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Project by Bigbuck posted 08-05-2008 08:53 PM 1680 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Fairly simple, but it is my first commisioned work. Is 8/4 hard maple on edge with a 3 1/2” backsplash. I started by gluing sets of 3 boards together and then jointing and planing these sets down to take care of any slipage that occured during glue up. I then glued these together, a couple sets at a time. I had a little bit of slippage even with cauls but it sanded out with a little effort. A widbelt drum sander would have been nice though.

It is 38” by 25” by 1.5”
Finished with 6 coats of tung oil

Thanks for looking

-- Glenn, New Mexico





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PurpLev

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#1 posted 08-05-2008 09:12 PM

Nice Top!

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#2 posted 08-05-2008 09:14 PM

keep carrying out neat work like this then you’ll be able to afford a wide belt sande easily .Nice work well done best wishes for your future from Alistair In Scotland

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#3 posted 08-05-2008 09:20 PM

Congratulations, you are on your way. That looks like one tough top.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#4 posted 08-05-2008 09:20 PM

That oughta last a while…...great job!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#5 posted 08-05-2008 09:22 PM

Thanks for your kind comments

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#6 posted 08-05-2008 09:50 PM

Great looking piece Glenn. Getting paid is the cherry on top. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#7 posted 08-05-2008 11:08 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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#8 posted 08-06-2008 12:40 AM

good work … hope you enjoyed yourself making it

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#9 posted 08-06-2008 01:58 AM

Very nicely done. okay, sorry. I hope I am not out of line and that you find this useful … I have a little trick you may like when it comes to slippage during glue up. Have you ever considerd using an abrasive like sand during your glue ups? I have tried sand and it works quite well. Just thought I would share. Salt works ok and is more readily available but sand works much better. Just a tip.
Jesse

-- I came, I saw, I pondered...

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Bigbuck

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#10 posted 08-06-2008 02:19 AM

Jesse: thanks for the tip, tips and constructive criticism is always appreciated.

Thanks Trifern, Callum and Dan

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#11 posted 08-06-2008 03:07 PM

That is one beefy top. I like the natural look to wood. That just makes me want to touch it and feel the smoothness, and then build something, like a bird house or a triple decker sandwich.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#12 posted 08-06-2008 06:39 PM

A beautiful looking job Glenn. The jointing and planing looks to have come out really tight!

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#13 posted 08-17-2008 05:32 AM

Great Job.

-- Bud, Central Square, NY, http://thepostnbeam.blogspot.com/

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Daleswoodturningarts

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#14 posted 08-24-2009 04:48 AM

Nice work! Did you use bisquits? That seems to help in many ways. How did you attach the back (side) piece? What glue you use? Just call me mr. Curious!
God Bless,
Dale

-- Dales Woodturning Arts

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#15 posted 08-24-2009 06:06 AM

simple but nice

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