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    Hi guys
    Got stage one of the new plan done. Got the swamp Kauri table finished. The thing with the wood is you never know what you you are going to get until it is all sanded down.

    Given the texture and colours in the wood I used for the base I kept the design simple and plain and let the wood be the feature. I think this gorgeous bit of Kauri deserved it that way

    Was going for an elegant and not too cluttered look.

    Despite how it looks it is very stable with the base being as wide as the top at the one end and basically a pedestal at the other. You have to tip it to about 45 degrees before it looks like falling.

    I used 25mm aluminium angle each side of both legs and plenty of screws so it is as solid as can be and can be easily pulled apart for moving to the retirement village when the time comes.

    With the weight of it the table will never be knocked over. I would estimate around 300 hours have gone into this piece not that it matters.
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  • #2
    That is one BEAUTIFUL piece of wood!..... Great job Glenn.
    If you're looking for me, you'll find me in a pile of wood chips somewhere...

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    • #3
      Glenn,

      That is one beautiful table the wood a carvings are fantastic.

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      • #4
        Beautiful is an understatement!

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        • #5
          Well Glenn, you have outdone yourself there. Most have said it all. The design and carvings along with a great wood to work with.

          Chuck
          Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

          https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

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          • #6
            Beautiful beyond words!

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            • #7
              Hi, Glenn, that is one Strong, Heavy, and Beautiful Looking Table. Good Job Mate. Merle

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              • #8
                Beautiful table. Could you show some closeup's of the engraving that you did on the edges? Also, is that golden orange color from the original color of the wood or enhanced by what ever you finished it with?

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                • #9
                  Gorgeous table. Great design and nice flow, Glenn, outstanding composition and like the figures around the edge.
                  Bill
                  Living among knives and fire.

                  http://www.texaswoodartist.com

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                  • #10
                    WOW, what a stunning, eye-catching table. By clicking on the photos, I was able to enlarge the picture to see your side carvings. How big and how thick is this project
                    . . .JoeB

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                    • #11
                      Hi Guys
                      Thanks for the nice comments. This was a labour of love and is something I had wanted to do for years. The wood is very difficult to work with as the gum in the wood stays as gum having been buried in peat swamps fo thousands of years and doesn't dry out as such. The minerals absorbed blunt tools in nothing flat and sandpaper can clog with gum in just a few minutes. Add to that machining the stuff with planes tends to leave a bit of chatter which is a nightmare to sand out. But the beauty of the wood makes it all worthwhile.

                      Hi Eddy
                      Close ups of the carving attached as requested. The colour is natural. no stains used. I used true oil which makes the colour really pop. To get an idea what Tru-oil will do for a bit of wood just wipe the wood down with water. The effect is about the same.

                      Hi Joe
                      Table is 1020mm long by 615mm wide at the widest point and the timber is 65mm thick. Have some offcuts left that will make some nice SMALL projects. hehe.

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                      • #12
                        It's just beautiful, and your relief animal decorations make it extra special.
                        Joe

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                        • #13
                          Glenn, what a beautiful table, love the wood and grain.
                          Mark N. Akers
                          My Etsy Store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/KarolinaKarver

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                          • #14
                            Hi Glenn, lost my words... this table is a treasure....first because of the wood and second because of your carvings.

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                            • #15
                              Beautiful work, Glenn!

                              Claude
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