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Project by Zipsss posted 04-30-2007 04:32 PM 2624 views 10 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When the Thorsen table competition was proposed, somebody mentioned that we should add our own “twist” to the table. The first thing that cross my mind was holding the top of the table on my right hand, the legs on my left, and a twisting motion. That picture stayed in my mind until I came up with this design. It is made of solid mahogany with a poly finish. It is about 36” tall and 20”X20” on each side.

-- Zipsss





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pierre

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#1 posted 04-30-2007 04:50 PM

Z,

Wow! Very original and nice. I wish I had a little creativity. Very impressing.

Are the legs sawed or bent ?

have a good day,

pierre

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 04-30-2007 05:03 PM

Yes….please tell us how the legs were made!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 04-30-2007 05:37 PM

amazing. Very creative.

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

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Zipsss

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#4 posted 04-30-2007 05:59 PM

In this version, the legs are solid mahogany, band sawed to shape. The next version it will be made of laminated strips, to save some wood and to give it more strengh.

-- Zipsss

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johnnybwood

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#5 posted 04-30-2007 06:35 PM

This is a strikingly beautiful piece. If you’re not showing it at some sort of art festival the world will miss a real talent.

-- JWB

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jpw1995

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#6 posted 04-30-2007 06:41 PM

Beautiful table. Don’t forget to tag it “Challenge01” if you plan on entering it into the contest.

-- JP, Shelbyville, KY

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Dan Lyke

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#7 posted 04-30-2007 07:58 PM

Sweet! Although I think my brain would tie itself in knots while I tried to figure out how to orient it to the room…

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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jockmike2

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#8 posted 04-30-2007 11:48 PM

Very unique design, very nice finish, good pictures, you did a nice job. Beautiful table. Jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Karson

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#9 posted 05-01-2007 12:02 AM

Zipsss: i see you got it done. Great design. I almost spilled the beans when I was chatting to someone about your design. Looks great.

-- 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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frank

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#10 posted 05-01-2007 02:14 AM

Hi Zipsss;
—-in-deed you have created a very nice piece of ‘wood art’ here!

The twist that you have added might be called a ‘Greene and Greene Twist’.
Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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PanamaJack

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#11 posted 05-01-2007 05:34 AM

This piece is real artwork. Fantastic woodwork!!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Billp

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#12 posted 05-01-2007 05:46 AM

Very cool I like the fact that you broke from the norm.

-- Billp

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David

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#13 posted 05-01-2007 05:50 PM

Very nice piece!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Mark A. DeCou

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#14 posted 05-01-2007 06:13 PM

nice twist!

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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Jeff

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#15 posted 05-01-2007 08:34 PM

Yes indeed, a nice twist!

-- Jeff, West Linn, OR, http://www.dogwood-design.com

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