Walnut Saw Blade Table

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Project by SantaPaulaCraftsman posted 09-14-2019 01:40 AM 1025 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I picked up this 36” wide industrial lumbermill sawblade in rural Oregon two years ago with the general theory of making some kind of table. The ideas were percolating, just waiting for the right time and impetus. Walnut seemed the right choice. The blade is embedded in the wood. Steel screws were placed in the table leg edges and heads ground down to appear worn. I kept the steel blade raw and untreated, hoping to emphasize its rough texture and rust against the polished, smooth wood. The legs are meant to mimic the shape of the saw teeth. This table will join five other items I made in a local art museum exhibit. Special thanks to friend Nick for his CNC mad skills.

-- Life so short, the craft so long to learn

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#1 posted 09-14-2019 01:49 AM

Very creative way to re-purpose that saw blade. What a cool piece, thanks for sharing!

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#2 posted 09-14-2019 02:13 AM

That is super cool. I like the design very much.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 09-14-2019 04:23 AM

A very unique and nice looking table.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 09-14-2019 07:58 AM

very nice and very well done

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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#5 posted 09-14-2019 09:31 AM

That is a real cool idea and nice use of that blade!! Nice work on the table!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#6 posted 09-14-2019 10:35 AM


-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#7 posted 09-14-2019 12:45 PM

Cool thinking utilizing the blade for a table top. Looks great.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 09-14-2019 11:24 PM

Very original and a great way to repurpose. I love the blade recess into the top. Very skillfully done. Great job!

-- AJ

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#9 posted 09-15-2019 06:35 PM

Cutting edge..

-- if it is to be it is up to me

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#10 posted 09-16-2019 12:27 PM

Very cool idea and motive

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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