A small table that took a whole lot of work

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Project by John Fry posted 04-10-2008 06:28 AM 2440 views 13 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This commissioned piece is a small “Drum Table”. I made two tables out of different woods.

I have posted a full construction tutorial on my blog so click here to see the construction details.

-- John, Chisel and Bit Custom Crafted Furniture,

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#1 posted 04-10-2008 06:41 AM

this is great…would love to know more…you should “link” your blog to your project description…

Welcome to LJ’s…

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#2 posted 04-10-2008 06:43 AM

Thanks, I’m trying to learn this forum’s format. so how would I do that?

-- John, Chisel and Bit Custom Crafted Furniture,

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#3 posted 04-10-2008 06:52 AM

you can add it as a comment…by writing: “click here” “to link to my blog which tells about my project in depth if you want to hear more…”

and that should be it…look at the FOUR brown boxes right above the comment box…and the liltlle chain link is how you make a link…

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#4 posted 04-10-2008 07:13 AM

Thanks Napaman…......It worked.

-- John, Chisel and Bit Custom Crafted Furniture,

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#5 posted 04-10-2008 10:58 AM

Excellent job John. Unique design.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 04-10-2008 11:06 AM


This is a beautiful table with a unique design. The woods are gorgeous and well chosen.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#7 posted 04-10-2008 11:52 AM

Just love it….. very nicely done.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#8 posted 04-10-2008 12:56 PM

Beautiful round end table. It does look very difficult to build. It looks very well made and a very nice finish. Nice job. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 04-10-2008 02:27 PM

I can only come up with one word to describe my thoughts on this beautiful piece – WOW.


-- "No Board Left Behind"

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#10 posted 04-10-2008 02:30 PM

This is beautiful, love the wood. I am still struggling to get my projects square.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#11 posted 04-10-2008 02:30 PM

very “clean”.
Beautiful piece!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#12 posted 04-10-2008 02:40 PM

I never cease to be amazed at the quality of work posted here. Very humbling.

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

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#13 posted 04-10-2008 02:55 PM

John, I thoroughly enjoyed your blog – the anatomy of making this piece was very informative – nice work!


-- Phil in British Columbia

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#14 posted 04-10-2008 03:00 PM

beautiful work and welcome to lumberjocks

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#15 posted 04-10-2008 08:20 PM

This is an incredible piece! You are an amazing craftsman. I love everything about this. The joinery, the wood, the shape and design, the hardware… This is just so cool. Beautiful!

-- Happy woodworking!

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