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Project by mbs posted 02-05-2018 11:55 PM 601 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I feel a bit guilty calling this a “new project”. Can I say it’s new to Lumberjocks? The truth is I bought this slab of wood, along with 6 other slabs, right after it was cut in 1977 and made the table in 1986

While the wood was drying in Oregon some beetles got into the sap wood. I could hear them boring through the wood. I tried a few home remedies to bugs but ended up fumigating the wood in 1985.

This top was the nicest of all so I made a table for my mom. The beetles really packed the dust in the tracks. It took over 20 hours to pick it out. I went out to a forested area that was clear cut and they were burning the remaining wood. I pulled the smoldering stump out of the fire, wire brushed it and made a base out of it.

The table is finished with many coats of Deftoil.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.





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InsideTheBox

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#1 posted 02-06-2018 12:40 AM

Beautiful!!

-- There's no such thing as a mistake; only a quick change of plans.

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#2 posted 02-06-2018 02:18 AM

That is a very nice piece. Whether recently made or not, nice work.

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

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#3 posted 02-06-2018 11:43 AM

Very nice work, I would also admit if made a while ago, but this piece as no age, bravo.

-- andrek

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#4 posted 02-06-2018 05:37 PM

That is quite a table made out of some beautiful wood and very well done!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 02-06-2018 05:59 PM

i share your love of mrytle wood since my dad lived in grants pass for about 20 years and gave me access to a healthy supply.i hear ya about the powder post beetle problem,i made a table for my brother and it had a few inhabitants still active.luckily a little insect spray into the holes did the job.you did a beautiful job on yours,i have one myself that i made about 15 years ago but just havnt gotten around to posting yet.thanks for sharing.

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

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mbs

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#6 posted 02-06-2018 06:14 PM

I bought the wood in Lincoln City. My Dad lived in Grants Pass and that where I took the wood to dry.


i share your love of mrytle wood since my dad lived in grants pass for about 20 years and gave me access to a healthy supply.i hear ya about the powder post beetle problem,i made a table for my brother and it had a few inhabitants still active.luckily a little insect spray into the holes did the job.you did a beautiful job on yours,i have one myself that i made about 15 years ago but just havnt gotten around to posting yet.thanks for sharing.

- pottz


-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#7 posted 02-10-2018 05:04 PM

Have something like this that I bought in 1979. Still beautiful to this day. Really nice guy

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