It’s been a little while since I’ve posted anything. We just had a really great Thanksgiving Fair. We so enjoy sharing it with you all, and I want to extend a big thank you to all who attended, both for your friendship and your support. We had just over 23,000 guests in 2 days!
That said, I haven’t progressed on this as far as I wanted these last two weeks, but I am working on this 22 foot long Mesquite conference table. So far, nearly everyone who comes into the shop wants to ask questions about it. At this point, I have poured over 7 1/2 gallons of Epoxy into the cracks and voids (welcome to working with Mesquite).
I am estimating that it will weigh about 2,000 lbs as a whole. It will be shipped in two pieces, and the customer wants me to crate it (two crates) so he can pick it up on a flatbed semi-truck. At this point, I have gotten most of the boards planed and ready to assemble into the top. I discovered that planing epoxy and Mesquite together dulls the knives quite fast! I get about one board planed before needing to stop and sharpen the knives. Thankfully, I do have a knife grinder mounted on the planer so it’s not too bad.
My goal is to have the two large slabs glued together by years end. I have the trestle feet joinery started and it’s coming together. Does anyone have good ideas on flattening both big slabs simultaneously? I want them perfect and flat and can only lift one at a time using a crane… I’m actually considering using a floor sander…. it is the size of a small room… about 125 square feet.