Jarrah Burl Rustic Table

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Project by SafferinOz posted 08-20-2010 01:46 PM 8288 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi, here are some pictures of a table that I have recently completed. The table top burl is Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) and the base is from a “Silver Princess” (Eucalyptus caesia) which came down in a storm some time ago. The third photo is how the burl looked in its original condition – rather hacked with a chain saw. To get a smooth surface on the burl I built the jig in the fourth photo and it work surprisingly well.

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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#1 posted 08-20-2010 04:03 PM

How did you attach the log base to the top?

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#2 posted 08-20-2010 04:51 PM

Very Nice!!! I am working on some similar pieces with big slices of catalpa.

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#3 posted 08-20-2010 08:09 PM

Well done. Great looking wood. I like the jig you made, very creative.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#4 posted 08-23-2010 03:29 PM

That top is awesome what is it finished with?

-- donald mee

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#5 posted 08-24-2010 12:42 AM

Thanks for the great comments!

@ Donald: the finish is 2 coats of Danish Oil and sanded with a 600 grit wet n dry paper.

@ Kelly (Rivergirl): I made wooden table top attachments which are similar to the ones in the link below. The allow for seasonal movement of the wood.

PS. I am a member of this forum too. They provide great hints and tips on all things router.

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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#6 posted 08-28-2010 02:07 AM

Yes, another brilliant idea. Keep them coming.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#7 posted 10-26-2010 09:21 PM

Nice table Stephen! Just this week I made a bookcase with Jarrah for an Aussie that now lives here. He brought the wood with him when he moved!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#8 posted 05-21-2012 05:59 AM

You must have been wagging your tail for some time after completing that table Stephen. A most interesting planing jig, have you tried planing with the ski mounted router and a large bottom cleaning bit?

-- Harry, Western Australia

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