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Crooked Slab Table

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Project by Matt Hegedus posted 05-09-2017 10:52 AM 988 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table (at least the base) was modeled after an anonymous mid century table I saw in a vintage collection. I added a slab top and bam, my living room looks a lot better.

Base is oak w ebony wedges. Top is a twisted slab of maple too beautiful to cut up. I even left the chainsaw cut at one end. I shaped the edges of it w spokeshaves.

Slab is finished with 3 SOAKING WET layers of danish oil, and 2 coats of thinned poly. I love how crooked and weird the top is. It’s a knockout in person, and my router work made it sit flat and stable on the base. Attached with 2 screws, dead center, to allow movement.

Thanks for looking.

-- From Pittsburgh, PA





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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 05-09-2017 11:16 AM

I like you table but seeing upside down played with my brain way too much so I spent a minute to right your beautiful work! Great looking table! Try holding you iPhone with the home button on the right.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Matt Hegedus

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#2 posted 05-09-2017 11:20 AM



I like you table but seeing upside down played with my brain way too much so I spent a minute to right your beautiful work! Great looking table! Try holding you iPhone with the home button on the right.

- woodshaver (Tony)

Thanks Tony! I appreciate the flip!

PS: I DID take these pictures with the home button on the right. (Panoramic view). I made sure to after recent upload troubles from my iPhone.

-- From Pittsburgh, PA

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Ron Aylor

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#3 posted 05-09-2017 11:49 AM

Nice work … kudos!

Try this next time … Uploading Photos.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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Matt Hegedus

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#4 posted 05-09-2017 11:51 AM

Thanks Ron! That’s exactly what I needed. I will try this soon.

-- From Pittsburgh, PA

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#5 posted 05-09-2017 12:04 PM

Since the third generation iPhone, I’ve never had issues loading pics directly into LJs without edits or manipulation. iPad either. Matt, I wish I could see what it is you’re doing and help, because something’s not right.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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Matt Hegedus

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#6 posted 05-09-2017 12:17 PM

I’m guessing it has something to do with the LJ interface not realizing that mobile devices these days have tags that show the platform which way is up on photos.

Thats just a guess. I have no idea lol

-- From Pittsburgh, PA

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#7 posted 05-09-2017 12:32 PM

I’m wondering if you have screen lock on (vs. auto rotate) on your devices. I’ve been tracking the post on the LJs interface; this ‘problem’ ain’t that. Don’t get me wrong; the site on portrait mode on a phone is useless, but no coding is needed to get this right.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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woodshaver Tony C

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#8 posted 05-09-2017 12:51 PM

Just thinking,
I have an iPhone SE and when I take a photo using the “Pan” I hold the iPhone with the home button aiming at the floor (arrow looking right) and my photos load right side up.
Note: when I tap the white pan arrow the arrow will move to the other side for a right to left PAN.

Panoramic photo taken with button on right… Results…. pic not right side up…
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Panoramic photo taken with button facing floor. Photo ok!

One more thing. If I load my photos onto my laptop all my photos look right side up on my screen; but if I upload them to Lumberjocks the Pan’s where I held the home button to the “Right” load wrong side up.

Hope this helps!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Just_Iain

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#9 posted 05-09-2017 01:19 PM

I’m not usually a fan of the raw edge look but this one I would make an exception for. Looks Great.

-- For those about to die, remember your bicycle helmet!

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 05-09-2017 02:05 PM

It’s nice work and looks great.

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

-- 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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Matt Hegedus

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#11 posted 05-09-2017 06:59 PM

Thanks guys. Finally got the pictures to post right. I appreciate the help

-- From Pittsburgh, PA

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woodshaver Tony C

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#12 posted 05-09-2017 07:22 PM

Nice to see you got to the bottom of your photo problem Mat. What was done different? Maybe someone could learn a something here.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Matt Hegedus

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#13 posted 05-09-2017 07:28 PM

Had to take the pictures with the volume buttons down. Went to website with volume buttons to the right (phone upright like normal) and they uploaded right side up.

Thanks Tony

-- From Pittsburgh, PA

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TheWoodYogi

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#14 posted 05-09-2017 08:55 PM

Beautiful table :)

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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Willy Cordero

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#15 posted 05-10-2017 08:17 PM

great, tasty, beautiful. Love the way you show up the beauty of the wood

-- Willy, Costa Rica/Brasil

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