Curly Maple Table

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Project by Speednork posted 08-16-2014 06:08 PM 1533 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Curly Maple table with a curved,tapered, triangle base.

The design for this base got in my head and taunted me for a couple of weeks.
I decided to make it just to force myself to move on.
What do you think of what I ended up with?

-- In the time it takes some people to plan a project they could have built the project. Work from within not from paper.

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#1 posted 08-16-2014 06:35 PM

Nice geometry! The shape really changes from different angles. I like it.

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#2 posted 08-16-2014 07:17 PM

very cool and unique design, great job

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#3 posted 08-16-2014 08:18 PM

It’s always nice to see original work, particularly this one. Fantastic design and work to match.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 08-16-2014 10:34 PM

dig it..

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#5 posted 08-16-2014 11:04 PM

I luv seeing original designs/concepts..thanks for sharing

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#6 posted 08-17-2014 12:36 AM

Not my cup of tea, but I admire the creativity and workmanship.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#7 posted 08-17-2014 01:48 AM

Unique design. I would like to see more variations of this idea, as I think you could add even more angles and curves to make it even more challenging.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#8 posted 08-17-2014 02:01 AM

Sweet table! I’d love to see what else is kicking around in that mind of yours. Keep em coming!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#9 posted 08-17-2014 02:32 AM

great design! the table looks super.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#10 posted 08-17-2014 01:41 PM

Looks great.. I like it very much.


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#11 posted 08-17-2014 03:59 PM

I like the design very much. It is simple but elegant.

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#12 posted 08-17-2014 05:56 PM

That is really cool. Great job

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#13 posted 08-17-2014 06:00 PM

I really like the shape. Nice job.

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#14 posted 08-18-2014 01:49 AM

Love the design. How did you attach the base and the top?
what are the dimensions and how stable is it?
Did you have to mess around much to make it stable?
Thanks for posting.

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#15 posted 08-19-2014 05:13 PM

Thanks for the comments!
The table is very stable.
The 2 major hurdles ( for me anyway) first was how to cut the curved, tapered triangle base. After a few day of overthinking the problem I ended up doing it in 4 passes on the bandsaw. first I cut the blank to the curve and taper I wanted. The next 2 cuts to make the triangle shape were cut totally freehand. I probably broke several bandsaw safety rule to accomplish this task but I knew if Sam could swoop roll and curve freehand cuts on the bandsaw for his chairs I could too.
Second hurdle was attaching the top. I made the under plate and carefully bored a hole to dowel to the plate to the narrow base then backed that up with a screw to hold it tight while the glue set and to eliminate the any turning of the plate on the base. The top is fastened to the plate with screws and the holes plugged.

-- In the time it takes some people to plan a project they could have built the project. Work from within not from paper.

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