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Slab River Desk

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Project by Fleamo posted 08-30-2020 10:09 PM 836 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend cut down an oak tree and his son has a portable mill bandsaw contraption. Mike was letting me buy 2” thick; 24” wide and 12 foot long slabs for $ 20.00. He wised up and raised his price to $80.00. I sliced and re sawed part of one to make my first attempt at a river table desk. The legs are quarter sawn. The frame is joined with half inch box joints. The finish is amber shellac and three coats of matte finish Arm R Seal.

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swirt

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#1 posted 08-31-2020 12:58 AM

Nice style or the legs. Nice joinery on the frame and a good looking finish. Well done.

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#2 posted 08-31-2020 03:05 AM

nice table but why did you use tyvek? im sure you can read that through the epoxy,

-- 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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Fleamo

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#3 posted 08-31-2020 12:05 PM

Thanks Pottz, The Tyvek table is a removable base/frame that was only used to control the pour. The Tyvek tape doesn’t stick to the epoxy and separates pretty easily when dry because, yes you can see through the “river”. The frame will be used again soon for the next one I make.

-- Visit the forest and appreciate the source of our craft’s raw material.

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#4 posted 08-31-2020 02:53 PM



Thanks Pottz, The Tyvek table is a removable base/frame that was only used to control the pour. The Tyvek tape doesn’t stick to the epoxy and separates pretty easily when dry because, yes you can see through the “river”. The frame will be used again soon for the next one I make.

- Fleamo


i didn’t look at that closely,good idea.

-- 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 09-01-2020 07:01 PM

That’s so cool. Someday I want to trying making one of those.

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