Maple, mahogany and Ipe

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Project by Campeasy posted 07-04-2017 04:31 PM 1251 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was commissioned to build the larger one. Customer wanted 12” x 18”. I used Ipe, maple, and Brazilian cherry. The smaller one is my personal favorite and the one i use. I almost lost my thumb building it so i didn’t mind putting a knife on it.

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#1 posted 07-04-2017 04:49 PM

How did you glue Ipe ? I understand it does not hold glue?

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#2 posted 07-04-2017 07:25 PM

Looks Beautiful!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#3 posted 07-04-2017 07:34 PM

To glue ipe i used the process of “not knowing any better” . At first anyway. Think, wiley coyote, as long as he didn’t look down he was ok. Ive built several without a bit of problem. In fact, i tried to break a glue joint between ipe and mahogany and the mahogany broke instead. It may be that I use scrap wood from a large marina a friend built. It had been sitting out for a few weeks. Now that I know better, when I glue oily wood i first wipe down the surface to be glued with mineral spirits. Then glue immediately.

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#4 posted 07-05-2017 03:01 PM

Nice work on these boards.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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