LumberJocks

Blackheart Sassafras Coffee Tables

  • Advertise with us
Project by BobWemm posted 06-11-2018 06:09 AM 1237 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.





23 comments so far

View Mark Wilson's profile

Mark Wilson

2286 posts in 1261 days


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

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

-- Mark

View robscastle's profile

robscastle

5444 posts in 2402 days


#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

View BobWemm's profile

BobWemm

2553 posts in 2124 days


#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.

View therealSteveN's profile

therealSteveN

1681 posts in 772 days


#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

View ZAGREB's profile

ZAGREB

1080 posts in 1848 days


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

this tables looks beautiful,mate

-- bambi

View Bob Collins's profile

Bob Collins

2595 posts in 3882 days


#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.

View snapper1's profile

snapper1

68 posts in 813 days


#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 ?

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

32087 posts in 3065 days


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

This pair of tables are wonderful eye catcher.

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

View BobWemm's profile

BobWemm

2553 posts in 2124 days


#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.

View Handtooler's profile

Handtooler

1628 posts in 2330 days


#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

View  woodshaver Tony C   's profile

woodshaver Tony C

6223 posts in 3551 days


#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!

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

21718 posts in 3303 days


#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!!

View swirt's profile

swirt

3415 posts in 3170 days


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

Nice looking work.

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

View BurlyBob's profile

BurlyBob

5974 posts in 2463 days


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

Those are truly beautiful and amazing.

View doubleDD's profile

doubleDD

7878 posts in 2241 days


#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.

showing 1 through 15 of 23 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com