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Project by recycle1943 posted 03-28-2019 12:40 PM 695 views 0 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A month or so back I was asked by a friend if I would be interested in making a river table for their upcoming banquet and fund raising auction.
It was of course a colaborative effort with the graphics/style and logo were decided on by the chair person. I had already decided on the lumber to use which was a piece of walnut with a sap wood live edge.
Having cut it in 2 pieces I reversed the sap wood and positioned it to appear as if sand on the riverbank. The width (16”) was determined by the width of the river and since the walnut was only 7/8” thick to begin with it ended up 3/4” as a ready plank.
After pouring the initial river in blue I laid in the dummy rounds.

Then a clear pour to bring the river level with the ‘banks’

Then I rounded the top edge with a 1/4” round over bit and the bottom with a 1/8” round over bit.

To curtail dust and to maintain a constant temperature, I built an oven/pour station with plexiglass on one side. The temperature was maintained with 2 – 100 watt heat lamps installed in the top. I did hang a thermometer inside so I could keep it stable, not too hot and definitely not too cool.

I’ll be attending the banquet and auction on the 13th of April, anxious to see how it’s recieved

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 03-28-2019 12:46 PM

This table should be received very well, it is a beautiful creation. Fantastic craftsmanship all around, great work.
The dummy rounds remind me of logs in a river going to the mill.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 03-28-2019 01:10 PM

great job Dick

-- bambi

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#3 posted 03-28-2019 01:14 PM

Nice work. I like the way the blue epoxy looks like waves.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#4 posted 03-28-2019 01:25 PM

WOW Dick …. this table blew my mind ... what an incrediable way of doing it …. should bring in a ton of dough …. what a SUPER GREAT JOB :<))))
? FOR YA what Temp. did you keep it at ?

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#5 posted 03-28-2019 01:37 PM

very cool look that any gun enthusiast should love.godo luck on the auction.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#6 posted 03-28-2019 01:54 PM

Looks fantastic. Makes me want to go fishing but what do you use as a bait to catch bullet?

-- earthartandfoods.com

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recycle1943

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#7 posted 03-28-2019 01:58 PM

Oldtool - Thanks, I tried to make them look random
@Bambi - Thanks
@Earls - Thanks Earl, I mixed a little silver metalic in the blue to create the effect
@pottz - Thanks, I'm really looking forward to see the reaction
Thanks Tony - I had 2 lamps in the aluminum reflective cone cut into the top of the oven and each had their own switch. With the outside temperature being in the teens and 20"s I had to keep a close watch. The 2 lamps kept it
75 degrees.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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recycle1943

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#8 posted 03-28-2019 02:00 PM



Looks fantastic. Makes me want to go fishing but what do you use as a bait to catch bullet?

- mahdee

Thanks – a .223 long gun might do it

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 03-28-2019 03:29 PM

Beautiful table, Dick. I love it!!

cheers, Jim

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

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recycle1943

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#10 posted 03-28-2019 03:42 PM

Thanks Jim, it was a lot of fun making it

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Jerry

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#11 posted 03-28-2019 05:37 PM

Very Nice!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#12 posted 03-28-2019 06:43 PM

High caliber work!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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recycle1943

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#13 posted 03-28-2019 07:01 PM

Jerry – ralbuck

Thanks guys

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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That_Weird_Uncle

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#14 posted 03-28-2019 07:52 PM

I think you’ve got the mark with this one. Great job I’m sure a lot of the guys at the banquet will scope it out.

-- "The beatings will continue until the morale improves" --Grandpa

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recycle1943

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#15 posted 03-28-2019 08:57 PM



I think you ve got the mark with this one. Great job I m sure a lot of the guys at the banquet will scope it out.

- ThatWeirdUncle

one never knows how an auction will go – all it takes is for 2 persons wanting the same thing

and Thanks

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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