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fishfighter
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Baton Rouge
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re: Neatest thing you have built?
Had a bunch of nice pine slabs like what I used and gave them to a buddy. I'm suppose to go pick up a few pine logs Monday. I will be having more slabs then. Will need about 6 months to dry out. If you need them, let me know.


fishfighter
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
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re: Neatest thing you have built?
Got out early this morning and started the two benches that are needed for the table. Finished up around 2pm. Took all that I had in me.

Image: https://i.postimg.cc/138CDhz7/IMG-2103.jpg


Many beers and I am still hurting but finished this project.



Oh, daughter was super surprised.


CHEDBALLZ
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re: Neatest thing you have built?
Real nice Fish


fishfighter
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
32731 posts

re: Neatest thing you have built?
Why thanks. Dam shame that SIL is a master carpenter that I told him to take all the lumber that is needed. But on his side, starting a new Biz and putting 60+ hours a week, I understand.


bbvdd
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re: Neatest thing you have built?
Don’t over do fish. Take care of yourself.


fishfighter
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
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re: Neatest thing you have built?
SIL and daughter started finishing out the table. Stained to what they wanted and second coat of spar varnish. Told me they will put 6 coats.

Image: https://i.postimg.cc/Fssxs12k/IMG-2104.jpg


fishfighter
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Baton Rouge
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re: Neatest thing you have built?
SIL finished the table, still has the benches to do.

Image: https://i.postimg.cc/2yVV87hx/IMG-2105.jpg


Homey the Clown
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re: Neatest thing you have built?
Thats a beautiful table!


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Homey the Clown
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re: Neatest thing you have built?
Eta: double post
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nolaks
Member since Dec 2013
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re: Neatest thing you have built?
fish, no problems with the spar being tacky? I've always found it tacky when dried. I probably would have used poly


fishfighter
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
32731 posts

re: Neatest thing you have built?
Myself, I never had that problem. I'm sure he didn't.

Did you stir the hell out of it before using? Never shake.


CarRamrod
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re: Neatest thing you have built?
you ever mad a faux live edge? rip a 30degree edge then taking an drawknife, chisel and sander and going at it?


couv1217
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Sep 2007
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re: Neatest thing you have built?
Looking to make a jewelry box case that attaches to the back of a stand up mirror that the wife saw. Where would I find the felt lining and cushions for the jewelry box (spot for rings, etc)? Would Michael's carry that type of stuff?


fishfighter
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
32731 posts

re: Neatest thing you have built?
No. The real live edge when stain turns darker as you can see in the picture. Doing what you saying will not.

Walmart sells felt.


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bbvdd
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re: Neatest thing you have built?
quote:

Would Michael's carry that type of stuff?


That would probably be the first place I’d look


LSURoss
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Shreveport, LA
Member since Dec 2007
13489 posts

re: Neatest thing you have built?
Table top I built for a friend's new living room addition.

Image: https://i.postimg.cc/W4rv1FCR/20181027-145353.jpg

And a simple coconut oil stain
Image: https://i.postimg.cc/brYcg6J8/20181027-150856.jpg


fishfighter
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
32731 posts

re: Neatest thing you have built?
Looks good. If you enjoy wood work, Invest in a jointer. 6" is all you need. Picked up a very old HF for $75. Dang thing is well over 250 lbs. Does a outstanding job as you can see on the table I built.


ChenierauTigre
LSU Fan
Dreamland
Member since Dec 2007
30031 posts

re: Neatest thing you have built?
Fish, that table is gorgeous. The staining really shows off the grain. Very nice.


fishfighter
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
32731 posts

re: Neatest thing you have built?
A tip for all woodworks. Lumber that one buys at stores. Anything over 2' long and you trying to join them together, you going to have a space in between. A jointer and planner is your answer to true up a board. You stat by truing one edge, pass it thru the planner, check the true edge again. This will give you two true sides. Just use the planner to finish it all true.


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LSURoss
Chicago Cubs Fan
Shreveport, LA
Member since Dec 2007
13489 posts

re: Neatest thing you have built?
A jointer is on my list for sure. With the boards across the top being old ship lap we were going for the kind of uneven look.

Built the trestles today and will mount top to bottom at my customer's house.

Image: https://i.postimg.cc/DypGqzvY/20181029-100843.jpg


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