Magician's Table

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Project by Chris A. Sutter posted 06-21-2011 01:55 AM 6896 views 10 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Magician’s Table made from Jatoba with Ebony splines and a Walnut Burl Veneer top. LED strip lighting back-lights all the stained glass panels.

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#1 posted 06-21-2011 02:38 AM

Very Nice Table! Excellent Workmanship!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 06-21-2011 02:57 AM

I’ll bet this is a real headturner when it is lit up.
It is fantastic just sitting.
Thanks for sharing.

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

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#3 posted 06-21-2011 03:07 AM

Sweet! The attention to detail is fabulous! Great work!


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#4 posted 06-21-2011 04:05 AM

where’s the rabbit?....excuse me, rabbet…

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#5 posted 06-21-2011 09:28 AM

Thanks a lot. It was my first fine woodworking project and I’m very happy with how it turned out.

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#6 posted 06-21-2011 12:38 PM

Well done, First project huh? Great job on this!

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

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#7 posted 06-21-2011 12:45 PM

That is really a neat table. A real eye catcher. But , being a magician’s table, I was expecting it to disappear in the last shot…....... tee hee!! thanks for sharing…........Jim

I had not noticed GREAT FIRST PROJECT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 06-21-2011 03:14 PM

This is really sharp and interesting too.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 06-21-2011 04:04 PM

Great looking…my first project looked like kindergarten work. Awesome job.

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

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#10 posted 06-21-2011 06:05 PM

Lovely little table. Very nice workmanship and design. Bravo.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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Chris A. Sutter

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#11 posted 06-21-2011 06:05 PM

What made it a little easier was that I designed ever one of the 130+ pieces in google sketchup. That way i knew exactly what size and angle to make every piece.

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#12 posted 06-21-2011 06:14 PM

I think we need some pictures with the backlighted stained glass. First woodworking project? That is hard to believe. Great project.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#13 posted 06-21-2011 06:23 PM

This is amazing- great workmanship and use of sketchup. I echo the desire to see it backlit! How did you achieve the tapering lead-lines in the stained glass? Fantastic!

-- I never finish anyth

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#14 posted 06-21-2011 06:41 PM

And excellent job for a first project! Beautiful design and really wonderful workmanship. Be proud!

-- David Thiel, Cincinnati, PW Books

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Chris A. Sutter

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#15 posted 06-21-2011 06:52 PM

As it turned out the stained glass and the panels were the same thickness around the edges so it just slipped right in. The tolerances are all the same on the styles and the rails because last minute i changed the panels design. (so much for planning every cut!) I’ll take some pictures of it lit up today…or better yet some video since the lights are dimmable and remote control.

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