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Project by Chris Dehmer posted 1776 days ago 1378 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the first time I had done a piece with and carving detail at all, but it won’t be the last. The diamond shapes were made by first routing out what waste I could with a trim router and cleaning things up with an assortment of chisels. The routed part was then hammered out with a tool I made from an old hinge pin. (Thanks for the idea T-Chisel). It was a ton of fun but I will say that the ‘carving’ part took the better part of 3 days to complete but it seemed much longer. I attached the aprons to the legs with sliding dovetails. The finish is Hydrocote Lacquer which I sprayed on with an hvlp sprayer.

-- Chris,Atlanta Georgia,www.darkhorsewoodworks.com





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Kindlingmaker

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#1 posted 1776 days ago

A very nice looking table! The clean lines accented with your carved diamonds is excellant!

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#2 posted 1776 days ago

Very nice looking table. Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 1776 days ago

Great job, I really like that design and the details

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#4 posted 1776 days ago

wow …what great detailing … really takes this project to another level

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#5 posted 1774 days ago

The detailing really makes the table special. It should be an heirloom for someone.
Regards,
Al

-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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John

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#6 posted 1774 days ago

Nice looking table! I love working with Walnut.

John

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#7 posted 1774 days ago

Hey Chris
That’s one fine table super design and great details

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