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Project by acanthuscarver posted 2288 days ago 1577 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, Senior Editor Popular Woodworking Magazine, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor





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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 2288 days ago

another masterpiece

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

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 2288 days ago

Bruce,

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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tomd

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#3 posted 2287 days ago

Beautiful table and excellecnt workmanship.

-- Tom D

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GaryK

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#4 posted 2287 days ago

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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acanthuscarver

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#5 posted 2287 days ago

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

-- Chuck Bender, Senior Editor Popular Woodworking Magazine, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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Davesfunwoodworking

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#6 posted 2287 days ago

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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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 2287 days ago

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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Grumpy

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#8 posted 2286 days ago

Beaut job Chuck.

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

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#9 posted 2254 days ago

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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tdv

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#10 posted 1317 days ago

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
Trevor

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

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Chip

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#11 posted 1317 days ago

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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acanthuscarver

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#12 posted 1317 days ago

Trevor and Chip,

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

-- Chuck Bender, Senior Editor Popular Woodworking Magazine, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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prompt

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#13 posted 1176 days ago

Very good job.

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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