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A little table for a little radio

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Project by firefighterontheside posted 02-28-2016 11:41 PM 816 views 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife had a radio sitting on a stool in her office and asked for a table to put it on. I’ve been looking for a project to use this blackjack oak on. This was perfect. I decided a walnut top looked better than more blackjack. The blackjack itself has wonderful grain. This little guy is 12”x10.5” and 24” tall. It is all mortise and tenon except for the hardware attaching the top. It is finished with just some satin oil based poly. Thanks for looking.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.





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lightcs1776

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#1 posted 02-28-2016 11:43 PM

Nice little table. The top came out really well, but I am really impressed with the side. I haven’t seen blackjack in this area. Looks great.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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firefighterontheside

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#2 posted 02-28-2016 11:49 PM

Hey Chris, thanks. Nice to hear from you. Hope all is well.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 02-28-2016 11:49 PM

That is a nice little table. I have never heard of blackjack oak, it has some neat grain!

Well done!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#4 posted 02-28-2016 11:57 PM

Looks great Bill. That is some pretty grain wood.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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#5 posted 02-29-2016 12:03 AM

Bill,

Well bud, as usual, a stellar job on the table..And the finish turned out great….I have heard of blackjack oak. Me and my wife lived in Ok for about a year building guitars there with a musician friend. We used what they called “Oklahoma Black Walnut” on our top of the line guitars, and balckjack oak on the next in line guitars….Now Cindy can sit on the stool, and listen to the radio…while taking a break..!!

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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firefighterontheside

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#6 posted 02-29-2016 12:08 AM

Thanks Todd, Mark and Rick. I think the grain is amazing when you look at it up close.

Rick, I’m no guitar player, but I’ve been thinking of building one. A friend keeps daring me to. Maybe you can tell me something about that. Yes, and the stool will be more comfy than the table.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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Rick Dennington

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#7 posted 02-29-2016 12:11 AM

Bill,
Forgot to tell you that them m&t joints look nice and tight…..

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#8 posted 02-29-2016 12:22 AM

That walnut is a perfect match for that blackjack… Well done Bill…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#9 posted 02-29-2016 12:49 AM

Looks good, Bill!

The walnut top looks great, and that blackjack oak is something else. I’m sure she’ll enjoy having her radio on it—listening to good music and seeing a good looking table!

-- Dean

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 02-29-2016 12:50 AM

Great looking table Bill. You really did that blackjack proud. Don’t hoard it, I just got 9 more logs today that should be ready when you come visit.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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firefighterontheside

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#11 posted 02-29-2016 01:02 AM

Thanks again Rick. I knew you’d like to see the M&T.

Thanks Marty, Dean and Andy. Once I put the first coat of finish on I knew the walnut was the right choice. That’s good to hear Andy. I’ll be looking for another project to use the other boards that I have.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#12 posted 02-29-2016 01:08 AM

I really like the design and wood. Great job sir.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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eddie

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#13 posted 02-29-2016 06:34 AM

Bill you hit a 21 on that blackjack,that walnut fit like a glove

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#14 posted 02-29-2016 07:28 AM

Nice work Bill.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#15 posted 02-29-2016 11:48 AM

Nice work Bill….that blackjack oak is really cool.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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