Experimental table

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Project by Puupaja posted 12-07-2009 03:08 PM 2085 views 7 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a idea of making compass table so my friend help me about drawing it with compure make some cad-pictures or somethig… it would be very helpfull if you know to use these programs but anyway I had jigs which were cut with laser…making jigs like that its so easy.
Again I used heat treated wood, middle curly birch, point of stars ash/oak, base birch and edge/smaller circle ash.
Diameter of table is about 40 inches I have also jigs for smaller table 28 inches and jigs for small intervall points.
Like I wrote its experimental table made only one which is now somewhere in my workshop…


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#1 posted 12-07-2009 03:26 PM

Wow, that is fantastic! Can you tell us more about the finishing process?

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#2 posted 12-07-2009 03:28 PM

Nice experiment, it turned out great, would love to see your laser cut templets.

-- Billp

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#3 posted 12-07-2009 03:35 PM

Very beautiful use of contrast. Might want to consider submitting this one to the “Yin Yang” LJ contest starting next month.

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#4 posted 12-07-2009 04:40 PM

Beutiful table. Looks like it belongs on an old sailing ship. Great job, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#5 posted 12-07-2009 04:45 PM

Very nice. How does a beautiful piece of work like this end out somewhere in a workshop? I can think of at least fifty people that would love to have this as a feature in a room.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#6 posted 12-07-2009 05:09 PM

Hi thanks for comments. I add some pictures from jigs and one point of star this wood is about 10 mm ( less than ½ inches) so first I made these kind of parts which was clued together, that´s not very easy because when you add clue the size of parts increase which you have to take into account. When parts are clued together not outside edge I sanded it and clued plywood middle and down I clued heat treated birch which was same thickness as top part. After that I routed plywood and under part to same size as top. Then I clued edge parts and finished it. I am not good saleman I rather do things like than try to sell maybe that´s why I am lack of money all the time…


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#7 posted 12-07-2009 05:32 PM

Very well done.

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#8 posted 12-07-2009 06:35 PM

Very nice! Have you given any thought to veneers and Hyde glue? You could achieve the same effect with veneers and it might actually be a bit easier to cut and glue the compass pieces if they are veneers. Opens lots of other alternatives and could make your future designs much more intricate. In any case, your table top is beautiful. Keep chargin!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#9 posted 12-07-2009 06:49 PM

Thanks! I have problem that I don´t have pressing device and heat treated wood is not veneers but yes there is so many alternatives and so little time…


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#10 posted 12-07-2009 06:49 PM

I like it very well done keep up the good work.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind,

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#11 posted 12-07-2009 08:04 PM

That is a beautiful table.. Nice workmanship all the way around.


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 12-08-2009 01:45 AM

Superb Job!! I really like the design and the woods you used go great together, also Thanks explaining how you did it .

Great Craftsmanship !!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#13 posted 12-08-2009 01:55 AM

Great ideas… I would like to use this if ok with you.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#14 posted 12-08-2009 05:31 AM

Hello! It´s good if I have been able to give some ideas, I have seen here in these pages so many creat craftmans so I thinkt that if you give something you get back double


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#15 posted 12-08-2009 05:38 AM

wonderful table well done

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