Yellow Box Burl Coffee Table #1: Flattening the burl

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Blog entry by icemanhank posted 01-30-2016 05:05 AM 1142 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi all

My next project is another burl coffee table, this one is a beautiful Yellow Box (Eucalyptus melliodora) burl; the tree is widely distributed on the eastern plains and tablelands from western Victoria, New South Wales to south-central Queensland.

I have decided to use the larger side as the table top even though it will hide a bit of the magnificent live edge it has, however the extra area will make for a more useable table.

I have spent about 5 hours so far flattening it with a belt sander with 40 grade paper and a straight edge, then working it up to 240 grade with an orbital sander and the burl is already looking fantastic.

The table design is going to (hopefully) have a floating look as for the base I am going to use toughened glass and a large piece of lovely Sequoia that I managed to get for free this morning.

Here are some pics;

The top


the grain

the Sequoia

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

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