With Instructables you can share what you make with the world, and tap into an ever-growing community of creative experts.
Great first ible. Great tables and great write up. I look forward to seeing some more things. I'm blown away how well you cut the slab with a chain saw. Big Ones! I also agree about the aggregate. But imperfactions can sometimes be the best part of something.
First area in this photo, not the first cut. It was probably around 15 if my memory serves. Thats only half of the cut off piece. It's broken. I started my cuts in the center of the bend and worked my way out. This can totally be done with a circular saw! I checked the piece after about every 5 cuts to look at the front. Once I saw it killed it, I raised the blade a touch. It could likely be a combination of the possible causes as well. I hadn't welded before this project. Basic stuff is pretty easy. I have a cheapO harbor freight MIG welder(no gas) and it handles 3/16 material like a champ. You
Thanks. I think we have all had to salvage a project from time to time. I'l finish that one too. Below is another chuck of walnut, from the same tree, that I am working on today. I will make 4 end tables in all. Since you like the gnarnly character, I've also added some photos of my cherry coffee table. It' has some great character. It's another example of a piece where I won't epoxy in the cracks, holes, and other imperfections. The slightly more delicate nature of those areas make it special to own. It's a little like bonsai, it takes alot of care to leave it alone.
There's always a way!
These broke apart at the area where it went thru a little. Once separated, the wood was too thin to hold. Even that little notch. I would have known. It's like a pimple. I would just feel it and want to scratch at it.
I will try again. Soon. In one of the photos you'll see a 6' or so chuck of walnut. I love the Pi player and I think I will make sled. It's just a pain. I could probably "CAD out" the Kreg K5 jig and 3d print one with some nut zerts. I looked at buying a sled, way too pricey. Your upright bass is amazing. It means alot to me being a finalist in this competition given the stiff competition, number of entries and the amazing projects like yours I get to be associated with. I might be making that bass for a musically inclined brother of mine. Great Project! And thanks for your nice comments and suggestions.
Raspberry pi media player
No softening. It would have been smart and reduced the risk of cracker. Luck was in my favor and it went well. The radius of the curve is so large that each segment isn't really bending that much. The Kreg jig worked wonders on the test piece. I will use it again for the same application, just one where I can saw closer to the end of the board. Thank you for your kind comments and checking this out.
Yeah regular glue. Not the amber clear stuff, the cloudy-ish white one.
Thank you for checking it out.
I didn't think steam would penetrate wood this hard and thick. Good to know.
Awesome! Love the feel
Burned plush bunny made of clay - Between the lines of fear and blame
Wooden Pencil Holder
Really Cool! Nice design.
It's how we learn. I really wanted to be smart and methodical and use the Kreg guide to make these cuts. And I even practiced. I wish the sled on the guide would come in other sizes or be able to be attached to a dry wall square. (Wink Wink Kreg). I will likely have to design and print my own part to do this. But I hate having to make tools, I buy tools to make things. A table saw sled would be a hassle to achieve these cuts as well. Because of the curved and gnarly nature of live edge wood, you would never get straight results without spending massive amounts of time clamping the piece. I really did try and not wing it. I MEASURED, MATHED, and EVERYTHING!
It would have been. I haven't seen anyone do that yet. In the background of one of the photos, you can see another slab of wood. I'll try again.
Dead Edge End TableView Instructable »
Casting In Pre-made Molds
Mixing + Pouring Concrete
California Wine Rack
Beginners Guide to 3-D Printing
Join 2 million + to receive instant DIY inspiration in your inbox.
© 2016 Autodesk, Inc.