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Live edge monkeypod dining table

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Project by Ktrumble posted 03-19-2013 10:22 AM 7119 views 11 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife ordered this monkeypod slab on EBay in early January. After a month of letting the wood acclimate to Montgomery, AL, I began the process of planing. I used a jig seen in Fine Woodworking and available as a softcopy on Nick Offerman’s website under the media tab. I used a 1.5” planer bit. I still haven’t cleaned up the mess entirely. It is bad! I think I took about a half inch off due to a pretty bad bow in the slab. I am happy with how it turned out. The base was welded and painted by a local ironworks business. We had 10 people over for dinner last night and all fit at the table comfortably.





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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 03-19-2013 11:30 AM

Wow! That is an incredible table. You should be proud of the great work you did

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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grenger

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#2 posted 03-19-2013 11:43 AM

WOW! WOW! i like that. Nice job

-- Gerry (the beginner), Gatineau, QC, Canada

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patchwoods

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#3 posted 03-19-2013 12:08 PM

Absolutely beautiful from start to finish (double meaning intended) and a great way to show off the wood in its entirety.

-- Bob, Pittsford, NY @ www.patchwoods.com

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#4 posted 03-19-2013 01:41 PM

really beautiful

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#5 posted 03-19-2013 03:43 PM

That’s quite an undertaking. Very nice!!

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#6 posted 03-19-2013 04:04 PM

Very nice work. Did you have your router hooked up with dust collection while you were flattening the slab? Or was the mess inevitable even with a shop vac or DC trying to gobble up all the dust?

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#7 posted 03-19-2013 04:45 PM

Really nice, I like the combination of the rustic live edge slab with the butterfly keys, contrasted to the more modern industrial look of the steel base and chairs

For clean-up – the neighbors usually love if you just use the compressor and blow the dust and chips out the door into the wind ;-)

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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Ktrumble

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#8 posted 03-19-2013 05:38 PM

Thanks for the kind words! I did not have my dust collector hooked up and it made an incredible mess. I went through many dust masks. Unfortunately, the power in the shed is out because the previous owners ran the line to the back of the property without any conduit. There is now a short somewhere under our driveway. I am having withdrawals on being in the shop.

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 03-19-2013 07:02 PM

Very awesome work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 03-19-2013 10:56 PM

That’s awesome! I had never seen Monkey Pod before and that’s really nice!

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 03-20-2013 01:24 AM

One of the nicest table tops ever! Love the curve in the table shape! Those are some serious bowties! Just a great job all around.

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

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#12 posted 03-20-2013 02:32 AM

That is an amazing table – Great work!

-- Rob V

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Timthemailman

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#13 posted 03-20-2013 03:12 AM

BEAUTIFUL

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Tym

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#14 posted 03-20-2013 04:42 AM

Best in Show!!

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#15 posted 03-20-2013 08:49 AM

Fantastic table.Great job.The dining table is the focal point of every dining room.Having the right dining table in your dining room can pull your entire ensemble together, making your dining room look friendly, inviting and comfortable.

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