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Project by ramram posted 11-12-2007 12:40 AM 1323 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a table that my daughter, Emily, and I made together. By day she’s and engineer and a scientist but she’s also a pretty good blacksmith. The joints are through and through tenons mades with nothing more than hammers, chisels, and heat. Lots of heat. My part was some highly figured white oak. Needless to say, the table has some heft. Look at the handles on my chess table also.

-- Rick Hackett

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 11-12-2007 12:43 AM

I am a big fan of blacksmith work and the combination of wood and metal. I love this table. Simplicity and elegance, just love it!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 11-12-2007 01:05 AM

Very nice! I too love to see wood mixed with other materials. It really gives it that organic feel and that it was made by hand with a lot of time and effort.

-- lobbster, Oregon,

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#3 posted 11-12-2007 03:38 AM

Nice table! Very unique and elegant.

I like the parrot too. Is that a quaker parrot?

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#4 posted 11-12-2007 03:58 AM

I like it!...I would like to see some more pics (the bird is cool too..)

-- I'll see you on the Dark Side of the Moon

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#5 posted 11-12-2007 04:23 AM

A nice multi medium project. it looks great and you daughter and you work well together.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 11-12-2007 06:52 AM

Yes, that is a Quaker Parrot. He spends a lot of time in the shop with me except when I’m sanding a lot or finishing.

-- Rick Hackett

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 11-12-2007 11:25 AM

Great table and shopmate!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#8 posted 11-13-2007 07:05 AM

Very nice table. I like the use of the two materials and the proportions are perfect. That Quaker can get pretty loud at times. We have a bunch of them flying wild in the neighborhood. I’ve had as many as a dozen feeding at my bird feeder in the evening.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 11-13-2007 08:55 AM

The bird can be very loud! We don’t have any wild ones up here in Northern NY but there several flocks in the New Jersey – New York City area and we’ve gone down to see them a couple of times. (Too much free time?) And thanks for the comments on the table. My daughter is sending me some hinges that she made…they’ll end up on something before too long.

-- Rick Hackett

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