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Project by chuk posted 01-19-2020 03:23 PM 996 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First project posting. I made this table out of a pair of book matched walnut slabs cut by a sawyer in Indiana from a tree downed by a thunderstorm. I did have to flip one of the slabs on end so the y portions would be opposite. I used a router and a shop made jig to flatten the slabs and then had my local sawmill run them through their surface sander. I made a track saw jig for my circular saw to rip the straight edge, then also had them joint the seam as my jointer is not big enough.

The base is also made from walnut from the same area in Indiana. The entire thing is held together with glue, dowels, and joinery, no fasteners were used. The corners of the base are held together with floating dowels. The top is removable for easier transportation, and is held on by removable dowels. I filled the knots in with a clear epoxy. The one picture shows light shining from the bottom of one of the knot holes. The entire thing is finished in Osmo Polyx Oil.





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Fiver

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#1 posted 01-19-2020 03:28 PM

Chuk, I love it. It’s classy and that base is awesome. I’d love to be able to work with a slab like that at some point but in my area I’d have to sell a kidney in order to afford one.

-- Matt - Colorado

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#2 posted 01-19-2020 04:16 PM

Fantastic from every direction!

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#3 posted 01-19-2020 06:49 PM

Very nicely done. Beautiful!!!!
Thanks for sharing

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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chuk

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#4 posted 01-19-2020 11:03 PM

Thanks all! Fiver, I suppose that’s one of the perks of living in the Midwest, I got those slabs from a hobbyist Sawyer I met on Craigslist for about $4 a bf.

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#5 posted 01-19-2020 11:33 PM

Very nice slab, great coloring. Really like the base.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 01-20-2020 01:14 AM

Very nicely done, the Walnut slabs are great. I am curious about the dimensions of the Table.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#7 posted 01-20-2020 02:22 AM

Wow! That is a beautiful piece of wood but your skill and design pushed it over the top. I like the style of the legs and the shape you created for the top. Very nicely done.

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

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#8 posted 01-20-2020 02:52 AM

There is a lot going on here and the base is fantastic. The symmetry in it is very cool!
Great job! Nicely balanced design…. haven’t quite seen that design before.
Thanks for sharing.
Jon

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Rich

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#9 posted 01-20-2020 05:54 AM

Definitely Daily Top 3 material.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#10 posted 01-20-2020 11:35 AM

First project posting, and a beauty. Very nice table. I like the base, nice design.

-- Petey

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#11 posted 01-20-2020 12:26 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks! And what a great introduction! Looking forward to future projects…

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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#12 posted 01-20-2020 02:27 PM

Everything about this table is so cool! Legs and table top are the top!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Rich

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#13 posted 01-20-2020 02:51 PM


Definitely Daily Top 3 material.

- Rich

Called it! Congrats to chuk on the award.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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chuk

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#14 posted 01-20-2020 03:39 PM

Thanks all! I’m happy it’s been so we’ll received.

Oldrivers, it’s 30” tall, 78” long, 42” at it’s narrowest and 50” at it’s widest.

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Fiver

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#15 posted 01-21-2020 02:29 AM



Thanks all! Fiver, I suppose that s one of the perks of living in the Midwest, I got those slabs from a hobbyist Sawyer I met on Craigslist for about $4 a bf.

- chuk

Just had to throw that in there didn’t ya? I’d be lucky to get poplar for $4 a bf locally.

In all seriousness that’s awesome that you’ve got a good connection for quality wood like that. Again, nice job!

-- Matt - Colorado

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