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I started this project from a standing tree. Harvested, milled and air dried. A friend brought over a base she had for a long time. Im glad I finished this piece and its behind me now. I learned a few things that I will apply to the next one I do for a better piece.

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Very nice BSB. What did you fill the void with?
 

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Great looking slab table!
 

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Beautifully executed! The unique grain and live edge of the mesquite work well with this piece.

I don't like straight edges with rustic pieces so this is fabulous!
 

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Great looking table. That is sure a lot of turquoise in one place!! I love the look of mesquite!!

Cheers, Jim
 

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That is stunning! I have a base and a slab to do the same. Hope it turns out a fraction as well. Is the finish epoxy? Thanks for sharing.
 

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Thanks LJ friends! I used a clear epoxy, the same as what I use for cracks and crevasses. I tried twice to finish but tiny bubbles and holes kept appearing. The pictures were under drizzley sky and the tiny bubble aren't really visible but still they can be found. Its just not the right product but my next table project I will use a product called liquid glass for the top. I also used sand, for a filler. Voids this large can get expensive and whatever is on the inside is not visible. Sand filler to about 1/2" from the top and then the show rock mineral material. Ebay has a endless selection of natural rocks. I smash them with a hammer to desired size. Pet shops and HobbyLobby have filler and colored sands. Good luck!
 

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Love the mesquite !!!

The slab works well with the base.

Thanks for sharing.

Dave
 

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Great work, I have done this type of inlay as well just not on a grand scale like this. Very nice!
 

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Very unique and beautiful piece. It looks great with sewing machine treadle base.
 

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Awesome table - great use for an old sewing machine base.
 

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Fantastic . I was wondering if you would tell me the size of the top, it works really well with the base and looks great
Dave
 

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Thanks Dave, thanks everyone. The top is 36" x 18". I have a bunch of slabs like this one if someone wants to give it a try. I may have to list some in the sale forum. Let me know.

I'm working on another one currently.
 
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