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Thorsen Side Table Challenge #1 #3: Getting closer!

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Blog entry by Roger Strautman posted 04-27-2007 04:21 AM 1187 reads 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Metamorphosis #1 completed. Part 3 of Thorsen Side Table Challenge #1 series Part 4: Completed!!! »

I’m now down the home stretch and getting ever closer to the finish line. I will say this I have really enjoyed this little project so far. I have learned some new ways of thinking about how to make designs work together.

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This is a dry run so I still have the glue up to do and finish to apply.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"



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#1 posted 04-27-2007 04:27 AM

Very very nice lines. I like the looks of this a lot. It is something I would love to have in my house.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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fred

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#2 posted 04-27-2007 04:28 AM

Beautiful. What else can I say.

Great work, Rog.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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#3 posted 04-27-2007 04:29 AM

i like the legs. What are the materials?

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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Roger Strautman

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#4 posted 04-27-2007 04:36 AM

The dark wood is Walnut. The light wood is butternut. The plugs and splines are African Blackwood. Thanks for asking.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#5 posted 04-27-2007 04:42 AM

looks like its about to move. Very nice.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#6 posted 04-27-2007 04:45 AM

That’s gonna be hard to beat. Can’t wait for the finish.

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#7 posted 04-27-2007 04:45 AM

Something seems to be missing. Guess I’m so use to distressed wood that I expect every thing to be a little chipped up.

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#8 posted 04-27-2007 04:52 AM

Nice contrasts. The colors are beautiful. African Blackwood….Nice

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#9 posted 04-27-2007 05:01 AM

nice legs…nice curves…very cool design.

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#10 posted 04-27-2007 07:04 AM

The contrast is wonderful. The legs are really cool the way you have made them.

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

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Roger Strautman

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#11 posted 04-27-2007 11:21 AM

A big thank you to all who posted! You know in your own mind that you like it but will everyone else or will it be and failure?

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#12 posted 04-27-2007 11:40 AM

I was looking at the table in the second picture, and with those “curved” legs, my mind brought up an image of a table from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”—I see the table dancing and singing. Why do I see that? I have no idea!
This is going to be a beautiful, elegant table. (Well, it already is… )

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#13 posted 04-27-2007 02:34 PM

Exellent design and look! Thanks for the pictures.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#14 posted 04-27-2007 04:21 PM

Great Design Rog.

Like Dennis says you need to take some “Dull” chisels to it.

-- 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 karsonwm@gmail.com †

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 04-27-2007 04:33 PM

That’s going to be a beauty, it looks like you have left plenty of space for your next spectacular chip carved design.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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