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Demilune table tops #1: Making Demilune Tables

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As you may have guessed, I make many of these tables. The practice is needed, and the combinations of woods make it very interesting.

These were all made from the plexiglass templates shown. By using these templates, I can make these tops very quickly.

I also have other shapes that are more complicated, which I’ll post at another time.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com



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Damian Penney

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#1 posted 2569 days ago

Very nice indeed, I really like the veneer on the first and last one, how much would one of these go for Lee (and how many hours does it take to make one)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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Karson

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#2 posted 2569 days ago

Great show of equipment and tables.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 2569 days ago

Hi Damian;

You pick my two favorites as well. All of these tables were gifts, so I reall didn’t pay to much attention to the time involved.

As to price I would guess $1,500.00 – $ 2,500.00

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 2569 days ago

Hi Karson;

Thanks.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Damian Penney

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#5 posted 2569 days ago

Is the finish lacquer? You’ve definitely piqued my interest with regards vacuum clamping and with my birthday coming up…. :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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mot

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#6 posted 2569 days ago

Lee, you have to fire up that video camera and walk us through this. Your work is amazing, but I have to admit that I’m bit baffled by the process here.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 2569 days ago

Gee, Lee, those are gorgeous. If that is a production piece, I’d be scared to see what a one-off looks like.
Top-flight all the way.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Bob Babcock

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#8 posted 2569 days ago

Gasp! Breathtaking….I agree with Mot… I’d love to see the build.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 2569 days ago

Hi Damian;

Some of them are Lacquer, yes.

Some of them are french polished. (shellac). The top one is French polish.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 2569 days ago

Hi Tom;

I’ve been toying with that idea for a little while now, as well as a book ;

” Woodworking from Beginner to Professional”, which I’ve recently started working on.

Most likely it will be an e-book, and range in price somewhere around $ 25.00, but I suspect it will be well worth the price.

Content is layed out, and will be very comprehensive!

Time is always a big issue issue.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 2569 days ago

Hi Douglas,

Thank you!

I’m working on one now. Actually started almost a year ago. Talk about A.D.D.

Of course I’ll be posting it.

My shop time seems to be dwindeling though.

I love your signature block.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 2569 days ago

Hey Bob,

Thank you.

I’ve been playing with sketch up a little, after seeing some of your posts. I’m determined to learn it now.

Nice work.

Bob;

I just visited your website. Since I’m about to be late for work, I only spent a couple minutes there,

But VERY IMPRESSIVE! Now I know what to do tonight… return to the site! (unless the BOSS lady has other plans for me)

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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MsDebbieP

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#13 posted 2569 days ago

they are magnificent and certainly don’t look like something you would do “in-between jobs” just for the joy of it….
simply gorgeous.

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 2568 days ago

Thank you Debbie.

They are quite fun simply because of the beautiful veneers available.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Dorje

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#15 posted 2568 days ago

Really love that top one the most! – is that one walnut?

And on the bottom one – what’s the veneer on the edge? Sapele? Ribbon Mahogany?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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