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Thorsen Side Table Challenge #2: Resisting the Urge to Plunge In

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Blog entry by Paul posted 03-22-2007 04:25 AM 973 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: #1 Part 2 of Thorsen Side Table Challenge series Part 3: Better Stop Thinking and Start Doing »

Went to the hardwood yard in the big city today for more red oak and poplar for my present projects (little side trip in the work day) and also admired the stack of Honduras mahogany and the stack of black walnut.

Still not sure of what wood to use. So I was strong and left the mahogany and walnut there for now.

-- Paul, Texas



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Karson

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#1 posted 03-22-2007 04:41 AM

I’m guessing about 8 bd ft of lumber depending upon the waste..

What have you estimated?

-- 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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#2 posted 03-22-2007 05:00 AM

David Marks once stated that if you have the opportunity to buy the wood, buy it. If you don’t use it for the current project you can use it later. You might not be able to get it next time you go back

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Ethan Sincox

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#3 posted 03-22-2007 03:05 PM

I guess that’s the only way you can get a lumber storage shed as full as his…

I’m not often jealous of things other people have, but… in regards to his wood shed, I’m happy to admit it.

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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#4 posted 03-22-2007 03:53 PM

David Marks is a wonderful Carpe Diem sort a guy, I’m sure. But I think that’s a pretty dangerous thing to say to a woodworker with a credit card in his/her pocket! I would be wood poor!

-- Paul, Texas

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#5 posted 03-22-2007 05:32 PM

Ethan… the one reason I wasn’t jealous of David’s Wood Storage shed is that I love the wood too much, and I have no place to put it. I want the wood to have a Happy Home.

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#6 posted 03-22-2007 05:34 PM

Paul… maybe that’s why my pockets are empty.

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#7 posted 03-22-2007 05:41 PM

So maybe skip the Mahogany and go with Maple or something else. The idea of the challenge is to make a table with inspiration from the Thorsen table. It does not have to be a copy. Many other woods will work.

I am expecting someone to make it out of poplar even. I have to admit I was thinking of that…

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

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#8 posted 03-22-2007 05:57 PM

Or you could always use the same woods and make your changes stylistically.

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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#9 posted 03-22-2007 06:51 PM

I’m not making mine out of Mahogany – at least not all of it. But I still had to stop and admire that 800 bf stack of Mahogany!

Ethan – for me, it’s going to be both stylistically and materially different.

-- Paul, Texas

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