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Thread: The making of Jarrah Countertop

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    The making of Jarrah Countertop

    We had decided a while ago due to some wood my son was able to get from his work to create our own countertops made from Jarrah. Man that is some beautiful, HEAVY wood. Anyway last Friday I was able to have a shop day with my son and glue up the last 2 countertops. Pics start with 1" wide x 1 3/4" thick 10' long strips of jarrah layed out in my shop. Took them to my sons work (they let us use the equipment on off hours ) We layed them out, sorted for color and grain and glued them up and put in the clamp rack. When they dried, put them thru the 44" belt sander for rough finish (will do final sanding later)
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    Now THAT is a clamp rack. Cool pics Tom. Looks like a fun project. I'm sure it's nice having access to the big boy tools, too.
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    good start tom! i like that gluing station
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    And just for fun here are some Pics of a few other tools as in the rip saw and moulder and just a bit of the wood storage. Please note the first pic with my truck in it is only around 1/4 or less of the shop, it is HUGE. And no Larry I will not disclose the location (yes we get a lot of good wood from here)
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    a glueing machine/station, a pneumatic clamping rack?, and a belt sander as big as my house?
    youre swimming in the big pond now Tom.....if I had that clamping rack, I could be someone(eh, who am I kidding, but man, that is some impressive clamping system)

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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    a glueing machine/station, a pneumatic clamping rack?, and a belt sander as big as my house?
    youre swimming in the big pond now Tom.....if I had that clamping rack, I could be someone(eh, who am I kidding, but man, that is some impressive clamping system)
    Here you go Allen, you can have your own. http://www.jltclamps.com/edge_and_fa...ing.html?id=41


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    WOW, that clamp rack it bigger than my entire Dungeon

    Those are going to be some amazing counter tops, just don't screw up the hole for the sink

    Cheers!
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    Yes I am lucky to have "the big boys toys (er tools)" to use That clamp rack is the best And as far as the sink Stu, I am gong to use Toni's thought process "think thrice, measure twice and cut once" and hope for the best

    Thanks Tom

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    and do it before the bell's
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    and do it before the bell's
    Thats for certain or I could just have you cut it

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