Beetle Kill Pine Coffee Table Saw

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Project by RockyBlue posted 01-10-2011 10:09 PM 12500 views 10 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest project. It was a test table to see what my dining room table will look like with a two man saw inlay. This was made from Beetle Kill pine from Colorado and the 4’ saw is from Bangor, Maine, home of America’s first sawmill. I routered out a pocket for it to sit in and coated it with 3 layers of bar top resin. The Beetle trails can be seen in the edges. The dining room table will be 7’x4’ and have (2) 6’ two man saw blades inlayed into the 3” thick top.

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#1 posted 01-10-2011 10:20 PM

This is an awesome table. I love the inlayed saw and the giant slabs of pine. Great work!

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#2 posted 01-10-2011 10:44 PM

Wow, that is sharp!

Sorry, couldn’t resist.

Very cool idea you’ve shared with us here.

I’ll be curious to see how the next one turns out.

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#3 posted 01-10-2011 10:49 PM

Definitely cutting edge woodwork.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#4 posted 01-10-2011 11:19 PM

Beautiful! I’d love to build one of these – if only I had a chalet to put it in!

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#5 posted 01-10-2011 11:35 PM

I like it alot. Clever. Did you inlay tight to teeth,etc. or oversize rebate. Either way, nice.Never mind I went back and looked at your pics.

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#6 posted 01-10-2011 11:37 PM

A great way to make use of an old saw!

Very nice!

I have quite a few of them old saws.

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#7 posted 01-11-2011 12:27 AM

Very original.

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#8 posted 01-11-2011 12:35 AM

S awesome.

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#9 posted 01-11-2011 12:35 AM

I never saw a saw saw until I saw a saw saw in arkansas to make a table saw.

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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#10 posted 01-11-2011 12:37 AM

I never saw a saw saw until I saw a saw saw in arkansas to make a table saw.

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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#11 posted 01-11-2011 12:44 AM

Simply fantastic pieces. Primitive yet architectural. The saw idea is awesome. Wonderful work!

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#12 posted 01-11-2011 01:57 AM

I’m in awe ! what a wonderful piece !

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#13 posted 01-11-2011 07:35 AM

I never saw one of these before.

All kidding aside, that table is great. How did you join the legs to the stretchers?

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#14 posted 01-11-2011 05:02 PM

Are there any good resources out there on using epoxy resin in this type of application? Do you need to build a form to keep it from running off the edges? What do you do, if anything, to finish the edges once you are done?

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#15 posted 01-11-2011 05:12 PM

The new table will be 6’ long and 3” thick? So, you have a forklift in your dining room to move the new table?

Just be careful, it is very easy to get injured moving that kind of weight.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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