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    Wood working; transforming old skateboards into a table

    You need patience, skills and imagination to achieve this. Awesome skills.


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    Amazing!
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    Pretty cool.

    I did it the other way round for my CDT GCSE Ė I made a skateboard from an old table top. I managed to produce a lovely concave and I was quite proud of it. I sold it for £50

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    Outstanding!

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    Fantastic, love the end result. Pretty labour intensive!

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    Awesome

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    Good end result but why skateboards? Far easier to start with fresh wood, paint and cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Good end result but why skateboards? Far easier to start with fresh wood, paint and cut.
    Recycling is king.
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    A Paul Smith Signature Stripe (style) conference table made from skateboards!

    How much cooler can you get? 😎

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt London View Post
    A Paul Smith Signature Stripe (style) conference table made from skateboards!

    How much cooler can you get? 
    My thoughts exactly!.
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    Great stuff! Ta for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    You need patience, skills and imagination to achieve this.
    You need a lot of glue and old skateboards as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    Recycling is king.
    Appears so but not sure why.

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    Iím planning a kitchen table for my house refurb project which will have a top made from laminated scraps of old broken doors/frames and other scrap wood which Iíve been saving as the project progressed. I love stuff like this!

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    Looks great! Thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by draftsmann View Post
    Iím planning a kitchen table for my house refurb project which will have a top made from laminated scraps of old broken doors/frames and other scrap wood which Iíve been saving as the project progressed. I love stuff like this!
    You can find a lot of inspiring videos on YT when you search for 'table top epoxy'.

    Menno

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    What a great video - amazing work

    Thanks for sharing

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    Tables are one of the tings I do a lot of, and the effect here is very cool, but I pity the poor guy who had to put the top together, that must be way more than a 1000 strips plonked and pinned in place. More of an exercise in torture than anything else.
    People are using all sorts of stuff with epoxy now, including making guitars out of coloured pencils, all encased in resin.
    I have to say I much prefer a decent slab of grain, especially from a tree like yew. Nature does beauty in a way we cannot. But epoxy can help here too.
    This (large) sideboard is solid yew, but the most inreresting parts of the tree are near the edge where the wood has remained pale, died, decayed, been cut etc. So here I have used epoxy to fill out the rectangles (most clearly seen on the bottom right of the botton drawer).



    Dave

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    Yeah, well, I like that epoxy 'solution'! That modern material emphasises the capricious nature of the wood! (Is 'capricious' the right term here?). The contrast of wood/nature and high tech makes it more interesting.

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    This really irritates me. A vast amount of time and effort put in for very little benefit.

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    Awsome!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernestrome View Post
    This really irritates me. A vast amount of time and effort put in for very little benefit.
    What a cheerful chap you must be to have around the house.

    Be happy, its a Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onelasttime View Post
    Pretty cool.

    I did it the other way round for my CDT GCSE Ė I made a skateboard from an old table top. I managed to produce a lovely concave and I was quite proud of it. I sold it for £50
    I made (part of) a quarter-pipe for my BMX bike in my woodwork class. Unfortunately the school didn't have enough wood available in the store cupboard for me to finish it, so it rotted away (unfinished) in my parents garden for about 6 months before being burnt on a bonfire.
    My family home was not a very 'kiddies drawings stuck on the front of the fridge' kinda house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernestrome View Post
    This really irritates me. A vast amount of time and effort put in for very little benefit.
    #MeToo

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernestrome View Post
    This really irritates me. A vast amount of time and effort put in for very little benefit.
    And still, you're here: on the G&D part of a watch forum.

    What strikes me most about the video is the way that guy comes up with the idea of re-using old and discarded boards for something that is as beautiful as this - good enough to be called a 'Paul Smith signature stripe table'.

    Secondly: when he puts a price tag of -let's say- $2K on it, he will have it sold within seconds. $3K will take him about a day, I suppose. It can be a rewarding benefit after all.

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    Did he come up with the idea? There seem to be a ton of people doing the same thing.

    If someone builds a new table, slaps some kind of 'recycled' veneer on top of it, it doesn't seem to be a recycled item to me.

    As siralun is fond of saying, never underestimate people's propensity to buy tat.
    Last edited by ernestrome; 14th September 2019 at 08:47.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    Tables are one of the tings I do a lot of, and the effect here is very cool, but I pity the poor guy who had to put the top together, that must be way more than a 1000 strips plonked and pinned in place. More of an exercise in torture than anything else.
    People are using all sorts of stuff with epoxy now, including making guitars out of coloured pencils, all encased in resin.
    I have to say I much prefer a decent slab of grain, especially from a tree like yew. Nature does beauty in a way we cannot. But epoxy can help here too.
    This (large) sideboard is solid yew, but the most inreresting parts of the tree are near the edge where the wood has remained pale, died, decayed, been cut etc. So here I have used epoxy to fill out the rectangles (most clearly seen on the bottom right of the botton drawer).



    Dave
    Very nice totally agree about seeing the grain and nature doing beauty in a way we cannot.

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