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The Tarantella Coffee Table
Dyed Ash & Black Limba
46” long x 26” wide x 18” tall
Finished with black WB poly (base) and hand rubbed oil/varnish (top)

The spring craft shows are rapidly approaching and I’ve begun working on a few new pieces in preparation. The first piece is a coffee table that I’m calling the Tarantella. I’d settled on the physical design for this piece well over a month ago, but I wasn’t quite sure what woods to use. I decided that the legs would be black, which for me usually means using ash, and I wanted a top that would contrast well and really make the piece pop… read more on my Rocket Age Lighting blog.

As always, thanks for reading.

-Michael

-- -Michael ( http://www.castlewerks.com ) Groton, MA





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Jonathan

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#1 posted 923 days ago

Michael,

A great piece! I like the contrast between the top and the black legs and apron, as well as the overall design. Nicely done!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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CSlabon

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#2 posted 923 days ago

Nice table!

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 923 days ago

A most unique design and fine build.

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Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 923 days ago

Very Cool Table! Crisp and Clean Design.

-- Dennis Zongker

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Maveric777

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#5 posted 923 days ago

Very nice!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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unisaw2

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#6 posted 923 days ago

Very Nice, great lines and design. Love your work!

-- JJ

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Porchfish

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#7 posted 923 days ago

Well designed and executed ! east/west fusion , on point !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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Ben

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#8 posted 923 days ago

Beautiful design! Tapered AND curved legs… I wouldn’t have the foggiest idea of how to go about that.

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mtnwild

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#9 posted 923 days ago

That grabs the eye…........Beautiful…..................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 923 days ago

You did a beautiful job, both with the design and construction.

Great choice of woods and finishes.

Very nice.

Lee

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Straightbowed

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#11 posted 923 days ago

yes this is a very beautiful table love the legs

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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Rob_n_Wood

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#12 posted 923 days ago

Well done Michael
can you let me in on the secret of how you made the Legs

-- "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." Thomas Jefferson

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LittlePaw

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#13 posted 923 days ago

I’ve seen lots of curved table legs, but now like yours. They are great looking and perfect compliment to your table top. I’ve been keeping a similar size pc of curly Bubinga for a coffee table that my wife wants me to make, but I could decide on what kind of legs for it. Now I do, thanx to you. All I have to now (chuckle) is to figure out how to make a coffee table, as furniture making is not my forte – carving is my passion. See more of your work soon?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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woodymays

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#14 posted 923 days ago

Nice work of art on the table, good job.

-- Behind every great man is his wife with rolling eyes.

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Castlewerks

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#15 posted 923 days ago

Thanks very much – I’m really delighted that you like this piece.!!!

As for making the legs, there’s ally no magic there – it’s difficult to visualize, but not at all complicated to shape. It’s the same concept as cutting the rough shape of a cabriole leg on a bandsaw. You make the same curved cuts on adjacent faces. In this case I starting with stock that is 3-3/4” square, which allows for an extreme shape.

Thanks again!!

-Michael

-- -Michael ( http://www.castlewerks.com ) Groton, MA

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