|Project by Tony||posted 11-18-2008 04:51 PM||2984 views||13 times favorited||19 comments|
I saw the original design featured on the back cover FWW No 200 (October 2008). The original designer and builder of the project was Petter Southall
My customer liked the concept, but did not want the full size version, but coffee table size. 1.5m (59”) long x 50cm wide (20”) x 50 cm (20”) High.
The method of fixing the table together was basically the same – very little glue, but the copper rivets were replace by brass bolts. All the construction and dimensions were derived from the main photograph and the small write-up on the article. This was not a difficult project, but was quite time consuming, as I had to bend the arch using steam, which I had not used for nearly 40 years. Hence the posting on the steam box
The finish on the project is Polyx hard wax oil (frame 2 coats and the top 4 coats). I still have to sand out the final coats and then add Fiddes supreme wax to the frame and table top. I’ll update this with some more pictures when it is finished in a couple of weeks.
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