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Thread: Big Solid Spalted Maple Side tables.

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    Big Solid Spalted Maple Side tables.

    Not a lot of fine woodworking skill used here, but they weren't made on a lathe so it's flatwork right?

    Anyway, last fall I mentioned scoring some maple logs. Well, there size worked perfectly for some tables a friend asked me to make. I had made a similar table for her sister last year and she wanted two for herself. I cut them into a shape with the chainsaw (I have another project with the offcuts, ) and then went at them with a power sander on the grinder, belt sander, orbital sander and finally hand sanding. Drilled some holes for the steel legs and put I think 8 coats of home brew danish oil on them. They're smooth as a baby's bottom and the oil brought out the spalting pretty well I think. The tall one is 32" and the other is 28" both are about 10" X 12" They will be delivered tonight after work. Glad to have them out of the shop as they made a huge mess with all the sading and my air cleaner decided to quit working about an hour into sanding .

    Off to the next project...
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    That sure was a ton of work but the results are amazing. Those must be pretty heavy
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    Great looking pieces Jeff. You ain't kidding, the finish really brought out the colors. Nice work!
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    you spinny guys can make money out of saw dust i think look neat jeff and that spalted dust is just wonderful stuff huh
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    Thanks guys!

    Bob they are pretty heavy, but they should get lighter as they age. Larry, not sure I made much of anything after all the time spent sanding...also the spalted dust used to give me was a sinus infection, but I got one of these and haven't had any trouble since except a bunch of it to clean up.
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    Nicely done, Jeff. I've seen similar pieces in a very high-end home in Laguna Beach. (The yacht parked in the slip out back was probably worth over a million bucks, and the house was surely more.)
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