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Project by dan mosheim posted 03-20-2012 01:53 AM 1791 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well, i’m sure by this time, some of you folks are getting tired of seeing these big walnut tables. some may say ‘you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all”, but i don’t know…. they’re all different to us. like, some are heavier to lug around the shop than others. but, we seem to be on a roll with them, and i’ll keep building them as long as people keep ordering them … the last slab in this series of pictures arrived last friday, and it’s for a 38” wide x 10’ table that we will be getting underway on on wednesday. the slab is 3” thick so it’s definitely one of the heavy ones. along with that slab, we purchased four other medium sized pieces from two different logs. they aren’t sold yet, but we do have plans to make a desk from one of them for another upcoming show. there are pictures of the new slabs on my blog at this link. the top one on the stack there is a humdinger … if you’re wondering if i robbed a bank or something, we recently sold a big claro table we had built on spec at our recent winter show and i’m, as i tell my wife, ‘reinvesting the profits for future returns.’ nice of her to go along with us … also i kind of tried to organize some of our previous claro walnut projects into one big blog post with links so if you missed some of our earlier tables and want to see more walnut, go there.

all for now …

-- dan,vermont,

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#1 posted 03-20-2012 02:05 AM


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 03-20-2012 02:09 AM

Dan – Love the legs you decided to use on the main picture. The slabs are gorgeous & no, they do not all look the same.

Hope all is going well back east for you guys!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 03-20-2012 02:09 AM

Let’s see, Dan. It’s made of beautiful wood. Do I get tired of seeing beautiful wood, especially made into a nice table? NO, I don’t. Keep them coming. Happy to hear you are doing well with them.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#4 posted 03-20-2012 02:20 AM

I love slabs! Keep them coming!

-- Wooster, Ohio

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#5 posted 03-20-2012 03:11 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#6 posted 03-20-2012 05:10 AM

Awesome!1 I never get tired of walnut ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 03-20-2012 11:17 AM


You’ve created some beautiful tables. I love looking at both your tables and the slabs. Every time I saw a log, I’m excited waiting for the bark covered slabs to come off so I can see what is the wood inside is going to look like. It’s especially nice to have the ability to saw the log to get the most figure from it. I’m not surprised your tables sell, I’m just surprised you had time to build one that wasn’t ordered by a customer before you built it.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#8 posted 03-20-2012 12:23 PM

Nice wood! Pretty tables. I like working with Walnut, but sure have a problems with the dust.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#9 posted 03-20-2012 04:21 PM

Dan, always great to look at your projects. As you say, there all different. I love the was you mix the tables wood with metal bases. You were one of the lumberjocks that inspired me to make my outdoor dinning table. I incorparated inlay bow-ties for the first time as well. I love them. Here is a link to the result. I think they came out pretty good for a rookie.

Keep up the great work!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 03-20-2012 10:09 PM

Love it, good job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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