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Pair of Pedistal Tables

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Project by DS posted 08-01-2012 09:41 PM 1745 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A client requested a pedistal table to hold the family Bible. As an accent to this table, they wanted a second table that is an exact 75% scale model of the first one.

These tables are paint grade with a 3cm polished Black Granite slab top.
I turned the legs on the lathe, then routed the flutes with a 3/8” and 1/4” side fluting Magnate bit on my router table (turning mounted in an indexing sled.)

The legs were then hand carved. The base and sub tops are a furniture grade plywood core with an MDF skin.
The edge profiles are moldings that I made in Poplar and hand bent using a bending iron. (violin making iron)

The tables are assembled with 1/4-20 all thread down the center of the legs and bolted into recesses in the sub-top and base.

I used precat lacquer White Primer and High Gloss Black precat lacquer Hi-performance finish.

The tables were then Gilt in 23carat Gold leaf which was antiqued with a Van Dyke Brown glaze using a Saran Wrap “ragging” technique to give a marbling pattern.

For those of you who are wondering, no CNC router was used in the construction of these tables, though, I’m gonna work on that—A 4-axis home-built router will do nicely I think.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251





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Roger

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#1 posted 08-01-2012 11:53 PM

Super nice work, and carving. Very nice tables

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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eddie

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#2 posted 08-02-2012 12:17 AM

those are beautiful DS , going to one happy client with such a stunning table to display their family bible

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Bagtown

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#3 posted 08-02-2012 12:49 AM

Beautiful work.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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DIYaholic

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#4 posted 08-02-2012 01:01 AM

Great job there DS!!! Downright Awesome!!!

Have you designed the CNC Router yet? I need to design one. After I get my shop in a condition of usefulness. Have you checked out WWW.CNCzone.com?

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Oldtool

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#5 posted 08-02-2012 01:02 AM

Nice work, I really like the carving. Thanks for showing.

-- "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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SPalm

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#6 posted 08-02-2012 01:07 AM

Sweet.
Nice applications of different materials.
The finish looks great – really great.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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JL7

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#7 posted 08-02-2012 01:22 AM

These are really sharp! Great design and the finish is really amazing! I wouldn’t have guessed that’s paint grade material…..Nicely done.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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boxcarmarty

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#8 posted 08-02-2012 01:24 AM

WOW….. And one more thing, WOW…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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ShaneA

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#9 posted 08-02-2012 01:27 AM

Pretty nice, the base of the pedestals have a nice shape/ design.

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 08-02-2012 02:57 AM

Great job on these tables. Sounds like you have some good experience in finishing techniques!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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DamnYankee

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#11 posted 08-02-2012 03:24 AM

Holy Gold Leaf Batman! Those are incredible to say the least.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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stefang

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#12 posted 08-02-2012 10:42 AM

Excellent work and very classy looking tables.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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DS

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#13 posted 08-02-2012 04:18 PM

Those tables were a lot of fun to build. I was really worried about all the weight from the granite tops. They are not light at all.

DIY, I’ve designed the CNC router many, many, times in my head. Each time I begin to commit the design to paper, I see something else I want or like and have to start over.

Thank you everyone for your kind words. I really do love this work!
I’ve been blessed to be a part of it for a long time now.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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DIYaholic

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#14 posted 08-02-2012 09:43 PM

DS,
Same here as far as a “virtual rendering” of a CNC in my head. I can’t decide whether to build a quick “down & dirty” and use it to build it’s replacement, or bite the bullet, get a buch of 8020 and slooooowly build a dream machine.

Again though. Those tables are sweeeeeet!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Dave

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#15 posted 08-02-2012 11:59 PM

Man you sure know your stuff. These are very nice and well executed. Impressive.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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