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Student designed tabletop with Oak and Walnut

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Project by Mr. Tim Zavacki posted 12-17-2017 01:18 AM 644 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Student designed tabletop with Oak and Walnut

The students assignment was to build something that required them to cut a circle on the tablesaw. This student selected a table made from walnut and oak. She designed it on paper and made it happen. The walnut side pieces are tongue and groove to the pattern center piece. It was a challenge but was a great advanced project for the student. Bottom was inspired from a stool that was completed. High gloss durable oil polyurethane used as the finish.

JH WT4 17-18

-- Woodworking Technology Instructor





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-17-2017 01:24 AM

WOW, stunning table!!!!!!!!!!!
Jim

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 12-17-2017 01:36 AM



WOW, stunning table!!!!!!!!!!!
Jim

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 12-17-2017 02:58 AM

Cool design, very well done, but I do wonder how practical it is to cut roundtables on the table saw.sure it’s doable, but there are quicker ways to go about it. I do understand it’s a challenge to be met by your students.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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English

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#4 posted 12-17-2017 03:45 AM

I have to ask, with all the grain going in so many directions, How is this table top going to handle expansion and contraction.

It is beautiful work showing a lot of skill and patient attention to detail.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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HerbC

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#5 posted 12-17-2017 04:59 AM

+1 potential wood movement issues.

+1 beautiful project and very well executed, just have question about the advisabilitry of the design…

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Julian

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#6 posted 12-17-2017 05:18 PM

Great job for a high school student.

-- Julian

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mahdee

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#7 posted 12-17-2017 07:27 PM

Great job on the project.

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 12-17-2017 07:35 PM

This is a beautiful table and very creative.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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