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Project by Marshall posted 04-20-2015 02:40 AM 2517 views 14 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was sort of an impromptu project that came about when my wife announced she was going to buy a new kitchen table. I had been eyeing the walnut slabs that my local sawyer was posting on his site, and I was (surprisingly) able to convince her to spend the money on on a set of bookmatched slabs instead. Her condition was that I had only a month to build the table so that it would be ready for a party she was hosting. Hmm, I dont normally work under deadlines… but it worked out.

Many more pictures of the build on my blog:
http://lumberjocks.com/mcomisar/blog/series/7656

-- Marshall - http://mcomisar.tumblr.com





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niftynoel

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#1 posted 04-20-2015 02:51 AM

Well, it sure did work out. Super nice job.

-- Noel

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djg

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#2 posted 04-20-2015 09:13 AM

Just beautiful!

-- DJG

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#3 posted 04-20-2015 12:15 PM

I’m salivating over that slab. Looks great!

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#4 posted 04-20-2015 12:38 PM

Wow. I love it.

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 04-20-2015 01:04 PM

Great job of bookmatching those beautiful crotch figure slabs! Tell us that your wife loved it.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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LazyBear

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#6 posted 04-20-2015 01:08 PM

Very, very nice! I’ll bet your wife was happy with the decision.

-- Todd Franek, http://www.facebook.com/lazybearrustics

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mmh

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#7 posted 04-20-2015 01:16 PM

Beautiful walnut slab!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#8 posted 04-20-2015 01:16 PM

Wow beautiful! What finish did you use? It came out amazing.

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ignatz

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#9 posted 04-20-2015 01:56 PM



Wow beautiful! What finish did you use? It came out amazing.

- MikeDyszel

Ditto!!

-- "I have learned from my mistakes, and I am sure I can repeat them exactly" — Peter Cook

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Marshall

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#10 posted 04-20-2015 02:01 PM

Thanks for the compliments everyone. My wife loves the table.

Honestly, I’m not crazy about how the finish came out. My wife thinks it looks perfect, and I guess thats all that matters. But me being the perfectionist wants a redo on the finish.

I brushed on four coats of gloss Arm R Seal. I was planning to do a fifth coat of satin, but I didnt like how that was looking on my test pieces (cloudy). I could rub out the gloss to a more satin sheen, but there are other things I’d like to do differently. There are some small brush strokes that are visible (at least to me), and I’m not crazy about the open grain. If I ever get super ambitious (doubtful), I’d like to refinish it. I’d wet sand it first then wipe on a number of coats of either Arm R Seal or the Maloof recipe.

My wife says I’m too picky and that it looks great. So, I’ll probably keep it as is and start a new project :)

-- Marshall - http://mcomisar.tumblr.com

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#11 posted 04-20-2015 02:11 PM

beautiful piece

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R_Stad

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#12 posted 04-20-2015 02:42 PM

Great table. Beautiful wood, fine craftsmanship. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#13 posted 04-20-2015 03:30 PM

Now that is a show stopper! Beautiful. Great work

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#14 posted 04-20-2015 03:36 PM

That turned out beautifully. You really did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#15 posted 04-20-2015 06:11 PM

Those are fantastic slabs. Well done.

-- This is not the signature line you are looking for.

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