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Project by MickeyD posted 1308 days ago 1507 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the table I made in Kentucky at Kelly Mehler’s class. http://www.kellymehler.com/ I had a wonderful time while I was there. I had apprehensions about being the least experienced woodworker, but I kept up just fine. Doing the practice poplar table and practicing dovetails before hand helped. The class was 5 days and we worked hard every day. The table was not quite finished when the class was over, but I was able to finish it without to much trouble when I got home. Every piece of wood in the table is walnut so I can’t even show off the dovetails because they blend so well. The drawer bottom was quite figured and caused me fits when I was trying to plane it smooth, but it is beautiful and well worth the effort.
Thank you for looking.
Mickey

-- -Willing to try





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HerbC

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#1 posted 1308 days ago

Mickey,

Very nice.

Herb

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Big_Bob

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#2 posted 1308 days ago

MickeyD:
Those dovetails are fantastic. This is work you can be proud of!

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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dub560

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#3 posted 1308 days ago

nice dovetailing ..it looks sweet

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mafe

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#4 posted 1308 days ago

Thats so beautiful – your smile on the last picture!
I’m really impressed, not only by the fact you did this in five days with such a wonderful result – but also by your will, that you make a test table before taking the class, that is really something.
Best of thoughts,
Mads

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

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#5 posted 1308 days ago

This is a beautiful table. Very nicely done. Your choice of wood is fantastic as well.

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#6 posted 1201 days ago

Truly beautiful table

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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lew

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#7 posted 1201 days ago

Man, that table would maker any Shaker jealous!!

Beautiful!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 1201 days ago

The table is very nice and you did a real good job on it. It looks like the class was well worth it and I imagine that you learned a lot.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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