Twin Spirits

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Project by AandCstyle posted 05-15-2016 10:49 PM 1562 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun little project. My son bought a walnut slab that was longer than he wanted for a coffee table, so we cut the end off and had it resawn with a WoodMizer. There was a knot in this section of the slab (visible on the underside of one of the halves), so it cupped when the sawyer finished sawing. This lead me to rip the two individual pieces into 3” wide boards, flatten and square them, then glue them back together in the right order. However, the cut off was a bit shorter than Greg wanted, so I added the bread boards to yield a top that is 37” by 58”. I hope you are able to see why I call it Twin Spirits,obviously, my photographic skills are lacking.

The undercarriage is pretty typical arts & crafts style-M&T construction with arched aprons and corbels. The finish is 2 coats of Waterlox Marine sealer and 2 coats of Waterlox Satin Marine finish because it resides on their screened in porch.

The final pic has a small shiny spot that is a bullet. Greg will tell everybody that is is from the Civil War since we are near Bull Run, but I suspect that it is more likely a deer that got away. Either way, it is a neat conversation piece.

Thanks for looking.

-- Art

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#1 posted 05-16-2016 02:28 AM

Pretty cool you got a bullet in there. Theres no way I would have cut that bullet out. Nice work, the spirits seem deep in conversation.

-- Andy Smith

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#2 posted 05-16-2016 02:45 PM

A life was spared that time, the conversation value is invaluable.

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#3 posted 05-16-2016 03:21 PM

Art, how do you attach your corbels (M&T, screws, just glue)?

It looks like you are in for a long summer of furnishing you sons house 8^) Nice job on that glue-up.

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#4 posted 05-16-2016 09:34 PM

Thanks, everyone!

Splinter, I have done the three methods you mentioned. These were done with screws and glue. However, I think I prefer M&T even though they are a little more work. There are pros and cons to each, I guess it depends on my mood at the time. :)

-- Art

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#5 posted 05-16-2016 11:39 PM

Beautiful work Art! Love those corbels and breadboard ends.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#6 posted 05-16-2016 11:50 PM

Great looking table Art. I sawed a bullet with my mill and saved the walnut with the bullet cross section. Don’t know wht people have against walnut!

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

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#7 posted 05-17-2016 01:56 PM

Very nice! Elegant in it’s simplicity. I was just wondering what you were up to next after the sofa. Thanks for making my morning.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#8 posted 05-17-2016 09:11 PM

Again, my thanks to all for the favorable comments.

-- Art

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