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Project by Alongiron posted 12-04-2016 12:06 AM 1212 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some cherry left from the spinning wheel and what better way to use it for my Christmas gift exchange. The dollar limit was $40. I figured it was better to make something nice than buy something cheap! This was a fun little project that challenged my turning skills, router skills, chisel work, and finishing skills. First thing I did was turned the post and cut out th legs and edge glued the top.

I than cut the sliding mitered dovetails into the center post.

Than it was a dry fit and more chisel work…

Here is how the top attaches to the base.

I finished it off with BLO and my new favorite wipe on poly!! 2 coats!!

Thanks for looking and blessed holidays to each of you and your families!!

Steve

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien





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AandCstyle

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#1 posted 12-04-2016 12:12 AM

Steve, this is a great looking table that will get better with age. However, be certain that the new owner understands that the cherry will darken where exposed to light, but not where it is protected from light like a candle sitting on the top.

-- Art

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Alongiron

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#2 posted 12-04-2016 12:30 AM

Thanks Art for the reminder!! Good stuff!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#3 posted 12-04-2016 12:54 AM

That’s a real beauty, Steve!! Nice going!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 12-04-2016 01:07 AM

elegant beautiful piece of furniture.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 12-04-2016 12:25 PM

Very nice and great pictures

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#6 posted 12-04-2016 02:06 PM

Very nice and thanks for the pictures. Is that poly in a squeeze bottle?

-- earthartandfoods.com

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Alongiron

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#7 posted 12-04-2016 02:27 PM

Thanks for the nice comments! Mahdee yes that is in a squeeze bottle. Comes out kinda “milky white”. I lay a nice bead of it down like you would wood glue and rub it in with the grain. On round surfaces, I just put it directly on my finishing cloth and rubbed it in.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#8 posted 12-04-2016 03:06 PM

Really a beautiful piece. Very classic in it’s design.

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 12-04-2016 04:22 PM

Steve, this is a beautiful piece and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 12-04-2016 06:46 PM

Very nice! Just saw a similar project featured in popular woodworking. I’ve never seen that polyurethane product before… Might have to try that. I am pretty new to the hobby, and still don’t have a “go-to” finish.

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#11 posted 12-04-2016 07:09 PM

Great build. I was just thinking about making one. I have a question, when you cut the dove tail into the leg, how do you get it to match the curve of the post?

-- By hammer in hand, all things do stand.

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Alongiron

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#12 posted 12-04-2016 07:25 PM

TD

You will need tô Back cut the dovetails just a bit.

Here is a similar project from Norm where I got my ideas from

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pqBz1iYRryU

It was a fun project.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#13 posted 12-05-2016 08:25 PM

I wouldn’t expect anything other than “BEAUTIFUL” from you, Steve. That wipe on poly in the tube looks like a nice neat way to use wipe on poly. That is my finish of choice and I really like GF;s Arm R Seal, but the convenience of that tube might change my mind. Is it actually a solvent or water based product?

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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Alongiron

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#14 posted 12-05-2016 10:49 PM

Thank you Andy. It is a water based product.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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