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Project by Jocelyn posted 1121 days ago 1736 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a love for building table, I don’t know why…but I am drawn to their beauty. I decided to build a kitchen table that can be used for the obvious (to eat at), as well….extra counter space, sewing table, or any other reason that would require a large space that I could stand at.

I fell in love the first time my chisel glided across the Walnut. I cut the excess off the legs with a band saw, then the rest was done using hand tools. Hands-down, the spokeshave I got for my birthday last year was an amazing tool that kept me sane! The top was done with pieces of Honey Locust, the keys with leftover Canary Wood, and accented with Walnut.

I had a great time creating this piece and am now looking forward to building some benches to compliment it. Although…I am loving the stools!

-- Jocelyn





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Pdub

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#1 posted 1121 days ago

Great lookin table. The stools look nice with it, but matching benches would complete the set.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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amagineer

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#2 posted 1121 days ago

It looks like a picture out of an antique book. Primitive but sophisticated at the same time. I wish I had the patience to make a table. There is something about using old style tools to make you proud of the outcome.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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canadianchips

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#3 posted 1121 days ago

Nice job on the table. Glad to hear about the use of hand tools. Something about using them gives one an “inner peace”. Looking forward to see the benches that you will make to go with the table.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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workerinwood

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#4 posted 1121 days ago

Great job!! Nice design and build.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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blackcherry

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#5 posted 1120 days ago

The top looks grand with the butterfly inlays, would have like to see more pic’s. Nice work Jocelyn, enjoy your new table…BC

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#6 posted 610 days ago

The keys are amazing. How’d you do them with hand tools only? I’ve never tried, only seen them done by Norm (via router). Great table, I agree that walnut is amazing stuff to work with. Definitely my fave.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 610 days ago

This table had a very appealing look .nice job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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