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I made these end tables for the secretary in my Dr’s office. It was the first paying job I ever did for anyone
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#1 posted 03-29-2008 04:05 PM
ExcellentTables, Love the way you curved the bottoms of the legs to add detail. I simply love solid Oak tables…...your brother in woodworking John
-- Your Brother in WoodWorking John, Pittsburgh , PA.
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#2 posted 03-29-2008 04:05 PM
Nice work! I’m sure she got her money’s worth
-- Oscar in Missouri
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#3 posted 03-29-2008 04:11 PM
Nice Job! Did you put your mark and date on them? If you wanted to keep making stuff for people did you leave the secretary some biz cards to hand to people that ask about the tables?
-- Kevin -- (http://www.furniturebykevin.com)
#4 posted 03-29-2008 04:17 PM
I always mark my work with a branding Iron, yes she has given my name out and I’ve done some more items for people.
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#5 posted 03-29-2008 04:19 PM
These are nice table. I like mission style furniture. The finish on them looks good as well. The curved bottom rails add a nice detail to the tables.
Thanks for the post.
-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine
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#6 posted 03-29-2008 05:19 PM
very nice work. good finish job.
-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president
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#7 posted 03-29-2008 06:46 PM
these look great…if you like the mission style—-check out LJ “Dusty”—-his work (like yours) is amazing!!!
-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007
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#8 posted 03-29-2008 07:09 PM
Really nice. The finish is outstanding.
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#9 posted 03-29-2008 09:50 PM
Nice looking end tables. The lady should of been pleased.
-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa
#10 posted 03-29-2008 10:06 PM
She was very happy, I only charged her for the exact cost of my lumber and what I figured would’ve been half my labor cost, because she was my first paying customer and I wanted to make sure her word of mouth advertising was going to be lets say outstanding. She got me 3 more jobs in a week, I work very slow though. to slow for some people though, I work slow partly for health reasons and partly because being a retired tool maker close isn’t good enough and in woodworking close is all you can get sometimes, it drives me crazy.
Those tables are strong enough to stand on, everything was put together with mortise and tenon joints which is my favorite joint to use. Only the top is put on with screws so it can be taken off if needed. I always tell people that what I make for them will be fixed free for life as long as I’m alive and physically able, haven’t had anything brought back yet though in time I’ve been making things for people.
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#11 posted 03-30-2008 01:41 AM
Great looking tables! That finish is very nice.
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX
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