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Outdoor table #5: Finishing the table top

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Blog entry by icemanhank posted 12-07-2018 08:42 AM 906 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My first attempt at bread board ends by hand. It was tougher than I thought and I would give one end a 9.5/10 and the other sadly an 8/10 but I can’t fix it now it is together.
Putting it down to a learning experience and more skills and sharper tools needed.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia



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crowie

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#1 posted 12-07-2018 08:46 AM

Now that’s really looking great Dave

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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icemanhank

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#2 posted 12-07-2018 08:48 AM

Thx mate


Now that’s really looking great Dave

- crowie


-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#3 posted 12-07-2018 02:27 PM

looks pretty good to me david,i remember my first bread board end too,it wasnt all that smooth but hey thats how we learn right.nice work buddy.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 12-07-2018 10:39 PM

Really nice, David. What kind(s) of wood did you use?

-- Just make the cut

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#5 posted 12-08-2018 02:37 PM

That is a real sturdy connection on the ends..nice work, David !

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 12-08-2018 04:04 PM

Looks great.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 12-09-2018 08:15 AM

Looks great, love it.
Interesting, I was looking at the pics and thought to myself that looks like aussie hardwood. Then I looked at your handle and it said Icemanhank, I though North American for sure, (how could it be aussie hardwood?) Then I see your from my home town of Sydney.
Table looks great
Cheers
Anthony

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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icemanhank

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#8 posted 12-09-2018 08:23 PM

Thanks Anthony, yes it is Aussie wood. I brought a really large slab of Paperbark from where they put the highway through near Port Macquarie and this made up most of the top.
The colours in the top are Queensland Maple and Silky Oak with the legs being 90×90 pieces of Merbau that was being thrown away by a local school in the area. The rails are just pine again this was being thrown away, it is amazing how much good timber gets thrown out or burnt.

Nice to hear from you, Dave


Looks great, love it.
Interesting, I was looking at the pics and thought to myself that looks like aussie hardwood. Then I looked at your handle and it said Icemanhank, I though North American for sure, (how could it be aussie hardwood?) Then I see your from my home town of Sydney.
Table looks great
Cheers
Anthony

- anthm27


-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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icemanhank

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#9 posted 12-09-2018 08:33 PM

Hi mate,

Paperbark makes up most of the top and the colours are Queensland Maple (yellow) and Silky Oak (pinky orange).

Cheers Dave


Really nice, David. What kind(s) of wood did you use?

- Noel


-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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