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Project by CaptainAhab posted 06-05-2012 02:45 PM 3325 views 14 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest Sutherland. This form has proven to be my best seller, along with the grandkids table.

This is solid wood (no veneers) in 5 species; Black Walnut, Yellowheart, Paduak, Black Cherry and Wenge. Dimensions are essentially the same as others; 30” tall, 48”x48” when open and 9”x 59” closed.

The top is 100% epoxy covered, 2 coats. Then 3 coats of Maralaq (sp), hand buffed with 0000 wool and then power buffed.

Yes, for all wondering, I intentionally used a lot of sap wood especially on the Walnut.

The dark stripe on the hinged edge not shown is a 1/4” Walnut banding with a 5/8”x5/8” strip behind it inletted into the bottom for additional strength.

Primary difference on this one from prior versions is an unseen change under the center. I have used a single stretcher in the past, but due to the inherent weakness of this one, there are two smaller stretchers brought out close to the edge, screwed and epoxied in place.

I don’t keep time records, but this took approximately 90 hours.

-- Dave www.bluesagehues.com





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patron

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#1 posted 06-05-2012 03:40 PM

beautiful build dave

great detailing here

i made one like this for a fancy yacht once
(a fixed corner one)
used brass stripping (like terrazzo floors)
for all the seams

congratulations !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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TomTinkerSum

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#2 posted 06-05-2012 03:40 PM

WOW!! One of the coolest tables I’ve seen. Thanks for posting and sharing this wonderful table. Great ideas and craftsmanship.

Tom

-- If a woodchuck could chuck wood, he's probably not a Lumberjock --

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shipwright

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#3 posted 06-05-2012 03:43 PM

That table will not go unnoticed anywhere.
I like the colors, patterns and just the randomness.
Nice abstract art piece.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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stefang

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#4 posted 06-05-2012 04:40 PM

Love this table, and not only because of the wild and wonderful top. It also looks so useful and flexible from a decorating standpoint. A real woodworking treat.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Shanem

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#5 posted 06-05-2012 04:54 PM

Very interesting

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 06-05-2012 06:32 PM

This is a fine piece and I like it very much. That table will be a wonderful conversation piece. You have talent.

helluvawreck
https://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Bearpie

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#7 posted 06-05-2012 07:45 PM

Love it, love it, love it! It looks like it would be time consuming to build but a beauty to behold!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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andyboy

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#8 posted 06-05-2012 08:23 PM

wow! Top 3 by dinner time!!

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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MarkTheFiddler

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#9 posted 06-05-2012 09:48 PM

Outstanding! 90 hours well spent. I was going to share my best work to date but… I’ll have to step it up. You like many of the others here have opened my eyes.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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john

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#10 posted 06-05-2012 11:28 PM

Very cool and creative design !

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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Nate Meadows

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#11 posted 06-06-2012 12:58 AM

Awesome work! How thick are the veneers?

Very Respectfully,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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sras

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#12 posted 06-06-2012 02:24 AM

What a showpiece! This turned out great!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#13 posted 06-06-2012 07:39 AM

Wow reminds me of collage days…lol.. Great job, I love the colors and using sap wood is cool. I used some on a outdoor table I made and really like it…. Love the yellowheart I have yet to use it but like the look of it.

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

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eddie

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#14 posted 06-06-2012 08:35 AM

Dave thats awesome.

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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CaptainAhab

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#15 posted 06-06-2012 12:10 PM

Nate Meadows, there are NO veneers ! It’s solid wood glue-up. Looks the same from floor view!

Thanks all!

-- Dave www.bluesagehues.com

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