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burned hickory table top, poplar legs

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Project by Apjow posted 07-17-2017 02:21 AM 505 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Encountered minor setbacks, but learned a whole lot from them, can’t wait for the next project! Thanks for everyone’s input, really helped me along the way.





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pottz

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#1 posted 07-17-2017 02:46 AM

you did a great job on this table but I’m just not into the burnt wood thing,it seems to be making a comeback.i still remember back in the late 60’s and 70’s and everyone was making fish tank stand out of pine and giving it a burnt finish.didnt like it then don’t like it now,sorry just my preference.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Jackdaw

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#2 posted 07-17-2017 09:49 AM

That adds some great color to that top. Very rich.

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Apjow

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#3 posted 07-17-2017 10:27 AM

Well pottz, thanks for the backhanded compliment, that is a really weird thing to say for someone’s project. The table wasn’t for me it’s for a client, and they chose that option for finish. I posted the picture here because I’m proud of what I accomplished in the fabrication of the table and the finish. If you’re going to make a negative comment at least make it constructive. This is a platform for woodworkers to come together and share their passion, your comment is the equivalent of saying nice table but I prefer green. It doesn’t add to the conversation and certainly doesn’t help anyone wishing to post their handmade and time consuming projects. Just my opinion though

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#4 posted 07-17-2017 12:15 PM

Did you know (so I am told) that if you char wood that is outside, it will not rot and bugs will not attack it?

You do that to fence posts before you bury them.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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Mainiac Matt

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#5 posted 07-17-2017 01:18 PM

totally new concept to me…. just goes to show that there are a million different ways to finish wood.

Just out of curiosity, was there any problem with residual charred smells? Or did the finish seal them in?

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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pottz

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#6 posted 07-17-2017 01:28 PM


Well pottz, thanks for the backhanded compliment, that is a really weird thing to say for someone s project. The table wasn t for me it s for a client, and they chose that option for finish. I posted the picture here because I m proud of what I accomplished in the fabrication of the table and the finish. If you re going to make a negative comment at least make it constructive. This is a platform for woodworkers to come together and share their passion, your comment is the equivalent of saying nice table but I prefer green. It doesn t add to the conversation and certainly doesn t help anyone wishing to post their handmade and time consuming projects. Just my opinion though

- Apjow


sorry i hurt your fellings apjow i was just stating my preference, i guess you like the if you cant say something nice dont say anything at all school of thought?most of us here like to hear peoples honest opinions,i did say you did a great job building the table,just dont like the burnt wood look.if your that sensitive maybe you shouldnt post where people can speak there mind.sorry for the BACK HANDED COMMENT.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Apjow

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#7 posted 07-17-2017 02:27 PM

No, I’m from the school of thought where if you don’t have something useful to say, don’t say anything at all. Yeah, very cool and old japanese technique of burning wood to preserve it and keep out the bugs. Too bad people used it in the 70’s so now it’s outdated.;)
No problem with the smells, but I should have used tight bond 3, I had quite the scare when the joints started opening! After letting it cool, varnishing wasn’t a problem (aside from my mess ups), then I lightly shaded with black spray paint to give a richer look, and varnished again

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 07-17-2017 07:56 PM

This is a very nice looking table. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 07-20-2017 12:16 AM

Nice job – I like the base and she the top is a cool contrast. Would probably make a nice bar top too. Good work!

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sheetzy

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#10 posted 07-23-2017 12:50 PM

I like it. it’s different. I’ve done a little burning on pine when making turkey and deer antler plaques. nice job.

-- Sheetzy

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