Good day all,
I’ve been working on my second river table and spent a lot of time making sure I get this piece of pear wood as flat as I can and must say I’m very happy with the result although I’ve lost about 11mm at its thickest point.
Away at work for two weeks at the moment so I can only think it will be beneficial to leave the wood to rest after cutting into it so deeply. Is two weeks long enough or should I hold back longer before continuing?
I’m sorry if my terminology is incorrect, I only do this to switch off.
Unfortunately while planning it flat with a router it has opened up a bit of ugly looking bark (hollow when tapped) near a knot. I’m afraid if I left it in I’ll struggle to get a decent finish on it. Is this true? Baring in mind I’ll be using epoxy to fill anyway.
Also worried if I try and take it out it will be different to leave a natural look, if best to try and remove any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Happy to have an epoxy pool in its place but need to be done wright.
Just for your info the pencil lines you can see is were I plan to split it.
Looking forward to hearing if anyone has advice or points.
Cheers and thank you