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Project by Rob posted 09-07-2007 11:24 AM 2252 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all,
In view of the recent interest in Aussie hardwoods and their availability in the US, I thought I’d show you all some Jarrah, which is part of a dining table I am constructing for real money!! The table itself will be 8ftxapprox4 ft and is made of solid 2” Jarrah. I hope this will ispire someone to try a project using Jarrah, which is easier to get in the US. I think it is a beautifully warm but with a strong character. I’ll show the table when its finished. The timber has been oiled with Scandinavian oil and sanded through from 80g (bwlt sander) up to 400g (Festool RO 150 ROS), oiled then taken through to 4000g. it has yet to be waxed.
Pic 1 is the oiled, sealed timber, pic 2 is the sanded top not finished.

Regards,

Rob

-- http://www.damnfinefurniture.com





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Don

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#1 posted 09-07-2007 12:01 PM

Nice, Mate!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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Kaleo

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#2 posted 09-07-2007 12:53 PM

Jarrah is by far one of my most favorite timbers to work with. I am very interested in seeing it in the states. That means I can use it when I get home. Where did you get it from? The table looks great too.

-- Kaleo , http://www.kalafinefurniture.com

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Bob Babcock

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#3 posted 09-07-2007 01:57 PM

Wow…beautiful. Can’t wait to see it finished.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 09-07-2007 02:18 PM

Like that! I’ll check with my supplier. I think he might have some.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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TomFran

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#5 posted 09-07-2007 02:19 PM

Beautiful wood. Looks like it will be spectacular when it’s completed!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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gbvinc

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#6 posted 09-07-2007 02:47 PM

Nice looking wood. (And table!) I’ll have to give it a spin.

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Dan Pleska

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#7 posted 09-07-2007 03:03 PM

Beautiful! Can’t wait to see the finished product.

-- Dan, West Virginia, http://www.danpleskaCreations.com

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mot

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#8 posted 09-07-2007 03:37 PM

Wow, that looks cool!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 09-07-2007 04:06 PM

Man, that is some beautiful wood!

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

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cajunpen

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#10 posted 09-08-2007 06:20 AM

That is some spectacular wood!

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

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JGardner23

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#11 posted 09-08-2007 06:12 PM

Looks Great so far. I cant wait to see the finish project. And Jarrah Wood is beautiful.

-- Jason, Wood Working Has Taken Over My Life. And I Love It.

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Bill

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#12 posted 09-08-2007 09:30 PM

Great coloring. This will make one nice table!

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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David

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#13 posted 09-10-2007 06:56 AM

Wonderful looking wood and a beautiful project!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Bob #2

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#14 posted 09-20-2007 01:20 AM

Don, splendid job on the table .
I have to ask , if you know, what is Jarrah botanically?
I see no equal for reds from any other local.

bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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