JosephThomas

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15 hours ago, JosephThomas said:

The place I go to has plenty of FAS walnut, lots of nice stuff to choose from, just pricey.

Is it actually fas or is it current walnut grading standards fas?

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12 hours ago, Brendon_t said:

Is it actually fas or is it current walnut grading standards fas?

You know I haven't sat in there and measured and stuff so I can't say for certain...but I would say a good portion of it is, and the rest seems to be at least select quality by my eye.

Btw, good article on walnut grades from Shannon, for anyone that's interested: http://www.mcilvain.com/walnut-grades-explained/

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Glad to see you are making progress !

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looking great! That top is going to really pop once finished! 

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It looks awesome, JT. You did a great job on the grain match and the glue up. Nice

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Looks great! I'm with shaneymack on the grain match.

 

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Looking great! You did an outstanding job grain matching the walnut for the top!

 

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Man I forgot about this project! Looking great!

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Got the clamps off and cut the ends closer to final length...the glue lines are nice and tight

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Little teaser of what it should look like when finished up:

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Here are some shots of it resting in place as I tried to decide how much overhang to leave...the wife and I kept going back and forth, both a little too afraid it would end up too short, but here's what we settled on:

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Also put together some little pull out shelves that will go in the bottom to help organize that mess below :) Just cutting more of that pre-made pre-finished 1/2" ply my lumber yard sells, for the convenience so I can finish this in short order.

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(still need to cut the bottoms).

Need to make one more crosscut with the tracksaw to get the final length of the top, then I can do some cleanup with the smoother on the top face, add a slight roundover, and get to the finish.

 

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Overhang on the top looks perfect. How are you going to finish the top?

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Overhang on the top looks perfect. How are you going to finish the top?

I haven't done test pieces yet, but I was thinking of doing wipe on poly.

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