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09-26-2015 02:49 AM

What do you guys think of this design? I bought both pieces at a auction for a total of $20, someone there gave me a small piece of cedar that i can use to bowtie or butterfly the cracks in the noard with.

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#1 posted 09-26-2015 03:24 AM

I think it sucks. Send it to me and I’ll make it look real good. Shoes honestly, you put a real nice finish on that an you’ll have a winner. Your wife will be bragging you up for the next 6 months. You have got to post the final result for all of us to brag on you!

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#2 posted 09-26-2015 03:34 AM

Im single! I spend to much time at auctions! I hope sandblasting the metal, and painting it black is good. Im not entirely sure if any other color would look ok. And also the wood may not get stained. I was thinking of just a clear. I dont know what stains or dies to use to bring brilliant colors to woods.

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#3 posted 09-26-2015 03:40 AM

I also got this fish hook, i am not sure how i will incorporate this into a wood project yet.

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#4 posted 09-26-2015 04:23 AM

Nice looking slabs and I like the iron base idea very cool. But if you want to take it to the next level think of something more interesting than a bow tie for the crack inlay. I know it’s the standard but I’ve never been much of a fan of them but this is just my opinion and was just giving you different ideas.

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#5 posted 09-26-2015 10:36 AM

It’s a great idea but here’s a twist: Everyone paints the iron black. But what if you painted it say, turquoise, or go into a furniture store and look for the dominant bright color. Last time I went into a store like that the color turned out to be between a maroon and bright red, sort of a burnt red.

Just an idea…

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#6 posted 09-26-2015 03:34 PM

Now that hook is meant for some serious fishing.

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#7 posted 09-26-2015 04:34 PM

Fancy, it doesn’t do it for me. What does your wife say?

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#8 posted 09-26-2015 05:37 PM

I’m with Hinge, although the two parts each have their charms, it looks ungainly together, the base too narrow and the top too long.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#9 posted 09-26-2015 10:21 PM

Ahab, tell us about the one that got away. haha

An oil based clear will help to accentuate the grain and will darken the wood to some degree. A water base product won’t do either as much.

Don’t listen to the naysayers, if you like it then do it. Since you are single, you can make all the mistakes you like. :D

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