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Blog entry by Texcaster posted 03-12-2016 06:13 AM 712 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table is three years old and I’ve always felt it wanted something. The top is two sets of book matched 9mm veneers cut from one 100mm x 25mm board, they looked very static and off balance . The timbers are euro beech, chilean myrtle and now with walnut stringing.

Connecting the string ends was a last minute decision and I finally got the movement I wanted, the wavey stringing just wasn’t enough.

Guitar go bar deck gets furniture time

squaring the ends

return by hand, router too risky

the only time my face vise gets a look in is edge work

wavy stringing, still not as much movement as I hoped for

stringing connected and returned, now I’m happy!

end use, back to the veranda and earning its keep again.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.



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AnthonyReed

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#1 posted 03-12-2016 01:34 PM

Beautiful work Bill. That is a terrific veranda.

Always a joy to see your techniques and get an inkling of your artistic vision. Thanks man.

-- ~Tony

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shipwright

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#2 posted 03-12-2016 02:20 PM

I like the additions and I like the in on one side out on the other “square wave”. I haven’t seen that before…... catchy!
Sweet little table.
No Maggie in the pics? :-(

BTW, you are using one of my favourite simple jigs in the first pic.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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Texcaster

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#3 posted 03-12-2016 10:36 PM

Cheers Tony, your comments are always most welcome.

Ditto Paul, thanks.

re: the router jig, for those new to this.

After glueing the 3mm MDF base to a straight edge, the base is trimmed to size using the bit of your choice. You can now place the jig exactly where you want it without any measuring because the trimmed base shows exactly where the cut will be. The same jig was used to cut the ends and link the stringing.

In this case I used a 5mm bit and could safely wander 4mm on either side of the old glue line.

Paul I only got off three shots this morning and my battery died. Usually the birds settle in after the first feed and I get the personality shots. oh well.

I did get these kangaroos last week from the veranda, at about 100 m. We have always had the neighbors cattle grazing our block. All the cattle have been sold and I don’t want to own livestock. Now the roos openly graze like cattle. We can’t get close to them at all and my camera at the limit for these shots.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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Texcaster

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#4 posted 03-12-2016 10:38 PM

double post

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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AnthonyReed

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#5 posted 03-14-2016 03:08 PM

Magpie redemption. Roos to compensate. Thanks.

-- ~Tony

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 03-14-2016 03:11 PM

This table is wonderful and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Texcaster

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#7 posted 03-15-2016 08:43 PM

Cheers fellas.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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