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Project by Chelios posted 1420 days ago 1440 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Set out to do this piece without any guideline other than what I thought might work for a design. I wanted to do something more sculptural rather than the usual stuff I build. Turned out that it was a very organic and difficult way of doing things- No two measurements are the same(didn’t use tape measure or stop blocks). No two curves are the same although they may be similar. Yet the whole table looks somewhat symmetric until you really look at it. It is hard to make mortise and tennons fit when you try to fit them to curves. Yes I know you are supposed to cut m&t joints before the curves. But I tried it this way to get a different look.

People that have seen it say they didn’t realize that until I pointed it out. I am sure that you all will see this right away but non wood workers might not care about those details as much.

It is a bloodwood top with tiger maple and hard maple legs.

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ScottnKY

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#1 posted 1420 days ago

Great looking design, a work of art !

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tinnman65

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#2 posted 1420 days ago

Very nice work Chelios, The design works for me and I really like the wood for the top.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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donaldmee

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#3 posted 1420 days ago

Man that looks good!! Thank you for sharing. Love the combo of the woods!

-- donald mee

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#4 posted 1420 days ago

Beautiful table and creative work. How did you fasten the top to the legs? I don’t see any rails.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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wseand

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#5 posted 1420 days ago

A real incredible looking table. M&T just need to fit.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1420 days ago

cool

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Sonny

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#7 posted 1420 days ago

nice piece…..

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mmh

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#8 posted 1420 days ago

Nicely done. I love the tiger maple and the bloodwood.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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rivergirl

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#9 posted 1420 days ago

Nice table! I really like the color on top and the grain in the wood is beautiful. What type of finish did you use? Since I work with logs and branches rather than straight wood I have to say that I didn’t know a person was supposed to cut M&T joints before curves? That is an interesting piece of information that I will have to remember. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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richgreer

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#10 posted 1420 days ago

Very nice. This is the type of design I really like. Your objective was to show off the wood and you chose a design that puts the interest on the beauty of the wood.

I particularly like your decision to not have an apron around the table top. That helps to show off that beautiful bloodwood.

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

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Rick

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#11 posted 1420 days ago

Looks good to me. I love red in wood pieces.
Did you use dye stain? If so did you need to condition the wood first?

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Chelios

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#12 posted 1419 days ago

Thank you for all the nice comments. Stain was not part of the finish. Bloodwood has amazing color to it and the shop gets red from working it. The only finish was Tung oil from rockler and 4 coats of gloss arm r seal. No aprons on this one. It turned out sturdy enough because the M&T were long enough. The table was intended for decor not really for heavy duty use so I decided for no aprons.

Thank you again

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BarbS

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#13 posted 1315 days ago

Very nice, Chelios. I’m always so happy to see woodworkers go beyond the ‘plans’ and standard square projects. You’ve challenged yourself on this one, and managed to blend all those different curves into a pleasing mix. You have a good ‘eye’ for design. I’ll be looking for more fine projects from you. Thanks for sharing this one.

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