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Project by anthm27 posted 04-04-2020 12:11 AM 642 views 0 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all, some here will know that Lumberjock RobCastle and I have become very good friends , our Bunya pine adventures started off last November and can be followed here in Robs Blog.

Anyways, to ward off boredom during the Covid 19 isolation I got to and built this farm table from the very disapointingly insect damaged bunya pine slab. The slabs during their ten year seasoning truly where ravaged by bugs that are long gone, unfortunatly the pine is only good for rustic type projects.
The slab is over 12 foot long and at its widest about 500mm . The table will comforably seat 10 for a meal.
It needed a strong set of legs and I had some angle iron lying around the farm, I,m definotly not the best welder in the world but I got on and built the leg frame as shown. I dressed up the off the mill sawn bunya pine slab simply wth a 9 inch angle grinder with 80 grit sanding disk attached. We coated it with some durable decking oil.

Heres to many many future happy hours around our new farm table and many happy camp fire type happy times.

Below a few pics of the construction, the A frame legs initially and then the full leg frame painted in black.

Thnaks for reading
Cheers
Anthony
(P.S,, Project Bunya Pine Garden seat by Rob and I to follow tomorrow)

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.





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robscastle

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#1 posted 04-04-2020 12:28 AM

Wow what a difference.
Just goes to show the material is good for slab type rustic projects.

Very interesting way to fabricate the legs so they are all level, I would not have thought of that..
Overall great result.
Are going to post everything else besides the garden seat at well?

-- Regards Rob

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anthm27

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#2 posted 04-04-2020 12:31 AM


Wow what a difference.
Just goes to show the material is good for slab type rustic projects.

Very interesting way to fabricate the legs so they are all level would not have thought of that..
Overall great result.
Are going to post everything else too

- robscastle

Cheers Robb , yes I temprarily screwed the A frames onto the slab then string lined it top and bottom to cut my A frame legs off the bottom all in line, then tack welded the braces inplace to get the frame all true. Undid the screws form the top and welded it all off.

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 04-04-2020 12:34 AM

Anthony, your versatility is astounding with really neat projects popping up regardless which country you might be in.
Very nice table and a great leg set

-- 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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anthm27

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#4 posted 04-04-2020 12:48 AM



Anthony, your versatility is astounding with really neat projects popping up regardless which country you might be in.
Very nice table and a great leg set

- recycle1943

Thnaks for the words of encouragement Dick. When I was a young apprentic an old Croatian Carpenter here in Australia said to me. “Its all work Amthony, its all work”
Kind Regards
Anthony

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#5 posted 04-04-2020 12:49 AM

Love that washable surgical mask… However from rc’s comment, he wasn’t there so you didn’t need it and we already know what you look like and hiding your face won’t fool the cops.

Nice “little” project… an angle grinder touch up will turn you into a perfect welder.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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anthm27

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#6 posted 04-04-2020 12:56 AM



Love that washable surgical mask… However from rc s comment, he wasn t there so you didn t need it and we already know what you look like and hiding your face won t fool the cops.

Nice “little” project… an angle grinder touch up will turn you into a perfect welder.

- LittleBlackDuck

Cheers LBD, no Rob wasnt here for this project but I shall post a project tomrrow of which we did together.
And yes as I said to Lovie my welds are nothing a 4 inch grinder and a spray can of Cold Galvanising wont fix.

Not sure if you or anybody reading knows much about welding, the biggest problem I have is with the slag splatter , little spec of hardened slag around the are of the welded joint, (I suspect most of it is the molten flux from the welding rod) The splatter makes it all untidy. Any ideas???

Cheers
Anth

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#7 posted 04-04-2020 01:13 AM

That is some table Anth, At first look I thought I was seeing a shuffleboard table LOL! Boy was I wrong!
Bugs or not pine looks good even if it’s banged up! Rustic is good too! Nice work!

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

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anthm27

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#8 posted 04-04-2020 01:21 AM



That is some table Anth, At first look I thought I was seeing a shuffleboard table LOL! Boy was I wrong!
Bugs or not pine looks good even if it s banged up! Rustic is good too! Nice work!

- woodshaver Tony C

Thnaks Tony, I had to Google “Shuffleboard” ,not common in Australia. Mate, yes iit s long and narrow , it would be more practicle if it was wider but the narrow width gives it its own appeal and uniqueness. Still will be able to get two people with dinner plates face to face either side.
Thaks for looking in.
Regards
Anthony

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#9 posted 04-04-2020 02:02 AM

Ha ha here is something I found

-- Regards Rob

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#10 posted 04-04-2020 02:36 AM

Anthony, that’s a fine example of going over the top and using what nature has left us. Nice work on the legs too.
I don’t have much room for a 12 table in my home but there are always special needs for one.

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#11 posted 04-04-2020 02:52 AM


... The splatter makes it all untidy. Any ideas???

- anthm27


Course I have antman... Use CA glue with a fine tip to minimise splatter.

I have the same problem… I think it may have to do with the distance of the rod from the job… though I don’t know if it’s too close, too fat or both.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#12 posted 04-04-2020 04:15 AM

as a follower of this adventure in bug infested wood,shall we call it,im very impressed with the outcome of this slab that will host many a festive get together.hell maybe me someday i hope.nice work anth.pm coming bud.

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

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robscastle

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#13 posted 04-04-2020 07:16 AM

OK slag splatter

A couple of suggestions:-
1. surface contamination.
Its possible that the surface finish is the culprit.
So to eliminate this gets some scap pieces and grind off the preservative coating …just enough to expose shiny bare metal, on both parts were you are going to filet, the do a test weld.
check the results.

2. It may be that the flux on the rods contains too much moisture, the welding rods can be recovered by putting them in an oven for a while after dinner is cooked to remove the moisture.
Do a test weld again and check the results.

3. Otherwise hit up the engineering LJs like mikeag and guy in the green cape they are professional metal engineering fabricators.

Meanwhile its BOC here, .... ding ding

-- Regards Rob

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anthm27

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#14 posted 04-04-2020 08:48 AM



Ha ha here is something I found

- robscastle

Excellent Robbo, and there they are, the bunya slabs as they sat seasoning for ten years. Unfortunatly the bugs had their way. But we making the most of it.
Stanbye for tomorrows project post.

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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anthm27

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#15 posted 04-04-2020 08:51 AM



as a follower of this adventure in bug infested wood,shall we call it,im very impressed with the outcome of this slab that will host many a festive get together.hell maybe me someday i hope.nice work anth.pm coming bud.

- pottz

Cheers Potts for looking in and commenting mate.
Thnak you.
Got your PM and will respond when im sipping coffee in the morning.
By the way, be on the lookout for tomorrows project post. Lots of Pics of Sir Rob Castle on the farm here doing his thing.
Good night for now.
Reards
Ant

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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