Semi Circle table

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Project by Jeff2008 posted 07-23-2016 12:45 AM 1044 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At the beginning of 2016, I attended a workshop at the Perth Wood School (Western Australia) with a gentleman by the name of Michael Fortune (I believe he is Canadian) demonstrating how to apply veneer to an Ogee edge. The last picture is my attempt at this workshop.

After leaving the workshop considerably poorer financially, but a lot richer in knowledge and experience I decided I had to use this knowledge and make at least 1 project. I don’t know what the veneer on top of the table is, or the leaves. It was given to me. The edge and the legs are made with Jarraha

The jigs I made, took longer to make than the table. They also cost more than the table itself. Each leg is made from 8 strips of tapered laminated timber. As you can see from the picture, the legs flare out north and south at the base. It looks very disproportional East West, too thin. If there is a next time and I think there will be, I will give each leg extra width in the base.

The other consideration needed, is giving it space where all three legs come together. I will play with this before I start the next table as I am worried if it is not done right, a lot of time will be wasted.

Just as a foot note. Money spent on good lessons, is not wasted if you use that knowledge. You will get it back in the furniture you make.

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#2 posted 07-23-2016 01:24 AM

Ha, you went to Neil Erasmus’ school in Perth? Incredible, Neil is an incredibly good guy… He taught my case project at CFC in Maine… I really enjoyed knowing him, his videos on Instagram are classic Neal…

The legs are incredibly nice, one of the better laminated legs projects I’ve seen on this site. Great job. And yes, the time on jigging up bends and curves is often what makes them not very economical in building/ selling furniture.

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#3 posted 07-23-2016 11:34 AM

Truly awesome design of table, legs especialy. Marquetry on top is beyond comparison,realy precise and accurate work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 07-23-2016 02:28 PM

Love the table and the Ogee edge. Well worth the investment.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#5 posted 07-23-2016 02:53 PM

Hi Jeff Welcome to LJs
This is quite nice,a very good design and excellent build.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 07-23-2016 06:56 PM

Jeff, this is a very creative design and you’ve done a wonderful job on it. It’s nicely crafted. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

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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#7 posted 07-23-2016 11:43 PM

very nice

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#8 posted 07-23-2016 11:56 PM

wonderful table – very graceful!
welcome to LJ’s :)

-- Greg Simon

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#9 posted 07-24-2016 12:04 AM

Leaf design is beautiful. Well done.

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