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  • Sycamore table base W.I.P.

    Another from the backlog. I found this piece of Sycamore down by the creek after the Memorial Day floods of 2016. I brought it home, let it dry, and did some cleanup and rough shaping.

    It's next on the list to be completed.

    The piece is about 30" long, 12" wide, and 16" tall. I think it will look good with a glass oval top.

    2016-06-05 16.24.02.jpg

    Hmmm ..I guess my finger got in the way.

    2016-06-05 16.24.35.jpg

    Lots of spalting. This should look really nice when finished.

    2016-06-05 18.05.34.jpg

    The thing won't stand on its own. I'm considering using a chisel for a leg. Probably make a custom handle.



    Still quite a bit of work to do. Leveling the top will be a challenge.

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  • #2
    Man, you must have a crane if a boatload of people to help load some of these finds.
    . . .JoeB

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    • #3
      Originally posted by joepaulbutler View Post
      Man, you must have a crane if a boatload of people to help load some of these finds.
      With one notable exception, I haven't needed more than one person to help me collect anything. This one was so waterlogged that I needed some help carrying it 100 yards to my truck. Now it weighs 20 or 30 pounds. The big table base with the glass on it that I showed a few weeks ago required one person to help load it onto the trailer. After removing about 50 lbs of sand, and cutting off extraneous limbs, I can pick it up and carry it short distances. Still heavy, though.

      The exception was a 12-foot log that was still half in the creek. We could barely budge it. We were sitting there discussing options when the police came by and told us to leave. I guess they didn't like the idea of us getting hurt or falling into the flooded creek. Such are the dangers of trying to collect things in a public park.

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      • #4
        You seem to always get interesting pieces of found wood. I can see several figures within the wood...
        Bill
        Living among knives and fire.

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        • #5
          Hi Jim, Boy you got a Good Eye for hard Work . I think you have another Winner going for you . Looking forward in seeing it finished . Merle

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          • #6
            Originally posted by woodburner807 View Post
            You seem to always get interesting pieces of found wood. I can see several figures within the wood...
            I spend a lot of time looking. Mostly see junk. But now and then I find something really cool.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Merle Rice View Post
              Hi Jim, Boy you got a Good Eye for hard Work . I think you have another Winner going for you . Looking forward in seeing it finished . Merle
              Thanks, Merle. Yes, it is a lot of hard work. But, I enjoy it, and it keeps me out of trouble. Mostly. As long as I don't spend too much on new tools.

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              • #8
                Great find, Jim! That should make a beautiful finished piece! Looking forward to seeing it.
                Keep On Carvin'
                Bob K.

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                • #9
                  I finished the table back in February, and forgot to take pictures. It was supposed to be auctioned for a charity function in March, but that got canceled. So it sits in a storage area for now.

                  I tried all kinds of different things for a support. Finally settled on that piece of pipe and the floor flange. Bonus is that I can screw/unscrew the flange to adjust level. It works well and looks pretty good.

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                  • #10
                    What a fine project, you did it proud!
                    . . .JoeB

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                    • #11
                      Excellent work and successful mounting.
                      Bill
                      Living among knives and fire.

                      http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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                      • #12
                        That's a real nice looking table, Jim. I like the choice of pipe and flange for a leg.

                        Claude
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