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Project by tallpaul posted 02-13-2008 04:42 AM 2090 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I took a few pictures of some recently completed project, so here they are to serve as my introduction to the group. I’ve arrived a bit late for the Thorsen table competition, but I love the design so much that I had to have a go at it. I really worked according to the plans here, I just didn’t see any tweaks necessary to what I consider to be a very elegant design. The wood is mahogany with ebony plugs, of course. Finish is boiled linseed oil and shellac.

The other piece is my own design, but in the style of Greene and Greene, of course. It sits beneath a window, and serves as a welcome place for me to sit and visit my girlfriend as she works in her home office. I chose to shape the ebony plugs like little pyramids on this piece, which is fun. I think I got the proportions about right here- not too heavy. I like the lightness of Greene and Greene designs, they just seem more elegant than some other Mission style works.

Soon I’ll be working on some Greene and Greene style chandeliers, of mahogany with stained glass panels. Still figuring out the joinery and how to incorporate the glass, but what better use of idle time?

-- tallpaul

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#1 posted 02-13-2008 04:48 AM

Nice Thorsen Table. Glad you thought the plans were complete. 6 of them were made in my shop. I made three and three were made by my children.

The bench is very nice also. great design

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 02-13-2008 04:49 AM

looks great, welcome to LJ!

-- - more crap coming soon!

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#3 posted 02-13-2008 04:53 AM

I really like them. They look great.

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

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#4 posted 02-13-2008 05:01 AM

Fantastic work. With all your idle time, be sure to take progress pictures of your chandeliers, post detailed notes, and some full scale drawings will be nice. Also, a tutorial on stained glass will be well recieved.

Or just post pics, but I’m very interested in your projects!

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#5 posted 02-13-2008 05:17 AM

Okay, you have passed the entrance exam with flying colors. <g>

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

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

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#6 posted 02-13-2008 05:23 AM

Looks great! WELCOME to Lumberjocks!

God Bless,

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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#7 posted 02-13-2008 05:31 AM

Very nice looking pieces. I look forward to seeing the stained glass chandeliers and the jointery.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#8 posted 02-13-2008 05:41 AM

Welcome and Very nice indeed!!
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#9 posted 02-13-2008 07:12 AM

Great projects Tallpaul. Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 02-13-2008 08:11 AM

Those are some very nice pieces – great work on the project and the finish is fantastic.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#11 posted 02-13-2008 11:57 AM

Beautiful work, TallPaul. You will love it here at LJ’s. Lot’s of positive people. Looking forward to more of your posts.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#12 posted 02-13-2008 01:06 PM

They look great.

-- Jiri

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#13 posted 02-13-2008 01:42 PM

welcome :)
Good job on the pieces
and the photography is nice as well!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#14 posted 02-13-2008 03:26 PM

welcome to lumberjocks ! terrific posting

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#15 posted 02-13-2008 04:50 PM

This is on my list, I have plans out of a popular woodworking mag. Are those the plans you followed? I think it looks great. I have no where to put it in my house so basically I’m just waiting for someone to ask me for a side table.

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