the difference a little finish makes

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Project by windofthewoods posted 06-05-2007 03:19 PM 3081 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

All the woods used are solid padauk, bubinga, cocobolo, black walnut, ambrosia maple, and mahogany. Sanding, sanding, always sanding and now that the dust has settled and some finish has been applied here we have it.

-- Ed,Red Lake, Ontario, Canada

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#1 posted 06-05-2007 03:27 PM

Hi nice work. Nice wood! It looks like you are making good use of your employee discount! :-)

-- John

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#2 posted 06-05-2007 03:29 PM

that is awesome. Great choise and use of woods. Very nice.

-- Hope Never fails

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#3 posted 06-05-2007 03:33 PM

Looks to have a southwest native american motiff. Quite beautiful with all the combinations of woods. Very unique design.. jockmike

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

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#4 posted 06-05-2007 03:41 PM

What a great combo, nice woodworking piece of art, Ed.

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

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#5 posted 06-05-2007 03:48 PM

Very very nice. The handle is cool.

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

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#6 posted 06-05-2007 04:09 PM

Beautiful wood selection and execution.

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

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#7 posted 06-05-2007 04:35 PM

oh so beautiful!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 06-05-2007 04:44 PM

I’m normally not a fan of combining several species of wood, but you used them all very well. This is one of the better of the challenge pieces in my opinion. Many of them look very similar with a little personal flare, but I think the wood selection makes your’s somewhat unique.

PS. I would love to have all those species in stock at my shop! I have to mail order or drive 100 miles. Its a bit pricey for me!

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#9 posted 06-05-2007 06:36 PM

Just as I suspected, BEAUTIFUL! Great job.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#10 posted 06-05-2007 07:00 PM

Nice job! I’m with Jeff. I like uniformity, not contrast and multiple species mostly makes a nice piece look like crap. You’ve done a very tasteful combination of multiple species that has made me rethink my blanket dislike of that.

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

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#11 posted 06-05-2007 07:42 PM

You did a beautiful job of putting the different woods together in a way that works. Good job! You had to have put a lot of thought in it.

-- A man who moves mountains starts one stone at a time.

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#12 posted 06-05-2007 09:08 PM

Great job. Very good looking table.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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#13 posted 06-05-2007 11:29 PM

A very attractive piece of furniture. I like the combination of woods.

Good Luck, from your neighbor in Minnesota.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#14 posted 06-06-2007 07:37 PM

Now that’s nice work…’ve taken the Thorsen side table and made a clean characature-like piece of the original and that’s not easy to do.


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#15 posted 06-08-2007 06:15 PM

nice scroll work…..what a nice project.

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