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Project by MickeyD posted 09-22-2010 06:40 AM 1352 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the poplar table I made before I went to Kentucky to Kelly Mehler’s Shaker Table class. Everything was new to me and I am glad that I did this before I went. One of the boards for the table top warped bad and I didn’t have a jointer at the time so I used a flat board I had even though it didn’t match the others. During the process of building the table I gained a lot of confidence and became more comfortable with my tools. The finishing was a learning process also. I did so badly I stripped it and started over. I was happy in the end.

-- -Willing to try





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mafe

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#1 posted 09-22-2010 11:16 AM

I think it’s a beautiful table! And I acually like the little cange in color, it’s like the farytale of the ugly dugly, he grew up and become the most beautiful. It’s like this one lights up a little.
Sweet, and well done.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Big_Bob

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#2 posted 09-22-2010 03:47 PM

MickeyD;

The table looks great. Do not worry about the difference in color. Poplar will darken over time. In a year or so you will not know the deference. Great work!

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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schloemoe

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#3 posted 09-22-2010 05:46 PM

Great looking table You built with you’re own hands you should be proud…...............Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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PurpLev

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#4 posted 09-22-2010 05:49 PM

pretty cool. I would actually try to utilize that change in color and either slip in thin pieces of darker wood on either side to emphasize it, or put some inlays in it (kinda using it as a clean canvas to draw focus to the inlay).

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Jason

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#5 posted 09-22-2010 08:12 PM

Well, for practice you did a helluva job!

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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GabrielX

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#6 posted 09-22-2010 08:29 PM

Great table! Matches the offcolor one I have :P

-- GX

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workerinwood

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#7 posted 09-23-2010 03:16 PM

Great job!! Like the change in color.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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