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Cherry Coffee Table, bowties, a little epoxy, and Osmo Polyx

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Project by elroyy posted 06-01-2020 01:06 AM 505 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A friend gave me this cherry slab 2 years ago and it wasn’t quite dry enough to work with. After a couple years in climate control with good air movement I was comfortable machining it.

Built a router sled, flattened the top, removed as much bark and waste as possible from the crack, learned that bow ties in cherry are hard. Had a little chip out in the cherry during final chisel cleanup. Eco proxy Flowcast in two pours, mainly for My experience level comfort. I was pleasantly surprised at how few bubbles arose. It’s really really thin so use some good tape for sealing. I used 3m aluminum HVAC tape and was pleased with results.
Lots of sanding. Hand wet sanded epoxy to 1000g to make sure I didn’t have any visible scratches. Finished with 2 coats of Osmo Polyx applied with white Scotch Brite pads.

I got a little obsessive during the epoxy research because I knew I had one chance to get it right.

She loves it. Oh yeah. Hairpin legs going on tomorrow when I pick up threaded inserts at woodcraft.

-- "Without lethality, it's just a parade."





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sansoo22

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#1 posted 06-01-2020 01:22 AM

Very nicely done. This is one of my wood working bucket list projects. And if i know myself I will get pretty OCD about the epoxy. Like you said you only get one shot and I think you nailed it!

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elroyy

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#2 posted 06-01-2020 04:36 PM

Thanks so much. Getting ready to flatten a 10/4 walnut crotch slab I’ve been packing around for 10 years. Wish me luck.

Yeah. I did a lot of research. Watched a lot of “Black Forest Wood Company” and “Blacktail Studio” on YouTube.

There’s a lot of art epoxy traffic on YouTube and it’s hard to find woodwork specific stuff that’s helpful.


Very nicely done. This is one of my wood working bucket list projects. And if i know myself I will get pretty OCD about the epoxy. Like you said you only get one shot and I think you nailed it!

- sansoo22


-- "Without lethality, it's just a parade."

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metolius

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#3 posted 06-01-2020 08:12 PM

I see a lot of care labored into that piece. Could you post a pic when it has legs in its new home ?

-- derek / oregon

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