An olde Elm End Table

My daughter-in-laws Grampa made this table back in the 1940’s and he used wafers of some elm tree prunings to make “tile” for the top. He used clear epoxy to stick and grout around the tiles.The dark ones are from dead limbs and the light ones are from live limbs.
Herb



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the top is unique - I love it…
oh the ideas…

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thought more about this table’s top…
what methods do you suppose he used to make the hexagons???

I vote draw knife to get one flat and a TS w/ a sliding table to give you the rest of the flats…
or…
a hand plane to start…
vise the piece of branch and use a low angle jack or joiner to cut the 1st flat and then off to the TS …

what you suppose the thickness of the wafers should be???
once the tension and compression was released I’d think the loss to splits would be pretty high if they were really thin… same goes for when they’re dried…