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Project by measure1cut2 posted 02-28-2013 04:37 PM 1680 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The table is 36” across 18” high and 3 1/2” thick with a slight crack after some drying. And yes it is heavy.

-- Everytime I cut it, it is still short.

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#1 posted 02-28-2013 05:07 PM

Just don’t sit your glass in the crack. Nice looking table.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#2 posted 02-28-2013 05:10 PM

Very Nice table. Here, we call that a plumbers table. (crack showing)

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#3 posted 02-28-2013 05:30 PM

Hey if you boil the wood before you dry it it will reduce the cracking, just a helpful hint.

-- SATISFACTION = a large pile of sawdust and a great finish when the job is done

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#4 posted 02-28-2013 05:44 PM

Boil? Define and describe how to

-- Everytime I cut it, it is still short.

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#5 posted 02-28-2013 05:52 PM

You could put a Butterfly Dovetail Key in the crack!
Nice little table by the way!


-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 02-28-2013 07:05 PM

First thing that came to my mind was a bowtie inlay as well. Those look really nice and with such a large crack and big surface to work with, you could really make this work.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#7 posted 03-01-2013 10:14 AM

I have seen tables like this one of yours before when I was visiting markets.
Some have been left basically untouched and still look great.
Mind you if its a “slight crack
Some have been filled with bugs and the area complely filled with a casting resin.
Some also had LED lights cast in.

I see an “plate” attached underneath,what is it for?


Robert Brennan

-- Regards Rob

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#8 posted 03-01-2013 02:07 PM

Don’t mean to hijack post just replying to a question. If you take a large metal barrel and place it over a couple of those outside turkey gas cookers you can boil the wood. It actually kind of explodes the moisture in the wood cells and it will crack way less, if at all. Of course you then have to dry it out SLOWLY but that’s not to hard. I do this with large bowels I make and it works very well.


-- SATISFACTION = a large pile of sawdust and a great finish when the job is done

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#9 posted 03-01-2013 02:56 PM

Its unique and the wood grain is great looking. I was working with a piece of hard texas oak a couple of weeks ago. Someone broght me the wood asking me to make a box for them out of it. But when I started to open it up during resaw I found that the center going out was really cracked. I decided it was too cracked out to work with. But in this situation I would wonder if mixing a slurry of epoxy and dark wood dust if that would not make a great filler and stop the crack from further opening?

-- Ken from Ft Hood, TX

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#10 posted 03-01-2013 03:04 PM

its a very nice table, but im afraid that crack will continue if you dont put a butterfly in there, as shown above…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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