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Project by John posted 01-06-2008 09:23 PM 1223 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine asked if I could restore a table made by his grandfather from a walnut tree on there farm. His father liked it so much that he brought the second table over. The finished table looked as bad as the beat up one.

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.





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GaryK

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#1 posted 01-06-2008 09:25 PM

Nice job! I hate finishing, let alone re-finishing.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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IowaWoodcrafter

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#2 posted 01-06-2008 10:11 PM

You did an excellent job. Did you add the shelf to the one you have finished already?

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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John

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#3 posted 01-06-2008 10:12 PM

Gary,

Worst part of this project was I filled the pores of the walnut with many coats of gloss poly and sanded it level. Gave the table back to my friend and he asked if I could do the companion table. I said sure and asked to have the first one back to match the details. My cat jumped on the first one and scratched it below the oil layer. I had to strip and finish the top again. I couldn’t wait to see this one gone from the shop!

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.

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John

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#4 posted 01-06-2008 10:20 PM

I did add the lower shelf to both tables.

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 01-06-2008 11:20 PM

Great job! So where is the cat buried now? <g>

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

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RobS

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#6 posted 01-07-2008 05:55 AM

Ha Charlie, you stole my line, maybe he knows a good taxidermist. Nice job on the refinish and the re-refinish too.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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Karson

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#7 posted 01-07-2008 06:11 AM

Great addition to the shelf. Nice refinish job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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TreeBones

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#8 posted 01-07-2008 07:04 PM

Nice work. Some of my first work was restoring some nice pieces to there original beauty.

-- 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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