Thorsen Side Table Challenge #1 #4: Completed!!!

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Blog entry by Roger Strautman posted 05-15-2007 06:53 PM 1585 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As you can see by the new projects I made it to the end of a very satisfying project..Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

I thought you might like more closeup pictures of this table.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

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If you have any questions I would be more than happy to answer them. Enjoy!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 05-15-2007 07:08 PM


It looks like a winner.

I knew you’d end up with a fantastic piece.

It’s just the opposite of mine which has light legs, with dark aprons, & top.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#2 posted 05-15-2007 07:45 PM

This is looking great Rog!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#3 posted 05-15-2007 07:55 PM

A beautiful piece of furniture, I would like to see a photograph of the Top, there is some detail on there that is not clear with these photographs. What is the detail on the sides? Carving, transfer/Stencil

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#4 posted 05-15-2007 11:07 PM

Rog: A superb creation. Maybe your wife will let you bring it into the house!

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 05-15-2007 11:38 PM

Awsome table congrats.

-- JohnShackleford,North Carolina

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#6 posted 05-16-2007 02:28 AM

Beautiful Karson, I knew yours would be extra ordinary. I had to run in today and get me a new trim router, my old one died. I still think I’m going to make it. I got pictures on flickr, photobuckets and some windows tool or all you can upload. I can’t upload my own arse. I’ll probably need you when the time comes to post some pics for me. I can upload 1 at a time but not a bunch. I’ll send you a message with my password etc. Man your table is gonna be hard to beat. Its really neat. Quite artistic, right up there with Don, Dick, Mark D. and Dennis, not to mention the Rog. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 05-16-2007 02:46 AM

Wow, you really brought out the contrast in the butternut and the walnut. I love the African Blackwood plugs and splines. And you took up Bill’s suggestion to carve on the apron. So pretty. I think you really captured the spirit of the table. Thanks for posting. (You even chose Karson’s first two woods in the challenge – walnut and butternut.)

-- John

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#8 posted 05-16-2007 02:48 AM

Mike thanks for saying I did this creation. But it was really Rog. (Hay Rog see how my carving has improved? LOL)

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 05-16-2007 02:52 AM

Rog, your carvings are awesome, as always and the table really is spectacular. I like your choice of woods and I see your jig for making pegs works well. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us. I really like how you carried over that detail from the bread board to the table top on the side.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#10 posted 05-16-2007 05:43 AM

You always do such fine work

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#11 posted 05-16-2007 06:12 AM

Beautiful craftsmanship!

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#12 posted 05-16-2007 05:03 PM

Wonderful job Rog. Nice carvings that are not too showy and yet go well with the table. Interesting contrast between the legs and table top.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#13 posted 05-17-2007 04:09 AM

I like the legs Rog. This is a very nice piece. Congratulations on the completion and good luck in the judging!

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#14 posted 05-17-2007 04:15 AM

Yep, this one is definately my favorite.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#15 posted 05-17-2007 04:30 AM

Rog -

This is an awesome table – a work of art! I really like your choices of wood and combining your wonderful carving skills.


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