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Project by tbone posted 10-11-2010 02:11 AM 5908 views 25 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know this project may seem like a cliche’, but it’s just so darned fun to make!
It’s quartersawn white oak, fumed with the ‘high octane’ ammonia for 48 hours, then hand rubbed with a few coats of boiled linseed oil and finished off with wax.
Although simple in appearance, there’s a lot of joinery involved, and that added to the overall time to complete it. It’s not my design—I don’t do that—but it is similar to a Stickley piece and the dimensions came from an old Stickley catalog.
The warden likes it, and I’m also satisfied with the result. But like I said earlier, I really enjoyed building it.

-- Kinky Friedman: "The first thing I'll do if I'm elected is demand a recount."

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#1 posted 10-11-2010 02:15 AM

I love it! I think it takes a lot of talent to design great looking pieces and that copying a masterpiece such as this is thwe way to go. You executed it in fine fashion. Thanks for sharing.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#2 posted 10-11-2010 02:23 AM

Wonderful looking wood, and I like the design and execution. Gonna have to put you on buddy list to follow your work.

-- Darrell B.

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#3 posted 10-11-2010 02:25 AM

So sweet a great arts and craft table beautiful

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 10-11-2010 03:14 AM

Beautifully done and excellent craftsmanship. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 10-11-2010 03:45 AM

Very nicely done. A classic piece of very high quality. Thanks for sharing.

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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#6 posted 10-11-2010 04:02 AM

48 hours of fuming – WOW! That’s a long time. It looks fantastic, though. The ray fleck really pops.

Nice grass, too, BTW!

-- Wag more, bark less.

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#7 posted 10-11-2010 04:05 AM

Flat out awesome piece of craftsmanship. Most definitely 2 thumbs up!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 10-11-2010 04:12 AM

Looks perfect. The old school finish still works just fine.

-- Life is about choices. You can spend a lot of money on furniture and have really nice furniture; Or you can spend a lot on tools and have even more expensive, crappy furniture. I made my choice.

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#9 posted 10-11-2010 04:32 AM

One look at the picture and I knew it was from tbone. Excellent job on all your projects.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#10 posted 10-11-2010 04:38 AM

Looks great. Another great arts & crafts piece from tbone. Even Stickley would have probably approved of your latest. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#11 posted 10-11-2010 05:58 AM

Very nice. It is not easy to cut all these joint so precisly.

Grat work.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#12 posted 10-11-2010 01:25 PM

That will look good by my front door…fantastic pictures of an outstanding build. We all love it.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#13 posted 10-11-2010 02:00 PM

QSO, ammoniia fumed, low shine, excellent craftsmanship- WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE? whooo hooo… glad the Warden is pleased for I know that I am!

-- 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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#14 posted 10-12-2010 02:34 AM

Very nice project tbone, it is absolutely stunning.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#15 posted 10-12-2010 09:55 AM

OH YEAH! Now that’s nice. I love it all. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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