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Project by DMiller posted 08-13-2018 11:16 PM 510 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Almond wood table center- I cut this slab from an almond trunk that hadn’t been removed yet from the orchard. It was a unique project to make in that the wood is not perfectly level; the base sits level because of 1” almond plugs glued in the bottom. I have really begun to enjoy working with almond wood as it is relatively soft. The top was smoothed out with a belt sander; it is finished with Howard Cutting Board Oil. It is 29” long, 14” wide, and 3” thick at the largest areas. All comments welcome; thank you for viewing!

-- 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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#1 posted 08-13-2018 11:38 PM

That’s a beautiful piece of wood.

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#2 posted 08-14-2018 01:01 AM

Beautiful depth and range of color in that.

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

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DMiller

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#3 posted 08-14-2018 01:34 AM

Thank you for the encouraging comments, BurlyBob and swirt!

-- 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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#4 posted 08-14-2018 07:29 AM

Beautiful wood…decoration as well.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 08-14-2018 01:03 PM

This is an outstanding piece of wood.

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

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DMiller

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#6 posted 08-14-2018 03:01 PM

Thank you, Ivan and Charles!

-- 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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leafherder

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#7 posted 08-14-2018 10:34 PM

Beautiful wood. How long did you let it dry before you sanded and finished it?

Design is great also – simple and rustic but very versatile.

Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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DMiller

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#8 posted 08-15-2018 04:12 AM

Thanks for the comment, leafherder! As for allowing it to dry, I really don’t know. It was a slab from a trunk from a field that I work in; only the trunk was left in the ground. My guess is that it has been drying for 1-5 years; however, it was quite dry when I worked with it. Thank you for your encouragement!

-- 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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#9 posted 08-15-2018 06:17 PM

Beautiful grain

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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DMiller

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#10 posted 08-16-2018 12:11 AM

Thanks mcoyfrog!

Leafherder:
Thought you might like to see this. I was working in the field I cut the log from for the table center and noticed another trunk similar to the one I cut. Sorry for the poor picture quality. Hope this is of help; thank you for your interest! Dale

-- 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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leafherder

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#11 posted 08-16-2018 02:01 AM

Thanks for the field photo, very interesting to see where the wood came from.

Have a great day,

John

-- Leafherder

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