Small Curved Table

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Project by lots2learn posted 01-20-2010 07:29 AM 2500 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table is made of Walnut. It was built using bent lamination for the curved front, mortise tenons, and rabbets. This was my first attempt at bent lamination. I was stuck half way through the build when I realized the curved front didn’t have square angles to cut the joinery and it couldn’t safely be run through my machinery. For the first time I had to hand cut my joinery. I learned a lot from this build and it gave me an excuse to buy some hand tools I have been wanting.


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#1 posted 01-20-2010 10:55 AM

thats a beautiful piece! what is the finish?

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#2 posted 01-20-2010 01:46 PM

Great job, I am sure the tool purchase was well worth it. Nice design.

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

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#3 posted 01-20-2010 06:48 PM

I really like this design a great build and a special table.

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#4 posted 01-20-2010 08:23 PM

Great results on this table… I like the way you transferred the profile of the top piece down to the shelf… very nice build..

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#5 posted 01-20-2010 09:38 PM

Nice table! How did you attach the bottom shelf to the legs?


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#6 posted 01-20-2010 11:22 PM

Thanks guys. I finished it with General Finishes seal-a-cell and arm-r-seal. The bottom shelf fits into rabbets that are the thickness of the shelf with some dowels for additional support and alignment help.


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#7 posted 01-22-2010 08:21 PM

very nice, the shape gives the appearance that the table is huggng the wall

-- Tom From Winnipeg

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#8 posted 01-22-2010 11:31 PM

Don’t you love it when the project “forces” us to use hand tools! Great design, beautifully executed.

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