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Project by Manasseh posted 11-09-2011 01:04 PM 1364 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my 1st attempt at bookmatching for a table top that is to match the larger table with the italian marble top.
The table is made of Texas Ash and finished with tung oil.
Top is 15” by 15” and it stands 2’ tall.
Table was mostly made from leftovers from the larger tables mistakes. You know, would be scraps.

-- Someday I will be more than a sawdust wisperer





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ellen35

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#1 posted 11-09-2011 01:39 PM

Really nice figuring on that wood and it shows beautifully with your bookmatch.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Woodbridge

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#2 posted 11-09-2011 02:25 PM

Very nice .The bookmatch and figuring of the wood is is very striking. No mistakes here!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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planeBill

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#3 posted 11-09-2011 03:18 PM

Very nice table. Good job. It is always nice to make use of scraps isn’t it. That is some beautiful wood.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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BTKS

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#4 posted 11-09-2011 04:43 PM

Really eye catching! It looks like a handy little table.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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jerrells

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#5 posted 11-09-2011 04:57 PM

The figure of the wood caught my eye fromn the start. Great job

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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Cato

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#6 posted 11-09-2011 05:09 PM

Love the grain. Nice project, good work

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superstretch

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#7 posted 11-09-2011 05:24 PM

Hot!

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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WoodSpanker

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#8 posted 11-09-2011 11:09 PM

First time giving it a whirl, huh? Well, I got news for ya! You did a GREAT job! It looks absolutely stunning. The grain is just marvelous! I love it. Great job! :)

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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yrob

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#9 posted 11-09-2011 11:41 PM

I did not know about Texas Ash but it sure is beautiful. You did a great job with that table top.

-- Yves

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redryder

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#10 posted 11-10-2011 01:05 AM

Don’t let it be your last….........

-- mike...............

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doncutlip

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#11 posted 11-10-2011 01:26 AM

good eye picking that wood to bookmatch

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Manasseh

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#12 posted 11-10-2011 01:33 AM

Thanks for all the positive feedback. Lots more board feet to go. Who knows what will be next.

-- Someday I will be more than a sawdust wisperer

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ndwoody

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#13 posted 11-10-2011 04:03 AM

You have to be proud of yourself for that project, it turned out great.

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kiefer

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#14 posted 11-10-2011 05:13 AM

Nice job on this bookmatch and a face has evolved that looks like texas owl.
No offence but I love finding subjects in wood and I have an old man in one of my maple cabinet doors.
Great going my friend and keep up with the nice work and I am looking forward to your next project !

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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