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Project by WILLIE posted 891 days ago 2032 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

leadwood, an extremely hard wood, very heavy (air dry 1200kg/m3). This tree must have been a few hundred years old. Although very heavy, it finishes with an extremely smooth surface but time consuming and lots of patience. Finish applied is Wooddoc 20. some of the cracks were filled with glue and dust collected from sanding.





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CalgaryGeoff

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#1 posted 891 days ago

Wonderful looking slab you have there. Must be a future table top.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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degoose

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#2 posted 891 days ago

Nice part one of your BLOG…Waiting to see the FINISHED PROJECT with legs…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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amagineer

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#3 posted 891 days ago

It really does take a shine. Where did you get this old slab?
-Don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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joshtank

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#4 posted 891 days ago

you have another one leaning up on the wall.. you can go ahead and mail that to me.

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL, http://jubinsky.wordpress.com

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jaykaypur

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#5 posted 891 days ago

You were not lying! That really finished nice! That will make a great table top. Good job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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WoodLe

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#6 posted 891 days ago

Wondered why I never heard of leadwood and then I saw that you’re from South Africa. Very nice slab. Looks a lot like american walnut.

-- www.largewoodslabs.com Apple Creek, Ohio

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tamboti

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#7 posted 891 days ago

Hi Willie. Wel gedaan die blad lyk baie mooi sal dit op pote wil sien ( well done the top looks good, would like to see it on legs ) Regards Roger in RSA

-- Africa is not for sissies

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BTimmons

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#8 posted 891 days ago

I think I see hand plane tracks in picture 2. Did you really flatten that by hand? If so, my hat is off to you.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147

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JPNpro

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#9 posted 889 days ago

I’m with joshtank, those are nice slabs and I wish I had one in my shop. Did you search the bushveld? I have a large leadwood log carved into a bear and it must weigh 400lbs.

-- JPNpro@gmail.com

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