Dining Table

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Project by Jim posted 2535 days ago 1126 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this from roughsawn mahoghany with only 2-weeks available. Worked from New Yankee plans but modified the turned legs by fluting them – quite the challenge for a rookie on a lathe! The top was made from two planks of wood 10’ x 3’ – two main tops plus two leaves – for a 10’ x 4’ tabletop. Finish is Mahoghany Gel Stain with LOTS of coats of rub-on gloss poly with lots of elbow grease to smooth between coats!

-- Jim

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#1 posted 2535 days ago

James.. Nice work. That is one beautiful table. Keep up the good work.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#2 posted 2535 days ago

Beautiful table!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 2535 days ago

Very beautiful! I hope I can make legs half as good as those when I have several years of turning under my belt. (Don’t even have a lathe yet, one day though).

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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#4 posted 2534 days ago

Very elegant. Exceptional work.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 2534 days ago

Wonderful table, excellent craftsmanship. How did you go about fluting the legs?

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#6 posted 2534 days ago

Another beaut James. Outstanding.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#7 posted 2534 days ago

Gosh, that’s just beautiful!

-- Paul, Texas

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#8 posted 2534 days ago

This is serious woodworking, James. I like it!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#9 posted 2534 days ago

Well done James. I like the way the legs came out – the fluting makes a big difference. Good workmanship.

Welcome back Don – you look like your regular self again.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 2534 days ago

fits in the room beautifully.
Gorgeous job… and the pedestals… oh my !!! Well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 2534 days ago


-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 2534 days ago

Fantastic! Mirror finnish on the top, the fluted pedestals give allot of visual interest. Great material choice…a fine piece of furniture!


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#13 posted 2533 days ago

I saw Norm build that table on his show. Your version turned out better then his and that’s not an easy thing to do. Excellent work.

-- Billp

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#14 posted 2517 days ago

Holy Cow. That’s simply outstanding. Don’t let my wife see that. Holy Cow.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#15 posted 2453 days ago

VERY classy craftsmanship.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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