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Project by 2Panther posted 11-02-2017 12:52 PM 899 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

1st off, let me apologize for the poor pics, seems good ones are on phone not laptop.

Any how, this is a 12/4 live edge walnut DR set I made for some friends.
It was in-laid with “Certified Historical” Maple from Yellowstone National Park, WY.

A few long (very long) weeks to get this completed in time for the road trip delivery to MD, but well worth the outcome.
Hope you enjoy as much as I did making it and these do!!

-- AAW, Montana (AKA Steve) -- Start by doing what's Necessary, Then move on to the Possible, Next thing you know; You're doing the Impossible!!





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Jeremymcon

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#1 posted 11-02-2017 01:15 PM

Certified historical? What’s that mean? Like, it was involved in a historic event in some way? It’s a cool table and I wish there were more/better pictures. I’m sure the folks you made it for were happy to receive it.

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#2 posted 11-02-2017 01:43 PM

Very nice looking table. Nice work.

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#3 posted 11-02-2017 04:11 PM

GREAT work! Beautiful project.

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#4 posted 11-02-2017 08:14 PM

Most impressive stretcher I’ve ever seen. Great use of what looks like a throw-away piece.

Outstanding design!

-- Dale

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#5 posted 11-02-2017 08:27 PM

Beautiful table. I like how the design uses the natural edges. The cross-beam is very cool. And the inlay and bowties are neat elements.

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#6 posted 11-02-2017 11:34 PM

Very very cool guy!

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#7 posted 11-02-2017 11:54 PM

WOW…............Great table!!

JIm

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#8 posted 11-03-2017 01:29 AM

first off I love love live edge furniture and this is no exception.i agree the stretcher is very cool and you cant go wrong with walnut.i also want tp know what is historical here?one thing I don’t like is the fill at the front of the table,looks like epoxy maybe? that I don’t like,i think it would have better to leave as a void,just stands out like a sore thumb bud.overall though you did an awesome job!

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

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2Panther

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#9 posted 11-03-2017 02:25 AM



Certified historical? What s that mean? Like, it was involved in a historic event in some way? It s a cool table and I wish there were more/better pictures. I m sure the folks you made it for were happy to receive it.

- Jeremymcon

Jeremy, the “Historical” quote is because the maple used for inlays was removed from the Mammoth Hotel in YNP. As we all know, things are generally not allowed to be removed from National Parks.
The pieces I make with the old flooring come with a certificate of Authenticity; kinda makes everything a “only piece in the world of it’s kind”; especially since I don’t normally produce 2 of the same pieces.
With that said, I have a contact & will be involved with some future projects on removing some other lumber from other places in the Park.

Hope that helps? ;-) BTW, thanks for the look & liking. Yes they loved it & are looking forward to handing it down thru the generations. I will find & post some other pics soon.

-- AAW, Montana (AKA Steve) -- Start by doing what's Necessary, Then move on to the Possible, Next thing you know; You're doing the Impossible!!

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2Panther

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#10 posted 11-03-2017 02:30 AM



Most impressive stretcher I ve ever seen. Great use of what looks like a throw-away piece.

Outstanding design!

Thanks Dale,

They wanted something that would “POP” and that I think was accomplished. Well, they seem to have fallen in love with it anyway. As far as “throw-away” pieces, well my wife laughs when she comes into the shop and sees my “scrap” pile…Is there such a thing?? LOL
Again, thanks for the comment!

- dalepage


-- AAW, Montana (AKA Steve) -- Start by doing what's Necessary, Then move on to the Possible, Next thing you know; You're doing the Impossible!!

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2Panther

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#11 posted 11-03-2017 02:37 AM



first off I love love live edge furniture and this is no exception.i agree the stretcher is very cool and you cant go wrong with walnut.i also want tp know what is historical here?one thing I don t like is the fill at the front of the table,looks like epoxy maybe? that I don t like,i think it would have better to leave as a void,just stands out like a sore thumb bud.overall though you did an awesome job!

- pottz

Pottz,

I agreed 100% with you in the making of this set about the epoxy. Wasn’t sure how it would wind up. The friends (clients happen to be Brother in Arms) and I discussed what to do with the void. After going back & forth, they decided to have it filled (partly due to the young age of their son).
I will say this honestly, it has grown on me since delivery & it does look much cooler in person than in the pics.
But then again, I think most would agree, most pieces made look much better in person than in a pic.

I’m glad to hear (and would expect) any feedback on any of my pieces. Thanks again for having another look.

Steve

-- AAW, Montana (AKA Steve) -- Start by doing what's Necessary, Then move on to the Possible, Next thing you know; You're doing the Impossible!!

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Mainiac Matt

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#12 posted 11-03-2017 12:10 PM

Great looking table and benches….

I’d love to hear how you went about getting the wide timbers so dead flat.

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 11-03-2017 12:21 PM

What a beautiful set of table and benches. This set is so creative and shows a lot of nice details and craftsmanship.

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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2Panther

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#14 posted 11-03-2017 01:04 PM

Thanks Matt!

Lots & Lots of elbow grease LOL. Spent quite a few hrs working the handheld sanders and a straight edge on this one. All those years of practicing in New England paid off I guess? But now, I’m working much smarter, If I had to do it again (and I’m always doing it again & again) CNC’ing them from now on. Love this new machine for this one reason in it’s self.

My airborne knees & elbows wear out at my age…Here’s a pic of a couple just came off the Laguna

-- AAW, Montana (AKA Steve) -- Start by doing what's Necessary, Then move on to the Possible, Next thing you know; You're doing the Impossible!!

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#15 posted 11-04-2017 04:12 PM

Great build love live edge furniture. A true beauty.

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

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