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Project by recycle1943 posted 03-30-2019 04:21 PM 541 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I had the old corn crib and grainery logs sawn I asked him to cut the widest part of the logs 2” thick and the rest at 1”.
I’ve had this and a dozen other 2” planks just waiting for me to listen to them telling me what they wanted to be. This one plank said it wanted to be a river table similar to the waunut I had done previously.
So while the walnut table was curing, I started this hickory table.
I did pour the initial river and put some dummy rounds on it after it had set up

then poured nearly a gallon more in 3 different pours to reach “bank” level.

I may have made a mistake on the final pour when I mixed in some silver metalic to I thought dress it up.
Now that it’s done, I’m having second thoughts about that decision. It created a dusty smoky appearance to the river so if anybody asks, I’ll just tell them it’s the Cuyahoga River for 50 years ago https://clevelandhistorical.org/items/show/63 just before it caught fire.
So here it is, not especially proud of it but once you make a decision with a 2 part resin and pour it, you have to live with it or trash it. ( Too cute for the trash )

-- 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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ZAGREB

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#1 posted 03-30-2019 04:55 PM

now I see,you are master for river tables now
great job you made,buddy

-- bambi

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 03-30-2019 05:10 PM

A very nice table.

I also liked the other one very well too.

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

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#3 posted 03-30-2019 06:51 PM

Real nice table, Dick!!

cheers, Jim

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

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MJR

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#4 posted 03-30-2019 07:22 PM

Gorgeous Dick, You learn fast grasshopper LOL

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recycle1943

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#5 posted 03-30-2019 07:58 PM

Bambi, ralbuck & Jim – 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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recycle1943

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#6 posted 03-30-2019 08:02 PM

Thanks Michael

I had to build an oven for the final pour (s) to maintain 70 to 80 degrees. Plus, that pretty much eliminates any dust also

-- 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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MJR

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#7 posted 03-30-2019 09:07 PM

Cool oven idea, I’m loving the heat I put in my garage, Kept me toasty all winter….


Thanks Michael

I had to build an oven for the final pour (s) to maintain 70 to 80 degrees. Plus, that pretty much eliminates any dust also

- recycle1943


Thanks Michael

I had to build an oven for the final pour (s) to maintain 70 to 80 degrees. Plus, that pretty much eliminates any dust also

- recycle1943


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mahdee

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#8 posted 03-31-2019 02:27 PM

I thought, what are the odds for two LJ’s to come up with the same project almost at the sametime. Then I read the post. The hickory and the river + the bullets remind me of desert. Looks very nice.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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recycle1943

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#9 posted 03-31-2019 02:55 PM

Thanks mahdee

-- 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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