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Project by BigRedKnothead posted 07-10-2016 01:27 PM 1786 views 2 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these for my kiddos. It’s sort of a test to see if they can take care of nice furniture. If so, maybe I’ll make them matching dressers someday.

I really like how the curly figure on the legs turned out. They were cut from this epic 2×12x12 curly cherry slab I found at a lumber place. It was just stacked with the rest, but one of those “when you see it, you buy it” boards.

Also, these are the first pieces I made with my new toy: a Festool Domino XL. Of course that made the joinery very fast. The rest, smoothing, flattening, and dovetails, were all done by hand. That seems to be the way I prefer to work these days.

Finish is Zinsser sealcoat(dewaxed shellac) and satin lacquer.

On to the next project. Take care, Red

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer





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SPalm

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#1 posted 07-10-2016 01:32 PM

Nice set of tables. Very pretty. Interesting to see if the kids take of them, I bet they will.

The finish looks amazing. Did you spray the final coats?

Good job of old and new,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#2 posted 07-10-2016 01:38 PM

Your workmanship is superb! Love the simplicity in design. RH

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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#3 posted 07-10-2016 01:44 PM

You do some nice work Red!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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BigRedKnothead

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#4 posted 07-10-2016 01:51 PM

Thanks guys.

Steve, yep, sprayed the lacquer. I’ve got entry level Earlex that works just fine for me.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#5 posted 07-10-2016 02:40 PM

Beautiful work Red.

-- Brian Noel

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#6 posted 07-10-2016 02:54 PM

Beautiful job Red. Your kids are fortunate to have a gifted dad. They’ll appreciate these even more in 30 or 40 years.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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#7 posted 07-10-2016 02:57 PM

Very clean, nice DT’s, and good looking lines. Very professional looking, Red!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#8 posted 07-10-2016 03:16 PM

very nice …........love dovetails …............. GREAT JOB

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#9 posted 07-10-2016 03:28 PM

That’s some serious work, Red. Nicely done.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#10 posted 07-10-2016 03:33 PM

Great looking pieces, and those dovetails are crisp. Wow.

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

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#11 posted 07-10-2016 03:41 PM

beautiful tables and great work

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#12 posted 07-10-2016 04:47 PM

I really like the curly cherry, didn’t even know there was such a thing. Can’t believe you got overspray on your saw benches, shame shame

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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CampD

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#13 posted 07-10-2016 06:25 PM

Excellent pieces, love that curly Cherry!
Like you, I can’t pass up those special finds.

-- Doug...

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#14 posted 07-10-2016 08:01 PM

Nice clean furniture. Very very nice looking finish.

-- -Dan

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#15 posted 07-10-2016 09:13 PM

You really did justice by that curl, Red.

-- God bless, Candy

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