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Project by need2boat posted 01-12-2011 05:09 AM 4894 views 10 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve worked with wood on and off most of my life. I needed a set of end tables and made this one and a round one. After completing this one I decided to buy a few new tools and well here I am. The table is made from black walnut. I got some small pieces from shop. The size is about 18X18X20.

-- Second Chance Saw Works http://www.secondchancesawworks.com Blog: Positive Rake http://www.positiverake.com





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#1 posted 01-12-2011 05:56 AM

Hey Boats,
Very nice grain display….nice job.

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#2 posted 01-12-2011 10:43 AM

Very nice idea not to waste scrap, than to use it for something such practiacal.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 01-12-2011 01:10 PM

Nicely done. Great way to think outside the box. No pun intended.

-- Marc

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#4 posted 01-12-2011 04:05 PM

Nice one Joe – I really like the way that looks.

If I can offer a small bit of advice – it looks like there are some very small voids between some of the interior pieces of the top. A good trick for filling them is to put down a thick coat of a hardening oil (I like to use Tung oil) and then hit it with the ROS immediately after application. It will make a thick slurry of sawdust/oil that will fill the voids nicely and then harden as the oil cures. You’ll clog up your sanding disc pretty quickly and may need a few, but it works well. It’s sort of a rough version of the french polish technique.

James

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#5 posted 01-12-2011 07:51 PM

Very nice end grain display. The border on the top is a nice touch.

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#6 posted 01-12-2011 08:15 PM

Looks great! love the look of walnut.

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#7 posted 01-12-2011 10:52 PM

Connection under 45 would look more interesting

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#8 posted 01-12-2011 11:15 PM

Very nice idea for using small scrap pieces. Cool!

-- “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

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#9 posted 01-13-2011 05:20 AM

JamesVavra thanks for the tip. I will have to give that a try in the future. When I first decided on this I had planed to leave the openings larger but then just had too much fin fitting it all together that it got tighter and tighter. ;-)

-- Second Chance Saw Works http://www.secondchancesawworks.com Blog: Positive Rake http://www.positiverake.com

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#10 posted 01-18-2011 05:45 PM

Thats a cool end table.

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