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Project by Bruce posted 01-27-2008 03:24 AM 1690 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was my favorite project at the time. Aren’t they all?!! I found the prototype in a subscription to a set of books by the Handyman Club of America, circa 1998. One change I made was to arch the top stretchers. I made mine in

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?





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GaryK

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#1 posted 01-27-2008 04:05 AM

Great table! I really like the inlay.

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

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#2 posted 01-27-2008 04:36 AM

welcome to lumberjocks … great project

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 01-27-2008 04:37 AM

Same here – the inlay really makes it – Nice job!

-- Steve, Massachusetts, www.petsweloved.com

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 01-27-2008 05:04 AM

That is a really nice table. The inlay really catches your attention.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Les Hastings

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#5 posted 01-27-2008 05:10 AM

Fantastic work Bruce, inlay works well…..

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#6 posted 01-27-2008 05:53 AM

The inlay is great. What is the wood. Is the shelf the same as the top?

-- 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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Bruce

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#7 posted 01-27-2008 06:38 AM

Karson, yes the wood is all solid walnut. Theres some sapwood on the bottom boards but didn’t have enough “good” boards for two pieces that size. I was going to stain the lower shelf but I thought it had more character like this.

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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Chris

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#8 posted 01-27-2008 06:39 AM

Really nice table Bruce. The inlay is a real eye-catcher with that walnut.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#9 posted 01-27-2008 07:51 AM

That is a great looking table. I like the inlay as well – Karson you have a keen eye, I was so taken by the inlay and top that I never noticed the bottom shelf. Good eye.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#10 posted 01-27-2008 11:28 AM

Great table. At the risk of being redundant, I also think the inlay really ‘makes’ the table.

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mot

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#11 posted 01-27-2008 06:43 PM

Great inlay, but I’m just echoing what everyone else is saying. Nice!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Blake

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#12 posted 01-27-2008 11:41 PM

Great inlay, but I’m just echoing what everyone else is saying…

Echo…echo… echo…

Actually, I also really like the overall look and design of the table too. The arches are really nice.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#13 posted 03-24-2008 01:41 PM

Really nice table

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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Bruce

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#14 posted 03-25-2008 03:00 AM

Thank you, jeanmarc. And, thanks to everyone else who posted here too. I appreciate the remarks! I have so many projects going on right now and not a one of them near completion. Also, been really too cold to work much, let alone “clean up shop” for picture taking. Thanks again everybody!

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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#15 posted 12-23-2011 03:21 AM

Excellent table, Bruce. How did you do the joinery? Thanks.

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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