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Project by AandCstyle posted 04-08-2015 06:07 PM 2030 views 15 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a pretty typical project for me: A&C style, qswo, loose tenon construction, TransTint dye and EM6000 clear coat. LOML likes them so I am happy too. :D

The news, though, is that I found Fotofuze.com for eliminating the background from the pix. The site suggests either a white or black ground so I used my white wall & floor, but there is dust on the molding so it showed up. In the future, I will find and use a white sheet attached to the wall and extending out onto the floor. I am happy with the results nonetheless. The site is free and is easy to use so I highly recommend it.

Thanks for looking!

-- Art





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Grumpymike

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#1 posted 04-08-2015 06:22 PM

Beautiful end tables Art, and well executed.
As for the dust on the molding … Well you will just have to go to the back of the parade now.
The grain matching is some of the best I’ve ever seen Kudos pal. The corbels really pop

”but there is dust on the molding so it showed up. In the future, I will find and use a white sheet attached to the wall and extending out onto the floor.” ... Or a dust mop might work well … I use the leaf blower for most of my dusting.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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C_PLUS_Woodworker

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#2 posted 04-08-2015 06:42 PM

Art

Really very nice.

We have all Mission furniture and what you built with this set is exactly what I want/need to build.

Gonna wear you out with questions:

Did you have plans?

Did you make them both at the same time? I usually learn something from the first one and use it one the second one

Red Oak or White Oak?

Did you use pore filler? I just haven’t seen/felt the need for it, but maybe I may be missing something.

Very nice.

Bruce

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pintodeluxe

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#3 posted 04-08-2015 07:09 PM

Beautiful tables and ooohhh that figured wood. I like the photos too. With the baseboard showing up as a tracing, it looks like one of those shop sketch backgrounds.
Great work an these nice tables!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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grantd

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#4 posted 04-08-2015 08:31 PM

Art – Nice Job on the build, I’ve added to the favorites for later. Which transtint dye did you use? Is that the Dark Mission Brown?

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Alongiron

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#5 posted 04-08-2015 08:31 PM

Art

Beautiful as usual! You say “loose tenon”...Do you have a domino cutter? If so is it all what they say it is? I am think about getting one. I am going to try that software..funny, when I first looked at your pictures they almost looked like 3D renderings!!

Keep up the good work! I may catch up to your workmanship one day!

Steve

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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bondogaposis

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#6 posted 04-08-2015 09:57 PM

Nice work as usual. Great looking QSWO. Thanks for the tip on fotofuze, I’ll be sure to use that in the future.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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AandCstyle

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#7 posted 04-08-2015 11:23 PM

Mike, thank you! I had only tested Fotofuze previously and I thought I might be able to get away with a little dust. I learned the lesson and will do better next time.

Bruce, thank you! I drew the plans on quadrille paper and can scan and email that to you if you like. I copied a Stickley piece (again, typical for me), but sized it to my needs. I made them both at the same time. I agree that it is often advisable to make a learning piece with cheap wood, but I have done enough similar pieces that I was comfortable going all in. They are white oak, but I am told that stained qsro is indistinguishable from qswo. I have used pore filler, but didn’t for these. I get a really smooth finish off the gun with satin EM6000, then, on these, I lightly hand sanded with 1500G paper to make them extra smooth and to bring the sheen up a bit. I may wax the tops but haven’t decided yet.

Willie, thank you! I’m guessing that you are in the middle of a monster project because I haven’t seen any projects from you recently.

Grant, thank you! I used 2 ml Reddish Brown and 6 ml Dark Mission Brown in 8 oz water to match a dark mahogany leather sofa.

Steve, thank you! I cut the mortises with a router and Mortise-Pal jig which I really like although, sadly, they went out of business. I have a buddy that swears by his. If I were 10 years younger I would probably buy one, now that I am retired, I have more time than money. I’ve seen your pix and you are already there and then some.

Bondo, thank you! I looked at a bunch of “background erasers” and Fotofuse seemed to the best and easiest.

-- Art

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HillbillyShooter

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#8 posted 04-08-2015 11:32 PM

Beautiful! That says it best.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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AandCstyle

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#9 posted 04-08-2015 11:49 PM

John, thank you!

-- Art

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Mean_Dean

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#10 posted 04-08-2015 11:51 PM

Those are beautiful end tables! You really seem to be getting the hang of this style!

-- Dean

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AandCstyle

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#11 posted 04-09-2015 12:02 AM

Dean, thank you! I guess because it is a labor of love. Aesthetically, the style just looks “right” to my eye.

-- Art

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woodenwarrior

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#12 posted 04-09-2015 12:34 AM

Beautiful tables! I love the long corbels. One question, what color Trans Tint do you use? I would like to venture down the analine dye path but I’m a little hesitant picking the right color.

-- Do or do not...there is no try - Master Yoda

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Luddite

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#13 posted 04-09-2015 12:53 AM

Art, well done set with classic lines. As always, I look forward to your craftsman work.
Thanks

-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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Douglas

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#14 posted 04-09-2015 02:18 AM

Ho hum, just another typical bit of… AWESOME. Sure, they’re in your comfort zone, but they’re really really nice pieces. Great job and your skill really shows.

-- Douglas in Chicago - http://dcwwoodworks.com

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AandCstyle

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#15 posted 04-09-2015 02:46 AM

Wooden, thank you! I used 2 ml Reddish Brown and 6 ml Dark Mission Brown in 8 oz water to match a dark mahogany leather sofa. The best way to get started with dyes is to pick a color or two that you think will work with your project and make lots of samples, i.e. varying concentrations. You need to work all the way through your proposed finishing schedule because the clear coats will change the appearance of the dye.

Terry, thank you!

Douglas, thank you! Someday I might branch out and try something in G&G. :D

-- Art

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