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Project by BobWemm posted 06-11-2018 06:09 AM 1117 views 3 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a while since I posted something.
I cant believe I’ve finally finished these two Coffee Tables.
I bought the slab about 2 – 3 years ago, then decided I needed more timber to construct the legs Etc. That came about a year ago.
Cannot rush these things you know.
I got the undercarriage all constructed and then had an incident when I lost the sight in my right eye, which slowed things considerably. ( Nothing to do with woodwork).
I am still having great trouble focussing with only one eye, but I can still see so that is good.
Anyway, they are now completed, the tops are resined and the undercarriage is finished with Feast & Watson Floor Searer. This stuff sets really hard.
Hope you like these and thanks for looking.
C & C welcome.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.





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Mark Wilson

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#1 posted 06-11-2018 06:39 AM

Stupendous, Bob. I’ve missed you. And your stupendous work, too.

-- Mark

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robscastle

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#2 posted 06-11-2018 07:01 AM

Good work Bob,

It certainly has some nice features.
Q1 Was it one slab or two separate pieces?
Almost worth a trip to Tassies to get some, havent seen any around Brissie and certainly not at any of the wood shows.
Great finish, looks almost like the Perfect Gloss I have, (it’s very expensive), so I will have to check out the F&W product, I did a couple of checks but could not find the correct product.

I hope your vision is on the improve!

-- Regards Rob

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BobWemm

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#3 posted 06-11-2018 08:13 AM


Good work Bob,

It certainly has some nice features.
Q1 Was it one slab or two separate pieces?
Almost worth a trip to Tassies to get some, havent seen any around Brissie and certainly not at any of the wood shows.
Great finish, looks almost like the Perfect Gloss I have, (it s very expensive), so I will have to check out the F&W product, I did a couple of checks but could not find the correct product.

I hope your vision is on the improve!

- robscastle

All one Slab Rob. Cost a million to get it here.
Feast & Watson is sold at Bunnings, I think the last lot I got was slightly differently named, but still basically Floor Sealer.
Not much chance of an improvement, just have to get used tot.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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therealSteveN

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#4 posted 06-11-2018 08:14 AM

That is some beautiful wood, glad you were able to get back into the shop to get these tables done. Hoping for a 2 eyed approach to seeing for you, I hear it’s how it should be done, maybe it’s different Down under?

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 06-11-2018 08:23 AM

this tables looks beautiful,mate

-- bambi

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Bob Collins

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#6 posted 06-11-2018 11:04 AM

Great pair of tables Bob, BH Sassafras is one of the best things to come out of Tassy. Sorry to hear about your eyesight but you can now be officially a one eyes Eagles supporter. Glad you are back in the work shop.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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snapper1

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#7 posted 06-11-2018 11:17 AM

Well done mate , I really like that BHS , and like the finish you chose

I have a bar top made of Blackheart Sassafras , each piece different uh ?

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 06-11-2018 11:27 AM

This pair of tables are wonderful eye catcher.

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

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BobWemm

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#9 posted 06-11-2018 12:04 PM

Hey Guys, thank you so much for the feedback.
I was planning to sell these, but someone has her eye on one of them. LOL.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Handtooler

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#10 posted 06-11-2018 12:38 PM

Magnificent workmanship on the tables. Keep plugging the depth perception will improve as the time goes by. I lost total sight in my left eye in 2011 and I nowwork safely and enjoy shop time. Was having trouble with placing things correctly for about 6mos.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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woodshaver Tony C

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#11 posted 06-11-2018 12:52 PM

Super nice looking tables Bob.
That shine on them is stunning! Would that someone with the eye on them be Betty by any chance?
If so I can see why; they are beautiful! Sorry to hear that your still without vision in your eye; happy to know it’s not stopping you from producing some excellent work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#12 posted 06-11-2018 01:20 PM

Beautiful tables, Bob!! One heck of finish on those tops!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

ps, I hope your eyesight comes back fine!! I’ll be praying for you

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 06-11-2018 01:35 PM

Nice looking work.

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

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#14 posted 06-11-2018 01:44 PM

Those are truly beautiful and amazing.

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#15 posted 06-11-2018 02:33 PM

That Sassafras catches my eye. That’s a beautiful job. Finding the perfect piece of wood is easy, finding enough of it is another story. Glad you did.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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