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Refurb, Antique Walnut Table #7: It's Mahogany, and it's Done!

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 430 days ago 1184 reads 0 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here’s the top before any of this started.

After dis-assembly of the top from the base, jointing the edges, re-gluing, re-attaching, scraping and re-re-re-finishing (thanks again, Andy!), this table got the fifth and final coat of 3-2-1 and is DONE.

Now to find a place for it in the house, because it’s too nice to sit in the shop! Thanks for looking.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive



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Brit

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#1 posted 430 days ago

Nice work. That came out great Smitty. You’d never know that crack was ever there now. I agree it is too good for the shop.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Mauricio

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#2 posted 430 days ago

Came out great Smitty! Ready for another 100yrs of use.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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iceman50

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#3 posted 430 days ago

U get better. With each project. Good work. Great talent

-- Stay cool.

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ShaneA

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#4 posted 430 days ago

Nice! You turned this one around, and I think I learned something here. The finish really came out looking good.

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theoldfart

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#5 posted 430 days ago

Smiity, looks SWEET!
kevin

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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Don W

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#6 posted 430 days ago

Wow. That looks like new.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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GrandpaLen

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#7 posted 430 days ago

Once again we are SMITTened by your abilities.

Very nicely executed. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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AnthonyReed

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#8 posted 430 days ago

Stunning.

-- ~Tony

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jap

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#9 posted 430 days ago

great job

-- Joel

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#10 posted 430 days ago

Gents, thank you for the comments! This table kicked my butt hard, but the last laugh is mine! Glad it came together, and i learned along the way. Good stuff!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 430 days ago

It turned out to be worth all the headaches! Beautiful. And NO evidence of the previous damage.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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lysdexic

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#12 posted 430 days ago

Ya done good Smit!

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#13 posted 430 days ago

Hey, Andy! Thanks! Ditto to Scotty!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Jamie Speirs

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#14 posted 430 days ago

Smitty you cracked it, it looks like a well cared for antique
It can be hard to attain that and not look refurbished.
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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LukieB

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#15 posted 429 days ago

Smitty, that thing looks awesome, you can’t even see where that huge crack was. Nicely done!!

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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