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wseand

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01-15-2014 01:46 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question mesquite

I got this a few months back and was waiting for it to dry out completely. I’m just having a bit of trouble visualizing what to do with it. A table is the only thing I can come up with and maybe that’s what it becomes. So if anyone has ideas either table or not please give them up. Its about 20 to 28 inch in Diameter and is Mesquite. Picture is iffy at best so hopefully it is good enough to see.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy


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#1 posted 01-15-2014 02:41 AM

Interesting video by Frank Howarth on exactly the same question.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKJRrIfDrzc&list=PL0D137045AE2F25B2&feature=c4-overview-vl

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#2 posted 01-15-2014 03:11 AM

That’s a great idea. I was actually thinking about mounting it to the wall somehow, a clock would be excellent.
I thought about cutting in half and then mount the pieces next to each other on the wall as a shelf.

Frank is crazy with the Sander. I would have lost my finger tips.
Thanks John

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#3 posted 01-15-2014 03:29 AM

I would keep it whole- whatever you make. You can add butterfly ties where needed in a contrasting wood. I have seen crevices and holes filled with either an inlace type product, using crushed or tumbled turquoise or filled with epoxy and a metallic powder. A small table would be stunning….Oh, please don’t turn it into a 1960’s era wall clock with a bar top resin finish complete with coins stuck in. Pretty please!............Wes

-- "After a year of doing general farmwork, it was quite clear to me that chickens and I were not compatible"-George Nakashima

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#4 posted 01-15-2014 03:42 AM

I can see another floating table. A low one. Maybe maple under. Make that skeet really pop.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 01-15-2014 04:17 AM

Gene,
A floater does sound interesting. You guys are making me want to head out to the shop, but it’s cold out there. I have BE Maple and Wormie Maple, and a little Hard Maple, I could probably figure something out.

Wes,
No resin finish here, I would make it tasteful.

I got this piece from “dozer326” an LJ member, I also got a 14’ x 26” x 2.5” slab and made a bar top for the neighbor. It came out real nice, we put turquoise inlay in the cracks. Finished it with some sort of oil concoction I had mixed up. Pretty sure it was teak and left over danish.

We have a Saturday market here and a guy sells all kinds of gem stones/rocks. I will look into what he has and maybe find something to inlay.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#6 posted 01-15-2014 11:24 AM

Bill: Frank could have made a kitschy clock, but he took it over the top with his turning. He seems to start off with a lot of Oh-no-not-another! ideas and then make them his own. I think that’s the reason I can’t wait for his next video. He says he’s never taken a woodworking class. I question that, but I am sure that he’s never taken a shop safety class. Maybe he should change the name of his website to Death Wish Woodworking. :)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#7 posted 01-15-2014 02:15 PM

They are a “How not to Video, unless your crazy”. He seems to know his machines well enough to know what he can get away with. I have seen some people do crazy things with tools but it is usually because they are stupid. The worst was a guy using a circular saw and nearly cutting his Begonias off. I learned respect for tools completely out of fear, from watching others loose chunks of meat from their body.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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