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All,

Here are some pictures of a project I completed and delivered in November.

These chairs and table were built according to a customers specifications. The chairs were based on a catalog picture furnished by the customer, and the table was sized to fit her dining area.

Chairs, black walnut, aniline dye, lacquer and fax finish. Upholstered by Randy Moffat in Kansas City, Mo.

Table, black walnut and walnut crotch veneer. Lacquer and wax finish.

Also, photographs by Jim Mathis of Overland Park, KS.

The table top put me extremely out of my comfort zone, having never done any veneer work. She wanted a nice grain pattern, so I suggested doing it this way, figuring I would learn as I went. I would like to give some credit to Mark Arnold for his article in Fine Woodworking on sunburst tops and also a few questions along the way. The pedestal was made of 6 pieces turned on the lathe and assembled together around a plywood core.

This is really not anything like I usually make, and it was fun to stretch outside my normal limitations. Please let me know what you think! Thanks, Cal.





15 comments so far

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zlatanv

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#1 posted 1706 days ago

Beautiful work! design and wood grain on the table look awesome.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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stefang

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#2 posted 1706 days ago

Fantastic work and design. It seems walnut is coming back in very strongly. A well deserved come-back I might add.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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huff

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#3 posted 1706 days ago

Cal, you would never know you where working outside your combort zone. Beautiful design and the craftsmanship looks superb. Great looking table and chairs.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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mtnwild

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#4 posted 1706 days ago

That’s just a fine looking set!

Very distinguished looking, super sharp…............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Puupaja

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#5 posted 1706 days ago

Very nice style and how it can do better…

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Blake

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#6 posted 1706 days ago

Wow, it came out amazing!

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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mynoblebear

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#7 posted 1706 days ago

Very nice set! Keep up the good work.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind, http://mynoblebear.com

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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 1706 days ago

Nice looking table and chairs.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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SwedishIron

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#9 posted 1706 days ago

Cal,
Like usual.. everything you make is first class! Love the design of the chairs and table.. and your photography is superb! Looking forward to your next project.

-- Scott, Colorado

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#10 posted 1706 days ago

Great job – looks fantanstic, design craftmanship everything

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

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Adam Weis

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#11 posted 1706 days ago

That is some sexy veneer. Did you cut it yourself?

-- Adam, http://adamweisfurniture.com

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FlWoodRat

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#12 posted 1706 days ago

Cal, you can send two sets to my house…. this one is beautiful pal.

Rat

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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jockmike2

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#13 posted 1706 days ago

Not a very common name Cal. My son’s name is Cal. Not short for Calvin or Calib just Cal. Extremely beautiful work. If you looked at a picture and went at it you should be commended. Very hard to do. Your customers should have been very pleased. You did a great job. Oh, I get it, dah! not too slow, Calvin and Hobbs?

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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ND2ELK

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#14 posted 1706 days ago

Very impressive work. You did a beautiful job on these pieces. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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chobbs66

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#15 posted 1705 days ago

Thanks for the comments. My name IS short for Calvin, over the years I go by Cal more and more. My Dad’s great grandfather was John Calvin Hobbs so we had the name WAY before the comic strip.

The veneer was bought off ebay, it had 12 sheets so I was happy I didn’t mess up any of the sheets.

Bruce, I will be happy to send you two sets (after I get your check)! CH

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