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Black walnut that will not make it to the Fire Place

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by smokinj, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    More pic's to follow.. Harvest table 36 inchs wide by 9 foot long!





    Just water, sence then I have sanded down to 600 grit.

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  2. scoooter

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    That looks great, just wait until you get some nice clear on it.


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  3. thewoodlands

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    Smokinjay it looks good, is this for personal use or are you selling it?


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  4. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Thats tonights project.. Hoping to get it done by next Thursday....Base will be natural 2 pestal (made out of large walnut tree limbs) just peeling the bark off.
  5. Danno77

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    what sort of joint did you use for the two halves? Biscuit? Looks great. Now come take down this walnut at my place and make some more.
  6. smokinj

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    We use hickory boards across the bottom clamp it and screwed it. I have a biscuit joiner but never would have held these slabs.
  7. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Black walnut furniture has such a "majestic" look to it.

    Nice job on the table so far, Jay.
  8. polaris

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    Looks great. I burn a lot of it and sometimes feel a tiny bit guilty( not enough to matter). My BIL had me ship some out to him in Bend Oregon to make jewelery boxes out of. He sent one to my wife and it looks sharp. I have those guys everywhere and i guess you do as well.
    joe
  9. smokinj

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    The Bottom should be very interesting. Going to skirt the underneith with milling scraps so it will look very rugged.
  10. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    The guy who is helping me is taking all the scraps for things just like that.
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    Beautiful piece of wood, jealous of your skills!
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    second coat of clear...600 grit sand paper moving up to 1000 tonight.

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    Looks amazing Jay,
    What are you planning for a base?? A nice Pegged through tennon would look pretty good with that.
    As a fellow wood worker (or ruiner as the case may be) I'm very jealous!
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    To how high of a grit are you going? are you applying more clear between the sandings? My recent method has been using 0000 steel wool between clears, then when I start doing the final sandings I have started wet sanding. It's harder to do inside than it is when you are wetsandig equipment/cars outside, but I'm really liking the results. Usually I'm wet with 800, 1000, 1500, 2000 then I've even buffed with an automotive buffer. You can't do this if your clear isn't rock hard and plenty thick. Try it on a smaller project sometime and tell em what you think.

    It's the craziest thing how the wood looks with a crystal clear glass smooth finish on top. Don't know about the durability for a giant harvest table though, maybe a nice semi-gloss would work best for that application.
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    Jay, I can hardly wait until you have finished. That is some beautiful wood.
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    Its going to be two pedestals made out of a big walnut limb 14 inch's wide. Pealing the bark off and that's it. There will be a board to connect the two pedestals will be a mortise and tendon there.
  17. ISeeDeadBTUs

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    You and the GF have GOT to initiate that table B4 anyone eats on it!! :red:

    Oh, and btw, looks like you do nice work, not that I would know. We planted about 20 BW about 4 years ago . . . wanna make a rockin chair for me when they're ready??
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    Been talking about that one! lol Trying to get a real estimate on the hours spent including milling so far and my best guess is 46 man hours and still have the bottom and bench's to go....So the answer to the second question NO! lol (rocking chair's to hard for me)
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    Great looking slabs there. Will be a nice piece of furniture I'd say. And what's better than eating Thanksgiving dinner on a table you just made yourself with scrounged wood? Sweet!
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    Yes that's what makes it the sweeetest it is all scrounged wood! I hope to have it done for Thanks Giving dinner!
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    One that walks in on its own legs!

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    If your projects go like most of mine it may be ready for X-mas, lol.
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    lol The top will be done I will put it on saw horse's if I have too. Benchs will not be ready thats for sure.
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    Amazing Jay! Great work! Man... that has to be rewarding.
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    Up date.
    May just make the dead line!

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