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Project by HenryH posted 1702 days ago 4990 views 11 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Desk made for my Daughter. She plays the violin in High school and I tried to sugest a violin by using the fiddle back maple. The lumber came from a fundraising auction at Jeffry Lohr woodworking. It is all 4/4 so I had to laminate the legs and feet. The effect is pretty cool.
Top is 48×26 and 29 1/2 in high. analine dye, BLO, brushed blonde shellac.

-- HenryH - PA





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leighty6

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#1 posted 1702 days ago

That is a great table, love the wood. I will be glad to put it in my house if you just going to set it outside:-)

-- Greg Leighty, Versailles, KY

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MedicKen

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#2 posted 1702 days ago

Very nice. Beautiful wood…

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Blake

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#3 posted 1702 days ago

WOW that figure is INSANE! Nice job.

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Helipilot

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#4 posted 1702 days ago

amazing grain. any idea of cost per board foot.

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bencoach

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#5 posted 1702 days ago

Wow. Impressive piece.

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Chris

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#6 posted 1702 days ago

Great looking Piece, I love the clean lines… Could you expand upon the subject of the analine dyes? I have seen a lot of posts and such about using them to pop the grain in figured would but have not seen anyone describe how they do it.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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gagewestern

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#7 posted 1702 days ago

that is some nice wood ,great table

-- gagewestern

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HenryH

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#8 posted 1702 days ago

Helipilot, I bought 40 bd ft at a fundraising auction. I think it ended up about $6.25 a bd ft. Not bad. A couple of nice 12 inch wide boards and some not so nice.

-- HenryH - PA

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Ken90712

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#9 posted 1702 days ago

Great looking table.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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HenryH

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#10 posted 1702 days ago

Chris, I used Moser’s Golden Maple Aniline dye. First time I ever used it. It’s powder that you mix with hot water. I used it to get a darker hue to more closley match a violin back. It does not pop the grain. It’s actually pretty flat. After the dye I used one soaking coat of Boiled linseed Oil. That makes it Pop! I then put 4 coats of shellac to give it an aged feel.

-- HenryH - PA

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gmerteng

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#11 posted 1702 days ago

really nice table, i love the wood

-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,

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Dusty56

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#12 posted 1702 days ago

The size and shape is perfect along with the Craftsmanship : ) Beautiful wood as well !

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littlecope

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#13 posted 1702 days ago

Beautiful piece, Henry!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Roz

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#14 posted 1702 days ago

This is absolutely beautiful! You should be proud of the result.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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JoeinDE

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#15 posted 1702 days ago

Stunning!

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