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I had to share this work by a product designer called Hilla Shamia working out of Tel Aviv. She pours molten aluminium onto logs and the metal fills the cracks and burns the bottom to amazing effect. I wonder would this be an alternative method to a butterfly joint to fill up the 1" crack in my workbench?

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adidat

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that is pretty sweet, thanks for sharing, i wonder how strong they are?

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I love those, they're right up my street. I'd worry a bit about the effects of movement in the timber though??
 

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They're good, but there's something just not quite perfect about them, anyone have ideas what it is? Maybe the metal needs more polish? I'm not sure...

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Yes, to get a real contrast a more polished, or at least evenly textured aluminium surface would be better I think. But maybe that's not possible due to the casting process?
 

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TheTiddles":d0thkyw2 said:
They're good, but there's something just not quite perfect about them, anyone have ideas what it is? Maybe the metal needs more polish? I'm not sure...

Aidan
I think it is the legs, they just still look rough cast.
 

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I quite like this, I think I'd prefer the ali to be polished. I like the contrast between metal and timber. I made some pestles and mortar's with some very cracked oak. I filled the cracks with brass powder and super glue. The affect was nice.
 
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