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Project by oscorner posted 05-07-2007 03:48 AM 2260 views 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a long and delightful journey building this, my second ever table. I’ve learned a lot from the process and have grown a little as a woodworker because of it. Here are some photos of my finished table. The finish comprises of two coats of sanding sealer, four coats of polyurethane and two coats of shellac. I also polished the table top with wax.
As can be seen in this photo the Oak was rived and has that quarter saw fleck in it.

I hope you enjoyed following my journey as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you.

-- Jesus is Lord!





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FMOmbr

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#1 posted 05-07-2007 03:58 AM

Excellent job Mark – and this is only your second table. Mike

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#2 posted 05-07-2007 04:11 AM

Thanks!

This was my first:

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#3 posted 05-07-2007 04:19 AM

Great Table

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

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#4 posted 05-07-2007 04:46 AM

Excellent job Mark. Now make your 3rd. It only gets better!

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

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#5 posted 05-07-2007 04:51 AM

Mark: Great table. and Congratulations on finishing.

-- 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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#6 posted 05-07-2007 05:41 AM

That makes at least two of us who have switched the grain direction from the bottom shelf to the table top. Something about this design encourages the change. In an odd way it highlights the cloud lift and the bread board ends. Great job!

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#7 posted 05-07-2007 07:35 AM

Beautiful Mark, glad you goter dun. Very original and nice color and if I needed a g and g table I’d be the first in line to buy yours and Dicks, that goes without saying. (dont want to hurt his feelings). I just hope I can get mine all sanded out I got the top fininshed last night. My daughter in law loved her clock. She told me to make and sell em for a hundred dollars apiece. Anybody out there going to give me a hundred dollars for a cloclk. I did’nt think so. It was pretty though, guess who else wants one? I’ll give you a hint, we’ve been married 35 years. Oh come on honey it did’nt take you that long. Yea, right. Well good job anyway Mark, you got time to make a clock? mike

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

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#8 posted 05-07-2007 11:14 AM

Excellent table Mark! You did a wonderful job on all aspects of this project. Nice use of the woods grain.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#9 posted 05-07-2007 11:33 AM

love the shelf !!! NICE

great job.

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

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#10 posted 05-07-2007 01:40 PM

Thanks for the kind words, Mike, CarverRog, MsDebbieP, Karson, Wayne, PanamaJack and Dennis it means more to me than you could ever know.

Mike: If you show me how and supply some of that beautiful burl, I’d be proud to make clocks with you, buddy.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#11 posted 05-07-2007 02:30 PM

Very nice Mark. Keep it up.

-- Phil Brown, Ontario

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Chip

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#12 posted 05-07-2007 03:22 PM

Beautiful work Os. Terrific job and it turned out wonderfully!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 05-07-2007 03:35 PM

Congratulations on the completion of a beautiful table Os/Mark.
I guess I better get my sticks together, because you’re leaving me in the dust.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Don

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#14 posted 05-07-2007 05:22 PM

Mark, this is a terrific table!

I particularly like how you’ve taken an established design and modified it to reflect your own individual signature without detracting from the original intent.

Your entry to the contest is a worthy addition – good luck!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#15 posted 05-07-2007 05:59 PM

Wonderful table, Mark. I’m a big fan of contrasting woods. I like your buttons in particular.

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

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