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Project by Oldtool posted 06-01-2012 01:01 AM 2377 views 14 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My most recent project, just completed and delivered to my son 3 weeks ago. He wanted rustic, tool marks, nicks – dings – the whole works.
I learned a lot doing this, but I think the most important lesson is that I’m too old to be lifting and handling a project this large. Got aches and pains in places I forgot about.
All pine, dyed, BLO, and light wax finish. He can nick and ding all he wants now, says it’ll add character.

Thanks for looking.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln





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JR_Dog

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#1 posted 06-01-2012 01:45 AM

What a great table; I’m sure he loves it

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 06-01-2012 01:53 AM

nice work! that thing must have weighted a ton… touche!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Woodbridge

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#3 posted 06-01-2012 02:13 AM

That’s one massive table! Did you have to deliver it to? I’m sure your son is thrilled with the end result. It looks great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Oldtool

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#4 posted 06-01-2012 02:17 AM

Eastern white pine, not as heavy as it looks. Top is a full inch thick.
He had to pick it up with his big SUV, I had to assemble on site.
Thanks for the comments.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 06-01-2012 07:59 AM

Great looking table well done.

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

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canadianchips

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#6 posted 06-01-2012 09:19 AM

I like it.
The legs are fantastic !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#7 posted 06-01-2012 09:25 AM

That is an amazing table

It really stands out especially your profiles

I’m sure he is going to treasure it.

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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theSawdustSurfer

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#8 posted 06-01-2012 09:37 AM

That´s a nice looking sturdy piece :) !

-- Henrik - Stockholm, Sweden ---- http://thesawdustsurfer.blogspot.com

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nomercadies

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#9 posted 06-01-2012 11:40 AM

Is that your design? I think I could picture knights sitting around eating whole animals with their hands … and wenches …

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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Oldtool

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#10 posted 06-01-2012 12:11 PM

The design is similar to a furniture catalog picture my son showed me. I scaled dimensions for a nice fit into his dining room, gave him my drawings to review and approve.
The whole freshly cooked carcasses and wenches are his responsibility.
Thanks,

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#11 posted 06-01-2012 03:41 PM

Great work! And impressive that it obviously involved a lot of hand tool work.

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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Roque

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#12 posted 06-01-2012 05:20 PM

What a great looking table. Congratulations on job well done.

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ednarg

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#13 posted 06-01-2012 06:58 PM

love the table top. What did you use to give the hand scrapped look?

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SCOTSMAN

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#14 posted 06-01-2012 06:59 PM

Wow it looks kind of Jacobean in style (just like my sister she has plenty of knocks and dings from losing her hair in a boiler explosion) such anice old design and workmanship is second to none.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Oldtool

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#15 posted 06-01-2012 07:01 PM

An old coffin shaped wooden plane, cambered the iron for scalloped effect.
Thanks for looking.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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