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Project by GA_woodworker posted 08-21-2010 03:11 AM 1615 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, after 6 months off and on and moving the entire shop to a new house, I am happy that this table is finally complete. The drawer is dovetailed, and the top is four pieces that I laminated together with 6 coats of tung oil.





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richgreer

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#1 posted 08-21-2010 03:51 AM

Very nice and very well done.

If you are in the mood for some constructive comments, I would tell you that I think the metal draw glides distract from the overall impact of the piece.

Please accept what I say as a well intended constructive comment.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Xtreme90

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#2 posted 08-21-2010 03:57 AM

wow!! that table is gorgeous! awesome job. i love the knots and the way the grain swirls around them. just out of curiosity did u have a spiral cutterhead to plane that top?

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest

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GA_woodworker

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#3 posted 08-21-2010 04:19 AM

Actually there are no drawer glides, it is just the reflection from the flash. The inset was actually routered out and it sets on a walnut rail.

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GA_woodworker

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#4 posted 08-21-2010 04:20 AM

The top is 4 pieces. I put two together on each side, planed them, then attached the two sides in the middle.

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Don2Laughs

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#5 posted 08-21-2010 04:52 AM

Absolutely gorgeous! Great piece. Someone is gonna be happy for a long long time.
Thanks for posting … very inspiring.

-- Don in San Diego, Ca.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#6 posted 08-21-2010 04:58 AM

Nice side table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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jockmike2

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#7 posted 08-21-2010 11:58 AM

Beautiful build. I love the top the grain is magnificent.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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workerinwood

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#8 posted 08-21-2010 04:27 PM

Great job, beautiful!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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woodbutcher

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#9 posted 08-21-2010 06:24 PM

GA_woodworker,
The wood really has some charecter and is a delight. I especially like the results you achieved using only tung oil as a finish. I assume that it was waxed as well, or did you simply buff the oil finish? Congratulations on a great build.

Sincerely,
Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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GA_woodworker

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#10 posted 08-21-2010 07:22 PM

Ken.

I simply used tung oil and sanded in between coats until I got to my wet sanding paper. I was somewhat shocked at the luster of the finish with only using the oil.

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beginrbldr

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#11 posted 08-22-2010 06:48 AM

thats a beautiful table. I love the top and the finish is very nice. Great job GA.

-- Jeff, Laguna Hills CA

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Goddahavefun

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#12 posted 08-22-2010 10:00 AM

Nice work GA !!! Love the draw glides !!! LoL
sorry mate !!! cant stop laughing at that comment
The top is magnificent !! did you biscuit join the timbers ???

If you are in the mood for some constructive comments, I would tell you that I think the next time you take a picture of the table, put a bottle beer on it, because you deserve it after making such a fantstic peice of furniture !!! you did justice to some great timber !!
Cheers
Anthony

-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !

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Stephen

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#13 posted 09-08-2010 01:15 AM

Your top is outstanding. I have used crotchy, knotty walnut in the past, usually its stuff thats been picked thru and I would get for 2$bf because of the knots and such. However it makes a very strong statement when done properly as you have well shown.

-- Stephen, West Virginia

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noknot

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#14 posted 09-22-2010 03:19 AM

I like the dove tails and even the drawer sides are walnut very nice touch

-- GO DAWGS!

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