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Sidetable #3: Almost there

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Blog entry by Damian Penney posted 2479 days ago 1112 reads 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here are the pics of the work in progress, amost there :)

Sidetable 1
Looks pretty much how I imagined it would!

Sidetable Close Up
Top is a bit dusty here

Sidetable Close Up 2
Another view

The stretchers are attached using Miller Dowels, I’m a big fan of them and use them all the time. I’m going to add the pieces to strengthen those rails tomorrow. Left some areas unfinished to get good glue adhesion but couldn’t wait to get that first coat of poly/oil on :) Another five coats, then some oil/wax to finish and it’s whisky time :)

-- 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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#1 posted 2479 days ago

That one great looking table. Great job.

-- 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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Damian Penney

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#2 posted 2479 days ago

Thanks Karson :) Nice to finally put my scrap to good use. I’ve had that piece of Zebrano lying around forever, waiting for me to figure out a good use for it. It’s such a striking wood that it’s just too much for most projects.

-- 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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bryano

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#3 posted 2479 days ago

Thats awesome Damian. Beautiful work. I like the way you attached the top.

-- bryano

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WayneC

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#4 posted 2479 days ago

It’s looking great. I’m going to break out the miller dowels tomorrow. Going to make a couple of shop fixtures.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Dan'um Style

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#5 posted 2479 days ago

nicest zebra wood project I’ve ever seen. table design fits the wood perfectly

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Max

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#6 posted 2479 days ago

I really like the design of the table. Makes the top look like it is floating. Great job.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 2479 days ago

Wonderful.

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

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shaun

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#8 posted 2478 days ago

That’s a great table Damian. I like the way you’ve elevated the top. In the first picture it almost seems to be just hovering there.

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 2478 days ago

a floating table top.. cool !!
and made from scraps? nice

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

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Thos. Angle

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#10 posted 2478 days ago

Great stuff, Damian. What is the size? Keep up the good work.
Tom

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Bill

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#11 posted 2478 days ago

Very nice looking table Damian. I can’t wait to see the final project.

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 2478 days ago

Damian;

You’ve done a spectacular job here! Great design, great proportions, and extremely well executed!

Lee

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

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Bob Babcock

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#13 posted 2478 days ago

Fantastic Damian….really, really, nice. Beautiful mix of woods. I love how the top floats. That’s going to look great with a whiskey glass on it.

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

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Damian Penney

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#14 posted 2478 days ago

Thanks guys, the kind words are much appreciated. Second coat of poly/oil went on this afternoon so should be good to go Sunday night :) Bob, congrats on the Fine Woodworking mention, just got my copy today.. Hope I can get in there myself one day :)

-- 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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Damian Penney

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#15 posted 2478 days ago

Tom, it’s about 20-21 inches high I think and the top is 16×14 (again I think, have to double check). I dangled a tape measure over the edge of the chair to get the perfect height :)

-- 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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