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Project by Chips posted 10-16-2011 at 12:37 PM 1204 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I read GaryK blog on making a pie crust table I knew I wanted to make something using a pie crust top. OK My top not round but I used a similar technique.

I started in shetchup and designed a table that I thought would look good. For me his is just a planning stage, I never have built from plans. They are just for overall dimensions everything else has to fit to existing pieces.

The plan looks good but who wants drawers that are too small for a sheet of paper. As you can see a lot of things got changed during the build. There is no finish on it right now. The sides look to plain. Still thinking about how to give them a better look. Guess I will have to update this later.

Hand carved ball and claw feet, Morris and tendon construction, Hand cut blind dovetails on the drawers. All walnut, courtesy of Katrina and a good neighbor.

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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#1 posted 10-16-2011 at 01:07 PM

Chips, I love your table. It’s beautiful and the carving looks great.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 10-16-2011 at 01:11 PM

Nice work Chips. I love those feet. Be sure to post a picture once you’ve decided on a finish and the final details.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#3 posted 10-16-2011 at 07:24 PM

very nice table. I have always wanted to try to carve a ball and claw leg. You have done a great job. the carved shell drawer pull is a nice touch!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 10-16-2011 at 07:35 PM

Like everything about this one Chip. Nice finish with the tops shape and carved drawers.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#5 posted 10-16-2011 at 11:00 PM

Here’s one vote for keeping it the way it is and putting a finish on it and calling it done. Plus one if you count my wife’s vote. I really think it looks great just the way it is.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#6 posted 10-17-2011 at 03:55 AM

Can’t wait to see it finished. You did an excellent job a lot of hard things to execute and you did every one great.

-- Billp

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#7 posted 10-17-2011 at 10:18 AM

great job ive got to try those ball and claw feet love those very nice!!!!

-- freighttrain,ky

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#8 posted 10-19-2011 at 03:10 PM

Great table, I love the colour of the walnut.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23

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#9 posted 10-19-2011 at 03:13 PM

Nice table. How difficult did you find making the ball and claw feet?

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#10 posted 10-21-2011 at 08:25 PM

Very nice! I just watched an episode of Rough Cut where Tommy Mac made a pie crust tray. It looked pretty challenging and time consuming.

-- Cody - Salt Lake City, UT

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#11 posted 10-21-2011 at 09:21 PM

1 word…..........sweet!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....

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