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Project by MichiganKeel posted 05-19-2016 02:05 PM 1218 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This walnut table with red oak base was made for my sister’s new home. Big thanks to Charles Neil for guidance on finishing. Three months from start to finish working mostly weekends. Finish was a month itself. The legs were purchased.
For those wanting to see images with details of the build, I’ve documented that in this blog post.

-- I keep cutting and cutting and it's STILL too short

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#1 posted 05-19-2016 02:12 PM

Incredible, The top is very Nakashima. The legs add a very unique twist. Sorry for the pun.

Did you cut the butterfly’s buy hand or pattern rout them/

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#2 posted 05-19-2016 02:18 PM

An awesome table and an awesome job.

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#3 posted 05-19-2016 02:23 PM

Thank you! The butterflies were laid out and cut by hand. Funny story, I made several before getting the size and shape I liked didn’t realize until I cleaned the scrap bin just how many I had done!!

-- I keep cutting and cutting and it's STILL too short

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#4 posted 05-19-2016 03:08 PM

Looks amazing!

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#5 posted 05-19-2016 05:19 PM

Great work on the finish, that walnut looks incredible.

-- -- Tyson

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#6 posted 05-19-2016 05:59 PM

Beautiful style. The top looks awesome with those joinery elements.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 05-19-2016 07:08 PM

I really like this table. I love the live edge and the butterflies came out really nice. Great job on the finish too. What type of finish did you use?

-- Paul, "Measure once, cut twic"

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#8 posted 05-20-2016 12:04 AM

Thanks everyone!

... What type of finish did you use?

- PaulDB

It’s BLO first to pop the grain then 6 costs of GF Arm-r-seal

-- I keep cutting and cutting and it's STILL too short

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#9 posted 05-20-2016 02:48 PM

This is a beautiful table and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 05-20-2016 03:09 PM

Really beautiful table! Man… great job.

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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#11 posted 05-22-2016 12:35 PM

Great job, walnut is a great wood to use as a table top

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