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Blog entry by SCOTSMAN posted 11-16-2008 06:39 PM 1609 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been speaking about a new hall table I made for my eldest son Alistair.I have almost finished here you see it sealed and first coat of varnish I hope you like it .It is made from some flamed mahogony I had and the inserst in the front are turned black American walnut please let me know what you think bad or good.regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease



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Napaman

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#1 posted 11-16-2008 06:49 PM

its looking great…how many coats of varnish ??

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#2 posted 11-16-2008 07:00 PM

Alistair, you have made a very nice table. The flamed mahogany top looks brilliant and the walnut inserts add to the beauty of the table. Any reason for connecting only two legs lengthwise at the bottom? What are the dimentions of the table?
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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SCOTSMAN

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#3 posted 11-16-2008 07:03 PM

Sharad the table is twelve inches by one and a quarter inches by forty five I didn’t like the idea of another rail as I tried to keep the project as light as possible and I felt that another spar would be too much regards and as always I particularly like your comments on my work kindest regards to you Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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SCOTSMAN

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#4 posted 11-16-2008 07:04 PM

Napaman just one coat iof varnish and a coat before that of sanding sealer I will varnish it again maybe twice.regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Toolz

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#5 posted 11-16-2008 07:42 PM

Alistair, I really like it, especially the walnut inserts. Best regards. Larry

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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oldskoolmodder

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#6 posted 11-16-2008 07:47 PM

Nice work Alistair. I’m working on a hall/sofa table for middle Brother for Xmas that is very much along the lines of your dimensions, but with a “live edge” for the top.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#7 posted 11-17-2008 03:01 AM

Nice proportions. How did you do the walnut inlays?

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#8 posted 11-17-2008 03:16 AM

Alistair,
What is not to like about this table? The wood choices work well together, the finish looks great, and the workmanship looks great.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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SCOTSMAN

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#9 posted 11-17-2008 11:33 AM

Don the walnut inlays are done in the following fashion. First mark out where you want them very carefully then make a centre mark.Then select a forstner bit of appropriate size drill all the holes to a depth of about a quarter of an inch making sure you do this in a drill stand .Then turn some walnut on the lathe to crtical size this must just fit the holes and not much more too slack and the glue shows then cut off each piece .I use a japanese saw by hand then glue and fit them.Next day cut of the excess by running the piece carefully through the bench saw till the little excess pieces fall off and sand to finish. thankls again for your kind support incidently not shown is the sides which have two inlays as well but not the back.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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jockmike2

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#10 posted 11-18-2008 02:14 AM

Absolutely gorgeous, you old Scotsman. Beautiful in design and finish. Great idea with the walnut.

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

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scott shangraw

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#11 posted 11-18-2008 02:20 AM

Nice job !!Im sure your son will cherish it!!!

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 11-18-2008 01:47 PM

A very nice , and well proportioned design.

Being a hall table, not having a stretcher in the front is good thinking.

People won’t be bumping into it in a narrow hallway.

-- -** 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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SCOTSMAN

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#13 posted 11-18-2008 07:17 PM

thanks friends for the kind messages of support many thanks kindest regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Don Newton

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#14 posted 11-18-2008 07:30 PM

Hey Scotsman…....I guess the simple things sometime escape us! A Forstner bit is of course the way to go. Always willing to complicate things I was envisioning a complicated router setup. Thanks for the info. Best wishes.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#15 posted 11-20-2008 05:53 PM

Alistair, your work is beautiful. I’m sure your son will be very proud of this piece and this piece will be around for generations to come.

-- Rusty

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