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Project by bandit571 posted 09-15-2016 11:05 PM 788 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A yard sale find, a slab of 2-1/4” thick Walnut, for a $1 bill. Cut, resawn, turned, and shaped. Dovetails to hold three of the four legs to the post. Post needed to be a bit thicker when I was turning it on the lathe, so I added a couple slices of Cherry.
Top is 18” in diameter, table is 21” tall. A steel keeper plate, from an old saw blade, is on the bottom of the post. Keeps the legs from sliding out, if the glue should ever fail.

Top still has a lot of hand plane marks. Debating on whether to go back and smooth the top to a glass smooth surface, or just leave the marks alone.
Finish was : 1st coat 70/30 BLO, Varnish…..2nd and 3rd coats were just plain, clear, semi-gloss Varnish

Brass screws to join the top to a batten underneath the top. Slots in the screws are “clocked” so they all face the same direction.

Not too bad a little Night Stand. Originals were meant to hold a candle at the bedside, now it might hold the phone and a small light. Not too bad for a $1 slab of wood..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 09-16-2016 12:43 AM

Very nice piece. Your skills are awesome.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 09-16-2016 01:32 AM

Way over the top cost wise!...
An extreme example of opulence in my mind.
Missing picture No 6…

Otherwise:-
Well done all the way.

P.S. If you want to finish the top you may want to consider a product that produces glass like finish rather than re work it.

-- Regards Robert

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CFrye

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#3 posted 09-16-2016 02:02 AM

Nice table, Bandit! Sapwood and cherry accents for the bling! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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Festus56

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#4 posted 09-16-2016 02:54 AM

Table looks great Bandit. Good job! I like the way it is. Maybe makes it a bit rustic. My favorite style.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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#5 posted 09-16-2016 01:37 PM

very nice bandit!

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MilFlyer

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#6 posted 09-16-2016 04:23 PM

Very stylish piece. Has a great look about it.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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ravensrock

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#7 posted 09-16-2016 04:43 PM

Great looking table! Looks very similar to one that I just completed and am in the process of rubbing out the finish. I’ll post pics of mine soon. Nice work!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#8 posted 09-16-2016 04:58 PM

Yeah, ya ain’t gonna find a table that nice….
at The Dollar Store!!!
Well done….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#9 posted 09-16-2016 08:04 PM

That is a nice looking table and you did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Mean_Dean

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#10 posted 09-16-2016 10:32 PM

Great looking walnut nightstand! The walnut looks great, and I like the Shaker look of it.

Definitely keep the plane marks—that’s what distinguishes this from a mass-produced piece. If you want it glass smooth, just put a couple more coats of polyurethane on the top, sanding between coats to get it smooth. Give it a final polishing with a brown paper bag a week later and you’re all set!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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lew

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#11 posted 09-17-2016 10:21 PM

Shades of Martha Washington! Beautiful table, Steve!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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