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Project by HighRockWoodworking posted 735 days ago 1651 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this table several years ago from an oak cut off of my dads land. The wrought iron base I made with the help of a blacksmith friend of mine. The slabs set in our shop in NC for years before I built the table. At the time when I built the table I didn’t do anything with the few cracks in the top so over time and adjusting to the humidity of our house the cracks became worse and the top warped a little causing the base to be unleveled.

Here is the table after I reflattened the slab and installed butterflies to help keep the cracks from further movement. The top was flattened with a Lie Nielsen #7 which made quick work of the top. I had to make some adjustments across the top as it had twisted. I also epoxied the cracks to keep anything from getting in them (I have 2 daughters under the age of 5 in the house). I finished the top with 5 coats of oil and applied one to the wrought iron base also.

-- Chris Adkins, http://highrockwoodworking.com/





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Bill Akins

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#1 posted 734 days ago

Absolutely beautiful table Chris. Great job. MWA is proud of you.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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HighRockWoodworking

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#2 posted 734 days ago

Thanks Bill. I appreciate it!

-- Chris Adkins, http://highrockwoodworking.com/

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 734 days ago

Great job on both the woodworking and the blacksmithing. I too use BLO on forged iron and like the look. It seems to prevent rusting forever!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 734 days ago

Great table. Love the iron work. The slab is beautiful! Love the live edge and the butterflys… I made and entertainment center with that type of egde on here. I also just finished an outdoor dinning table on here with butterflys. Well done!!!!! A real beauty!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Bearpaw

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#5 posted 734 days ago

Good looking work. I know that you love your hand planes.

Sorry I have not been to any meetings lately, I had to have my left shoulder cut on.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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HighRockWoodworking

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#6 posted 733 days ago

Thanks all.

Bearpaw, thanks and no worries. Make it when you can we will be around.

-- Chris Adkins, http://highrockwoodworking.com/

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