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Project by Monte Pittman posted 06-29-2013 02:37 PM 1183 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is probably pretty boring as far as projects go. But I was stopped for breakfast and thought I would put it in. Solid Ash. 5 inches thick, 53 inches long and 10 inches wide. This is the piece that the customer picked out. Finished with BLO and water based poly.

Thanks for looking

Correction; it was not water based poly. It was regular poly satin coat.

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





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JSB

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#1 posted 06-29-2013 02:39 PM

It has a surf board vibe to me. I like it.

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com

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Spoontaneous

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#2 posted 06-29-2013 02:41 PM

Love the texture on the front side!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#3 posted 06-29-2013 02:46 PM

Nice piece of wood. I bet it will look great when installed.

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

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#4 posted 06-29-2013 03:36 PM

I see a lot of nice toys there.
Chuck

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#5 posted 06-29-2013 04:24 PM

Monte,

Boring is OK. Better than my having to replace my second story window framing off of a 2 story ladder? How’s the saw mill doing?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#6 posted 06-29-2013 04:42 PM

It is never boring when you are working with wood and doing what you enjoy…

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#7 posted 06-29-2013 05:26 PM

Surf board is the first thing I thought of too. Nice mantle.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#8 posted 06-29-2013 07:03 PM

Nice mantle and finish.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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#9 posted 06-29-2013 07:14 PM

Very nice ! I’d like to see the support system when you get it installed : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Dave G

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#10 posted 06-29-2013 10:12 PM

I like it too! Simply accepting what the tree could give.

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 06-30-2013 12:32 AM

5” thick will make a VERY substantial mantle!. Never did water base over BLO but it looks nice.

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

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#12 posted 06-30-2013 12:37 AM

its a great mantle and if the floods ever come, a great surf board, or maybe a dug out canoe..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#13 posted 06-30-2013 01:47 AM

Nice, Simple.. Looks good. Makes the customer Happy.
Think you got all the bases Covered.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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aussiedave

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#14 posted 06-30-2013 01:53 AM

Nice mantle…..it may be simple but it looks great…well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#15 posted 06-30-2013 03:13 AM

Nice slab to a beautiful mantle. That’s what its all about. Your sawmill does you justice.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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