS

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#2 posted 08-22-2007 05:17 PM

Wow, Very nice! I really like the bear claw, subtle and unique. Great job.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 08-22-2007 06:28 PM

very nice, very nice!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 08-22-2007 06:36 PM

Gorgeous!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Tony

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#5 posted 08-22-2007 08:21 PM

Very NIce

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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Dadoo

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#6 posted 08-22-2007 09:23 PM

I like the two tones of the wood and the turquoise adds even another color to enjoy. Really nice tables. How did you “glue” the turquoise chips in? I’m figurin’ epoxy and have wondered what type of glue would remain clear under the finish.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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Sawdust

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#7 posted 08-22-2007 10:01 PM

Scott—

Nice looking tables. How did you deal with the natural edges and smoothing the top? What kind of finish? I have had some large walnut slabs stored for a few years that I am finally getting around to making into coffee tables. Any tips?

Sawdust

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dennis mitchell

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#8 posted 08-22-2007 10:02 PM

I’d love to get some input on the curing process for those. Great looking tables.

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jockmike2

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#9 posted 08-22-2007 11:28 PM

I just read an article about steaming and twisting wood. Did you do that yourself or find that someplace? Not to say you could’nt, with those skills I’m sure you could. By the way beautiful project. Jockmike

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

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scott shangraw

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#10 posted 08-23-2007 05:33 AM

Thanks everyone,See if I can answer a few questions here.After I get done with by summer shows I will see if I can make time to write some Blogs or should I say talk my wife into doing it for me.I hunt and peck at the keyboard (give me a tool anyday over a computer!!)
1.yes I use epoxy with the turquoise tried other but not as clear
2.On the natural edge I just peeled the bark away when it was still green it left a good clean surface as far as smoothing the top I’m lucky enough to be able to run peices up to 36’ wide at a cabinet shop’s sander sometimes you can call the big shops up and they will rent time on it ,makes it dead flat and saves a lot of time.worth the $40
3.I let them air dry down to about 25% (about 8 months)then put in a local kiln for the last of drying to about 9%-10%
4.I carved the spiral with angle grinder then files and rasp,The hardest part is the layout
Hope that helps
happy woodworking!!

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

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Karson

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#11 posted 08-23-2007 05:54 AM

I guess I need to read the title better. I looked at this one and read jumper cables. What that have to do with wood working.

Great tables.

or cables whatever.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 08-23-2007 06:40 AM

Scott;

I had no idea they got turquoise from bear claws!

I might take up hunting.

Great tables!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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cajunpen

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#13 posted 08-23-2007 10:11 AM

Very nice tables – great craftsmanship.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#14 posted 08-23-2007 02:00 PM

oh my … love it!!!! very unique

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Hawgnutz

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#15 posted 08-23-2007 05:01 PM

Love them tables!! That turquoise really shines with the contrasting with the wood! VERY NICE!

God Bless,
Hawg

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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