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Forum topic by Gene Howe posted 02-21-2018 03:03 PM 1203 views 1 time favorited 24 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gene Howe

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02-21-2018 03:03 PM

The mesquite was one large, 8/4 live edge slab. Split down the middle and live edges turned in.
A pattern for the glass was sent to a glass shop where it was cut.
The slab pieces were arranged, the curvy glass was stuck to the slab pieces with carpet tape. A 1/2X1/4” top bearing router bit was guided along the edges of the glass.
Walnut legs are yet to be assembled. Finish will be Dark Walnut Watco and Helmsman’s varnish wipe on.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton


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#1 posted 02-21-2018 03:07 PM

You’re doing awesome sir

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 02-21-2018 03:11 PM

Nice Gene, are you going to draw that shape into the legs or add a glass element?

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#3 posted 02-21-2018 03:11 PM

Very cool Gene, looks great, sounds a little scary to run a router along the edge of glass though.

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#4 posted 02-21-2018 03:19 PM

love it.. very well done Gene

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#5 posted 02-21-2018 03:20 PM

yes very cool, looks great

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#6 posted 02-21-2018 03:29 PM

Thanks, Guys.
Fresch, the legs are just 3” wide 3/4 walnut. Imagine an open box made of 4 pieces, about 20” wide and 13” high. The 20” will span the width of the table and the 13” pieces serve as “legs”. The boxes will be attached to the underside of each end of the table.

Jim, I was a mite apprehensive at first. But, it went very smooth. The glass is tempered 1/4 ” plate with highly polished edges. I’m sure that helped.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#7 posted 02-21-2018 03:30 PM

I like it. I can’t wit to see the finished table

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#8 posted 02-21-2018 03:53 PM

That is Gorgeous, Gene!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 02-21-2018 04:09 PM

Thanks, Charlie and Lew. Your comments are very much appreciated.


love it.. very well done Gene

- CharlesNeil


Thanks, Charles. Your trace coat method will be responsible for, what I’m sure will be, a very flat and very smooth final finish.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#10 posted 02-21-2018 04:51 PM

I have loved Mesquite since I saw Norm Abram build a project with it on TNYW many years ago.
Never had the chance to build anything with it myself.
Can’t wait to see how this turns out.
Thanks for sharing!

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#11 posted 02-21-2018 05:14 PM

That is so cool Gene…..it’s looks fantastic!

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#12 posted 02-21-2018 05:27 PM

It’s really beautiful Gene, I can’t wait to see the finished product.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#13 posted 02-21-2018 06:06 PM

Very cool Gene. I saw Black Forest do this with resins but this is classic what you’ve done. Beautiful book match.

Don’t get a hernia if you haven’t yet.

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#14 posted 02-21-2018 06:13 PM

Great job Gene

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#15 posted 02-21-2018 06:57 PM

That’s a winner and will probably be a “top” three!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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