Figured Maple dining table with a Turquoise inlay

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Project by Joni Hamari posted 08-19-2018 07:06 PM 938 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Such gorgeous wood…figured Maple dining table
Lovely maple slab, this one measures approx 9×4 feet…I inlaid turquoise slabs and nuggets into some of the natural voids. There was so much variation in this table, the grain includes straight, quilted, birdseye and more with spalting, bug holes, voids, checks that had to be dealt with…bit of a challenge but happy with the results.
Base is a large piece of Tamarisk (Salt Cedar) burl.

-- Joni Hamari,

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#1 posted 08-19-2018 07:21 PM

wow sounds very challenging but the results are out of this world gorgeous.another amazing table joni.

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

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#2 posted 08-19-2018 07:41 PM

Great job! It will become someon’s pride and joy!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 08-19-2018 08:06 PM

Beautiful piece of wood and a great job fixing it up.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#4 posted 08-19-2018 09:57 PM

Very impressive and wonderful. How did you sand that top, all by hand sanders?

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#5 posted 08-19-2018 10:03 PM

Very impressive and wonderful. How did you sand that top, all by hand sanders?

- Hacksaw007

Thank you!
After flattening it is pretty much sanders…I really like the Metabo and the Festool 6” orbitals
All the Best, Joni

-- Joni Hamari,

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#6 posted 08-19-2018 11:35 PM

Gorgeous table.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 08-20-2018 01:40 AM

Amazing variation in that wood. The iridescence of the turquoise is quite stunning.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 08-20-2018 02:59 AM

You do amazing work!

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