Thorsen Side Table Challenge- I had to...challenge01

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Project by Obi posted 2639 days ago 2759 views 3 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Between the moving into the new shop, having to do all the business cr^p, get all the utilities hooked up, work on the Church cabinets, get all the tools in a semi-respectable place, my router died, so I had to order a new one which arrived yesterday and broke as soon as I took it out of the box… deadline is tomorrow and I don’t have the time to put the stretchers on the table, and finish doweling it…

This is my entry. I don’t expect to win but at least I’ll get a year of Popular Woodworking.

And as soon as the part for my router shows up I can add to this. Maybe David will have mercy on me and let me send him the completely finished piece. (I would really love having it in the greatest woodworking magazine I’ve ever seen.)


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#1 posted 2639 days ago

Omitting the self deprecating review of your table, I have to say, it’s a really nice entry and a really nice interpretation of the design. It’s supposed to have other parts? Jeez, it sure looks good to me. Thanks for sharing!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 2639 days ago

Thanks Mot, it’s will eventually have stretchers and a bottom shelf and about 40 more dowels in it. I just ran out of time.

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#3 posted 2639 days ago

what kind of wood is it obi,nice job

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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#4 posted 2639 days ago

Hickory and my Hunnerd Dollar Board (Walnut)

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#5 posted 2639 days ago

Obi – Looks Great!, I had no idea Hickory & Walnut looked so good together!
(don’t forget to add “challenge01” to your tag)

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#6 posted 2639 days ago

Obi, Mate, this is a fine entry. No need to make apologies – I’d love to have a table like this. The Hickory is a beaut timber – haven’t seen it in Ozz.

Nice work.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#7 posted 2639 days ago

Looks great to me the way it is Obi. I like the grain pattern on the top. It adds to the “flavor” of the piece. I was unsure of how I would like it when you first described you choice of woods weeks ago. Now, I feel like that Life commercial ” he likes, he really liikes it.” Good work man! (great kiss up to the PW guy by the way ;) Be sure and take pictures of the new shop and share when things settle down a bit. I can only imangine your frustration with it all. Take care and watch out for splinters.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#8 posted 2639 days ago

Here's a look at the shop. Go to the bottom for the most recent pictures

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#9 posted 2639 days ago

Obi: Great table. I love the Hickory and Walnut. The sawmill was cutting hickory the other day. I guess I’ll have to have him save me some.

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 †

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#10 posted 2639 days ago

Mighty fine table thar Obi….nice combo with the Hickory and the Walnut…

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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#11 posted 2639 days ago

Nice wood choice…nothing wrong with this at all Obi…I’d be happy to wipe on a finish and call it done. Love the top grain.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#12 posted 2639 days ago

Well I still have a few hours til deadline… I’m in the shop doweling, glueing sanding, and might even have enough time to throw a finish on it

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#13 posted 2639 days ago

Great table Obi. Especially given the move and new shop.

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

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#14 posted 2639 days ago

Still doweling and gluing for the deadline tomorrow

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#15 posted 2639 days ago

Obi, I love the tops grain patterns. It’s really nice to see a light color wood which you can see the grain so well. Good luck!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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