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Project by jbay posted 11-21-2018 04:57 PM 685 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Commissioned to build 2 Oval Tables with chrome bases.
The tops are Walnut.
The finish is Gloss Conversion Varnish.
Clients opted out of paying for a full fill finish so the tables do show the grain.

Tops are 3/4” mdf with 1/16” hardwood trim wrapped around them.

Bases were made with kerf core and bender board materials, then wrapped with chrome chemetal.

Thanks

Some of the build pics:





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#1 posted 11-21-2018 05:49 PM

nice work those look fantastic.what is the chemetal used on the bases though,not familiar with it.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 11-21-2018 06:10 PM

Chemetal is just the brand name. It’s aluminum sheet about .030 thick.

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#3 posted 11-21-2018 07:27 PM

Great work as usual. You sure do get some exotic commissions. I really like these. They compliment each other and the grain looks awesome.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#4 posted 11-21-2018 11:41 PM

Thanks Rich,
Next up will be a sofa back table with lit panels on the top and sides.

(beats making cabinet boxes all the time)

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#5 posted 11-22-2018 12:37 AM


Thanks Rich,
Next up will be a sofa back table with lit panels on the top and sides.

(beats making cabinet boxes all the time)

- jbay


This is the conception picture.

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#6 posted 11-22-2018 01:16 AM

looking forward to that buddy,pretty cool idea as a bar too.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#7 posted 11-22-2018 02:08 AM



looking forward to that buddy,pretty cool idea as a bar too.

- pottz

Thanks,
Monday I will go to my project blog and post some more details about it.

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#8 posted 11-22-2018 02:57 AM

Very Nice Project & Well Done!

-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

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#9 posted 11-22-2018 12:46 PM

Excellent tables. Where can you get chem metal and what do you do for the seam?

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 11-22-2018 04:10 PM

Wow!...What a finish!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 11-22-2018 04:23 PM



Thanks Rich,
Next up will be a sofa back table with lit panels on the top and sides.

(beats making cabinet boxes all the time)

- jbay


I heard that cabinets get boring I have already made Chinese screens and loved the challenge GREAT JOB :<))

GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#12 posted 11-22-2018 04:36 PM

Thanks Jim,
I get mine from Quality Design Products. You can look on the map to find a distributor closest to you.
https://www.chemetal.com/distributors/

“Normally” I use a router with a seam making plate. The lower lip of the plate rides on the material and the router bit cuts the overlapping piece to the right length.

But, because these bases were curved and the router plate is meant to ride on a flat surface, I ran out of talent.
I should have built up the router base so that it rode stable.
I had a pretty good seam going until the router got away from me. (Here is the piece I had to take off.)

So I decided to go with plan B and I routed out a 1/4” wide reveal and inlaid a strip of walnut.

Thanks for looking.

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#13 posted 11-22-2018 04:38 PM

Thank You Ivan,

Thanks Tony, I love doing Anything that is different from the norm.

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#14 posted 11-22-2018 09:11 PM

I love the “Fix” you used. I do the same when building Band Saw boxes. I carve out the cut lines to make it look as if it “belongs” there.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#15 posted 11-24-2018 01:11 AM



Very Nice Project & Well Done!

- Rick S…

Thanks for the cut and Paste Rick,
Means a lot!

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