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Location: Minnesota, USA

I'm a semi-retired computer programmer, having retired from full time employment at the end of 2019. I still do some programming and consulting part time.
I've worked with wood on and off for most of my life but have gotten more into it in the last 15 years or so. I have a 572 sq ft shop in my back yard and have most of the standard stationary woodworking machines which aren't really stationary because they are all on rolling bases to allow me to move them out of the way when not in use.
I've built quite a bit of furniture, mostly bedroom furniture, but I mostly work on small projects, especially model cars and trucks.
I discovered lumberjocks a couple of years ago and really enjoy looking at projects created by other woodworkers which inspires me to try and improve my skills.

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#1 posted 10-16-2020 03:34 AM

It was a lot of work for several reasons (1) every surface had cracks or other openings needing filling (2) resin continued to recede below flush of surrounding surfaces when hardening requiring followup resin applications (3) removal of bubbles using heat gun or torch did nothing for late stage bubble formation eventually requiring excess resin (above flush) so sanding would remove bubbles with subsequent grinding/sanding, (4) using brown resin to fill cracks and knots and blue to simulate the water (5) and myriad bonehead mistakes during the making of this table. But I learned so much and as a result am much less fearful of my next resin project, incidentally a side table of the same wood, carob.
I’ve decided in retirement that I wanted to challenge myself with these projects. But I tend to take it slow because of unfamiliarity with these techniques.
By the way, great work on some of your cars/trucks. I would never have the patience for it. The intarsia piece is nice too. The guys I work with in Cambodia do a lot of small (Christmas ornaments) to medium intarsia pieces.

-- Tim S, AZ

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