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Project by DougH posted 01-19-2011 01:37 AM 1832 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the Aurora table from the article Dearl Peart wrote in one of the wood magazines. My goal was to make it look like it was 100 years old. From rough stock I flattened and smoothed by hand. No sand paper, only hand plane and scraper. I did use a table saw for cutting to size and a router to shape the profiles.

-- Doug, South Carolina





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scopemonkey

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#1 posted 01-19-2011 01:50 AM

Very well done. From the pictures, it looks like you did too good of a job. It doesn’t look old, but rather smooth and beautiful.

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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#2 posted 01-19-2011 01:59 AM

Whoa, wonderful table Doug! Did you put any finish on it also?

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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DougH

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#3 posted 01-19-2011 02:01 AM

Thanks guys. The finish is 5 coats of Satin Arm-R-Seal.

-- Doug, South Carolina

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#4 posted 01-19-2011 02:04 AM

Shiny finishes are so overrated actually ;) Yay for Satin!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#5 posted 01-19-2011 03:50 AM

Excellent job on the table from fit to finish. Very well done.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#6 posted 01-19-2011 06:04 AM

Wonderful execution on a challenging design – well done!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 01-19-2011 06:58 AM

Excellent work on the drawer; I made one and it’s tough to get the fit and the pillowing just right. Your pegs and splines look great too. What’s next?

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#8 posted 01-19-2011 07:52 AM

Nice table, like the stepped taper on the legs. You did achieve the “old” look. What finish did you use on it?

-- Hutch

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#9 posted 01-19-2011 12:23 PM

Hutch – the finish is water based dye brown and orange dye mix and satin Arm-R-Seal.

-- Doug, South Carolina

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