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WTB: Slabs for epoxy tables - figured wood? Red/Flame Box Elder?

Discussion in 'Want To Buy' started by Pontiac_baron, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. Pontiac_baron

    Pontiac_baron Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    I've become desperate of late. I can't find any 'neat' slabs to make tables or furniture out of

    Epoxy is crazy expensive: $60 per gallon at bulk rates, and a decent sized table could require quite a few gallons.
    I realize this might be cheap compared to a nice burl/figured wood, but it makes me want to start with nice pieces......

    Curly/Birds-eye maple? Flame Boxelder/Box elder? You can see from the attached picture that I've resorted to gluing blanks together. It's more work than I realized. Some decent slabs would help substantially

    Who has something for me? I like Flame Box elder for my ability to contrast it against the blue. But I'm open to other ideas.

    If anyone needs help with Epoxy tables: I'll be an open book. I don't do it for a living: just for entertainment

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    Pontiac_baron Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    A few other pictures of stuff I've made

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    If you were in Taiwan, I could hook up loads of mahogany, acacia and camphor slabs for dirt cheap. My guess is freighting it would make it unreasonable though. A cool wood to try if you like epoxy would be pecky cypress. All the natural grooves in it and its orange color would go well with that blue epoxy. Have you considered mesquite?
     
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    Hey,

    I've got some really figured Maple burl slabs that I've been making some epoxy tables out of myself, but I've got some others from the log all have been kiln dried. I'm building a new show right now so I could use the cash if these interest you at all... Below is a photo of a table and some wall art I made out of some of it. I have some 8' slabs around 17-18" wide. 2" thick.

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    Absolutely love that FBE table! Definitely want to make some of these! Chuck
     
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    No fbe slabs. Plenty of maple
     
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    I have no idea if the prices are within reason but I stumbled across some fbe slabs on eBay today.
     
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    This is what I was talking about. Nice big piece of Swietenia macrophylla. Going price here. 27$.

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    Bigg081 Connoisseur of Man Glitter Full Member

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    $27?????? Take my money!!!!!!!
     
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    Seriously right? I don't know why people don't value it here. 27$. That's what it sold for.
     
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    I thought I responded to a thread exactly like this a week or so ago.......HMMMM!
    I think I have some dry slabs out in the barn, but will have to get out there and get some pictures.
    How thick of slabs are you needing and what length?
     
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    At those prices you should start buying and load up a shipping container to send state side, especially for pieces as beautiful as that. Amazing wood.
     
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    If you want to help me work the logistics of selling on your end of the world, I'll do it from mine. I've thought the same thing, but setting up a shop stateside from where I live sounds next to impossible.
     
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    I know a guy who has a shop specializing in awesome wood, will talk with him to see if interested. Sadly I got no time with other endeavors right now.
     
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    And I'm just figuring out how to reply :)
     
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    @Pontiac_baron How this? It's getting pretty scarce out in the barn. Once this is sanded or fan through a planer it's going to look a little better, but it's still going to be less than optimal in my opinion.
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