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Project by Simeond posted 01-01-2015 12:57 AM 2014 views 9 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a long weekend project – another experiment. The top is sugar maple with an inclusion that I wanted to utilize as a design element. I basically made a mitered box for the top. Then I played around with some nice routered elements in the four cherry legs and the plum-wood drawer front. Notice the tapered route in the drawer front.

All in all a fun project. All comments/critique welcome.

-- "...a band of small discoveries, strung like pearls on a thread of curiosity, lending richness to our work...." - James Krenov....... soulcraftwoodshop.com





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grizzman

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#1 posted 01-01-2015 01:15 AM

a beautiful project, sugar pine is very attractive and i love the bark inclusions, a pretty nice design overall.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Tim Royal

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#2 posted 01-01-2015 05:10 AM

Amazing project for a long weekend… Sugar maple inclusions are nice. If you produced this in a weekend I would love to see your shop! Nice work

-- -Tim Royal... Always reminded of this when I see the amazing work LJ's do (I have no choice but to be humble!), "Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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Scott Oldre

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#3 posted 01-01-2015 06:12 AM

Spectacular. Keeping the bark inclusion was right on the money decision. Definitely one of a kind piece and one you can be proud of.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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Bill

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#4 posted 01-01-2015 02:37 PM

Seriously cool work. I like how the case looks like it’s floating.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#5 posted 01-01-2015 03:33 PM

nice looking project

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 01-01-2015 06:50 PM

Wow! A definite piece of art! And function. This is really something I’d love to steal cause I wouldn’t have conceived it! It’s another hit from all the perspectives of good design!

Went back to your Webb page. Great innovation for all!

Looking forward to your next creation!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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SCOTSMAN

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#7 posted 01-01-2015 09:44 PM

Very Very nice work and of course design.I would love try that myself too.Do you have any suggestions ( nice ones) lol to offer and beautiful table really ten out of ten.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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siavosh

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#8 posted 01-01-2015 10:11 PM

Very unique and quite an eye catcher. Wonderful job.

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#9 posted 01-02-2015 03:17 AM

absolutely awesome !

-- Let's do the best we can !

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#10 posted 01-02-2015 03:22 AM

Awesome..

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Simeond

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#11 posted 01-02-2015 10:13 PM

DocSavage and Scotsman:

The basic principle of the piece is simple. The case is just a mitered box (the key is finding the piece of wood with a nice bark inclusion in it) with a drawer. The tricky part of this piece was the router work. To create the tapered routered elements, I created a tapered sled for my router, so I could ride along it with a V-Groove bit. Once I had the V-groove, I just used a straight-bit to route everything in between… Same for the legs. Then there is some chisel work to get the corners clean and sharp.

The “floating” aspect of the legs is not too bad either. I attached the “stretchers to the legs with a bridal joint. And then the mitered case is attached to these stretchers with a sliding dovetail (but you could also use hardware which still allows expansion – like a figure-8 washer).

Table saw, router with jigs is all you need!

-- "...a band of small discoveries, strung like pearls on a thread of curiosity, lending richness to our work...." - James Krenov....... soulcraftwoodshop.com

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ohwoodeye

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#12 posted 01-05-2015 07:32 PM

So totally unique…......so totally cool.
Very well done!

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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