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Project by doubleDD posted 01-24-2022 04:16 PM 1675 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one was all my wife’s idea. Her Wizard of Oz display. She is into the wizard stuff quite heavily and this was a way to get some off the shelves. I wasn’t sure if I should post it since the only wood in it were the legs (so there is wood) but I wanted to show off her idea of a computer stand. She wanted a stand just high enough to reach the top of the love chair arm. Her idea is so it slides on and off easily when using or not. It’s 1 1/2’’ thick x 11×17’’.
My only idea was to start with the emerald green epoxy on the bottom so there would be no see through with whats underneath it. The legs are walnut, again her idea, I just made a few cuts and epoxied them on.
Pic 3 is one of the pours while filling it up.
Pic 4 is the final flood coat.
Thanks for looking.
Nancy and Dave.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 01-24-2022 04:24 PM

Sure looks like a wood project to me – A really nice one at that ! Did you route the edge to get the indent or was it in the mold ?
That is the wicked witch of the west – right ?

-- 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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#2 posted 01-24-2022 06:48 PM

Nice, Dave! Happy wife, something something!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#3 posted 01-24-2022 07:16 PM

You two make a good team! Happy to here you are learning something from Nancy Dave!!! LOL!
We love the Wizard of Oz theme! The tin man is my favorite! Nancy’s walnut legs look great! Please don’t take that the wrong way! LOL!
Love the color of the epoxy! Super nice work guys and gals!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 01-24-2022 09:47 PM

Looks good Dave! Can’t agree more with Dave’s comment above. Happy wife happy life! Good job to you both!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#5 posted 01-24-2022 11:38 PM

Hmmm, the wood content is not in dispute, however, I don’t believe you DD²... how can I be assured it’s a computer stand… need more than a Wizzard for proof!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#6 posted 01-24-2022 11:59 PM

A project is a project Dave, You have to keep the wife happy! Great job.

-- Rich

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#7 posted 01-25-2022 01:55 AM

That is very cool, Dave….Nice work on it…..........Cheers, Jim

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

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 01-25-2022 05:19 AM

Thanks Dick, I believe that’s the wicked west witch. They all look alike. LOL. I didn’t route the edges. Even with the best bits out there I run into a chip here and there. I sand the edges with a coarse sanding block then up to 150 grit and do the final pour.

You got it Dave. Whatever she wants I try to do.

Thanks Tony. The epoxy is clear except for the green base pour on the bottom. That was a suggestion telling her the effect would be better having emerald background rather than seeing through it and whatever is underneath it. Nancy liked the idea and still has a green looking slab.

Duck, I’ll wave her broom and whip up a pic for you. Maybe I should say laptop stand. The lamp oil is low so that’s the best I can do. LOL.

Thanks Kenny. She’s enjoying it. She keeps looking at it constantly. We’re both happy.

Thanks Rich. I’ve been doing a lot of epoxy tables lately and haven’t been posting any since there is no wood in them. I wanted to do this for her so it would make her feel good.

Thanks Jim. Epoxy is replacing a lot of my time at home lately.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 01-25-2022 06:54 AM

Dave, That is really cool, mate. I didn’t know that you are into epoxy, that sure does extend the boundaries of whatever you make.
Love it and thanks for sharing.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#10 posted 01-25-2022 08:54 AM


Duck, I ll wave her broom and whip up a pic for you. Maybe I should say laptop stand. The lamp oil is low so that s the best I can do. LOL.

- doubleDD

Low lamp oil, is a limp excuse… could still be a large slab of grey cheese.

... and haven t been posting any since there is no wood in them. I wanted to do this for her so it would make her feel good.
- doubleDD


If you would post them, you wood be half way there. Only pottzy complains about lack of physical wood content.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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doubleDD

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#11 posted 01-25-2022 03:45 PM

Thanks Bob. I’ve been playing around with epoxy for a couple years but have been getting into it deep lately. I like the look and others have said the same. I have a lot of slabs so I’ll be doing a lot more once my hand gets back to normal.

Duck, I should post a couple of tables I made for the kids. I took process shots but only a few finished photos. Maybe the kids can send me a few pics and then it would be worth it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 01-25-2022 08:28 PM

I might’ve been playing with some epoxy around here too, Dave. The shop looks festive now!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#13 posted 01-25-2022 11:31 PM



Duck, I should post a couple of tables I made for the kids. I took process shots but only a few finished photos. Maybe the kids can send me a few pics and then it would be worth it.

- doubleDD


I think we should just leave it here with my skepticism… otherwise, I’d need proof that the kids aren’t made out of resin.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#14 posted 01-28-2022 05:22 AM

Good looking, and the colors really make it stand out. Great job!!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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doubleDD

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#15 posted 01-31-2022 09:59 PM

Dave I’m not sure why my shavings aren’t that colorful. They all look whitish no matter what dye I use. I’m jealous.

Duck I’m not sure what the kids are made of. As long as they were made of me I’m happy. LOL

Thanks Mel. That shade of emerald green stands out nicely. It was my wife’s choice.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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