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Project by Scott Bryan posted 02-05-2008 05:47 AM 3639 views 7 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple centerpiece for which the pattern was listed in Woodsmith vol. 173. The construction is relatively simple. All four sides are beveled. Dadoes are cut in both the legs and the centerpiece base. The centerpiece is cherry and the legs are teak. The project was sanded to 400 grit before applying 3 coats of danish oil followed by 4 coats of poly. After the poly cured it was sanded it to 2000 grit.

Thanks for looking.

-- 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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#1 posted 02-05-2008 06:00 AM

Nice birthday present Scott, well done!

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

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#2 posted 02-05-2008 06:03 AM

Looks like a great way to avoid gettin in the hole, been there, done that, and lost the T-shirt in the divorce.

Real sharp.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#3 posted 02-05-2008 06:08 AM

Neato! I made one of these too for my nephew’s partner for Christmas. I used mahogany for the body and paduk for the legs then finished with several coats of clear laquer followed by one coat of satin. It is interesting to see how the different combinations of woods look together. I did the 1/8” split down the middle too with the stretchers to seperate the halves.

-- Rich, Madison WI

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#4 posted 02-05-2008 11:14 AM

Great looking gift. I am not surprised it was well received.

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#5 posted 02-05-2008 03:37 PM

hahaa nice to see how high she rates on your priorities )

this is beautiful.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#6 posted 02-05-2008 04:13 PM

Debbie’s comment says it all…...Women always see the negative side of everything. :-)

Nice piece, Scott.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 02-05-2008 04:17 PM

Very nice Scott, I’ve got to make one of these soon, I’ve liked each one I’ve seen in projects. I know you wife must love it. Great work.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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Mick

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#8 posted 02-05-2008 05:22 PM

This is really beautiful. I like projects that have clean lines and simple in design (but not simple to build). You do nice work.

-- The name is "Splinter"... I'm the son-of-a-son-of-a-carpenter

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#9 posted 02-05-2008 05:43 PM

Looks very nice! I like the angles.

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

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#10 posted 02-09-2008 02:14 PM

This is a great project Scott. The choice of different woods makes a fine contrast! The finish looks great too.

-- --Chuck

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#11 posted 02-12-2008 06:46 PM

This is an excellent piece!

-- Bong

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#12 posted 02-15-2008 03:51 PM

Nice piece, would make a great centerpiece for XMass. the finish looks great too…

-- Mark, Hancock Maine, rmarkham52@hotmail.com

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#13 posted 02-26-2008 04:57 AM

Nicly done !!!

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#14 posted 03-10-2008 10:49 PM

well done i like the bevel edge you would nearly think it was floating.cool

-- I cut it twice & it was still too short

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#15 posted 03-22-2008 06:45 AM

I really like this! Very well done. I will have to look up that pattern.

-- www.scottmeekwoodworks.com

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