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Offline ShawnHodgson

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green ash bench top with walnut bowties
« on: January 23, 2018, 11:46 AM »
the bench top hasn't been cut down to width yet but love the look of these bowties. this will also have a walnut base

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Offline Birdhunter

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Re: green ash bench top with walnut bowties
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2018, 04:27 PM »
I have absolutely no experience with bow ties, but have been fascinated by the methodology. The bow ties look small relative to the extent of the crack that's developed. How do you decide size and placement of bow ties.

Offline ear3

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Re: green ash bench top with walnut bowties
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2018, 07:38 AM »
Nice.  What's the application for the top?
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Offline Rob-GB

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Re: green ash bench top with walnut bowties
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2018, 02:39 PM »
I would leave the slab as is.
The live edge is a good look and those "bow ties"  look proportionate to the piece.
Trust in your feel for the project though as proportions and final result are ultimately your artistic home.
Very cool job, Rob.

Offline ShawnHodgson

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Re: green ash bench top with walnut bowties
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2018, 09:56 AM »
the top is going to be a bench for the customers entrance way, and as far as bowtie size I just proportioned it to the piece, I decided to make my own bowties rather then use the router kit ones, I hate how bulky those ones look