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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-16-2020 08:59 PM 886 views 1 time favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a table that was built for one of my very good customers. She was given this slab off the pile of wood from the saw mill that the landscaper did not want and she brought it to me to see what I could make out of it.
I flattened the top and bottom on my slab fixture and then fractal burned it with her directing the areas she wanted burned. Then I filled the fractal figures with turquoise and poured epoxy resin over the whole thing.
It is 15” x 48” x 18” high. She especially liked the way the inner and outer bark looked after flattening.( last shot)

I have some shots of how it was when I received it but I did not have the camera out for the flattening or burning..

Cheers, Jim
The original piece:

After flattening with a router:

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





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#1 posted 07-16-2020 09:28 PM

Love what you did with this! Really brought out the grain.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 07-16-2020 09:45 PM

Beautiful Jim! I like that bark pattern too.

Looks like it could be a real shin dinger on that end however 8^)

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#3 posted 07-16-2020 10:33 PM

Nice project Jim HOWEVER – this wouldn’t be nearly as attractive had you not done the fractal burn. That was a great addition, it now looks like the river or creek beginnings

-- 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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#4 posted 07-16-2020 10:35 PM

Wow that’s amazing.

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#5 posted 07-16-2020 11:17 PM

No matter how much you think you know about Walnut, it always holds a few surprises. Great job, thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#6 posted 07-16-2020 11:34 PM

That’s absolutely stunning!

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#7 posted 07-16-2020 11:52 PM

amazing Jim. leave it to you to take someones garbage and turn it into a treasure

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#8 posted 07-17-2020 12:35 AM

nice save from the burn pile oh king of fractal burning.that looks amazing with the way you filled with the turquoise,absoloutly stunning jim.i dont care wire hairpin legs but on this slab it works quite well.

-- 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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#9 posted 07-17-2020 12:43 AM

You did a great job on that one Jim, nice save. Cheers.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#10 posted 07-17-2020 02:30 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments. Glad you like it. Shawne loves it and will pick it up tomorrow.

We had the girl over from the nursery where that slab came from and she was amazed at this piece and I gave her a short demo on how the burning is done. She booked me for a demo at Everett’s Nursery and Landscaping on 84th st just East of Division in Grand Rapids,Mi. on Saturday the 25th at 10:00. If you are in the area , stop in and bring a piece of raw wood to be fractal burned.

Hi Bruce. I love how the bark turned out too. It looks like burl!

Hi Dick. I was just going to burn the sap wood around the perimeter but Shane wanted it burned right down the middle and picked the stopping pint.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#11 posted 07-17-2020 03:53 AM

Would be beautiful with or without the burning. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#12 posted 07-17-2020 10:35 AM

Thanks, Mel

Cheers, Jim

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

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#13 posted 07-17-2020 02:49 PM

So wilde…but…you tame it!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 07-17-2020 02:59 PM

Neat looking table Jim! Real good pictures, very clear.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#15 posted 07-17-2020 03:34 PM

Thanks, John and Ivan!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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