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Project by Div posted 09-22-2010 09:35 PM 2303 views 3 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t normally post my bread and butter work. However, after a recent posting of my Yellowwood table, some LJ friends were lamenting the fact that they only have access to Pine. Don’t feel alone, I work a lot with it too….
I finished this kitchen table today. It was built with selected construction grade Pine, stained with spirit stain, then sprayed with catalyzed lacquer. Enjoy that smooth top, soon it will be covered in dings and scratches….

This one is specifically for Dennis and Patron….Hi guys!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."





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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 09-22-2010 09:50 PM

Okay Okay I admit the tabletop look beautyfull Div…..LOL

thank´s for the big smile on my face

Dennis

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swirt

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#2 posted 09-22-2010 10:00 PM

Looks great….and smells good while you are working it. How can you beat that? ;)

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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mafe

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#3 posted 09-22-2010 10:09 PM

Hi,
Even it’s bread and butter, I think it’s beautiful, and a table like that are going to be just more beautiful with the patine of time.
Even I do admit, that table top looks so smooooooth…. Wauuuuuuuuuuuuu!
You are going to have a very happy customer.
Deep in the sawdust,
Mads (your big little brother)...

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

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Div

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#4 posted 09-22-2010 10:14 PM

Dennis :^)))) Start collecting 4th grade Pine!

notottoman Thank you sir. Dunno. I get the order for a table so wide by so long and I make it. Subcontracting job for a kitchen installer.

swirt It would seem other people smell it better than me. Probably because my nostrils are permanently clogged with dust… BTW, are you ever NOT on the computer? ;^)

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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Div

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#5 posted 09-22-2010 10:19 PM

mafe Glad you like the top, brother. Enough time with the ROS and some flicks of the wrist with the spray gun gets you there! My customers better be happy, I charge them too little. ;^(

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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mafe

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#6 posted 09-22-2010 10:43 PM

There are only one thing I do not understand!
I do not see you in the picture!
After reading the title I was sure to get a glims of you!
(((((yes I laugh you old fox))))).
Brother Mads

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

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Div

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#7 posted 09-22-2010 10:53 PM

I’m the monkey behind the camera !!!

No, I don’t bother with the silk anymore!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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Dennisgrosen

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#8 posted 09-22-2010 11:08 PM

4th grade have you forgotten to take you med. or what
do you know how hard that is to get on this irland…..LOL

OOH you said collecting , yep you are right you have to bee a collecter if you have such fine wood…lol

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ars

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#9 posted 09-22-2010 11:15 PM

damn that’s a beautiful finish.

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lanwater

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#10 posted 09-22-2010 11:17 PM

Very nice finish!!!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Cher

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#11 posted 09-22-2010 11:27 PM

Hi Div, now if only I can get my pine to look that good, I would consider using it more often.
You mention using stain with spirit stain catalyzed lacquer. Could you be more specific about this
process as I would like to try that out. You also mention having dings and scratches, would a sealer not
perhaps prevent that? I am just asking I would never question your expertise.
I would be very happy it you could enlighten me.
The table, as is all you work, very grand.

Thanks for sharing Div.

-- When you know better you do better.

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dakremer

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#12 posted 09-23-2010 12:35 AM

wow. that looks really awesome (especially for pine!!) – any way you can (quickly) tell me your process of sanding (to get it that smooth) and how you stained/finished it…? thanks!! – i ask only because i’m a poor college kid, and usually have to work with pine – i can never get it to look that nice!!!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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cwdance1

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#13 posted 09-23-2010 01:06 AM

Great looking table. Top notch work.

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wchips

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#14 posted 09-23-2010 01:41 AM

Great looking table, fabulous finish

-- wchips

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patron

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#15 posted 09-23-2010 02:32 AM

well done there div
bread and butter is sometimes
better than some things we are asked to make

just got on the net
so we are checking the connections now

-- 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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