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Project by Dave posted 06-28-2011 03:20 PM 1967 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mahogany primary, poplar secondary, q.s. white oak, mahogany crotch veneer, fiddle-back maple veneer, big-leaf Western maple burl inlays, scorched maple bellflower inlays, maple stringing, maple purfling, maple and walnut & mahogany banding, holly & ebony stringing. 6+ coats pre-cat sprayed lacquer finish. Special thanks go to Mario Rodriguez and Alan Turner (Picasso & Rembrandt) of the Philadelphia Furniture Workshop and my wife, Linda, for their support, care and tutilage, without which this beautiful piece of furniture would not have been possible.
I’ll try one in Walnut now.





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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 06-28-2011 03:21 PM

Nice looking table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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glassyeyes

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#2 posted 06-28-2011 03:31 PM

I’m not sure how that looks in your house—I’d be happy to store it for you—

-- Now, where did I put those bandaids?

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poopiekat

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#3 posted 06-28-2011 04:22 PM

Exceptional craftsmanship! I love the stringing and other fine details, too.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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Matt

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#4 posted 06-28-2011 04:28 PM

That is truly a beautiful piece.

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#5 posted 06-28-2011 04:34 PM

Nice!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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Bertha

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#6 posted 06-28-2011 05:23 PM

You’ve certainly got the skill, brother. That’s an ambitious project.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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bko

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#7 posted 06-28-2011 05:26 PM

Wow! That is one beautiful table—nice work.

—Brian

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#8 posted 06-28-2011 05:58 PM

Wow. A piece to be proud of. Looking forward to seeing the walnut one.

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 06-28-2011 06:19 PM

That’s one of those pieces a weekend warrior like me dreams of building one day.

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

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Les Hastings

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#10 posted 06-28-2011 07:09 PM

Fantastic table! Very well done Dave.

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

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#11 posted 06-28-2011 07:37 PM

Nicely done. Very nicely done.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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shipwright

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#12 posted 06-28-2011 09:44 PM

Excellent work, lovely table.
Is the veneer hammered ?

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Alexg

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#13 posted 06-29-2011 02:38 AM

very nice.

-- Alex

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#14 posted 06-29-2011 03:32 AM

Amazing work. You added all the “bells and whistles” without making it look overdone at all. Absolutely beautiful!

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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#15 posted 06-29-2011 04:11 AM

Dave,

The table is absolutely gorgeous! Every detail looks perfect. Thanks for posting.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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