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Tried something different with some inlaid stones. Still in my straight line phase.
-- HenryH - PA
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#1 posted 03-05-2009 10:55 PM
I like the idea. What kind of wood did you use? Are the stones going to sit flush to the table top?
-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!
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#2 posted 03-05-2009 11:05 PM
If you had the capability of polishing those stones flush with the surface, I think it would be even better. Very nice table, though.
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
#3 posted 03-05-2009 11:23 PM
Wood is air dried walnut. The stones sit a half inch proud of the table surface. The stones are river rocks so they are smooth but I wanted the contrast of the smooth wood and rough stone.
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#4 posted 03-05-2009 11:23 PM
Thats very cool, ditto on the stones maybe cut them into slices with a wet sasw. but I love the table nice job.
#5 posted 03-05-2009 11:33 PM
Charlie,Was that criticism? I have posted a few projects and all the comments have been very positive and supportive. That’s nice but I appriciate some constructive criticism and positive suggestions.If we are to grow and get better in the craft a little critisim is a good thing. Thanks.
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#6 posted 03-05-2009 11:33 PM
I share your vision for the natural river rock. It is a texture thing.
-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...
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#7 posted 03-05-2009 11:39 PM
awesome. i love the contrasting figures and textures.
what are the three dots along each side in the overhead view? i see them on the similar dining table as well (just as nice a piece).
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#8 posted 03-05-2009 11:45 PM
beautiful!! love the effects of both the contrasting wood and the stonesseems “grounded”
-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire
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#9 posted 03-06-2009 12:24 AM
This is really cool. Great idea and I love the design. Beautiful!
-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com
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#10 posted 03-06-2009 12:42 AM
Fantastic design I like lighter wood inlay on the top. Is that maple?
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#11 posted 03-06-2009 03:23 AM
beautiful table. i like the simplicity of the design
-- Adam, http://adamweisfurniture.com
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#12 posted 03-06-2009 03:57 AM
nice – I have been toying with a similar idea for a table recently…little different, but the same idea of combining wood and stone. isn’t walnut just awesome when finished?
-- Mike - Columbus, Ohio
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#13 posted 03-06-2009 07:02 AM
I am going to go against the grain a little here and say that although I could see it intefering with putting down trays of food or drinks, I like the raised river stones. There was a feature in FWW magazine about the benefits of tops split down the middle the long way , and one option suggested was stone inlays for interest. Apparently having this split allows the wood to expand towards the center, which would eliminate the breadboard ends and the rest of the table shifting out of flush seasonally. If it is criticism you’re after, I’d say the stones and pegged breadboards are garnish enough without the contrasting wood inlays, but that’s nitpicking. Awesome job! (I just looked at your other projects, and you’ve got Walnut on lockdown, my friend!)
-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.
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#15 posted 03-06-2009 07:11 AM
Sweet! I like your design.
-- Dennis Zongker
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