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Project by gridlockd posted 04-25-2020 01:30 AM 755 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my latest project. a fractal burned tabletop, filled in with silver epoxy. the table is 32” round, red oak i sourced from a local sawyer. it had a couple natural voids, i filled those with the silver as well. the top is 1 1/4” thick and I used my diy built fractal burning machine to create the effect on the top. I used stonecoat countertops epoxy to fill and also for a floodcoat. I then knocked down the shine with 320 grit, then finished it with watco satin wipe on poly. then buffed out with a finishing wax. i am extremely happy with the final outcome, and intend to sell the table, providing my wife doesn’t claim it for herself! thanks for looking!

-- Gridlockd





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#1 posted 04-25-2020 06:56 AM

I like to see fractal burning projects. Nice work on this table. Not too much, not too little. Nice contrast.

-- Seeing is believing.

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#2 posted 04-25-2020 07:48 PM

that is just incredible looking with the silver fill.i love the effect of fractal burning but i would never take the risk to do it myself.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 04-25-2020 08:05 PM

Very nice with the bonus that you lived to tell the story. (sorry, couldn’t help myself). But the table looks awesome!

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#4 posted 04-26-2020 12:44 AM


Very nice with the bonus that you lived to tell the story. (sorry, couldn t help myself). But the table looks awesome!

- Andybb


I did indeed! I have done a ridiculous amount of research on fractal burning and the equipment. i’ve been researching it for more than a year before I built my system. I made it as safe as I felt I could. I have no doubt there is inherent risk using this type of machine, but awareness and focus on what you’re doing is by far the most important part. I’ll be glad to share pics of my setup if anyone wants to see it.

-- Gridlockd

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#5 posted 04-26-2020 12:53 AM


I did indeed! I have done a ridiculous amount of research on fractal burning and the equipment. i ve been researching it for more than a year before I built my system. I made it as safe as I felt I could. I have no doubt there is inherent risk using this type of machine, but awareness and focus on what you re doing is by far the most important part. I ll be glad to share pics of my setup if anyone wants to see it.

- gridlockd

Nice table Gridlockd,

I have thought about giving it a try but I haven’t started doing any research yet. I have a brand new Neon transformer. (below)
Maybe you could tell me if it would be good to use for it? TIA

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#6 posted 04-26-2020 12:57 AM


I ll be glad to share pics of my setup if anyone wants to see it.

- gridlockd

Yes, please.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#7 posted 04-26-2020 11:38 AM


Maybe you could tell me if it would be good to use for it? TIA

- LeeRoyMan

Lee, I use a MOT in my set up so i’m not overly familiar with the NSTs. check this webpage, and I highly suggest watching this man’s youtube channel posts as well, he’s practically the definitive source for fractal burning. the webpage explains about the different means for fractal burn and has tons of good info!

-- Gridlockd

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#8 posted 04-26-2020 11:40 AM

I ll be glad to share pics of my setup if anyone wants to see it.

- gridlockd

Yes, please.

- Andybb


Andy, I’ll take some pics and get a post worked up ASAP.

-- Gridlockd

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gridlockd

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#9 posted 04-28-2020 01:41 PM

Andybb,

I created a blog with pics and explanations on my machine. hope it helps! My Blog

I ll be glad to share pics of my setup if anyone wants to see it.

- gridlockd

Yes, please.

- Andybb


-- Gridlockd

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#10 posted 04-28-2020 03:30 PM

That table looks awesome! I bet you get all sorts of comments from anyone who sees it in person. You are also very brave to go for the burning on a large completed project that size! The burning is so random and can do straight. boring burned channels just as easy as some nice root like structures.

LeeRoyMan,
That transformer should work fine, I use a 12000V 23ma neon xformer which does great.
Keep safe!

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Andybb

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#11 posted 04-28-2020 06:11 PM



Andybb,

I created a blog with pics and explanations on my machine. hope it helps! My Blog

I ll be glad to share pics of my setup if anyone wants to see it.

- gridlockd

Yes, please.

- Andybb

- gridlockd


Excellent! Thanks.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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