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sycamore/cherry center piece

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Project by woodsmithshop posted 07-15-2010 05:47 PM 1467 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this center piece was inspired from Huckleberrys video and from woodsmith magazine issue # 173. I did change things a little bit, I did not have what I wanted to use any thicker than 13/16” so I made a split level, it gives an appearance of floating, all edges of the upper board were bevel chamfered, the gap is held together with 5/8” cherry dowels the legs are laminated cherry, the top and bottom boards are qrtr sawn sycamore, I only made 5 holes for candles, as in photography, an odd number works best usually, it helps to draw the eye to focus on the main subject.
no stain was used, I used Charles Neils sealer, then Formbys Low Gloss Tung Oil.
thanks for looking.

-- Smitty!!!





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ellen35

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#1 posted 07-15-2010 06:00 PM

Very smart design, Smitty.
I like the floating effect. I had to look twice to see if the votive lights were sitting on the lower level.
You are soooo correct… odd numbers work best.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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woodsmithshop

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#2 posted 07-15-2010 06:07 PM

Ellen, the candles are just barely held by the sides of the top board at the gap, I should have used a smaller bit, because after cutting the gap it spread the hole out a little too much,, but it still works, btw, this was the wifes bday present.

-- Smitty!!!

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AaronK

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#3 posted 07-15-2010 06:34 PM

nice work! I like this adaptation a lot, since it leaves no tell-tale centerpoints at the bottom of the holes and those dowels are a nice touch. also the figure on the sycamore is great.

one question – how did you get the bevels in the dowel holes so precise?

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woodsmithshop

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#4 posted 07-15-2010 08:02 PM

I did the bevels on the router table with a guided bit

-- Smitty!!!

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AaronK

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#5 posted 07-15-2010 08:10 PM

ah, that makes sense. thanks.

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#6 posted 07-15-2010 08:43 PM

Odd numbers are more natural.. it certainly makes a statement in the centre of a table..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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DaddyZ

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#7 posted 07-15-2010 10:06 PM

Gotta love the Sycamore!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#8 posted 07-15-2010 10:22 PM

Nor power outage will keep a woodsmithshop from having his meals….lol, nice work…BC

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#9 posted 07-16-2010 12:58 AM

well done ,

let there be light

let there be romance

nice present

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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