Tea for 2

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Project by acanthuscarver posted 04-19-2008 03:21 AM 2047 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another tea table. This one is copied from an original table that exhibits characteristics of tables made in both Salem, Mass. and Newport, Rhode Island. The wood is mahogany. The top is a single, solid mahogany crotch. The color is achieved with water based analine dye. The top is finished with a tung oil and varnish mix. The base is finished in shellac.

-- Chuck Bender, 360 WoodWorking, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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#1 posted 04-19-2008 03:27 AM

another masterpiece

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

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#2 posted 04-19-2008 03:50 AM


This is another wonderful table.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#3 posted 04-19-2008 06:30 AM

Beautiful table and excellecnt workmanship.

-- Tom D

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#4 posted 04-19-2008 06:33 AM

Man I started carving a set of ball and claw feet years ago. I got about half way through and they have
been sitting there taunting me ever since.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 04-19-2008 10:19 AM

Thanks for all the compliments. Gary, I’d love to see those in progress shots of your ball and claw feet.

-- Chuck Bender, 360 WoodWorking, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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#6 posted 04-19-2008 10:22 AM

Very nice table. I really like the legs. Great job!!! I would like to learn how to build legs like that.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#7 posted 04-19-2008 04:40 PM

Fantastic table, Chuck.

Gary, c’mon….now we all want to see you finish those feet and get them posted.

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

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#8 posted 04-20-2008 04:03 AM

Beaut job Chuck.

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

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#9 posted 05-22-2008 04:32 AM

This is an awesome tea table. I’ve been collecting pics to try and inspire me to attempt one. I just love period furniture!! I too will try a ball and claw leg, one day!! Chuck, I’m jealous of you!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#10 posted 12-15-2010 11:13 AM

Chuck your work is impeccable I love that style of furniture I’ve made a couple of traditional pieces But I’m slow so I never get the time required. If I was a millionaire I think I’d fill my house with YOUR furniture
Best regards

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#11 posted 12-15-2010 04:11 PM

Wow Chuck, I’m so glad Trevor resurrected this so I got to see it. Just amazing. Can’t get over those feet. Craftsmanship at it’s very finest and simply beautiful. Wonderful piece!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#12 posted 12-15-2010 04:34 PM

Trevor and Chip,

Thanks so much for the kind words. And Trevor, time to play the lottery, buddy.

-- Chuck Bender, 360 WoodWorking, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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#13 posted 05-05-2011 07:57 PM

Very good job.

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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