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    Unable to plane it flat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by demographic View Post
    Err, unless theres a bit of optical illusion going on that looks convex to me.
    Glad it wasn't just me I Think its actually sorta red blood cell shape.

    I think the problem with pouring something into the void would be avoiding bubbles, for that reason I wouldnt go that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Dazzle View Post

    Think its actually sorta red blood cell shape.
    It is very much so which is why something like a glass plate wouldn't work. I've been trying to upload a better photo, but however much I compress it the forum keeps rejecting it

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    Quote Originally Posted by melons View Post
    It is very much so which is why something like a glass plate wouldn't work. I've been trying to upload a better photo, but however much I compress it the forum keeps rejecting it
    Why do you say glass won't work?

    The right kind of tempered glass will be more than strong enough. I probably wouldn't even bother gluing it down myself...a few of those stick on rubber 'dots' would be sufficient to keep it in place via friction, that then leaves you totally free to remove it later.

    Edit: Somewhere like this will do you a peice, but it might actually cost you more than the original IKEA table I'd go for a circle the same size as the outer rim of the table rather than the size of the 'ridge'. Needs to be toughened to get the strength.

    https://www.made2measure.co.uk/tough...oughened-glass
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    The problem appears to be with the amount of overhang and not the precise shape of the top. To fix that issue you can either reduce the diameter of the top or increase the spread of the feet.

    The easier option would be to increase the width of the base. A relatively small round foot (or foot shaped foot) fixed to the bottom of each leg would cure the problem and you could go back to milking cows in safety.

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    Default Re: Filling the void in a concave surface

    Surely you just gaffer tape a strip of something vertically around the rim and fill it with clear resin?

    edit: has the benefit of working whether it's concave or convex.

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    Yeah, crack it half and make a live edge river table. Looks easy to do, results are amazing with a bit of glitter.

    The thing is, have you seen the price of those resins?

    I'd still go with some feet. Upcycle a pair or three of the Mrs. best shoes. Stick the leg in the shoe and fill it with concrete.

    Not only do you get a perfectly good table or stool, the look on her face will be priceless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Screwdriver View Post
    Upcycle a pair or three of the Mrs. best shoes. Stick the leg in the shoe and fill it with concrete.

    Not only do you get a perfectly good table or stool, the look on her face will be priceless.
    You're single right?

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    Put yer knee behind it and push it out. FFS are there no real men left anymore...

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    Floor levelling stuff would fill the hole nicely

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    Default Re: Filling the void in a concave surface

    Quote Originally Posted by Screwdriver View Post
    Upcycle a pair or three of the Mrs. best shoes. Stick the leg in the shoe and fill it with concrete.
    Stilettos for the win

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    Quote Originally Posted by melons View Post
    I may have been swayed by the fact that this was made from solid timber
    Is that still important?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    Floor levelling stuff would fill the hole nicely
    Latex screed. Good call.

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    Default Re: Filling the void in a concave surface

    As ZRX61 mentioned if you have a handplane with a cambered blade (as in it takes slightly thicker shaving out of the centre and can be set up so it doesn't leave lines at the edge of the cut) you could plane it flat assuming it wouldnt end up too thin.

    Latex self leveller is another option but as it's on timber would need the right primer.
    I've made some pretty big dispay units for a bedding manufacturer a while ago and we shaped some details with car bodyfiller as it was cheaper than two pack wood filler and did the same job.
    The trick was to get to it with a surform while it was still 'green' and easy to flatten off.

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    Default Re: Filling the void in a concave surface

    Probably be cheaper to buy a flat coffee table and stick thix thing on ebay

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