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Project by billythek posted 01-10-2010 07:49 AM 1231 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Baltimore style demilune table that I finished last year.
All marquetry, inlay and banding was hand-made.
The piece is solid African mahogany with a hammer-veneered front apron.
Lots and lots of hours in the legs

-- Bill





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Jack Barnhill

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#1 posted 01-10-2010 08:33 AM

Absolutely beautiful!

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow -- www.BarnhillWoodworks.com

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Mr M's Woodshop

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#2 posted 01-10-2010 08:38 AM

Awesome work. Great, great job.

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com

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Rj

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#3 posted 01-10-2010 08:42 AM

Superb craftsmanship Great attention to detail ! Can you do a blog on hammer veneering ?

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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Hallmark

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#4 posted 01-10-2010 09:48 AM

Top notch!

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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woodworm

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#5 posted 01-10-2010 10:39 AM

Superb!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 01-10-2010 02:36 PM

Absolutely stunning! I hope you will post more pictures of any other projects you have completed.

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Daren Nelson

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#7 posted 01-10-2010 04:01 PM

That sure is a beauty !

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Andrew

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#8 posted 01-10-2010 04:31 PM

Really fantastic, the marquettry is beautiful, great job.
Thanks

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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FredRoman

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#9 posted 01-10-2010 07:09 PM

Great Job! I love this piece. Inspired by Steve Latta I always am as well..

Fred

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

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kolwdwrkr

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#10 posted 01-10-2010 07:43 PM

excellent work. You did a great job.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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billythek

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#11 posted 01-10-2010 07:59 PM

Thanks for the positive comments..always helps.
Right-on Fred. This was a project done with Steve. Really an amazing source of woodworking knowledge and skills. Also an extremely patient person and teacher.

-- Bill

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billythek

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#12 posted 01-10-2010 08:16 PM

Rj..the hammer veneering is pretty simple, a cross between wallpapering and rolling plastic laminate. It’s just a matter of working from a central point and forcing air and extra glue into space.
What’s more important is prepping the glue and maintaining temp and moisture in it. A commercial glue-pot ($100) makes life a lot less stressful.
You also should be working in a shop that’s about 75 deg or so. Much cooler than that and the glue sets up way too fast, much hotter and set time is a little too long.
Tools are simple, and you can make them yourself. Some brass strips (1/8-1/4 in thick) for larger areas and I use some smaller rounded over pieces of acrylic/polycarbonate/lexan unhandled for inside curves and smaller areas.
What’s nice about the technique is you don’t need to build fixtures for curved work, it’s relatively easy to fix mistakes (bubbles etc.) and the veneering is finished in a few minutes(?), glue doesn’t effect the finish (some may argue that point but I haven’t had any issues using a shellac finish) and has the added advantage of filling open grain.

-- Bill

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OutPutter

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#13 posted 01-11-2010 09:00 AM

That’s some kind of wonderful project Bill. But, I’m with RJ, a blog with pictures for each step would really be a big help for guys like me that don’t have a vacuum bag or a bunch of equipment. So, put aside your day job and get busy. ;-)

Regards,

-- Jim

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#14 posted 01-11-2010 01:51 PM

Extrordinarily beautiful piece! Your woodworking skills are incredible.

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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Bradford

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#15 posted 01-11-2010 01:59 PM

Stunning table. We want more. What else do ya got?

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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