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Project by snapper1 posted 07-29-2019 01:53 AM 552 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A very simple project this one , no real skill needed but it may inspire someone

The only finish ever used on this piece is Bees wax

I am looking for a huon stump to make a base
but thats been the case for 10 + years so for now its finished





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pottz

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#1 posted 07-29-2019 02:03 AM

well let me just say the slab of wood is awesome.but now explain what huon is ?.I like the floating in air effect but would prefer a wood base of some sort.and also whats the point of showing the level on the slab,why would we care if it’s level or not.can you give a little more info on how you finished the slab,lets say,how you flattened it,and made the base,anything would be nice.it’s a beautiful table.

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

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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 07-29-2019 02:13 AM

Wow! That is one hunk of beautiful wood!
. Pottz, You need to check this out. It’s about Huon wood.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 07-29-2019 02:16 AM

It is beautiful. Is it Huon Pine? Seems very colorful for pine.

I like the floating effect. It is clever and unusual. Are the legs glass or acrylic?

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#4 posted 07-29-2019 02:26 AM

WOW!! Are those sheets of glass or Plexi glass used for the legs? Reason I’m asking I have a big piece of redwood burl slab, maybe 4’x 32” x3”, I’d love to make it a coffee table much like yours.

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#5 posted 07-29-2019 02:55 AM

Some answers
the level is only to show size but it is hard to read the numbers and the tape measure was hiding at the time
(its a 800 mm level)

The base is a acrylic sheet bent into an inverted 3 sided shape

the red tinge is just bees wax + Time + sunlight

But the huon will get very dark with time
from a pale cream when first cut
I have a turned dish that is huon but is dark as walnut
the slab was flat when I bought it
and as said earlier just bees wax note that it softens with heat and if something hot is placed on it it will leave a lasting impression

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swirt

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#6 posted 07-29-2019 01:15 PM

@snapper1 Thanks for all the follow-up answers.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#7 posted 07-29-2019 01:21 PM

Beautiful table! The Huon Pine is an interesting tree from And and very special as some have lived a long time.

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#8 posted 07-29-2019 03:39 PM

Absolutely GORGEOUS!

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

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#9 posted 07-29-2019 08:18 PM

Somewhere there is a huon stump that missed its royal opportunity.

Too bad, but what a great looking table!

I think the acrylic base looks just fine. Anything else could detract from that beautiful piece of wood.

Nice work!!!!

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#10 posted 07-30-2019 03:00 AM

For those interested in Huon Pine I have put a post in the forum
It is another piece I have
and am looking for ideas

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#11 posted 07-31-2019 12:38 AM

Sir, you are surely one lucky bloke to have not just one Huon Pine slab but two.
Be worth a small fortune for sure.
I’ve only ever seen way smaller plain blonde pieces, yours with the figure and darker colouring is magnificent.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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