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Project by Ricksfaith posted 1143 days ago 2892 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project that I did for a friend of mine that he wanted in his new home. The bar top is quarter-sawn American red gum with a piano finish applied. The apoxy clear was finished and buffed to the glass like finish just like doing a custom paint job. I used to do paint & body & custom paint in my younger days and I guessed that the same finish could be applied to wood. It worked out beautifully. As you can see, I like working with red gum. You get this flame in the grain of older trees when they have matured to about 15” or more. Red gum has to be quarter-sawn to retian the stability, though. It was a favored furniture wood in the late 1800’s and into the first part of the 20th century by wood workers. It is a mediuim to hard density wood with a tight inter-woven grain. It sands and works well and takes just about any finish as long as it is a clear finish, but then again, who wants to stain a wood that has such a natural color.





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shulmey

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#1 posted 1143 days ago

That’s beyond beautiful. I’m kind of new to the whole woodworking thing, so this may be a dumb question, but…. How do you do the edges like that?

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#2 posted 1143 days ago

way beyond beautiful….Nice work and I love the corbels.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#3 posted 1143 days ago

That just awesome how did you sculpt/carve the edges?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#4 posted 1142 days ago

Beautiful slab!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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#5 posted 1134 days ago

Sweet

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

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