End / Reading Table as a going away gift for a transferring Chief.

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Project by svenbecca posted 08-25-2011 12:28 PM 2336 views 9 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another transfer gift for a Chief that I worked for. She is using it as a reading/end table. I drew at circle in the middle of the table top with a gold flake paint pen and took it to work to have everyone that worked for her and with her sign it with a silver flake paint pen. Then I sealed the top and put it all together.

The coin in the middle of the table front is our command coin. I asked the CO if he was willing to give up one of his coins for her. Of course the answer was “no”. So I gave her mine that was given to me during an award ceremony. I share this little story in the hope that I can teach folks not to be a jerk, just to be a jerk.

The wood in this table is red oak and spanish cedar. Unfortunately, red oak and pine is pretty much the only thing I can find in Meridian, MS. I had to hunt down the cedar. It took me two weeks to find a local woodworker that had some he was willing to let go of.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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#1 posted 08-25-2011 04:07 PM

If you worked for me I would transfer too…....just so I could get a wonderful table like this. Well done and I’m sure very appreciated.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 08-25-2011 04:59 PM

Nice work!!! Can you tell us more about the finish, the jointery and the wood used??? Thanks for sharing!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#3 posted 08-26-2011 01:51 AM

Interesting. Nice work.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 08-26-2011 03:14 AM

Nice. I like your use of contrasting woods & stains.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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