Demilune Table

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Project by Marco Cecala posted 01-09-2010 10:50 PM 4276 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This demilune is the result of a class at Mike Siemsen's School, taught by Garrett Hack.

The bend was laminated with poplar and cherry. I did the inlay by staqcking the holly and ebony, then stack cutting and assembling them. The 1/8” pieces were then inlaid into the leg after the string inlay was done.

Mike has a great school, he is a nice guy and almost as funny as me.

The table was coated with boiled linseed oil then French polished. The top has some beautiful chatoyance.

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#1 posted 01-09-2010 11:06 PM

The Demi-lune is beautiful. If it is okay do you mind me asking a few questions. What are the dimensions of the table? How wide are the legs? What is the radius of the front rail?


-- Making Tomorrow's Antiques Today....

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#2 posted 01-09-2010 11:12 PM

That’s a very nice piece of work. The design is classic and very graceful.

-- Every project is a learning opportunity, every error a design opportunity

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#3 posted 01-09-2010 11:40 PM

Beautiful! You did a excellent job!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 01-09-2010 11:42 PM

Really lovely table, well done ! It’s a great start to the new year.Kindest regards Alistair

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#5 posted 01-09-2010 11:46 PM

This is an excellent job – such attention to detail. You symbolize a standard to strive for.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#6 posted 01-09-2010 11:48 PM

That is some fine craftmanship. The inlays came out great.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#7 posted 01-10-2010 01:50 AM

Nicely done Marco. I am a huge fan of Garrett Hack, the guy is a master. It would be fun if you blogged the processes you used in making this.

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#8 posted 01-10-2010 02:40 AM

That is gorgeous. Fantastic craftsmanship.

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#9 posted 01-10-2010 04:03 AM

Nice inlay work

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#10 posted 01-10-2010 04:07 AM

Marco wonderful table nice design and great details

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#11 posted 01-10-2010 04:19 AM


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#12 posted 01-10-2010 05:54 AM

Stunning, graceful, and elegant something to be very proud of nice work…Blkcherry

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#13 posted 01-10-2010 09:34 PM

nice work

-- Dave, I wood if I could but I can't so I woodknot

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#14 posted 01-10-2010 10:58 PM

Thanks for the kind comments one and all. I learned a lot on this one.

Here are the measurements Freddy. 30 inches wide and 14 inches deep. I really like the video you did on Lunette Banding.

Rich. I have enough photos to make the blog informative and educational (how to fix my many mistakes along the way!) I will try to get a bit of time and put it together.

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#15 posted 01-11-2010 07:58 PM

Well done table keep up the good work.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind,

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