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Project by Ivan posted 07-19-2011 01:59 AM 1498 views 8 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got the Mahogany strips from a local mill that was throwing them out as trash. I planed them to an even thickness (no measuring, just stopped planning when they had 2 clear faces), then glued up 4 sub assemblies, planed the sub-assemblies and then glued them together, did some light flattening with a block plane and card scraper. Curve was cut onto a piece of ¾” plywood and then transferred to the ends. Table measures 6’8” x 3’5”, thereabouts.
Base is Soft Maple with Mahogany square pegs and wedges.
Finish is several base coats of Shellac followed by Minwax brushing Lacquer (semi gloss) for the top and rattle can Lacquer for the base. Overall table is 32” tall, now onto the chairs…

-- "Do it right the first time, you'll just kick yourself later..."





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Dale

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#1 posted 07-19-2011 02:03 AM

Very nice Ivan, that is beautiful.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 07-19-2011 02:07 AM

The price was excellent! The idea to make a table cool! Chairs out of same stock?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Alster

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#3 posted 07-19-2011 03:11 AM

Just lovely. Really.

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 07-19-2011 03:28 AM

I like everythig about it! Plus I like the stool. I even like the dog! Great build!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Ivan

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#5 posted 07-19-2011 04:14 AM

Thanks for the kind words. I was thinking of this chair to accompany the table, I have some more Mahogany strips and think I can eek out a few chairs, or at least some seats and maybe top rails, we’ll have to see. Love Scott’s work;

http://www.finewoodworker.com/armstrongdiningchair.html

-- "Do it right the first time, you'll just kick yourself later..."

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 07-19-2011 07:11 AM

nice chair..definite challenge, good luck.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 07-19-2011 11:10 AM

Nice work, I like the colors. it reminds me of one similar to what the Woodwhisper made on one of his pod casts. Great pics!

Cute Chlt Lab as well. We have one named Kiana, who I love more than most people LOL

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

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workerinwood

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#8 posted 07-19-2011 03:06 PM

Beautiful!! Great job, love the contrasting woods.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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shipwright

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#9 posted 07-19-2011 04:39 PM

Very pretty table.
Very clean design.
Very fine dog.

Man, you’ve got it all.

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

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Gary

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#10 posted 07-23-2011 01:27 AM

The lines on the table are wonderful; graceful and warm. Nicely done.

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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Plane & Simple Neil

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#11 posted 01-27-2012 03:53 AM

this is a great table. Excellent work!
How did you attach the base please?

-- Neil, Connecticut - Hand planing is good for the soul!

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Ivan

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#12 posted 01-27-2012 03:25 PM

The base of the table is attached with 1/4” bolts in slotted holes. i used threaded inserts in the table top for the machine bolts to thread into.

The slots are longer on the outside than the ones towards the center.

-- "Do it right the first time, you'll just kick yourself later..."

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#13 posted 01-27-2012 04:15 PM

This is very nice and nicely done, Ivan.

helluvawreck

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