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Project by saw4fun posted 05-17-2016 02:49 PM 2465 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a little project I finished a while back. 14’ long live edge black walnut bar with a 4’ L. Starts at 18” wide at the wall and tapers to about 23” wide where it comes to the corner. Quarter-sawn mulberry bow-ties inlaid across the joint for some extra strength. Finished with 6 coats of Pure Dark Tung Oil buffed with green Scotchbrite. I would have like to got a little more shine but they wanted Satin





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Mark

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#1 posted 05-17-2016 03:01 PM

Beaut job on the bar top sf4. That looks my kinda bar.

-- Mark

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#2 posted 05-17-2016 03:41 PM

That looks totally cool. A totally awesome bar!

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#3 posted 05-17-2016 05:26 PM

This is a beautiful bar.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#4 posted 05-17-2016 05:30 PM

man that bar is just beautiful,did you do the back bar also.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#5 posted 05-17-2016 05:35 PM

love it, great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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saw4fun

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#6 posted 05-17-2016 05:55 PM

Thanks guys!


man that bar is just beautiful,did you do the back bar also.

- pottz

No, I only did the front bar-top. They had a lot of the other stuff done before they found some of my work and asked me to make the bar.

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#7 posted 05-17-2016 06:19 PM

Looks fantastic. Nicely done!

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#8 posted 05-17-2016 07:11 PM

Nice piece(s) of walnut. Whoever designed/decorated that room picked decent materials that don’t go together at all. Giant mish-mash.

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#9 posted 05-17-2016 08:13 PM

Nice work! Walnut is a beautiful wood and don’t think I ever saw it used for a bar top.

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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saw4fun

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#10 posted 05-17-2016 09:34 PM



Nice work! Walnut is a beautiful wood and don t think I ever saw it used for a bar top.

- ravensrock

Its my favorite for bars. I sell 15-20 a year 6’-16’ long mostly still rough-cut slabs and then they do the finish work.

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#11 posted 05-17-2016 10:16 PM

Is 6 coats of tung oil sufficient to prevent a sweating beer can from leaving a ring on it?

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#12 posted 05-18-2016 01:43 AM



Nice piece(s) of walnut. Whoever designed/decorated that room picked decent materials that don t go together at all. Giant mish-mash.

- gargey

Agreed. Sometimes it sucks that the customer is always right.
Like I always say, some people just have more money than sense.

-- It ain't custom unless you fucked it up.

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saw4fun

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#13 posted 05-18-2016 03:11 AM



Is 6 coats of tung oil sufficient to prevent a sweating beer can from leaving a ring on it?

- gargey

Yes. They’ve been installed and used for 6months now and he just sent these pics the other day with nothing but good to say.

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#14 posted 05-19-2016 11:48 AM

nice bar

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#15 posted 01-19-2017 11:44 PM

Nice job. How did you cut the 45 miter to join the two slabs and did you use a spline or tenons to keep it flat? Also, how did you anchor the slabs to the bar itself?

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA - http://www.MarvelWoodworking.com

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