"ATLAS" Purple heart table base and billion year old granite top.

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Project by captainsidbad posted 1477 days ago 1697 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The base was an inspiration from the book Atlas Shrugged by Ann Rand. The base is made out of Purple Heart and the joint commections are done with 1/4 inch threaded rod set in System Three Structural Epoxy. I believe the you can cut a 2X4 in half and glue it back together and be stronger than the rest of the board by adding the right steel connectors. Dentists use epopxy and metal to hold weak teeth together why not woodworkers. The granite is from Brazil. It was a stream bed from one billion years ago before there was life of any type on earth. The granite is commonly available through most granite suppliers. Sid Sutherland

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#1 posted 1477 days ago

A one of a kind piece. No doubt about that. Marvelous, gorgeous how can one describe a piece like this. You have made a masterpiece. Kudos.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 1477 days ago

Great Job!

-- Terry T, South Georgia

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#3 posted 1477 days ago

Cool story and cool materials. Nice job.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#4 posted 1477 days ago

Looks great! Really nice job – the base totally reminds me of the “Atlas shrugged” inspiration. Well done!

-- -- Mike

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#5 posted 1477 days ago

I saw this piece and before I read about it… I said to myself… this ought to be named Atlas Shrugged. You did a great job of capturing that thought. Well executed, fine craftsmanship.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#6 posted 1477 days ago

Very nice. Except that the “granite” is not a granite but a conglomerate. (sorry, but as a geologist I just had to…)

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#7 posted 1477 days ago

Kewel! Me likes!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#8 posted 1477 days ago

Beautiful! That is very nice looking.
Great Job!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#9 posted 1477 days ago

looks cool

-- Dreaming patterns

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#10 posted 1477 days ago

looks cool

-- Dreaming patterns

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#11 posted 1477 days ago

Very creative. That book inspires more creativity than any other piece of literature, other than the Constitution. Really nice project.

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#12 posted 1474 days ago

Very cool.. just started rereading that back last week. you have certainly captured the concept.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#13 posted 1474 days ago

Nice work and I see Buche called it right about the granite. But it is cool looking stone.

-- Dan Wiggins

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