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Coffee table 92 years old walnut 24 years seasoned.

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Project by mrjinx007 posted 01-18-2014 11:53 PM 2067 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This walnut slab has been sitting in my shop for 24 years; mainly because it was rotted in the middle and it wouldn’t tell me what it wanted to be until last Spring. I used a cherry inlay to compensate for the rotted areas that was removed. there are gems, mostly turquoise and copper to create a moss- like and sun beam look on the sides of the inlay. I want to say I’ll never do this again, but I know I am lying to myself.

-- earthartandfoods.com





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steve_in_ohio

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#1 posted 01-19-2014 12:06 AM

That’s awesome, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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LoganN

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#2 posted 01-19-2014 12:21 AM

Absolutely gorgeous! Great design and great looking inlay!

-- Logan www.NewmanSpecials.com

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Clint Searl

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#3 posted 01-19-2014 12:21 AM

The top and slab end, are keepers. The slab end should have been cut straight across the bottom.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 01-19-2014 01:00 AM

Love the work. The inlay definitely adds to it.

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

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BTimmons

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#5 posted 01-19-2014 02:05 AM

Beautiful work. That’s an amazing top.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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Jofa

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#6 posted 01-19-2014 03:01 AM

That’s an incredible table. Gorgeous.

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

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#7 posted 01-19-2014 03:54 AM

beautiful table.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Toolz

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#8 posted 01-19-2014 01:15 PM

Gorgeous!

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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mrjinx007

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#9 posted 01-19-2014 03:02 PM

Thank you all, appreciate the comments. Clint, I had to recess the leg because otherwise the cherry pieces would stick out.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 01-19-2014 04:24 PM

This is really beautiful and well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 01-19-2014 04:54 PM

WOW!!! That is great!

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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#12 posted 01-19-2014 11:29 PM

Beautiful table! I guess sometimes it just takes 20+ years for a piece of wood to speak to you:)

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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tefinn

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#13 posted 01-20-2014 02:22 AM

Stunning work!

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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mrjinx007

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#14 posted 01-20-2014 12:40 PM

Thank you. I have one more piece of this slab about 2” thick and same situation. big rotted spot in the middle. Not sure whether I should do something similar or cut the good parts; it has the bark attached.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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Rob

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#15 posted 04-01-2014 12:05 PM

Amazing work Jinx, the precision it must have taken to get the inlay dead on gives me a headache even thinking about. Really well done sir

-- Rob, Middletown NJ

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