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Here is the second project that I am working on. Again another custom piece for a client down in LA. Taking design cues from existing furniture in some photos he sent me I came up with this design. The legs will have a slight curve as well as the stretchers. Through mortise and tenons that will be pinned with Ebony.



The table will be built out of a slab of figured bubinga that I picked up. The slab is 8/4×16 x 68 and it is as heavy as it is beautiful. Here are shots from both directions showing how I laid out my cuts.





I then take a moment of silence before I cut into this beautiful slab and start the milling process. I make a template for the legs and cut them out on the band saw.



I then glue up the boards for the top. I had to rip the slab into 3 piece in order to joint the faces before I glue it up again this time 5 boards wide.



I then decide to cut the circle on my band saw trying something new. In the past I have cut circles using my router. I build a quick jig to cut a 24"dia circle.



Test it out on a scrap piece of plywood. Satisfied I cut into the bubinga and it works like a charm!



 

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The design

Here is the second project that I am working on. Again another custom piece for a client down in LA. Taking design cues from existing furniture in some photos he sent me I came up with this design. The legs will have a slight curve as well as the stretchers. Through mortise and tenons that will be pinned with Ebony.



The table will be built out of a slab of figured bubinga that I picked up. The slab is 8/4×16 x 68 and it is as heavy as it is beautiful. Here are shots from both directions showing how I laid out my cuts.





I then take a moment of silence before I cut into this beautiful slab and start the milling process. I make a template for the legs and cut them out on the band saw.



I then glue up the boards for the top. I had to rip the slab into 3 piece in order to joint the faces before I glue it up again this time 5 boards wide.



I then decide to cut the circle on my band saw trying something new. In the past I have cut circles using my router. I build a quick jig to cut a 24"dia circle.



Test it out on a scrap piece of plywood. Satisfied I cut into the bubinga and it works like a charm!



What, no bent laminates?

This is going to look great! I havn't tried cutting circles on the band saw. I'm kinda surprised you're using such a wide blade. It looks like it turned out great though.

Thanks for posting.
 

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The design

Here is the second project that I am working on. Again another custom piece for a client down in LA. Taking design cues from existing furniture in some photos he sent me I came up with this design. The legs will have a slight curve as well as the stretchers. Through mortise and tenons that will be pinned with Ebony.



The table will be built out of a slab of figured bubinga that I picked up. The slab is 8/4×16 x 68 and it is as heavy as it is beautiful. Here are shots from both directions showing how I laid out my cuts.





I then take a moment of silence before I cut into this beautiful slab and start the milling process. I make a template for the legs and cut them out on the band saw.



I then glue up the boards for the top. I had to rip the slab into 3 piece in order to joint the faces before I glue it up again this time 5 boards wide.



I then decide to cut the circle on my band saw trying something new. In the past I have cut circles using my router. I build a quick jig to cut a 24"dia circle.



Test it out on a scrap piece of plywood. Satisfied I cut into the bubinga and it works like a charm!



Hi Scott,

No bent lam. on this. Thank goodness because my shop is slowly being taken over by an army of forms. The 3/4"wide blade because I was too lazy to change the blade:). It seemed to have worked fine.
 

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The design

Here is the second project that I am working on. Again another custom piece for a client down in LA. Taking design cues from existing furniture in some photos he sent me I came up with this design. The legs will have a slight curve as well as the stretchers. Through mortise and tenons that will be pinned with Ebony.



The table will be built out of a slab of figured bubinga that I picked up. The slab is 8/4×16 x 68 and it is as heavy as it is beautiful. Here are shots from both directions showing how I laid out my cuts.





I then take a moment of silence before I cut into this beautiful slab and start the milling process. I make a template for the legs and cut them out on the band saw.



I then glue up the boards for the top. I had to rip the slab into 3 piece in order to joint the faces before I glue it up again this time 5 boards wide.



I then decide to cut the circle on my band saw trying something new. In the past I have cut circles using my router. I build a quick jig to cut a 24"dia circle.



Test it out on a scrap piece of plywood. Satisfied I cut into the bubinga and it works like a charm!



that's a nice hunk of wood. what didi it cost ?
 

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The design

Here is the second project that I am working on. Again another custom piece for a client down in LA. Taking design cues from existing furniture in some photos he sent me I came up with this design. The legs will have a slight curve as well as the stretchers. Through mortise and tenons that will be pinned with Ebony.



The table will be built out of a slab of figured bubinga that I picked up. The slab is 8/4×16 x 68 and it is as heavy as it is beautiful. Here are shots from both directions showing how I laid out my cuts.





I then take a moment of silence before I cut into this beautiful slab and start the milling process. I make a template for the legs and cut them out on the band saw.



I then glue up the boards for the top. I had to rip the slab into 3 piece in order to joint the faces before I glue it up again this time 5 boards wide.



I then decide to cut the circle on my band saw trying something new. In the past I have cut circles using my router. I build a quick jig to cut a 24"dia circle.



Test it out on a scrap piece of plywood. Satisfied I cut into the bubinga and it works like a charm!



Gorgeous piece of Bubinga. I can't wait to see the finished piece.
 

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The design

Here is the second project that I am working on. Again another custom piece for a client down in LA. Taking design cues from existing furniture in some photos he sent me I came up with this design. The legs will have a slight curve as well as the stretchers. Through mortise and tenons that will be pinned with Ebony.



The table will be built out of a slab of figured bubinga that I picked up. The slab is 8/4×16 x 68 and it is as heavy as it is beautiful. Here are shots from both directions showing how I laid out my cuts.





I then take a moment of silence before I cut into this beautiful slab and start the milling process. I make a template for the legs and cut them out on the band saw.



I then glue up the boards for the top. I had to rip the slab into 3 piece in order to joint the faces before I glue it up again this time 5 boards wide.



I then decide to cut the circle on my band saw trying something new. In the past I have cut circles using my router. I build a quick jig to cut a 24"dia circle.



Test it out on a scrap piece of plywood. Satisfied I cut into the bubinga and it works like a charm!



Looking forward to seeing this one finished to. Another well thought out project and blog. thanks Brian!
 

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The design

Here is the second project that I am working on. Again another custom piece for a client down in LA. Taking design cues from existing furniture in some photos he sent me I came up with this design. The legs will have a slight curve as well as the stretchers. Through mortise and tenons that will be pinned with Ebony.



The table will be built out of a slab of figured bubinga that I picked up. The slab is 8/4×16 x 68 and it is as heavy as it is beautiful. Here are shots from both directions showing how I laid out my cuts.





I then take a moment of silence before I cut into this beautiful slab and start the milling process. I make a template for the legs and cut them out on the band saw.



I then glue up the boards for the top. I had to rip the slab into 3 piece in order to joint the faces before I glue it up again this time 5 boards wide.



I then decide to cut the circle on my band saw trying something new. In the past I have cut circles using my router. I build a quick jig to cut a 24"dia circle.



Test it out on a scrap piece of plywood. Satisfied I cut into the bubinga and it works like a charm!



Dan, got the slab of figured bubinga for $15 bf.

Blake, this is the piece that I picked up at the woodworking show in Sacramento back in April. Lugged that 80-90 lb slab by myself from the Cook trailer back to my truck across the parking lot (I am not a very big guy) and it was definitely worth it.
 

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The design

Here is the second project that I am working on. Again another custom piece for a client down in LA. Taking design cues from existing furniture in some photos he sent me I came up with this design. The legs will have a slight curve as well as the stretchers. Through mortise and tenons that will be pinned with Ebony.



The table will be built out of a slab of figured bubinga that I picked up. The slab is 8/4×16 x 68 and it is as heavy as it is beautiful. Here are shots from both directions showing how I laid out my cuts.





I then take a moment of silence before I cut into this beautiful slab and start the milling process. I make a template for the legs and cut them out on the band saw.



I then glue up the boards for the top. I had to rip the slab into 3 piece in order to joint the faces before I glue it up again this time 5 boards wide.



I then decide to cut the circle on my band saw trying something new. In the past I have cut circles using my router. I build a quick jig to cut a 24"dia circle.



Test it out on a scrap piece of plywood. Satisfied I cut into the bubinga and it works like a charm!



thanks Jarrod,

I had to look at this piece all summer long and I really just wanted to keep it for myself and build something that kept it in slab form like a low slung bench or something but then I found a client that wanted something "special" and I figured that this project would be ideal. I won't lie though it pained me to cut into this piece.
 

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The design

Here is the second project that I am working on. Again another custom piece for a client down in LA. Taking design cues from existing furniture in some photos he sent me I came up with this design. The legs will have a slight curve as well as the stretchers. Through mortise and tenons that will be pinned with Ebony.



The table will be built out of a slab of figured bubinga that I picked up. The slab is 8/4×16 x 68 and it is as heavy as it is beautiful. Here are shots from both directions showing how I laid out my cuts.





I then take a moment of silence before I cut into this beautiful slab and start the milling process. I make a template for the legs and cut them out on the band saw.



I then glue up the boards for the top. I had to rip the slab into 3 piece in order to joint the faces before I glue it up again this time 5 boards wide.



I then decide to cut the circle on my band saw trying something new. In the past I have cut circles using my router. I build a quick jig to cut a 24"dia circle.



Test it out on a scrap piece of plywood. Satisfied I cut into the bubinga and it works like a charm!



Though hard to do, the upshot to cutting into pieces like this is the consistency of color, figure, grain direction, etc (as I'm sure you already know!!!)...that will result in an awesome piece of furniture!

Your approach on these projects is great, fun to see you just going for it!
 

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Here is the second project that I am working on. Again another custom piece for a client down in LA. Taking design cues from existing furniture in some photos he sent me I came up with this design. The legs will have a slight curve as well as the stretchers. Through mortise and tenons that will be pinned with Ebony.



The table will be built out of a slab of figured bubinga that I picked up. The slab is 8/4×16 x 68 and it is as heavy as it is beautiful. Here are shots from both directions showing how I laid out my cuts.





I then take a moment of silence before I cut into this beautiful slab and start the milling process. I make a template for the legs and cut them out on the band saw.



I then glue up the boards for the top. I had to rip the slab into 3 piece in order to joint the faces before I glue it up again this time 5 boards wide.



I then decide to cut the circle on my band saw trying something new. In the past I have cut circles using my router. I build a quick jig to cut a 24"dia circle.



Test it out on a scrap piece of plywood. Satisfied I cut into the bubinga and it works like a charm!



I was at that Sac show. I guess I missed you. But I remember seeing that slab!
 

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The design

Here is the second project that I am working on. Again another custom piece for a client down in LA. Taking design cues from existing furniture in some photos he sent me I came up with this design. The legs will have a slight curve as well as the stretchers. Through mortise and tenons that will be pinned with Ebony.



The table will be built out of a slab of figured bubinga that I picked up. The slab is 8/4×16 x 68 and it is as heavy as it is beautiful. Here are shots from both directions showing how I laid out my cuts.





I then take a moment of silence before I cut into this beautiful slab and start the milling process. I make a template for the legs and cut them out on the band saw.



I then glue up the boards for the top. I had to rip the slab into 3 piece in order to joint the faces before I glue it up again this time 5 boards wide.



I then decide to cut the circle on my band saw trying something new. In the past I have cut circles using my router. I build a quick jig to cut a 24"dia circle.



Test it out on a scrap piece of plywood. Satisfied I cut into the bubinga and it works like a charm!



Dorje, Thanks I just hope to do a piece of wood like this justice in the end.

Blake, I think I missed most that went to the show since I went on a Sunday morning.
 

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Here is the second project that I am working on. Again another custom piece for a client down in LA. Taking design cues from existing furniture in some photos he sent me I came up with this design. The legs will have a slight curve as well as the stretchers. Through mortise and tenons that will be pinned with Ebony.



The table will be built out of a slab of figured bubinga that I picked up. The slab is 8/4×16 x 68 and it is as heavy as it is beautiful. Here are shots from both directions showing how I laid out my cuts.





I then take a moment of silence before I cut into this beautiful slab and start the milling process. I make a template for the legs and cut them out on the band saw.



I then glue up the boards for the top. I had to rip the slab into 3 piece in order to joint the faces before I glue it up again this time 5 boards wide.



I then decide to cut the circle on my band saw trying something new. In the past I have cut circles using my router. I build a quick jig to cut a 24"dia circle.



Test it out on a scrap piece of plywood. Satisfied I cut into the bubinga and it works like a charm!



Very impressive!
 

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Here is the second project that I am working on. Again another custom piece for a client down in LA. Taking design cues from existing furniture in some photos he sent me I came up with this design. The legs will have a slight curve as well as the stretchers. Through mortise and tenons that will be pinned with Ebony.



The table will be built out of a slab of figured bubinga that I picked up. The slab is 8/4×16 x 68 and it is as heavy as it is beautiful. Here are shots from both directions showing how I laid out my cuts.





I then take a moment of silence before I cut into this beautiful slab and start the milling process. I make a template for the legs and cut them out on the band saw.



I then glue up the boards for the top. I had to rip the slab into 3 piece in order to joint the faces before I glue it up again this time 5 boards wide.



I then decide to cut the circle on my band saw trying something new. In the past I have cut circles using my router. I build a quick jig to cut a 24"dia circle.



Test it out on a scrap piece of plywood. Satisfied I cut into the bubinga and it works like a charm!



Brian -
I just got some Bubinga 8/4 for a chair seat -
Did you have trouble with the edge gluing? Just a acetone wipe first, or did you use an epoxy for the top?

I have been searching some really conflicting reports - on 'The full Chisel' the recipe is to rub the edges with garlic so that the wood is etched - which I am presently unwilling to consider - but interesting none the less.

I am interested to hear what experience others have had with this- In Kansas City - I got 8/4 Bubinga 10 inches wide and 10 feet long at 9.99/BF and then delivered for 40 bucks (200 miles away).
 

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Here is the second project that I am working on. Again another custom piece for a client down in LA. Taking design cues from existing furniture in some photos he sent me I came up with this design. The legs will have a slight curve as well as the stretchers. Through mortise and tenons that will be pinned with Ebony.



The table will be built out of a slab of figured bubinga that I picked up. The slab is 8/4×16 x 68 and it is as heavy as it is beautiful. Here are shots from both directions showing how I laid out my cuts.





I then take a moment of silence before I cut into this beautiful slab and start the milling process. I make a template for the legs and cut them out on the band saw.



I then glue up the boards for the top. I had to rip the slab into 3 piece in order to joint the faces before I glue it up again this time 5 boards wide.



I then decide to cut the circle on my band saw trying something new. In the past I have cut circles using my router. I build a quick jig to cut a 24"dia circle.



Test it out on a scrap piece of plywood. Satisfied I cut into the bubinga and it works like a charm!



Hi Dave,

I didn't have any issues edge gluing the top. Just used Titebond II and used a few #20 biscuits for alignment and it was a solid glue up. Sounds like you got a deal on your board. Was that for figured Bubinga? That is what unfigured bubinga is running around here for 8/4 stock with figured at $15 bf. Good luck on your project and if interested here is how the finished product turned out.

 

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Here is the second project that I am working on. Again another custom piece for a client down in LA. Taking design cues from existing furniture in some photos he sent me I came up with this design. The legs will have a slight curve as well as the stretchers. Through mortise and tenons that will be pinned with Ebony.



The table will be built out of a slab of figured bubinga that I picked up. The slab is 8/4×16 x 68 and it is as heavy as it is beautiful. Here are shots from both directions showing how I laid out my cuts.





I then take a moment of silence before I cut into this beautiful slab and start the milling process. I make a template for the legs and cut them out on the band saw.



I then glue up the boards for the top. I had to rip the slab into 3 piece in order to joint the faces before I glue it up again this time 5 boards wide.



I then decide to cut the circle on my band saw trying something new. In the past I have cut circles using my router. I build a quick jig to cut a 24"dia circle.



Test it out on a scrap piece of plywood. Satisfied I cut into the bubinga and it works like a charm!



Thanks Brian -
The 9.99 is for unfigured material.
I was just seeing comments about peoples glue lines opening up in hours to weeks, and began to worry about the survival of a sculpted seat. I plan to do some dowling, but there are going to be some fairly thinned out areas, so wasn't sure if people had gone to an Epoxy if the Titebond didn't really want to penetrate the pores very well or not.

Dave
 

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Here is the second project that I am working on. Again another custom piece for a client down in LA. Taking design cues from existing furniture in some photos he sent me I came up with this design. The legs will have a slight curve as well as the stretchers. Through mortise and tenons that will be pinned with Ebony.



The table will be built out of a slab of figured bubinga that I picked up. The slab is 8/4×16 x 68 and it is as heavy as it is beautiful. Here are shots from both directions showing how I laid out my cuts.





I then take a moment of silence before I cut into this beautiful slab and start the milling process. I make a template for the legs and cut them out on the band saw.



I then glue up the boards for the top. I had to rip the slab into 3 piece in order to joint the faces before I glue it up again this time 5 boards wide.



I then decide to cut the circle on my band saw trying something new. In the past I have cut circles using my router. I build a quick jig to cut a 24"dia circle.



Test it out on a scrap piece of plywood. Satisfied I cut into the bubinga and it works like a charm!



By the way the table turned out gorgeous
 
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