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Thorsen Table Challenge #1: Getting a start

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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 04-05-2007 05:40 AM 944 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well I finally got started on the project today.

I dug out some Black Ash boards, & ripped , & planed 4 legs to thickness. Then I dug out some Black Walnut for the table top & aprons, & set it aside until tomorrow.

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-- -** 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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scottb

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#1 posted 04-05-2007 05:44 AM

Another tease! Where’s the photos? I don’t think I’ve seen black ash before – at least not knowingly.

-- 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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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 04-05-2007 05:52 AM

I’ll take some tomorrow. When I went out to my shop today, I wasn’t planning on doing anything, just look for boards.
Look at the clocks I made. The Granddaughters Curio Clock, & the Black Ash & Walnut Clock.

-- -** 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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#3 posted 04-05-2007 05:57 AM

OK, I have to admit I am unfamiliar with the term black ash. Help me here.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#4 posted 04-05-2007 06:04 AM

I stand corrected, nice wood combination. I loved the curio clock when you posted it, and I still do!

-- 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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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 04-05-2007 06:08 AM

Black Ash grows on wetlands in northern MN. The wood isn’t black, so I don’t know why they call it that.
It’s the last tree to get its leaves in the spring, & the first to lose them.
You can see how the 2 woods go together on this clock.

-- -** 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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oscorner

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#6 posted 04-05-2007 06:22 AM

I’m glad to hear that you’ve begun the process, Dick. That is some great looking wood. I’m looking forward to seeing the pictures, tomorrow.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#7 posted 04-05-2007 07:03 AM

Your first reply was longer than your blog…what no photos…NO VIDEONOT EVEN A SCRATCH AND SNIFF!

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#8 posted 04-05-2007 11:32 AM

Dick, I can’t wait to see the contrast in the wood colors and where you use them.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#9 posted 04-05-2007 12:53 PM

The clock is beautiful, I can’t wait to see this table.

Diane

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#10 posted 04-09-2007 07:18 PM

Ok, so who is building a Thorsen table out of Sassafrass anyway? I thought someone was thinking of it. I bet we get one of cedar as well.

Any other scented woods ?

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 04-09-2007 07:28 PM

I layed off of my table for a few days, & came up with some fresh ideas. Now i’m going out to My Cave, & make some noise.

-- -** 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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#12 posted 04-09-2007 11:46 PM

Bill, have you been looking in my shop?

-- remember always measure once and cut twice

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#13 posted 04-12-2007 04:42 PM

Dick, it’s been three days… where are the pictures?

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#14 posted 04-12-2007 04:56 PM

I am still in the drawing phase, and looking to see what lumber I have available.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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