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oscarmayer

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to good use.
Forty-six pieces of wood(Cypress, Red Oak, Curley Maple, Cumaru, Brazilian Cherry, Domestic Cherry, Ipe, Honduran Mahogany, Sapele, & Machiche. It took months to accumulate the strips...all leftover ripping strips from jobs we’ve done. We set about joining, ripping, gluing, planing, glass scraping, sanding, and sealing.

Almost done with our new Kitchen Table Top, this week as time permits, we will finish it off with Epoxy Resin. This will be first attempt using resin other than on a surfboard. I could use some luck!

Glued up...

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Glass scraped and sanded...
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2 coats of sanding sealer on the back side...
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MFrey2012

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to good use.
Forty-six pieces of wood(Cypress, Red Oak, Curley Maple, Cumaru, Brazilian Cherry, Domestic Cherry, Ipe, Honduran Mahogany, Sapele, & Machiche. It took months to accumulate the strips...all leftover ripping strips from jobs we’ve done. We set about joining, ripping, gluing, planing, glass scraping, sanding, and sealing.

Almost done with our new Kitchen Table Top, this week as time permits, we will finish it off with Epoxy Resin. This will be first attempt using resin other than on a surfboard. I could use some luck!

Glued up...

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Glass scraped and sanded...
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2 coats of sanding sealer on the back side...
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Great Job!! :loveeyes::loveeyes::loveeyes:
 

helsonwheels

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Beautiful!!! Good job guys!

There’s a company we have here in Canada call Lee Valley. Many moons ago over 100yrs they bought in Europe if I’m not mistaken it was n France. A company that had old barns full of different woods from all over the world. They combined like you but in a pattern. So basically if you cut it opposite way as thin as a piece of paper, you get a gorgeous pattern like the attached picture. So Lee Valley bought them out and brought everything back to Canada in Ontario. I recall 30 yrs ago I bought a piece to add to a little table we were doing, 3’ x 1/2” 125.00$ But man was it beautiful. Somewhat like you’re doing.


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oscarmayer

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Beautiful!!! Good job guys!

There’s a company we have here in Canada call Lee Valley. Many moons ago over 100yrs they bought in Europe if I’m not mistaken it was n France. A company that had old barns full of different woods from all over the world. They combined like you but in a pattern. So basically if you cut it opposite way as thin as a piece of paper, you get a gorgeous pattern like the attached picture. So Lee Valley bought them out and brought everything back to Canada in Ontario. I recall 30 yrs ago I bought a piece to add to a little table we were doing, 3’ x 1/2” 125.00$ But man was it beautiful. Somewhat like you’re doing.


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MY MY...I haven’t the talent nor the time for such an endeavor. Remarkable work.
 

Hankster

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WOW!! that is so beautiful!!!!! work of art that i hope you treasure. Gorgeous!!
 

helsonwheels

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MY MY...I haven’t the talent nor the time for such an endeavor. Remarkable work.

It’s all cut off’s. Keep what you just cut as ends.. Go for it. You’ll throw them in the garage anyway.
 

thett

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Wow this is gorgeous!!! Wonderful work!!!
 

ddnene

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That is absolutely beautiful... NOW time to make the matching chairs!!! Lol
 
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oscarmayer

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The table is just gorgeous! Tell me what glass scraping means please.


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It's a method of using glass panes to smooth & level a wooden surface...done before sanding. When glass is cut it is scratched on one side with a glass gutter. Then it is broken away from and along that scratch. The edge opposite the scratched side is razor sharp and makes for a perfect planing blade...as seen here...


 

2BullyMama

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GORGEOUS!!!!! I total love it and would love to do something like this!
 

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Very nice work! Thanks for sharing!
 
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oscarmayer

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NOW time to make the matching chairs!!! Lol
TY...I'm not into that...but if I were i'd probably not live long enough to ever sit in one. I DID make a picnic bench once! :yes:
 

1Chumly

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Excellent job! Well done!
 

KING OLLIE HOUSE of BULLDOG

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It's a method of using glass panes to smooth & level a wooden surface...done before sanding. When glass is cut it is scratched on one side with a glass gutter. Then it is broken away from and along that scratch. The edge opposite the scratched side is razor sharp and makes for a perfect planing blade...as seen here...



I love wood, everything about it. For the last ten years I have been dreaming
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of putting a Florida Pecky Cypress ceiling in my huge lanai. Way too expensive, like between 6 and 8 thousand dollars:::sigh:::


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