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Project by capper55 posted 1192 days ago 2631 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table was produced for two friends who are keen supporters of the arts. The table was inspired by the work of Scottish artist and woodworker the late Tim Stead. The design is the brainchild of my friends – my role was simply the technical aspects of the design. They were keen to get involved in the build process and undertook a great part of the execution of the work. My favourite picture is the final one showing the table being used for the purpose for which it was designed – a meeting place for friends.

-- My inspiration is the Carpenter of Nazareth





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chrisstef

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#1 posted 1192 days ago

Thats one hell of a slab top there, im sure its glued up but my arms a tired just thinking about planing that one flat. It lends a nice change of pace in that stting as well.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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treedigger

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#2 posted 1192 days ago

Beautiful table, love the live edge, with all the bumps and burls.Large glue ups make me nervous, so looking at this one makes me sweat.As for the last pic, my feelings are,what good is spending all that time and effort if your afraid to use what we build?

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devann

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#3 posted 1192 days ago

Man that is somekinda nice table top. The rest of it looks pretty good too. Impressive to say the least. And welcome to Lumberjocks, you should fit in real well here.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1192 days ago

Wonderful table and great wood too.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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capper55

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#5 posted 1192 days ago

Thanks for the encouragement fellow lumberjocks. I must confess the glue up had me sweating a bit, especially when thinking about how much my friends had paid for the timber!

-- My inspiration is the Carpenter of Nazareth

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HalDougherty

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#6 posted 1192 days ago

Fantastic looking table. The elm is spectacular and so is your craftsmanship.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 1192 days ago

Great table for sure, I will be starting one like this for my patio once my entertainment Center I’m building on here in my Blog. I love the Natural Edge. I left the edge Natrural on the front of my EC. What type of finish did you use? What a great table.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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capper55

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#8 posted 1191 days ago

@ken90712 the table was very simply finished with Danish oil.

-- My inspiration is the Carpenter of Nazareth

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amateur

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#9 posted 1191 days ago

Your friends chose the right person for the job. Thank you for posting.

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rivergirl

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#10 posted 1191 days ago

Love the pic with the table set! We don’t see that sort of photo very often on this site. :) Magnificent table! I bet your friends are ecstatic!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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superstretch

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#11 posted 1191 days ago

Very classy.. way to blend the modern with the rustic!

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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Gary777

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#12 posted 1191 days ago

Absolutely beautiful! I love your work!

-- Gary - Carson City, NV - "Every man looks upon his wood pile with a sort of affection." — Henry David Thoreau

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