Another swirl table

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Project by exsubsailor posted 01-21-2016 02:34 AM 940 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the second swirl table I made. I guess that’s why it has 2 swirls. I like the maple / walnut combination so I’ve used it in a few of my projects. The first pic is a little distorted because of the angle where I took the picture. The successive pics show the legs were evenly angled. I wanted to do something different from a pedestal in the middle or 4 legs on the ends. I’m not really happy with the way it looks , but you can’t know what your vision will look like until it’s finished. I think the top appears to be kind of modern and artsy while the base looks kind of rustic. I do like the joinery on the legs, but just not with this top. In case the method to make the swirls was missed, it’s on the single swirl table listed under my projects. This table measures 50”w x 23” deep x 33” high.

-- Art, Florida

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#1 posted 01-21-2016 03:41 AM

I love your creativity. All great projects but I’m getting overwhelmed by the numbers, hence not commenting on them all. ..... but I am looking.

Thanks for posting this fine work.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 01-21-2016 02:53 PM

Very nice. About how long does it take to make one of these?

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 01-21-2016 05:45 PM

It’s realy hard to understand how you made those joints between legs. The top is awesome as expected.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 01-21-2016 06:11 PM

It s realy hard to understand how you made those joints between legs. The top is awesome as expected.

- majuvla

I started with a solid block of walnut and roughed it out on the bandsaw, used my mortising jig on the tablesaw to cut the slots where the walnut meets the maple, and miter slider on the saw to get the angle right. Then a lot of rasp and sanding work, a hand drill for the pins, and finish sanding smooth where the 2 woods meet.

-- Art, Florida

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