Matt’s Weekly Shop Update

Biggest thing this week is I picked up a sugar maple log. It's about 22" at the butt and 11' long. Lots of crotches which should be interesting but it was also tapped over the years so those tap wounds should produce some interesting patterns and colors in the wood.

Thanks to everyone who chatted with me at Fine Woodworking Live! It was a blast! Back in the shop, I made minor progress on the outfeed table and the river table. This weekend the Highboy will be in the Northern Woods Show.
This week, I finished up waterfall table number 2 (the resin river) and got started finally on my new table saw outfeed table. The cabinet carcass is built and I used plywood for that. Been a while since I built a project from plywood...
Biggest thing this week was the progress on the resin waterfall river table.  I had a successfully uneventful resin pour.  Once it was cured, I cut and joined the waterfall joint just like the second table.  Speaking of the second table, I made the glass pattern for that one and dropped it off at the glass cutter.
 Made a bunch of progress on the first river waterfall table. I cut the waterfall joint and built a steel base for it. The other table will get it's resin river this week once I decide on a final direction for the pigment.
Finished up the first waterfall table and got started on the other two by surfacing the slabs. One of the waterfall tables will get a resin river so I put together a small sample to see how everything will look before I move forward with the main pour.
Finished up the quick platter project and got finish on one of the carved drawer fronts. Surfaced the first of the waterfall table slabs with the new surfacing bit. Prepped the panels for the drawer bottoms and finished the initial epoxy work on the outfeed table top.