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Old 06-29-2019, 03:36 AM   #841
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Ooh yeah, we do the muddled strawberry thing .... it is teh yum!

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Old 12-31-2019, 03:44 PM   #842
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Old 12-31-2019, 03:56 PM   #843
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Old 12-31-2019, 04:34 PM   #844
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White pine? What's the plan?
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Old 12-31-2019, 05:04 PM   #845
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Ash. My sister wanted a slab so my BiL can make a coffee table and I'm going to eventually build Pete a kitchen table. These slabs will sand down to 2 1/2" thick. Ash has a habit of splitting inconveniently but a couple of these look good.

How thick do you start your guitar bodies, in case I have like 7 more logs?
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Old 01-01-2020, 11:54 AM   #846
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The lumbercaster was 2". But if it's getting a top, 1.75. Some guitars are thinner though.
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Old 01-01-2020, 04:32 PM   #847
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How do you dry them. The local mills used to build huge ricks and kilns to keep new boards from warping and other wise becoming less useful.
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Old 01-01-2020, 05:31 PM   #848
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I'm going to "sticker" them in an open barn and paint the ends with latex.
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Old 01-05-2020, 12:14 AM   #849
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Oh man, Mr. Clod's been making this awesome "river table" matched set (a coffee table and a side table.) I keep meaning to post pics but I keep checking the cellar when I'm already in bed and not motivated to go out to the garage. Somebody bump this thread in the daytime and I'll try to remember. It's so cool looking.
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Old 01-05-2020, 08:51 AM   #850
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Old 01-05-2020, 11:04 PM   #851
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Children's legs included for size perspective, or I can just tell you it's 48"x20". Side table not finished yet, but it's cut from the end of the same board/pour, so it looks pretty identical, except it's going to have legs made of walnut (these legs are prefab metal thingies.)
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Old 01-06-2020, 06:57 AM   #852
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Excellent! Has he done much work with the epoxy? Is it forgiving to use?
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Old 01-06-2020, 06:59 AM   #853
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That is Way Cool, I love it.
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Old 01-06-2020, 12:58 PM   #854
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This is his second experiment with epoxy, the first was a very small fill (also blue) in a knot on a board that is a cover piece for a gaming table he built--kind of like a craps table, there's an inner section that's lowered by about 4 inches and covered with cloth for dice, cards, what have you, then there are leaves that fit within the outer rails to make the surface flush for use as a traditional table. (But I can't post pictures of that until I get home again...)

It's not necessarily unforgiving, I think, unless you screw up. There are different types with longer or shorter drying times, though, so you can start with a slower one and work your way up. The big thing is the swirls tend to settle over time, so if it's a slow one you have to go out there and stir it every hour until it's set.
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Old 01-06-2020, 01:00 PM   #855
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I also know he used a small blowtorch to get bubbles out, and for a big pour like this the frame has to be super tight so the epoxy doesn't leak under the side pieces.
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