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Project by bschmitt posted 06-09-2011 11:41 PM 2355 views 19 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this table at the J.D. Lohr Woodworking School Advanced Joinery Class. It is black walnut and cherry. The finish is boiled linseed oil, followed by three coats of Waterlox.

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#1 posted 06-10-2011 12:05 AM

Nicely done. The cherry will age into a shade and look good with the walnut. Thanks for the post.

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#2 posted 06-10-2011 01:22 AM

HEY! I have that same table!!! Just finished Jeff’s class 3 weeks ago! I hope to put the finish on this weekend.
How many coats of linseed oil did you use?
Nice Job BTW

-- Chris

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#3 posted 06-10-2011 01:29 AM

Hey Chris,

We were in the same class. This is how I finished it:

One coat boiled linseed oil, then let it sit for one week
One coat Waterlox, let sit for 24 hours, then lightly buff with 0000 steel wool
One coat Waterlox, let sit for 24 hours, then buff with 0000 steel wool until surface is smooth to touch
One coat Waterlox, let sit for 24 hours, then buff with 4f pumice, followed by rottenstone.

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#4 posted 06-10-2011 01:53 AM

I clicked on the Tim who made the comment instead of you and then discovered my error!

I was thinking the same. So that’s good to hear. 4f pumice, followed by rottenstone I’ll have to look into.


-- Chris

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#5 posted 06-10-2011 02:49 AM

That looks great!

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#6 posted 06-10-2011 03:43 AM

That is one beautiful nightstand that will only get better with age!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#7 posted 06-10-2011 04:12 AM

Very cool! I like it. My son just saw it and wants one.

-- “Enjoy what you do, or do something else!”

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#8 posted 06-10-2011 05:19 AM

Beautiful. Your execution of the green & green style is excellent

-- "It's only wood. Use it." - Smitty || Instagram - out_of_focus1.618

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#9 posted 06-10-2011 01:46 PM

Great looking project! I hope to someday make one of these!

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#10 posted 06-13-2011 04:19 PM


-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#11 posted 06-13-2011 08:05 PM

It’s a beautiful table that displays your craftsmanship very well. Congratulations.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 06-16-2011 09:23 PM

That’s great looking. What style is that called that joins the face of the drawer to the sides? Dovetail? I’m still learning.

-- A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. -- Mark Twain

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#13 posted 06-16-2011 10:51 PM

Hey Willie,

That is a dovetail, more specifically a half blind dovetail, since it is only visible from the sides of the drawer, but not the front.

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#14 posted 06-16-2011 10:56 PM

Nightstand? Don’t hide this in the bedroom unless, of course, you have a lot of people through there!
This is sweet. Elegant with simple, clean lines… excellect choice of woods and treatments.

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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#15 posted 07-16-2011 11:32 PM

Very eye catching. Add to favs.


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