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Ambrosia Curley Maple Table

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Project by Ziggman posted 09-03-2017 02:45 PM 781 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi,
This top was the smaller of two pieces I found at an out of the way, cool lumber mill/hardwood place. All of the wood is kiln dried, and this makes wife happy. When I told her about the bugs that make the grain, she initially was not happy. They have a lot of old growth Curley/spalted and many surpiises.

The top is 1+1/4 thick. I did not bevel the sides because I wanted the natural corned not to rip out. The side end grain was taken to 600 grit and is smooth as glass.

The legs are bookmatched Curley maple from in the shop.

The aprons and lower legs were a different piece of ambrosia. I still have a longer piece I want to decide what to do with.

Thanks

-- In his retort, the alchemist repeats the work of nature-----Jim Morrison





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Ziggman

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#1 posted 09-03-2017 02:55 PM

Another of the top

-- In his retort, the alchemist repeats the work of nature-----Jim Morrison

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 09-03-2017 03:39 PM

Nice clean design and the Ambrosia maple looks great, nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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swirt

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#3 posted 09-04-2017 01:06 AM

A good looking table from a gorgeous piece of wood.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 09-04-2017 01:05 PM

Nice work! I love the wood and the work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#5 posted 09-04-2017 03:38 PM

Very nice. Unusual to see ambrosia and lots of figure in the same board.

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Greg Gimbel

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#6 posted 09-04-2017 11:07 PM

One of my favorite woods is the curly ambrosia maple. I got a semi load of ambrosia that had a bunch of curly stock in it. I have built a bunch of projects with it. Great looking table!!!

-- Greg Gimbel, Rifle, Colorado, http://roaringforkcustombilliards.com

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#7 posted 09-05-2017 08:45 PM

Man, that curl is phenomenal!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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Ziggman

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#8 posted 09-05-2017 08:54 PM

Thanks for the nice words.

Picture #5 is the longer piece I have. It’s about 48 inches long. I need to plan something special for that.

-- In his retort, the alchemist repeats the work of nature-----Jim Morrison

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