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I wanted a change from boxes, and came across a large oval glass table top that had been thrown out.
So I made this base out of Bubinga .
Its not quite finished yet, It has shellac but I am going to put wipe on poly over the top to make it shine.

Its 5 foot on the long edge, stands 18" high.
I havent made Mortice and tenon joints in over 50 years. I used the router table and a sled mounter router, just squared off the mortice ends with hammer and chisel.
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Nice, Bob. Did you source the bubinga in Cyprus?
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What an excellent job Bob.

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I have a local woodyard that has a huge amount and variety of exotic wood. but now that bubinga is on the non export list its going to get scarce quickly. I need to get back there this week and buy as much as I can afford while its still there.
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Excellent looking table. At first I thought "18 inches " is a bit short till I thought of my living room table. Love the look of that wood. Please post a picture of the finished project.
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very nice, wood looks so pretty
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Had some delays today, didnt get the varnish as its on backorder. Should have a "finished" picture in a couple days. went to buy some more bubinga today, supplies are running low as its now on the non export list and prices are rising. If anyone knows of any and want to have some I suggest they buy sooner rather than later.
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Looks beautiful, Bob. Before I saw your second post, I was going to ask if the center joint was notched. Nice work.

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