sapele L shaped counter

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Project by buffalo689 posted 1505 days ago 2033 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This wood is beautiful! Waterlox really made grain wood pop!

-- bill

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#1 posted 1505 days ago

Wow very sweet , looks great.

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

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#2 posted 1505 days ago

ooooo, and aaaaawwwww doesn’t cover this one…. Looks GREAT!!!!!!!!!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#3 posted 1505 days ago

It does look very nice. Is it cherry?. What did you finish it with?

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#4 posted 1505 days ago

thanks all! The wood is sapele 1 5/8 in thick. Finished with 7 hand rubbed coats of waterlox. I used waterlox so it can be repaired or recoated in the future after my customers little kids get done beating it up..

-- bill

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#5 posted 1505 days ago

Beautiful counter.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#6 posted 1505 days ago

I do like that grain. I may have to try som Waterlox. I have some really interesting rosewood just dying to become something. Where can you get that stuff? I am not familiar with that brand.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#7 posted 1505 days ago

beautiful wood. look at that out feed table. thats sinful you have it and not me.


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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#8 posted 1505 days ago

Beautiful top. The finish looks great. I was just recently looking at some sapele at the lumberyard. It reminds me of mahogany somewhat..just a slight more brown in color. At $6 bd ft , it is cheaper than mahogany.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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