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Project by windofthewoods posted 12-15-2010 07:07 AM 2266 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This design is my representation of “HUMILITY” with its subtle elegance. The design includes materials with natural colours to represent the four directions and the medicine wheel. The seven triangular points on each of the four sides represents the seven sacred teachings. The materials used are oak, ambrosia maple, spalted maple, wenge, honduras mahogany, bloodwood and bubinga.

-- Ed,Red Lake, Ontario, Canada

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#1 posted 12-15-2010 07:09 AM

Hi, Ed. Is that a solid wood top surrounded by a solid wood border?


-- -- Do Good Work. Jeff Zens, Custom Built Furniture, Salem, OR.

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#2 posted 12-15-2010 07:23 AM

You are correct it is all made from solid wood.

-- Ed,Red Lake, Ontario, Canada

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#3 posted 12-15-2010 07:55 AM

That is a fine piece of work. The design appears to be very well thought out. The combination of woods is incredible. An fantastic table. A definite favorite.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#4 posted 12-15-2010 12:27 PM

Very well done allt he way around! The joints,inlay & finish are perfect!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 12-15-2010 04:04 PM

Excellent piece of woodworking Ed. The center insignia is beautiful. Well done!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#6 posted 12-15-2010 04:18 PM

Beautiful work. Great selections from variety of woods; nice design work.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#7 posted 12-15-2010 05:41 PM

Very nice work. I like Native American designs and all your projects are well done.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#8 posted 12-15-2010 05:57 PM

Very nice piece.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#9 posted 12-15-2010 06:15 PM

Supreme Design !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#10 posted 12-15-2010 06:30 PM

I like the look. American Indian is what I am seeing at first glance. Nice.


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#11 posted 12-15-2010 07:18 PM

It’s hard to tell from the photos – I’m interested to learn how you allowed for the seasonal expansion and contraction of the solid wood top when designing and attaching the border? That must have been a real challenge.

-- -- Do Good Work. Jeff Zens, Custom Built Furniture, Salem, OR.

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#12 posted 12-15-2010 07:45 PM

I love the look and the precision work, but, I also admire the photography! Great job!

I’m coming to the conclusion that the role of the amateur woodworker is not to try and imitate factory furniture, but to produce tasteful furniture with character and meaning.

-- "The unexpected, when it happens, generally happens when you least expect it."

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#13 posted 12-15-2010 08:16 PM

Good looking table. Beautifully done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#14 posted 12-16-2010 12:12 AM

Looks great, very nice inlay. I’m also curious what you did to account for the expansion of the oak top so that it won’t blow the mitered corners apart? If there is a way, please share. Thanks.


-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#15 posted 12-16-2010 03:08 AM

That is one handsome table. How did you handle the expansion of the top?

-- Marc

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