Woodworking School Table Project

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Project by Nickford posted 03-26-2008 05:39 AM 1338 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had the pleasure of attending Jeff Lohr’s weekend warrior class in Jaunary and February of 2008 in Limerick, PA. Jeff’s approach to teaching woodworking is to learn by doing, and we were cuttng wood on the first day. I truly enjoyed the table project as it gave me an opportunity to practice using the table saw, jointer, planer, mortiser, drill press, router, and a few hand tools to build a quality project from rough sawn red oak wood.

I particularly enjoyed learning how to taper legs and do walnut inlays in the fine red oak table top that we glued up from rough stock, after creating finished boards. The table was fully constructed and finish sanded by the end of the class, and after a few more days in my shop at home I had completed the staining, Original Waterlox finish, and waxing.

My son paid me the ultimate compliment when he saw the table in our front hall and told me that it didn’t look “home-made”. I think I know what he meant, and it is a testimony to the quality of this woodworking school that students produce high quality results, right out of the gate.

-- Nick

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#1 posted 03-26-2008 06:03 AM

Great job. I really like the top.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-26-2008 01:39 PM


This is a beautiful table and I love the inlay. It adds such a nice detail to a project.

Very nice job. Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 03-26-2008 03:44 PM

Outstanding. Love the inlay.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 03-26-2008 04:36 PM

It is nice to be able to take a class and come out with an outstanding piece of furniture by the end of the class.

Congratuations on a very attractive piece of furniture.


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#5 posted 03-26-2008 04:58 PM

Nice job matching the grain on the top. Did you design this? Thanks for sharing this table with us.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#6 posted 03-27-2008 11:15 AM

Great looking table. You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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