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"Table for two (or three), please" -- A sapele nook table

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Project by ChuckM posted 02-23-2017 04:06 PM 1384 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sapele nook table with a hexagonal-sided pedestal base (36” Dia. x 30” H)

Major challenges for this project:
- Cutting the hexagonal post dead-on, using a tablesaw
- Cutting perfectly aligned mortises on the post and arms/legs for the Dominos

Finish: 5 coats of hand-rubbed polyurethane

Shop time: July & August 2016


Round top cut on the tablesaw


Top checked for flattness


Inlay strip trimmed to exact length with a shooting plane


Butterfly inlay cut by hand


DJ—an indispensable tool for this project


Legs cut to final length (over-sized legs provided extra registration surface for the DJ)


Edging work done with a plane to give a handcrafted feel


One of the hexagonal cut-offs turned into an art work by a neighbor’s kid

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted





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fivecodys

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#1 posted 02-23-2017 04:12 PM

Beautifully done Chuck!
The inlay really sets it off.

-- Chem, Central California

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Pete_LJ

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#2 posted 02-23-2017 06:09 PM

Beautiful work!!!

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EarlS

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#3 posted 02-23-2017 06:21 PM

I like it. Were the butterfly inlays purely decoration or are they used to hold things together? They look to be decorative.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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ChuckM

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#4 posted 02-23-2017 06:36 PM

Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated.

The butterflies were decorative as the inlay strips looked a bit blank by themselves.

Chuck

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#5 posted 02-23-2017 07:27 PM

very nice job,i like the inlay work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#6 posted 02-23-2017 09:48 PM

Nice Work, Nice tools!! Veritas planes, PMV-11 chisels, dominoes… drooling a little.

-- Pete

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#7 posted 02-23-2017 10:57 PM

A product to be very proud of. Really… I greatly appreciate the way you did the pictures too. I love Cherry.

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#8 posted 02-24-2017 03:51 PM

great looking table

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