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table for EODWF fund raiser

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Project by Mikesawdust posted 08-07-2016 06:54 PM 577 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just completed my final large item for the annual Adam Ginett memorial Golf Tournament and auction. The table is made from Beech, sapele, and alder. it also has pieces of ebony rosewood burl and cherry included in the details. This one started life as a mistake on my earlier desk project, leaving me with a table top and shelf that were undersized for that project but had too much work in them to toss. I had been wanting to build a table base with the pinned tenon design because I see them often and though being able to break a table down quickly for moving or storage was a nice touch. I modified the original intent by pitching the upright at 12 degrees and adding the support for the shelf, it was not very hard to do and adds a lot to the uniqueness of the piece. I also sandwiched the alder between the sapele pieces; since the alder is the same thickness throughout the legs, I was able to make all the mortises by simply cutting the alder at 12 degrees before the glueup and using spacers to set the openings. The tennons were created the same way by cutting all three pieces at 12 degrees and letting the alder extend out; I did have to fix the cheeks on one due to misalignment but it was an easy fix. I used draw pins in the leg assembly and covered them with ebony plugs. The main stretcher tenons are pinned with cherry wedges and I added black and white ebony for the pins to rest on for decorative as well as functional reasons. I was going to use screws to hold the top and shelf on, luckily I got advice from Stefano at the woodshop and changed it to wood pins. I decorated the pins with scrap rosewood burl from an earlier project that I have been staring at for about a year.

Hope you like it





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socrbent

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#1 posted 08-07-2016 10:16 PM

I like the simple design with lots of great details. Good job. Should be a winner at the fund raiser.

-- socrbent Ohio

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Grumpymike

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#2 posted 08-08-2016 07:40 PM

When Uncle Don is elected, I’m going to ask him to pass a law that people who use acronyms must define them somewhere in the text or be fined $10 for each use … That will solve the National Debt …
Now, you have an EODWF fund raiser which is really Adam Ginett Memorial Golf Tournament and Auction (or AGMGTA).
I really hope that the fund raiser goes well and your table attracts the big money that it deserves.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Mikesawdust

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#3 posted 08-09-2016 01:31 PM

Sorry Grumpymike, EODWF Explosive Ordnance Disposal (military Bomb disposal) Warrior Foundation. I was EOD for 20 years without a scratch but many of my friends were not so lucky, so I use my hobby to support the foundation and honor their sacrifices.

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Grumpymike

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#4 posted 08-10-2016 06:10 AM

AAHHH Yes I should have known, ... I understand EOD, 1 block of C4 and a cap = End Of Dat …

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#5 posted 08-22-2016 02:23 PM

I gotta ask, did you get a fair price for your table? I have done this before, only to get a lowball price. I would have been better to sell the item and give the profit to the cause.

-- Michael Hooper

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Grumpymike

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#6 posted 08-22-2016 06:37 PM

Good question Hooper, inquiring minds you know.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Mikesawdust

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#7 posted 08-23-2016 01:34 PM



I gotta ask, did you get a fair price for your table? I have done this before, only to get a lowball price. I would have been better to sell the item and give the profit to the cause.

- Hooper


honestly? barely covered materials. I don’t mind too much because people gave great on other things and I know the ones that got my stuff will enjoy it for a lot of years. I agree, I could have done it easier by giving the money. In fact I did one the custom build this year, no one seemed interested in going very high and since it was going to cost me time and money, I just bid high myself and I’ll build what I want for me.

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