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Project by wrench posted 04-01-2011 03:57 AM 1427 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was made of cedar and pine with a poly finish. My design was Japanese inspired. There are three pieces a TV stand, coffee Table and end table.

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York





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Andrew

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#1 posted 04-01-2011 04:47 AM

Very unique design. I love anything asian(ish). Great job, thanks for posting

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#2 posted 04-01-2011 06:22 AM

interesting and unique, I like it, good work.

-- 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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#3 posted 04-01-2011 04:12 PM

Very nice. Something you could maybe add someday would be glass tops. You have the perfect support and you would have a place to slide a magazine and maybe even remotes under the glass if you wanted.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#4 posted 04-01-2011 07:42 PM

Interesting design. I’m curious, did you cut them out on the bandsaw (maybe in a couple of sections, then the glue-up?), or a router sled, or hand tools, or some other way?

I like Rex’s idea about being able to add a glass top as well.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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wrench

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#5 posted 04-01-2011 10:14 PM

The bandsaw, i tried a router with a bottom barring bit in a table but the cedar splintered and chinks went flying across the shop. I think the wood was too sort and the very ends are to weak having such straight grain. Bandsaw and belt sander.

The glass is a cool idea, it would serve to protect the finish aswell

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#6 posted 04-02-2011 04:45 AM

Very nice. Really like the design.

-- Chuck

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#7 posted 04-02-2011 04:13 PM

Wrench,

Thanks for the additional information in regards to the shaping of the tops. I suppose the router might’ve worked with sacrificial edges glued-on that could’ve been cut off later? Or maybe even just sacrificial edges clamped—on very well? With that being said, I think I would go the route that you ultimately did, cutting the rough shape out on the bandsaw, then finishing the shaping with either a belt sander, grinder, or hand planes. And since I don’t have any decent hand planes or a grinder, it would currently be the belt sander for me too.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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