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Project by kordwood posted 2341 days ago 1572 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My father gave me the remnants of an old cask that had been in my grandfather’s garage. The sides weren’t even close to being usable, and frankly I had my doubts as to the value of the ends of the cask.

But after I scraped off the mud, cleaned up some bug damage, ran it through the jointer, I found that I had quite a few scraps of beautiful QSWO. Enough to piece together into an 18-inch circle, with a few little pieces left over.

In thinking of what I could make with an 18-inch circle, a small end table seemed like my only option. So I started to draw up a plan based loosely on a larger Stickley table we bought several years back.

Here’s the result. The finish is the same as on my first real project — the dictionary stand that’s posted — but frankly, I did a better job on this … it’s more even, because I hand rubbed the final coats of Waterlox Satin with a cloth rather than using a brush, and has a nicer feel, because I added two coats of a light carnuba wax afterward, after a light buff with brass wool.

-- David in sunny Cleveland, Oh





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Critterman

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#1 posted 2341 days ago

Dave, it looks impressive. The QSWO is beautiful well worth the effort to save, your joints look exceptional. Great job.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 2341 days ago

Very nice project. The details make this a nice project. I am sure that your grandfather would be especially proud of this project as well.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Tim Pursell

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#3 posted 2341 days ago

Great looking table. Every project is special if there is a story to go with it. Double special if you can say it’s an improvement of past projects. Keep up the good work!

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/tpursell?ref=si_shop

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sharad

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#4 posted 2341 days ago

A very nice table made out of forgotten wood. Never discard anything before u clean it and see its true status.! I have not followed the second picture. Can u pl explain.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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GaryK

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#5 posted 2341 days ago

Nothing more to say other than excellent job!

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

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SPalm

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#6 posted 2341 days ago

Sweet! That oak looks like it aged just about right.
Good job on saving it.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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kordwood

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#7 posted 2341 days ago

Hey, Sharad:

The second picture is just a detail of how the stringers that attach the tabletop to the legs are joined… a little thru mortise. You can see it (barely) on the first picture, too, right at the top of the leg, under the top.

In case anyone else is interested, the little circle at the bottom is attached with four dadoes in the back of the legs, then I used dowels to secure.

And the last picture is the feet. The mortises are doweled as well.

-- David in sunny Cleveland, Oh

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grovemadman

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#8 posted 2341 days ago

I like this project. It is simple yet beautiful. Great joint work and the finish is near perfect!

-- --Chuck

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PanamaJack

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#9 posted 2338 days ago

Very, very, very, very nice! Just a great job in woodworking kordwood.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#10 posted 1691 days ago

I went through your other projects after looking at your newly posted bookcase.

You do nice work at refurbing pieces and reusing material. Your interpretations and work are nice.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 8 days ago

Beautiful table. I love the story of where it came from. Nice save of some beautiful wood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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