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Forum topic by Ocelot posted 07-05-2016 04:33 PM 610 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-05-2016 04:33 PM

I’ve got two boards like this, probably sequentially cut.

A : 1 1/4×13 3/4×110
B : 1 1/8×13.3/4×110

They have a pretty huge “end check”.

I was thinking of making a pair of live edge benches (for a dining table) about 6’ long with waterfall leg on both ends.

Do you folks think it is possible to pull this together with bowties and do something like that?

The photo is of board A (1 1/4”)


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#1 posted 07-05-2016 07:57 PM

Just bumping up my own question.

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#2 posted 07-05-2016 08:11 PM

Those wouldn’t be my choice of boards for a waterfall end, but no problem to make the butterfly inlays. You don’t need to close the gap entirely, maybe just compress it a little and secure it with the inlays. Slats underneath can offer additional support.

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#3 posted 07-05-2016 08:14 PM

Thanks for your comments, Pinto.

It’s something I have and I wanted to do something with it other than cut it up into non-spilt boards.

I didn’t think of slats underneath. I suppose they could be stained dark to be less obvious.

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#4 posted 07-06-2016 02:05 AM

A Dutchman joint isn’t used to pull a crack together. It is used to keep a cracked board stable.


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