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Blog entry by robscastle posted 256 days ago 653 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found a mango stump lying on the road back in 2011.

I brought it home and made three tables from it.

Did heaps of processes getting the finished products but never thought to post them.

But here goes.

This is the stump:

Due to it possibly being riddled with FOs I cut it up with my chain saw

Once I had it cut up I needed a way to slab it.

So I used some pallet frames trued up a bit as guides

The frames are loose and wedged onto the timber with clamps, at this stage no surface was true or parallel, so I just wedged it as accurate as possible

I made a wide base for my router and used a surfacing Router bit to prepare one side of each piece.

As you can see it was all done on my concrete driveway, not the best of conditions but I didn’t want all the mess in my garage.

As you can see it was very messy.

Once I had both sides surfaced I commenced sanding them to an acceptable finish.

Here are the three usable tops.

I have stained them and applied a surface finish, I have forgotten just what it was.

The legs, well best forgotten however I used a forstner bit to counter bore the underside and then cut plugs for the top where I screwed them into the top.

I don’t even think the plugs were even visible in the finished products.

and that’s the legend of the stray mango stump !!

-- Regards Robert



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#1 posted 256 days ago

pretty good results from a stump found on the side of the road.

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#2 posted 256 days ago

Go mango! Your simple jig did a very nice job.

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#3 posted 255 days ago

Good save! Thanks for sharing the process shots.

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