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Project by DAC posted 04-18-2013 09:39 PM 719 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Cocobolo is about 1/4 inch thick as it is just too heavy and expensive to leave it uncut. I had the wood ripped to about 1/4 inch think and then glued it to some birch plywood. this gave it its streangth and made it much lighter. The Wenge I left it at 4/4 and trimed from there. The Cocobolo was washed many time with Acetone to remove as much oil as possible then glued down onto the birch with a poly glue. I let it set for a week before continuing. All pieces are joined with biscuits and the legs are joined with dowels made from purple heart. The legs are made from some 8/4 Wenge. No stains were used just a bit of sanding sealer and many coars of General Finishes gloss water based poly. The finish was finished using Micro-mesh sanding discs and pads. 1500 grit to 21000 grit. this took me about 3 weeks from start to finish. The wife likes it so the house is happy. The next project I started is a hope chest for the daughter. Ash, Wenge, and a removable shelf made with Cedar and Ash. The peices are cut and will have my new tool to help me with the sanding. Jet 18-36 drum sander. Much better use of my time getting a table top FLAT. I cannot stand looking at ripples in the wood.

-- Wood is a zen like experiance.





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#1 posted 04-19-2013 01:29 AM

very nice,it turned out great.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 04-22-2013 01:41 PM

Gorgeous end tables! Great build and wood combo. Finish is flawless. Great job!

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