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Offline kcufstoidi

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Re: Ipe Offcut Table Tops
« Reply #30 on: January 24, 2018, 06:31 PM »
I went to a seminar with reps from Rubio presenting, the main things they wanted to impress was that Rubio was indeed a single coat product and subsequent coats do not bond to each other, do not over sand and follow their application  instructions for applying the oil and , the only cleaner that should be used is their own, reason the detergents in other cleaners breakdown the Rubio oils and destroy the finish. Interested to know how you make out.

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Offline NL-mikkla

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Re: Ipe Offcut Table Tops
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2018, 12:57 AM »
Super cool tables, looking forward to the finished product.
Good luck on the finish choice

Online HarveyWildes

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Re: Ipe Offcut Table Tops
« Reply #32 on: January 31, 2018, 01:15 AM »
Very nice use of the grain and color variation in creating the patterns.  I'd like to see pics of the final pictures and the tables in situ.

Offline ear3

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Re: Ipe Offcut Table Tops
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2018, 09:37 PM »
@HarveyWildes   Here's a couple of pictures I took this evening after delivering 4 more tables.  I'm going to get better quality photos in a few weeks, as their having a professional photo shoot done.

Very nice use of the grain and color variation in creating the patterns.  I'd like to see pics of the final pictures and the tables in situ.
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Offline neilc

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Re: Ipe Offcut Table Tops
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2018, 09:43 PM »
Those look great, Ed -

Did you end up having to replace the filler?  It does a nice job of framing each piece.  But I'm curious how you kept that consistent gap.  I thought you cut everything and just started assembling and did not notice in your pics that you were including a consistent gap with every piece.

Thanks for sharing - I'm sure the restaurant owners will be delighted with what you have created!

neil

Offline ear3

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Re: Ipe Offcut Table Tops
« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2018, 09:50 PM »
Thanks @neilc I did redo the filler on the large tables (and fortified them with extra ply on the underside), but no extra measures taken to maintain a consistent gap.  It just kind of worked out that way when I set the pieces in the adhesive.  I think accurate cutting was probably the key, which left a hairline gap between most of the pieces.  If you look at the smaller triangles, you can see some slight variations in the gap (either larger or smaller).

The owners are pretty happy with it, fortunately.  Supposedly Vogue magazine is going to do a piece on the space, so I'll add a post on that if and when it comes out.


Those look great, Ed -

Did you end up having to replace the filler?  It does a nice job of framing each piece.  But I'm curious how you kept that consistent gap.  I thought you cut everything and just started assembling and did not notice in your pics that you were including a consistent gap with every piece.

Thanks for sharing - I'm sure the restaurant owners will be delighted with what you have created!

neil
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Ipe Offcut Table Tops
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2018, 10:49 PM »
Nice stuff Edward...thanks for posting...they are as grand as I had anticipated.

Love ❤️ the 3 dimensionality of the tables. You’ve ratcheted it up another notch. I still remember the first light project...that was the beginning. You keep bumping up the bar a peg at a time. Kudos to you 🙏🙏🙏

Online HarveyWildes

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Re: Ipe Offcut Table Tops
« Reply #37 on: February 04, 2018, 01:26 AM »
Thanks for the pics.  If Vogue does a spot, hope you get mentioned by name.  There's is a lot of interesting décor in that restaurant, and the tables look right at home.  I love it when someone (you in this case) redeems another person's castoffs in such a way that you can't tell.

Offline Tinker

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Re: Ipe Offcut Table Tops
« Reply #38 on: February 04, 2018, 07:00 AM »
A really fine piece of work. It fits in with the architecture of the rest of the room. It will be great advertisement for you, I am sure.

I do have a question.  I recently did a couple of lazy susans with pie shaped pieces to look like a pizza. I glued all to a ply wood backer. The solid wood pie pieces were about 3/8 inch thick and the plywood backer was 1/4 inch.  After the whole structure sat around in the shop for less than a week, it started to cup, or dish. The pie pieces were scraps that had been piled in a waste container for a long time.
The dishing was probably caused by uneven moisture content between the solid wood pieces and the plywood backer. Eventually, they settled somewhat but a slight dishing remained. I have not added the spinner to the bottom of one.  That proved interesting as it will spin on its own without the spinner.

The question: Did you find any cupping on your tables with using so many pieces in your design against plywood backer? It appears, in the pics, that all tops were stable and remained very flat.
Tinker
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Offline ear3

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Re: Ipe Offcut Table Tops
« Reply #39 on: February 04, 2018, 04:30 PM »
@Tinker Thanks!  The tables have remained flat so far.  I anticipated this and used the flooring adhesive, which allows for some flex, rather than regular wood glue.  This way the natural expansion and contraction of the wood won't pull or stretch the plywood.  But I should have used a thicker plywood on the larger tables, as they don't have quite the rigidity they should have for this application.  We ended up adding an additional 3/4 backing on them before attaching them to the bases, and so they are nice and solid now.

A really fine piece of work. It fits in with the architecture of the rest of the room. It will be great advertisement for you, I am sure.

I do have a question.  I recently did a couple of lazy susans with pie shaped pieces to look like a pizza. I glued all to a ply wood backer. The solid wood pie pieces were about 3/8 inch thick and the plywood backer was 1/4 inch.  After the whole structure sat around in the shop for less than a week, it started to cup, or dish. The pie pieces were scraps that had been piled in a waste container for a long time.
The dishing was probably caused by uneven moisture content between the solid wood pieces and the plywood backer. Eventually, they settled somewhat but a slight dishing remained. I have not added the spinner to the bottom of one.  That proved interesting as it will spin on its own without the spinner.

The question: Did you find any cupping on your tables with using so many pieces in your design against plywood backer? It appears, in the pics, that all tops were stable and remained very flat.
Tinker
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