|Project by DS||posted 08-01-2012 09:41 PM||1872 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
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