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This is a table I made for my son, He saw the slab and said “Wow, that would be a great table.” So one month later this is what “occurred” I had to try a different leg configuration but it seemed to come out OK.
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#1 posted 03-24-2011 12:47 AM
Stunning piece of work. Great job.
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#2 posted 03-24-2011 03:21 AM
Wow! Nice table. Give us more details…..type of wood, finish etc?
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#3 posted 03-24-2011 06:11 AM
beautiful slab – it looks like a stylized sperm whale head, made me think of Moby Dick!
-- - Cindy, texture freak -
#4 posted 03-24-2011 07:47 AM
The wood is camphor, The finish is tung oil. I really enjoyed this project. I never tried anything like this before. I had to glue the bark on so it would not peel off and the split was growing so I had to stabilize it with the butterflies. It turned out alot better than I had hoped. Like everything else I have done it was kind of off the cuff, trial and error.
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#5 posted 03-24-2011 01:33 PM
Beautiful wood, nice looking table, very nice.
-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -
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#6 posted 03-24-2011 03:02 PM
Nice!! I like what you did to the check!
-- Stumpybear,Petersburg PA
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#7 posted 03-24-2011 03:03 PM
table came out great, nice tight butterflies too.
-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty
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#8 posted 03-24-2011 04:35 PM
Great job looking good! I getting read y to make a 8 foot one for my patio soon. Love the inlay I look fwd to incorparating them into my table. Thx for sharing.
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
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#9 posted 03-24-2011 05:31 PM
What a beautiful table. You did a very nice job. What wood did you use on the butterflies and legs?
-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir
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#10 posted 03-25-2011 11:14 AM
I once made a live-edge side table out of camphor. Amazing slab of wood. It looked like an exploding super nova. Not only did I have a beautiful one-of-a-kind, my sinuses were clear for a year. Great job, John. Thanks for sharing.
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