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Project by Jay20650 posted 10-15-2017 04:16 PM 892 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had this piece of monkey pod hanging around for years and I couldn’t come up with a base design that made me happy. Time passed, I picked up a lathe and learned to turn a bit, picked up a mig welder for a project, then I came across the slab again while moving lumber around, inspiration struck finally. The base is a turned white oak round from a firewood pile, I blackened it with iron acetate and tannic acid. It is hollowed too to reduce weight a bit. Steel base with walnut end caps in the steel.

-- Jay, http://www.facebook.com/porcupinedesigns





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waho6o9

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#1 posted 10-15-2017 05:06 PM

That’s an incredible coffee table accentuating the grain perfectly.

Great craftsmanship!

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pottz

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#2 posted 10-15-2017 07:14 PM

wow an incredible piece of monkey pod,just gorgeous.what is the dimension on this table and base?i think I would have done it with just the round base and left the steel legs off,just my personal preference.great job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 10-15-2017 08:48 PM

I don’t know what monkey pod is or means but I do recognize one heck of a nice table

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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ralbuck

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#4 posted 10-15-2017 10:51 PM

Gorgeous!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 10-15-2017 11:21 PM

I have had my table somewhat like this for 37 years and I still love it. Very lovely work sir. Just lovely.

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dannmarks

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#6 posted 10-15-2017 11:23 PM

The basic idea is that you put fine steel wool in white vinegar, the iron reacts with the acetic acid to form an iron (II?, III?) acetate solution; you then then paint this on the wood where the iron acetate reacts with naturally occurring tannins (or introduced by way of previous application of a tannin-rich solution.

I just had to know…

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woodchuckerNJ

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#7 posted 10-16-2017 02:02 AM

Excellently done. Looks nice, Like the epoxy inlay, all well done.

-- Jeff NJ

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swirt

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#8 posted 10-16-2017 02:07 AM

Nice work. Thank you for that top shot of the amazing grain…. simply amazing. I like what you did with the base too.

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

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majuvla

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#9 posted 10-16-2017 04:49 AM

Interesting shape and outstanding finish. The nature also did great job here – awesome grain.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 10-16-2017 02:10 PM

Wow! What a beautiful table. That slab is so wonderful and you have done a fantastic job on this project.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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