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Project by littlecope posted 12-28-2010 02:13 PM 1690 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a regular “Holiday Break” going on from any shop time, haven’t made any sawdust in almost two weeks!! :-(
So I dug into the Archives to find these two older pieces. They’re both made from Oak.
The first was a real “knock it together” type of small side table that I made in 2003. It was made with leftovers I had from a Bookcase I made for my Older Brother Steve. Frankly, I thought it was a pretty rough looking thing, but everybody who sees it loves it!! One person said it had a certain “Far Eastern” look… I’m not sure what that means, but it’s definitely a rugged thing!!
The last pic is of a light corner table that was made in “05 or “06. Somehow it never seems to end up in the corner though…
They’re both constructed with pegged, through-tenons and can be taken apart if necessary…
I’d like to express my fondest hopes and prayers to all of you, that 2011 may be filled with health, wealth and happiness…
Take Care, and may God Bless You, my Brothers and Sisters in Wood!! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 12-28-2010 02:35 PM

Have a Great New Year Mike.

Lots of sawdust. :)


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 12-28-2010 02:59 PM

nice tables
pre Columbus huh

how often do you ‘knock’ them down
keeps the mind and fingers nimble
i suppose

-- 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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#3 posted 12-28-2010 02:59 PM

Dear Mike,
One thing that always facinates me about these furniture are that they are colapsable, that must be so wonderful when we move – nice work.
All the best wishes for you also in the new year.
Best thoughts from my heart,

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

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#4 posted 12-28-2010 03:48 PM

Happy and healthy new year to you, Mike.
I really like the design of these tables… I may have to copy them for my home!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#5 posted 12-28-2010 04:49 PM


Nice set of tables, don’t look all that rough in the pictures….

Maybe you need to go to the shop and make some saw dust

so your eye’s will work better :) Happy New Year!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#6 posted 12-28-2010 05:00 PM

Mike, These are indeed nice pieces. I am a fan of this type pegged, through-tenons. Keep warm in the great white north. Health, Wealth and Prosperous New Year!!

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

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#7 posted 12-28-2010 06:36 PM

Great pieces Mike & God bless you with a fantastic new year.

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#8 posted 12-28-2010 06:46 PM

Happy New Year !! Nice tables Also

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

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#9 posted 12-28-2010 08:51 PM

I like it. My only concern is not being able to pile on the top ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 12-28-2010 09:41 PM

Nice job Mike. Looking forward to the new year to see what other “knock it together” ideas you come up with.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#11 posted 12-28-2010 11:34 PM

Unique and interesting tables Mike. I like both, but my favorite is the corner table. I can see why folks are so fascinated by these.

Hope you have a great New Year and I’m really looking forward to seeing some new blogs from you.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 12-29-2010 01:04 AM

Really nice tables Mike! I think they look great.
All the best to you and yours in the year to come.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#13 posted 12-29-2010 05:04 AM

Nice tables, Mike. I hope that you find yourself making sawdust in the VERY NEAR future.
Best wishes for 2011 to you as well.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#14 posted 12-30-2010 03:10 AM

Really like the pegged tenons, Mike!

You and Debbie have a happy and healthy 2011!


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

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#15 posted 12-31-2010 06:06 AM

Hefty built and I like em! Your hinges & latches have always amazed me like so many years ago I made some myself, Wow they have to be accurate! Best wishes for 11, looking forward to all your projects too.

-- $tudie

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