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    Dear All,

    I just thought I'd share some photos of my latest project. The wood is salvaged which is my way of saying I pulled it from the trash! I pulled some of it from a dumpster at a freeway construction site (the pine on the edges of the table top), a wide plank that had been sitting for years at my mother-in-laws in Tucson that was slightly termite eatern (center peice of table top), and the rest is mesquite from some trees that blew down last year and cut up by a landscape company. You can't beat free wood!

    Its held together with dowel jonts & glue, and finished with linseed oil.

    Cheers Dennis
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    Great piece of work. I really like the aged look of the piece. Looks like its been through a lot.

    So how the heck did you work with the wood on the legs facing the picture. Nice job on making the piece look like it was meant to be.

    Josh

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    • #3
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      Nice work, DW! I love salvaged wood. Great job of putting it all together.
      I put it all back together better than before. There\'s lots of leftover parts.

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        Beautiful......

        The legs also have a diamond willow look, I never realized they have similar characteristics. Very cool indeed......
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          Hi Josh,

          I used a bandsaw to cut all the mesquite from the odd sized logs I picked up. I just cut them roughly square following the curve of the log, smoothed them with a belt sander (50grit) and used a spoke shave to take the edge off the corners. Then used a miter saw to cut the ends. It was really easy since you don;t care about anything being square or parallel.

          I think I'm going to make something from ironwood next since I salvaged a bunch of that from a firewood pile!

          Cheers Dennis

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            Nice work, i love the legs.

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              Very nice and quite creative. You've certainly captured the charm of the mesquit with a very nice and unique piece.

              Thanks for sharing your work with us,

              CWS

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              • #8
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                Great work. With the price of wood nowadays maybe we should all go out and start looking into dumpsters. Be proud of what you have done.

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                • #9
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                  Dennis, That is a great looking table! Thanks for sharing that.

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                  • #10
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                    yes I agree a very fine piece

                    §m€llŸ™

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                      Nice work !! and great use of recycled wood . It sure looks solid
                      John from Belgrave ont.

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                        Dang, another guy I have to hate! It's one thing to make something out of nice *free* wood but then to have it turn out as gorgeous as that... well, dang!!
                        Good job!! Oh yea, if you're going to do a project with ironwood be sure you plan on buying a new blade afterward - it can be nasty hard!
                        Later,
                        Chiz

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