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Silver Maple and Epoxy End Table

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Project by Whitewalls posted 06-27-2018 09:45 PM 729 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know its been a while since I’ve posted anything on here but I wanted to share a project I finished up a while ago.

My wife had been wanting one of my woodworking pieces to be in our house for once instead of other peoples. So I came up with this one for her. This was part of the slabs from the Silver Maple that I saved from becoming firewood. It had a decent bark inclusion from the crotch that I cleaned out really well and filled in with Enviro-Tek epoxy. First time I ever worked with epoxy and was very nervous. I had to sand like crazy with progressively higher grits until I actually used Fiber optic polishing paper to get it as clear as possible. Up close you can actually see more detail of the inclusion and the little “roots” that were inside of it.

This was a great project for me to start and finish, it was great to try new techniques that I was unfamiliar with.

I now have a couple of pieces that I was commissioned to make. Just the table tops no legs. Can’t wait to get those going also.

-- Jared, Northern IL





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DMiller

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#1 posted 06-27-2018 11:48 PM

Very Nice!!!!!!!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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swirt

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#2 posted 06-28-2018 01:51 AM

Well done. Welcome to the world of epoxy fills. :)

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

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#3 posted 06-28-2018 03:07 AM

Very Nice & Well Done Jared!

-- Made In Ontario, CANADA

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#4 posted 06-28-2018 03:51 PM

Very nice! Silver maple is a very unappreciated wood but does look great when processed.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#5 posted 06-28-2018 04:37 PM

This slab is such a wonderful piece and will be an outstanding table.

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

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#6 posted 06-29-2018 11:14 AM

Pretty cool shape and wood imperfections.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 06-29-2018 08:03 PM

Beautiful, you brought out the natural beauty.

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