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A curve naturally
« on: September 16, 2017, 12:07:58 pm »
A pair of reverse matched Canyon Live Oak slabs on which altered the natural edges in order to achieve an oval table.
 

 
  The start with two twisted slabs , sort of oval, with lumps and flares at one end. The table specs are to be 48 at the ends, 58 at the middle, 120 long and double natural edges.

 
 Surgery to correct flaws and curve the natural edges into a symmetrical oval. Making the slabs do what we  want them to do.
 

 
A very heavy rough formed billet ready for more work. The edges are still natural- but now symmetrical in shape.The man on the left was interning at the time, a very talented kid to say the least.
 

  

 
 Weeks of detail work to get to sanding stage

  

  

  

 
10 more weeks of coat , sand ,fill , and then rub out to flawless perfection. Ships this week.  Rob
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Re: A curve naturally
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2017, 01:20:23 pm »
You all are some clever critters.
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Re: A curve naturally
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2017, 02:23:35 pm »
Wow, wow and wow!  That is absolutely beautiful.  You are truly an artist.  Those are some lucky boys to be learning from the master.



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Re: A curve naturally
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2017, 07:07:41 pm »
You got it going on Rob!
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Re: A curve naturally
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2017, 07:25:00 pm »
Thanks for the comments. Here is the matching coffee table.  Rob

 
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Re: A curve naturally
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2017, 07:59:17 pm »
that is a great looking table  8) 8) 8)

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Re: A curve naturally
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2017, 08:16:18 pm »
Magnificent !!!   :o
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Re: A curve naturally
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2017, 09:34:04 pm »
Rob,  TI like the detail on the table ends.  How is that made?

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Re: A curve naturally
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2017, 09:37:25 pm »
Hand carved and polished
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Re: A curve naturally
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2017, 11:53:56 pm »
stunning work.  I really like the edge work on the ends.  Is the base solid legs or boxed construction.

Also i just noticed that your finishing room appears to be a re-purposed shipping container.  How does that work?
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Re: A curve naturally
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2017, 04:41:19 am »
Awesome work.  You think BIG!  I can't believe how horrible that oak looked when you started and how nice it looks after sanding and finishing.  Gary
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Re: A curve naturally
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2017, 08:48:21 am »
You are The Live Edge Slab Whisperer
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Re: A curve naturally
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2017, 09:03:37 am »
Fantastic!  Is that a floor sander in the 5th pic?
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Re: A curve naturally
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2017, 09:22:30 am »
Are you using epoxy to cover the whole thing first?  Or is that all built up coats of Water based urethane?  You do some awesome work there!
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Re: A curve naturally
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2017, 09:23:48 am »
The base is boxed and bolted construction and a design I use a lot on big tables. Large pieces need to be broken down to move and anywhere I can save weight I try. The shipping container is insulated and I force hot air into it in the winter and cool air in the summer creating a "sanding tunnel" limiting dust.The sander is a Surcare from Australia. 

  

 
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Re: A curve naturally
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2017, 09:31:52 am »
Are you using epoxy to cover the whole thing first?  Or is that all built up coats of Water based urethane?  You do some awesome work there!
   I use a lot of different epoxys. Filling and fairing with epoxy takes 8-10 weeks , if you work on it every day. Top coat is Awlcraft 2000 2-K poly , then buffed out. The finish is "naked " looking, neutral sheen (30 % aprox) , hard as heck..
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Re: A curve naturally
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2017, 10:02:04 pm »
A good looking table. 8) 8) 8)

I really like your end treatment.  Never seen it before so maybe you are the originator. 8)
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« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2017, 10:07:40 pm »
Fine looking table Sir.
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Re: A curve naturally
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2017, 07:00:45 pm »
when you start a big project like that table do you work on it for the whole 10weeks or do you do other things in between    if I worked on it 10 weeks straight  I would be raging alcoholic  ;D    I started going through your pic in your gallery  and had to stop I had a visitor sit next to me that wanted every thing  :D  again vary nice work   

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« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2017, 09:58:26 pm »
Hi Coxy,
This table was bid in Feb. 2017 from air dried slabs so there has been some work kiln drying, flattening and straightening for the last 6 mos.  to get it to a start stage. On the 10 weeks, yes, I work on it several hours a day/ 7 days a week including today, even though it is "finished". And I do many other jobs in parallel. It is a question of fitting them all together to finish on their respective due dates. 
As far as alcohol, I presently have a martini in my hand and my wife is typing. Thank you for the kind words. FF is a site where people create. Glad to be part of such a great crowd. FF rocks.
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« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2017, 11:52:30 pm »
I have to do something about a finishing room after reading this thread.  Everything is in one building now so when im in finish mode all saw dust generating work stops.  really limits overall productivity.  Im still learning about finishing so rework at this stage really causes a slow down.
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« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2017, 07:38:48 am »
I'm in the same boat as to limited space and having to let the dust settle before putting a finish on the project.  Love your pictures and progress reports.
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