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Coffee table with Compass, rope inlay

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Project by Jim Bennett posted 682 days ago 1589 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Coffee table with Compass, rope inlay
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Scrap wood and spare time. Two things I find myself always short of.
After finishing a previous bed project, and a box full of pieces of leftover cherry, none measuring wider than 3 inches. Something had to be done. We have been known to relax on the couch of the boat with a glass of wine and without a table big enough to hold everything. The result was a coffee table made with the scrap wood. Then we talked about how nice it would be to have a compass rose inlay on the top. Finish was chestnut varnish, laquer. This is after the first coat of laquer, there will be more to come. Compass rose is 1/32” thick, so the sanding is done with a gentle hand.

-- Jimmy, Upstate NY in the summer, somewhere south in the winter (on the boat).





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Jim Bennett

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#1 posted 682 days ago

I forgot to add in the description. The inside was lined with Cedar planking to reward us with that famous aroma. Inside will be used for storage of a blanket, a couple of pillows for the couch when we partake in too much wine.

-- Jimmy, Upstate NY in the summer, somewhere south in the winter (on the boat).

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Oldtool

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#2 posted 681 days ago

Beautiful build. Excellent use of “scrap wood”, which certainly doesn’t look like scrap wood now.
Thanks for showing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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shipwright

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#3 posted 681 days ago

More photos please Jimmy.
It looks really nice but i’d love to see the inlays better.
I’ve tried a few different ways to simulate rope and I’d love to see yours.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 679 days ago

I’m with Paul! More ohotos please? Nice piece sir!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Jim Bennett

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#5 posted 670 days ago

I tried loading additional pics. but they were all to many pixels to post. I will get more taken with the camera by the weekend. I am still trying to get a smooth (glass like) finish on the top. When I routed for the inlay, I think I may have went a little too deep with the router. Its only about a 64th of an inch difference between where the inlay is and the top. I have been trying to build it up with several coats of laquer. Meanwhile, Still trying to get that final finish.

-- Jimmy, Upstate NY in the summer, somewhere south in the winter (on the boat).

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