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Nov 25, 2007
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This was done by one of our members that lives in Jacksonville, FL.
It was made for his then fiancee, now wife.
It was still unfinished at this point. For some reason I don't have the completed pics. temp.jpg

John,
I hope you don't mind me reposting your handiwork.
 
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More info, please. That is amazing? How's it done?

Cheers,

Sirhr

Thanks guys! been getting a lot of PM's on the specifics, so I will post some links here.

These are a variation of Live edge river tables, a concept started ( I think) by Greg Klassen. His tables use an intricately cut piece of glass. You take a live edge slab, cut it in half, and orient the two live edges facing each other so it mimics a river. Now people are using epoxy to fill the void with various pigmented epoxy pours.

My process is a little different than others because I am using melamine to make the molds, then silicone caulk as needed to prevent leaks (no weird time consuming tape, or mold release spray). This leaves a funky edge so this becomes cut offs generally. So far I have not had any issues with product sticking so bad I cant get it out. Patience with a small pry bar does the trick.

http://www.gregklassen.com/products

The epoxy I use (its cheap)

https://www.amazon.com/Crystal-Clea...?ie=UTF8&qid=1539029664&sr=8-5&keywords=epoxy

The pigments

https://www.amazon.com/VARIETY-vari..._rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=398H97RS3SMFQ4Q5F8SR

Here are some video links




more to come shortly as I am finishing 2 now.
 
Mar 7, 2013
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We ended up not liking the final dimensions, so my wife sketched up a frame design, and now it is a wall hanging.

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Getting closer with the gun room work bench. Needs a shelf, paint, and the top secured.

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And started on my winter project. Got this old trailer from the inlaws. Needs some love, but has plenty of life left... i hope. My buddies and i will use it to tow dirt bikes and the likes.

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