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Project by robscastle posted 05-28-2016 11:20 PM 2223 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table was the result of me being given a couple of tubs of Blackbutt flooring offcuts.
They were all about 300mm so I determined I had enough to replace a damaged table top with them, so I set to work

Construction:- The off cuts were all cut to size and those too short became half length pieces.
Everything was then glued together into five individual sections, mainly so I could sand them in all my drum sander.

Next the sections were glued together and then trimmed square.
This completed the main section of the table and then the edging was attached.
The edging used was random pieces of Tasmanian Oak I had “just lying about”.
Initally I only had one edge fitted to the table, but I did not like the look of it so an additional mitered edge was added to finish it off hiding the exposed end grain ends.

Being happier with this look I then routed the sharp edges off using a roundover bit and commenced sanding everything.
The sanding process started at 80 Grit which was where the drum sander left off and then finished with a ROS to 320 Grit.
There is a more detailed construction sequence I did in a blog series if interested.

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Background: *
In picture No 6 there is a partial view of the original table top, dont be decieved though, because it was so big I had to make a temporary work surface from MDF to do the job, visible in picture 5!
This had to be the biggest project attempted to date:- No suitable surface to work on, not enough big clamps to do the job, and a steep learning curve as I went!
It took me over a week part time to complete to satisfaction!

The finishing surface is Shellawax applied with a polishing sander.

-- Regards Rob





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patron

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#1 posted 05-28-2016 11:31 PM

aye matey

yer made a mountain
from a mole pile

well done

now go have a cool one

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-29-2016 01:07 AM

That came out very nicely, Rob.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 05-29-2016 02:14 AM

Rob,

I followed your blog. What a great use of scrap. That really looks terrific!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 05-29-2016 02:14 AM

Rob,
Nice work!!!!!!! Lovely wood and a great finished Project. Good solid table and looks plumb and square.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#5 posted 05-29-2016 03:07 AM

Very well done!

Awesome way to make Something out of Nothing!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#6 posted 05-29-2016 07:51 AM

That’d look very nice in anyone’s dining room, especially mine….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#7 posted 05-29-2016 09:42 AM

Great looking table Rob and so well done too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 05-29-2016 11:27 AM

Rob, I enjoyed seeing this project in process. Thanks for taking us along. I have been messaging with Mike (above) and we agree that it is a miracle that we live in an age where a woodworker living in the middle of America can touch some buttons and communicate with a woodworker living in Norway and comment on some project you did in Australia. A wonder.

-- Big Al in IN

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#9 posted 05-30-2016 01:14 AM

Beautiful table, Rob! Thanks for sharing the blog.

-- God bless, Candy

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#10 posted 04-27-2018 06:09 AM

Gone in the council clean up Apr 2018.
I hope somebody appreciates the work!

-- Regards Rob

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#11 posted 04-27-2018 06:53 PM



Gone in the council clean up Apr 2018.
I hope somebody appreciates the work!

- robscastle

Rob, what do mean by ”Gone in the council clean up Apr 2018.” ??
... are you saying you’re going to delete? Hope not!

Of course we appreciate your work!! I look forward to seeing your projects!!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#12 posted 04-27-2018 10:08 PM

I have had a clean up of “stuff” I have made over the years.
Its in preparation for when I expire so the kids do not have to dump a lot of the bits and pieces later.
Just about anything I put out on the footpath goes overnight so somebody must be wanting them. The council cleanup reference is to the annual rubbish collection we have enabling homeowners to pile up items for disposal on the footpath and the council comes and does a pick up.
Here is a picture of some of the gear.

-- Regards Rob

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Joe Lyddon

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#13 posted 04-28-2018 05:56 PM

OK, Robert… Yes, I do the same thing… BUT, NOT stuff that I have made… Usually stuff we just don’t need / use anymore…

I think I would ASK family members if they would be interested in your Made stuff, before giving it away t The Council…

Just think… you might be Famous someday… and all that Stuff might be worth a few $$! :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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