Walnut Occasional Table (2003)

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Project by planesmooth posted 07-25-2009 05:18 PM 1512 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut end table I made during a hand tool class from Paul Sellers at Homestead Heritage near Waco, TX. Except for stock prep, we learned how to make all the joints (mortise and tenon using chisels and tenon saw), taper on the legs (saw and hand plane), the arched aprons (chisel and spokeshave), and surface finish (plane and scraper) by hand. Wonderful class that was a week long. If you live in Texas and want to sharpen your hand tool skill, I highly recommend it (you can check it out at

-- Planesmooth from TX

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#1 posted 07-25-2009 05:49 PM

Very beautiful table, lovely. Looks well built.

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#2 posted 07-25-2009 05:53 PM

Really nice work… I hope I can develop some of that hand tool work. I’d like to do some classes along that line. I also like what appears to be a natural finish? If you did it again, would you include a small drawer?

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#3 posted 07-26-2009 02:29 AM

nicely done looks beautiful

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#4 posted 07-26-2009 03:09 AM

Very nice table. I got to get a spokeshave, the aprons look great.

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#5 posted 07-26-2009 03:22 AM

Great looking table. A nice class i guess.

-- 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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#6 posted 07-26-2009 05:44 AM

Sturdy looking unit …Love Walnut….Nice design : )

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#7 posted 07-26-2009 08:15 PM

Simple and elegant. Looks great!

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#8 posted 07-28-2009 03:30 AM

very nice.. clean lines, yet intriguing..

-- just another woodworking newb

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