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Dead Edge End Table
Beautiful work and the fact you made mistakes just makes it a better project. Frustrating, but, I have always learned more from my mistakes then accomplishments.Bending wood without kerfs. I saw a edition of "How it is Made" and the feature was bending wood by a furniture manufacturer. They used HOT WATER, a compression vice around a fulcrum and after bending, they used a premade form to maintain the bend while they allowed the wood to dry.. To achieve a 90 degree bend, they used a 3 step process, 1st bend was about 22 degrees, then approximately 49 degrees, then the 90. They also stated hardwood (Oak, Maple, Ash, Walnut, etc.) is easier - better then soft wood (Pine, Fir) as it does not tend to wrinkle. I used the hot water process to form a sliding board of pine and it did indeed wrinkle. Thanks for your ideas!!
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beautiful! I came to see how the curve was created. I first thought maybe you glued wood together and cut the shape, but what you did was a complete surprise. Nice job.
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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
thank you for sharing those photos they some gorges pieces of wood and yes I love wood with it's own imperfections it gives them charter all of their own.I am sure the end tables will turn out beatfull once finished walnut is one of my fav woods along with cherry but both are hard to come by here in Australia, but we do have some very beautefull woods here that are native and have as much charter to them.I have a piece that I have from a silkyoak that we had to cut down a few years ago due to the root system rooting I saved quite number of large trunk pieces from it, just waiting for it to weather still have 5 years to go :-) have no idea what to do with them yet as only time will show me what they will become as silkyoak twists when drying I have not stabbed them, have left it in the trunk to weather before cutting into slabs :-) - Dawsie
The bass is the most technical thing I've done but found it surprisingly a lot easier than I thought it was going to be. If you do decide to make one and need extra dimensions or a few pointers just get in touch! - petachock
Actually, the cuts first get less deep then they get deeper. Maybe it was board warp or slightly uneven sanding after all. The reason I'm curious is because I love that this piece can be made with a circular saw. Also, I really like your new piece. It is completely unique, lean and clean. It's like something I'd expect to see selling for thousands from a known artist. The metal work is critical to the piece yet beyond me but I may try something similar. Hugely inspiring.Thank you for the great ible and insp! - ewsmith
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.
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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.
I think this table is so much better than if you had, had the two ends curved very beautifully done loved the finished project. And many of us have been were you were with a project and had to come up with a workaround to the problem :-) well done with your it looks great.I lived the table that you made with the branch knot in it and hope that you resist that one and finishe it as it will make for a great project. You could always change it into a wall shelf for keeping family photos on it would make for special shelf that way. - Dawsie
You are my man! Your story sounds just like what mine sound, no matter what projects I am working on... keep finding solutions! Thanks for the inspiration. - onkelhugo
Hi, I love this table it's ended up looking really good. It's a pity the live edge part didn't work though. I've used kerf bending on a few projects now and use a cross cut sled on a table saw (see my raspberry pi player) I agree with you about the lack of information on the net....I struggled to find more than a couple of examples. I think you could probably use the same sled method, for a live edge, but with a straight edge fixed to the top of the wood to reference against the front end of the sled. I think this would look really cool....I think I might try it! Good luck in the competition! - petachock
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I sure know where you're coming from and thanks for answering my questions. keep up the great work.
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