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Project by Edward E Nock II posted 12-01-2009 09:01 PM 1366 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Advent Table shown here was built entirely of Walnut. I was contacted by a friend of mine and his sister, who wanted to donate the table to our church, in memory of their parents. He donated the lumber, which came from his property. Ninety persent of the wood was 5/4” thk. I had to resaw, dress & plane it to 3/4”. I tried to have the gtrain follow the taper of the legs as much as possible. The raised panels were conctructed 11 1/4” wide x 24” tall, w/ 4”stiles & bottom rail and 2 1/2” top rail. After glueup, I tapered the stiles & formed the rails. The back side of the stiles were champhered 45 deg. leaving an 1/8” reveal on the face. I finished the table w/ three coats of Bartley Gel Varnish on the legs & six coats on the top (rubbed out ) & 2 coats of Minwax wax. Table top is 22” square, base is 18” square, & 45” tall. I had 131 hrs. involved ion actual work, plus countless sleepless hrs. trying to figure out, ” How am I going to solve the next problem”.

ED

-- ED NOCK





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lew

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#1 posted 12-01-2009 09:14 PM

Ed,
This is absolutely gorgeous! The arched raised panel really make this piece.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 12-01-2009 09:42 PM

Lew….. Thanks. Oh by the way…. I mentioned to Karson, maybe you could teach/show us how to do the Celtic Knots. Just a thought. ED

-- ED NOCK

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#3 posted 12-01-2009 11:13 PM

Ed A great looking piece. I don’t remember you bringing it to show and tell.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#4 posted 12-02-2009 12:04 AM

Ed,
It would be an honor to show you how to make them.
Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 12-02-2009 12:37 AM

Karson….. I plan to take it to the Jan. mtg. , maybe make it the program ???? We’ll see.

ED

-- ED NOCK

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#6 posted 12-02-2009 01:45 AM

... and you sold yourself a little short by not mentioning that you made two models of it first. And, the modeling probably helped to make it come out so well. Excellent craftsmanship and design… except for the one little gap… LOL… payback… ha…

I agree with Karson… show and tell in January… if the Church dare to let it out of its sight.

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

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#7 posted 01-07-2010 06:13 AM

Very very nice. I’ve been contracted to do several church furniture pieces. Unfortunately, the church that hired me wanted everything in oak and they wanted a relatively stark Scandinavian style. This looks like a lot more fun.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#8 posted 02-22-2010 07:41 AM

Good job Ed, You did a great job.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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#9 posted 02-22-2010 07:53 AM

Unique table Ed well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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