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Made this for my brother-in-law in trade for a Taylor Made driver.

It’s made of quarter sawn white oak. I finished with analine dye, shellac, gel stain and finish coat of wax.

The finish summary (there’s a lot of steps!)
1) Sanded to 180
2) Misted with spray bottle using distilled water to raise grain
3) Sanded to 220 to remove raised grain
4) Applied J.E. Moser’s Lt. Fumed Oak water-soluble aniline dye (let dry 12 hours)
5) Lightly sanded (220) just enough to remove the dyed surface of rays (this took a lot of practice)
6) Topcoat with Bulls Eye Clear aerosol shellac (to keep dye in place)
7) Buffed shellac with gray abrasive pad to bring down the sheen.
8) Applied (as directed on can) Antique Walnut Gel Stain (to fill the pores)
9) Applied 2-3 more coats of shellac and buffed again with gray abrasive pad
10) Applied Mylands Antique Mahogany wax and buffed

-- -- JR





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lclashley

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#1 posted 2424 days ago

That’s one heck af a coffee table. Very nice!

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DocK16

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#2 posted 2424 days ago

Very nice pair of tables, gotta love the fleck in that QS white oak.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 2424 days ago

If you are saying you traded this for a golf club, he really got the better end of the deal. Beautiful!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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TreeBones

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#4 posted 2424 days ago

I agree with Charley. Well done

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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JR

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#5 posted 2424 days ago

Yeah, He did get the better end of the deal, an I was ok with that, since I’m just beginning to dip my tow into the building/selling furniture pond. I learned a LOT about what I might need to consider if I ever take my hobby to Pro.

The way I looked at it, He was giving me the expensive wood, all the time I needed to complete (6 month duration), and I got to learn a lot about woodworking process, methodology, safety, finishing, etc. It was like taking a class for a semester and was well worth it.

It was a win-win for both of us.

-- -- JR

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Kaleo

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#6 posted 2424 days ago

Very nice table, I love the mission style. If you say you are just getting started, then I say your a natural beautiful work..

-- Kaleo , http://www.kalafinefurniture.com

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Max

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#7 posted 2424 days ago

A very beautiful table indeed. I really like the size and the finish.. Great job.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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David

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#8 posted 2424 days ago

John -

I love it! I am a big fan of the Mission style so I could eat this up all day. Thanks!

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Jiri Parkman

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#9 posted 2423 days ago

:)

-- Jiri

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MsDebbieP

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#10 posted 2423 days ago

just getting started?
this is impressive. .. stunning actually…

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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rikkor

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#11 posted 2423 days ago

Good job, sir.

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SPalm

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#12 posted 2423 days ago

Very nice. How did you surface the top?

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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TomFran

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#13 posted 2423 days ago

Beautiful – love that Mission style!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Billp

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#14 posted 2423 days ago

Great looking finish , That’s a nice table.

-- Billp

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Greg Wurst

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#15 posted 2423 days ago

That’s a professional-quality piece of furniture you have there.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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