|Project by Les Hastings||posted 02-04-2008 01:00 AM||1855 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
I did this table about 13 years ago or so, again these are scanned photo’s so the quality isn’t very good.
The pedestal’s on the base’s were staved together and had a hollow center. Then I turned them on the lathe to shape and layed out the leaves and carved those by hand. The ball’s around the base and the claw feet were hand carved as well. The center spindle post in the second picture was removable, it was only needed when all the leaves were in place making the table 16’ in length.
I can’t seem to find any pictures of the top. It had a center of ribbon strip mahogany and about a four inch band in another kind of veneer. Sorry don’t remember what kind.
As you can tell by the pictures all the carvings were gold leafed and the top had a high gloss.
-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)