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Project by andyboy posted 205 days ago 1813 views 13 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My student and her husband went halves in some slab timber. We have made this our first project using the timber. It is very heavy Black Maire. The beam and end foot is laminated over pine. My student chopped out the beautiful bow ties.
http://www.youtube.com/embed/a9MJvx3ppPs?list=UUBJ_un-58R1Au7CSKwVIv4w

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.





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andyboy

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#1 posted 205 days ago

More photos to follow :)

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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Dusty56

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#2 posted 205 days ago

Hurry up , darn it ! 18 minutes have passed already ! : )

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

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woodshaver

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#3 posted 205 days ago

Wow! Now that is a really nice table Andy! Sweet!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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gsimon

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#4 posted 205 days ago

really nice – can’t wait to see more pics
cheers

-- Greg Simon

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andyboy

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#5 posted 205 days ago

Love your comment Dusty!! Sure did motivate me :)

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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woodshaver

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#6 posted 205 days ago

Ok! I take my nice comment back … It’s beautiful now that Dusty pushed you to get the rest of those photos posted!
Nice work Dusty oh…. and Great work by you and your student Andy!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Woodbridge

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#7 posted 205 days ago

beautiful table!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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richardwootton

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#8 posted 205 days ago

Gorgeous table Andy! You must be proud to have taught your student so well. I’ve never heard of Black Marie, where does it come from?

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

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 205 days ago

Awesome. Beautiful work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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andyboy

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#10 posted 205 days ago

Black Marie (Nestegis cunninghamii.) family: Oleaceae. Apparently belongs to the same family as European Olive and European Ash. It is from New Zealand. It is up there with Lignum Vitae.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 205 days ago

That is just perfect! I especially like how the leg at the small end is sloped/angled.

Did you consider filling the cracks with epoxy as well as using the bowties? Not a criticism at all. Just curious.

I too have never seen that species of beautiful wood. (don’t think it grows in Oklahoma!)

Dimensions?

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

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Dusty56

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#12 posted 205 days ago

That wood species is really gorgeous and you folks did a great job on the table design and execution : )
Thanks for the extra photos !!

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

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andyboy

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#13 posted 205 days ago

Hey there gfadvm, I did not consider the epoxy with this project. In the past I would have instinctively used a filler but since enjoying reading on George Nakashima, totally out of the question. Thanks for all your encouraging comments LJs.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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gfadvm

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#14 posted 205 days ago

Thanks Andy. I didn’t realize that GN never used epoxy to fill voids.

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

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Glen Peterson

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#15 posted 205 days ago

It’s just beautiful. Great slab.
Cheers

-- Glen

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