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Project by RespiratoryFailure posted 08-13-2020 11:05 AM 468 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first post to Lumberjocks. What an inspiration and guidance ya’ll have been for me. I got 2 pieces of old bridge truss out of the yard from my Grandfather-in-law’s yard. Part of it was rotted and had moss on it. I ran it through the planer to see if it was salvageable. I planed and joined the 2 pieces together. I joined them using 3 oak blocks and glue. I epoxied the bottom to flatten the piece, which was a nightmare. Thank goodness the bottom isn’t the showpiece. The large holes and small ones were filled with black tinted epoxy. Lots of pinholes, but can’t really see them with the finish on it. I sanded it with the belt sander at 120 grit. Then ROS 220, 340, and 600 grit. 5 coats of garnet and orange shellac (mixed for another project). Then 2 coats of Spar Varnish. Thanks again for having this site!





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#1 posted 08-13-2020 12:58 PM

I got my pictures turned around, I hope that enhances viewing pleasure.

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#2 posted 08-13-2020 07:13 PM

that truss wood has a great look to it,sounds like it took a lot of to get to the finish though.your name kinda worries me though,you ok health wise i hope.welcome to lumber jocks.

-- 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 08-13-2020 07:41 PM

Thanks for the welcoming post. I make life projects harder than they have to be….well life in general. I am perfectly healthy. I am a respiratory therapist and just thought it was a silly name.

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#4 posted 08-13-2020 09:18 PM



Thanks for the welcoming post. I make life projects harder than they have to be….well life in general. I am perfectly healthy. I am a respiratory therapist and just thought it was a silly name.

- RespiratoryFailure

ha ha good to hear were all about silly names here.

-- 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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#5 posted 08-14-2020 02:48 AM

I like it. It is a good story of rescued wood, and I really like the color/finish you ended up with.

NIce work and a great first post. Welcome to LumberJocks.

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

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#6 posted 08-14-2020 07:35 PM

Those markings on the wood look really neat.

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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#7 posted 08-15-2020 12:55 AM

Nice save! The table came out great. I love the finish It adds so much character.

-- AJ

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#8 posted 08-15-2020 06:00 PM

That makes for a very interesting piece. You did a nice job. What is the story behind the stand you used? Is it metal?

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#9 posted 08-15-2020 08:21 PM

Yes Rick, the table base is cast iron. I bought from a guy that said it came from a now defunct local restaurant. Paid $50 for it. It’s rather heavy. It had lots of rust on it. Wife said no to painting the base. I cleaned it up with vinegar, baking soda, and water with steel wool. Dried it off and hit it with shellac. I even went so far as to tell the missus her decision to not paint was the right thing to do,sure was painful. Thank you for all the kind words.

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