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Project by andyboy posted 12-29-2013 09:42 PM 1915 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 12-29-2013 09:43 PM

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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#2 posted 12-29-2013 10:01 PM

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 12-29-2013 10:02 PM

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

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

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#4 posted 12-29-2013 11:03 PM

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

-- Greg Simon

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andyboy

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#5 posted 12-29-2013 11:14 PM

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 12-29-2013 11:24 PM

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 St Augustine FL, 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 12-29-2013 11:41 PM

beautiful table!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 12-30-2013 12:15 AM

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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#9 posted 12-30-2013 01:21 AM

Awesome. Beautiful work.

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

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andyboy

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#10 posted 12-30-2013 01:28 AM

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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#11 posted 12-30-2013 01:33 AM

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 12-30-2013 01:44 AM

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 12-30-2013 02:36 AM

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 12-30-2013 02:42 AM

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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#15 posted 12-30-2013 03:18 AM

It’s just beautiful. Great slab.
Cheers

-- Glen

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