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A friend of my was recently redoing a bartop in his man cave and ask me to do some CNC work on the slab he was going to use. The slab was 10’ long, 27” wide and 2” thick. This was one big slab to slide into my CNC. Since there was no straight edge I had to establish some type of straight line to be able to line up the three images he wanted cut into the slab. With a center set, I could then line up the different images on the center line to start the milling. First up was “Blue Blood” on the left side. Then slide this monster through the machine to center the next part. And then one one more move to put the last image into the slab. I used vCarve Desktop to do each section. A screen shot shot of the wild cat. So so he was going to pour Blue Epoxy in each of the images and sand it flat then pour self leveling clear Epoxy over the whole top. He sent me a video of the finished bar top. I did a screenshot so excuse the play button in the middle of the picture. Turned out really nice, he should enjoy this for a long time.
When you get to be my age, there's not too much new under the sun. Today however, I have a new experience. Last week, Picked up a couple hundred board feet of cherry and maple from my wife's uncle and he tree an extra board into the mix. Around here we call it coffeebean but the official name of the tree is Kentucky coffeetree. It is a species of poplar and very fragrant. I ran the board through he planer and pretty soon the shop smelled like a spice drawer. I always thought cherry had a powerful fragrance but this stuff is over the top. I'm making a couple of jewelry boxes for summer shows and I thought I'd use coffeebean with a horizontal center strip of walnut. The wood is pretty open grained so we'll have to see how it all pans out.