A long trip

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Project by Bobsboxes posted 01-14-2017 04:59 PM 2118 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a maple cookie, with a slice of burl, or in simpler terms, a stump cut. My wife and I were on a winter vacation, motoring up thru central Oregon, when I found a fellow selling these cookies. I thought I would take a chance and get one. I had picked up several very nice pieces of wood by the time we got to Portland. Around Portland, I have several fellows I buy from. Well we had the car, so lots had to stay in Portland at my sons place. He moved across town, so my treasure moved with him. A few years later I finally got this piece home, and now a couple of years later, I finally built this table.
The legs, I bandsawed out of ash, Applied java gel stain to the legs, the top I leveled on my router you can see in picture, I then filled all voids with coffee grounds and epoxy, and filled a couple of cracks with turquoise chips and epoxy. Then I applied a coat of epoxy, with a squeegee. Then I sanded that back a little, then I fastened the legs with dominoes, and gave it 6 coats of poly, sanded it back with 600 grit, with soapy water as a lubricant to polish it. This was a birthday gift for my daughter in law. Thanks for looking.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#1 posted 01-14-2017 05:04 PM

Some great work, and story. Love it. I’m a big fan of natural edge furniture. Thx for sharing.

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

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#2 posted 01-14-2017 11:47 PM

Awesome work

-- "Never Quit, Never Surrender" Feldjager

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#3 posted 01-14-2017 11:47 PM

It looks amazing

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#4 posted 01-15-2017 02:04 AM

WOW. That is fantastic. What a wonderful outcome for a lovely piece of wood and a great story.
Thank you for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#5 posted 01-15-2017 03:26 AM

That’s fantastic Bob.

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#6 posted 01-15-2017 09:28 AM

OMG comes to mind, Bob.

-- Mark

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#7 posted 01-15-2017 01:22 PM

Thanks for posting that!

-- Petey

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#8 posted 01-15-2017 02:04 PM

That’s a beautiful piece of wood and a nice story about the background. you did a nice job on the stool. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 01-15-2017 02:50 PM

Thanks for the kind woods, I always let a nice piece of wood hang around in my shop until I think I can do it justice.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#10 posted 01-15-2017 09:22 PM

Amazing from start to the fantastic finish, job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#11 posted 01-15-2017 09:36 PM

It’s just gorgeous. Great story, too.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#12 posted 01-31-2017 12:44 AM

Absolutely stunning and beautiful

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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