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Project by Clayton Whisman posted 02-25-2012 09:22 PM 1644 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was part of the Wood Whisperer Guild build. It was also my first attempt at hand-cut dovetails. The final color I’m not 100% happy with. It’s Transtint honey-amber finish. The sample I looked at was a bit more tan and less yellow, but live and learn. I should have tested it on my own sample before putting it on the table.





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#1 posted 02-25-2012 09:32 PM

Hi Clayton
Welcome to LJs
This is a great looking shaker table.Very nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-25-2012 09:43 PM

welcome to Lj’s..no reason you can’t get a better color if you choose to…

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#3 posted 02-25-2012 11:31 PM

Superb construction, a fine job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 02-26-2012 12:13 AM

That’s what I’m talkin’ about ! Well done : )
Did you dilute the TT with water or alcohol ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Clayton Whisman

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#5 posted 02-26-2012 01:42 AM

Thanks Jim!

Thanks Michelle, I know, it’s kind of grown on me now :-).

Thanks Don!

Thanks Dusty! The TT was diluted in alcohol.

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#6 posted 02-26-2012 01:54 AM

That’s a fine looking table.

.....woodrookieII

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#7 posted 02-26-2012 02:04 AM

Nice shaker table.

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 02-26-2012 03:54 AM

Ok, thank you. I have the same color and was going to use water. I’ll be sure to test it on samples first now : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 02-26-2012 04:29 AM

Nice table! I like the striping on the legs – what wood did you use?

-- Nat, UPstate NY, http://www.cordlessimpactdriverhq.com/

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Clayton Whisman

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#10 posted 02-26-2012 01:14 PM

Thanks woodrookieII!

Thanks Beginningwoodworker!

Dusty56, let me know how yours turns out.

Thanks Helkat! The wood was Red Leaf Curly Maple (soft maple).

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#11 posted 02-26-2012 02:23 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.
The table looks good and the stain you used made the wood look a lot like yellow heart, very nice, not the color you were going for but it looks really good. I look forward to seeing more projects from you.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Clayton Whisman

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#12 posted 02-26-2012 02:44 PM

Thanks Martyroc!

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#13 posted 02-26-2012 02:57 PM

Forgot to mention that the reveal around your drawer is perfect as well as the overall proportions of the table !
I’m not brave enough yet to tackle the dovetails , but yours came out great : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Clayton Whisman

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#14 posted 02-26-2012 03:26 PM

Thanks Dusty. I spent quite a bit of time fussing over the drawer rails to get the reveal as close as symmetrical as possible. The drawer is not quite a piston fit (although that is what I was shooting for), there is about 1/16 inch play in it so it’s possible to push the draw in slightly crooked, thereby messing up the reveal. :( Maybe next time I’ll get it.

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#15 posted 02-26-2012 09:06 PM

looks great! Someday I’ll finish mine!

-- Chris http://thelightheartedwoodworker.com/

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